There is no better way to see everything Cape Town has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car enables you to go to the areas you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to South Africa more enjoyable with a National car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With all there is to do in and around Cape Town, you'll be wanting to explore more than just your hotel room while on your trip. Whether you are wishing to try the bistro that has gotten fantastic reviews across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own auto to see and do as much as possible during your visit. Wherever you drive to in Cape Town, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having your vehicle is key.
Originally founded by two dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 international locations. National offers everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to pick the best ride for your next vacation.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get a Cape Town National rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest price, whether you reserve your car. However, reserving your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I carry with me when I pick up my rental car in Cape Town?
Make sure to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
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 go over National's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals in particular.
Is there a particular car I should 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 automobiles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a mid-size car or SUV is going to have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Cape Town vacation can choose a higher-end category like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in South Africa?
In South Africa you do need to have insurance before you rent from National. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Cape Town definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Cape Town.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at another National. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Cape Town, having access to a ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of South Africa, you can go wherever you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.
Before your next family vacation, book your National Cape Town car rental and take off to all the must-do activities. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Cape Town, South Africa.