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Alamo Car Rentals in Cape Town: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Cape Town has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Alamo rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to South Africa even more enjoyable with an Alamo car rental.

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With all there is to do and see in and around Cape Town, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the area surrounding your hotel while on your trip. Whether you are hoping to try the chophouse that has received rave reviews across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own vehicle to see as much as you can while on your vacation. Wherever you drive to in Cape Town, if you wish to get the most from your trip South Africa, having access to your car is a must.

We work with several of the most dependable rental car companies. Opening its doors in 1974, Alamo pioneered the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide a fun, low-cost, high-value rental experience to family and leisure travelers.

Frequently asked questions

How do I find the best prices on a Cape Town Alamo rental car?

We try to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. However, reserving your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

What do I need have with me when I pick up my rental car in Cape Town?

Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's Cape Town's minimum age to rent a car?

Most suppliers in Cape Town set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Take time to review Alamo's policies, as there may be added fees if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially.

What kind of Alamo rental car should I get for my trip to Cape Town?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Cape Town. Economy or compact vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little luxury on their Cape Town trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in South Africa?

You are required to have insurance before you rent from Alamo in South Africa. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Cape Town. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Alamo car rental?

Alamo requires a deposit when you book your rental. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Cape Town. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.

Do I have to return my Alamo rental with a full tank?

We recommend a full tank policy. You should receive your vehicle with full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back to Alamo. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Cape Town certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Cape Town.

Does Cape Town Alamo offer one-way car rentals?

Alamo offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.

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With so much to do and see in Cape Town, having access to a ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of South Africa, you can go when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or memorizing a bus schedule.

Before your next business or leisure trip, book your Alamo Cape Town rent-a-car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Reserve through CarRentals.com and hit the road in Cape Town, South Africa.