Car rental in South Africa


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* The prices were calculated on 29.05.2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Cape Town Int. Airport starting on 05.06.2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Car Hire in South Africa with Sixt

Car Hire in South Africa with Sixt

South Africa is a fascinating country to explore, and renting a car from one of Sixt's South Africa branches is a convenient and economical way to get around. Sixt has car rental offices in South Africa's major cities, including Capetown, Pretoria, Durban, and Johannesburg, so fly and drive options are particularly practical.Drivers can choose from our wide range of vehicles, including 4x4s, vans, convertibles, and luxury rental cars. We can arrange your LDW insurance agreement with unlimited mileage and your car rental in South Africa will be waiting for you to drive away from any of our branches.
Driving in South Africa

Driving in South Africa

South Africa has a well developed road network but the country is huge, so plan your car hire itinerary carefully so as to avoid fatigue.
  • Any driving licence is accepted for car rental in South Africa as long as it bears a signature and photograph and is printed in English.
  • In South Africa, driving is on the left and seat belts are compulsory.
  • On the main roads and urban motorways the speed limit is generally 75mph, whilst 35mph is usual in built up areas.
  • It's a good idea to carry plenty of cash or a credit card as you will often encounter toll roads when driving long distances.
Bear in mind too that petrol stations can be many miles apart.
Getting around with your Sixt Car Rental in South Africa

Getting around with your Sixt Car Rental in South Africa

Once you have picked up your car hir in South Africa, you are ready to navigate through the scenic landscapes, from snow-capped mountains to sandy beaches. Follow the Limpopo river for 100 miles from Crook's Corner to Pont Drift and discover the typical bush landscape. Here is the renowned Kruger National Park, where you may be lucky enough to see elephants, lions or leopards. Another popular road trip is the Garden Route, a 1065 mile drive along the East Coast with its forests, lagoons and the beaches on the Indian Ocean. Make the most of your car hire with a trip to the iconic Table Mountain, where a cable railway awaits to take you to enjoy the fabulous views from its flat top. A car hire from Sixt leaves you free to experience South Africa's varied scenery, exotic wildlife and culture in comfort and at your own pace.
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Good to know when renting in South Africa

Car rental under 25 in South Africa

You must be at least 23 years old with a valid license held for a minimum of 2 years for all rental categories at SIXT locations in South Africa.

Border restrictions

You can take your SIXT rental into Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland with written permission from the SIXT branch. This may not be possible with all rental categories, and a fee applies depending on which country you are going to and how long you will be there.


There are several toll roads in South Africa. All our vehicles have an e-toll device, and you can add E-Toll Service to your rental for more convenience.

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Customer reviews & feedback

Leonard H.
Affordable rentals!
Sibusiso M.
Affordable rates for car hire
Boitshoko M.
daniele c.
Good staff and quickly release
Linzi S.
So helpful during the lockdown period .. Giving car back was so speedy.
Metz L.
Good experience overall.
Maxime T.
All good, clean car, nice staff!
Zama D.
The service is excellent. 1st time renting and the car was clean, extension was a simple process. They dropped off the car on at my place and also picked up with no hustle.
Adrián F.
Quick and great service
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