There is no better way to see everything Cape Town has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride enables you to go to the attractions you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next getaway to South Africa more enjoyable with a Thrifty rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With all there is to do and see in and around the Cape Town area, you'll be wanting to take in more than just the area surrounding your hotel while on your trip. Whether you have to have dinner at that new chophouse across town or see some of the best local favorites, you'll want your own vehicle to take in as much as you can during your getaway. Wherever you drive to in Cape Town, if you want to get the most from your trip, having your auto is a must.
CarRentals.com works with many of the top dealers in the industry, like Thrifty, to not only get you the car you desire for your family's trip, but also the best rate. Thrifty is known for their successful track record in providing travelers with the best cars. We can help your journey get off on the right foot.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get a Cape Town Thrifty car rental at a great rate?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price, no matter when you reserve your car. However, reserving ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Be sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need have with me when I get my vehicle in Cape Town?
You will need to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Cape Town?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Cape Town is 21. Take time to review Thrifty's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars especially.
What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to Cape Town?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Cape Town. Compact or economy cars are easier to park and great for short commutes. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Cape Town vacation can choose a higher-end car model 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 in South Africa. Many major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to 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 Thrifty car rental?
Thrifty does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my Thrifty car rental?
We recommend a full to full policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Thrifty.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Cape Town?
Cape Town definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Cape Town Thrifty offer one-way car rentals?
Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Cape Town, having your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of South Africa, you can go wherever you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or spend time waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Cape Town car rental and take off to all the must-do activities at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and hit the road in Cape Town, South Africa.