Car rentals in Capetown: All you need to know
A Capetown car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Capetown. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Capetown?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Capetown has to offer. You should also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Capetown rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Capetown?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Capetown?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Capetown?
Generally, to rent a car in Capetown you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Capetown require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Capetown. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Capetown rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage returning your car filled up. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Capetown?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Capetown vacation, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Capetown car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not break the bank.