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If you are looking for a cheap car rental in South Africa, book online with Triavi your next car rental in South Africa and get the lowest rental price.

Our powerful search engine compares the best car rental prices of leading car rental companies like Hertz, Enterprise, Avis and Sixt to secure all renters - including young drivers under 25 - the cheapest deal in South Africa.


Small Economy Car Rental

Find out about our weekend & weekly car rentals in South Africa and hire a fuel efficient car like an automatic Toyota Yaris, a Hyundai i10 or a Nissan Versa, ideal for city driving.


For a comfortable and easy drive, rent a 7 seater car in South Africa like the automatic Opel Zafira 5+2, a compact family MPV or a  manual Hyunday Trajet, a 7 seater minivan. Treat yourself to a luxury 7 seater minivan, book an automatic Mercedes Viano.


Check online our low rental rates in South Africa and book a cheap 8 passenger van like an automatic Chevrolet Express 3500, automatic Nissan Urban or a Mercedes Viano, an automatic 8 seat minivan.


Don't miss out our monthly & long-term car rentals in South Africa and book an affordable mid-size SUV like the automatic Audi Q5 4x4, or a 5 or 7 seater family SUV like the manual Chevrolet Captiva. Alternatively, you may prefer a luxury SUV rental in South Africa, then book  a manual BMW X3, a 5 seater SUV with four wheel drive or treat yourself to an automatic Audi Q7 4x4, a large and sporty luxury SUV.

If you are looking for a large SUV, explore our selection of full-size SUVs and rent an automatic Ford Flex, a large 7 seater SUV or a Chevrolet Suburban, an 8 passenger SUV with a huge cargo space at the best rental prices in South Africa.


Looking for a Cheap Van Hire in South Africa?

Enjoy our cheapest van rental rates in South Africa and book a self-drive 9 seater passenger van with manual transmission like the Ford Transit, the Renault Traffic or the Toyota minibus. If you are looking for a luxury van, we highly recommend you the rental of a manual Mercedes Vito Traveliner, a refined seater van for 9 passengers and their luggage.

We can also provide you with cheap cargo vans for rent in South Africa. Check our best offers in South Africa and rent a solid and reliable commercial van like the manual Volkswagen Transporter or the manual Peugeot Partner, an ideal vehicle for city driving.

Whatever your destination or your transportation needs, Triavi will help you find the best car rental rates in South Africa!



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South Africa Cheap Car Hire

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Rent a cheap car in South Africa in order to take a self–drive safari trip or drive along the Garden Route from Cape Town to the East Cape. Already a popular tourist destination, the South African tourism industry received a further boost after the 2010 FIFA world cup was hosted in the country. In preparation for the event, the South African spent millions of dollars upgrading road and airport infrastructure. South Africa's diverse wildlife and world famous nature reserves and parks are its main tourist attractions, but there are other reasons to visit the country such as its multicultural vibe, upbeat music and excellent wine.


Cape Town is South Africa's most popular tourist destination in South Africa, called by the locals "The Mother City". Table Mountain area offers some spectacular panoramic views, while on Cape Town beaches and waterfront you will find an updated, urban version of African culture, with many night clubs and restaurants available. A short drive with a rental car from Cape Town are the Cape Winelands, South Africa's wine growing area, a popular destination among day trippers. The Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is an opportunity to observe the unique flora of the region for which it was declared a UNESCO heritage site, and observe whales at The Hermanus Whale Festival of Walker Bay. For best results, try driving the 150 mile drive with your rental car in 3-5 days.


Port Elizabeth and Durban on the Eastern Cape coast are also popular tourist destinations, offering a relaxed a friendly atmosphere. Port Elizabeth has a temperate climate and has a variety of water sports activities available, offering several good scuba diving locations. Nearby are several nature reserves such as the Addo Elephant National Park and the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. Further up the coast, Durban is a favorite holiday choice among South Africans, featuring family friendly attractions such as the uShaka Marine World or the SeaWorld Aquarium. A short drive out of Durban, the Pinetown region offers a variety of activities such as The Valley of a 1000 Hills, combining scenic views with an opportunity to experience Zulu culture. For a more active adventure, try the nearby Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park.


Though not officially a capital city, Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city and is one of the world's leading financial centers. Located at the eastern plateau area (Highveld), the city is a center of the diamond and gold trade. Johannesburg has several museums and attractions, such as Mahatma Gandhi's former home Satyagraha House or Origins Center, a museum showcasing some of mankind's earliest traces. Only a 45 minute drive away from the city with your cheap rental car, will take you to the Johannesburg Lion Park.


About 33 miles northwards from Johannesburg you will reach Pretoria (Tshwane). Traditionally a seat of government and administration, the city houses the Union Buildings, the presidential and governmental offices. Traveling to the east about a five hours out of Pretoria you will find Kruger National Park, one of Africa's most famous safari destinations. It is possible to take a self-drive safari with a rented car from Johannesburg there, and while a 4x4 is recommended it is not a necessity. Traveling the other direction from Pretoria- westwards- will get you to the most popular nature site in South Africa, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, located near the Sun City resort. Traveling south, back towards Johannesburg from that area you will reach the Sterkfontein Caves at Maropeng, a prehistoric archeological site where some of the oldest human fossils were discovered. Nearby is the Bush Baby monkey sanctuary, home to monkeys rescued from abuse.

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South Africa has it all – Beaches, clubs, wildlife and scenery that are world famous. From Cape Town to Durban, the Cape region has many attractions- its unique biodiversity is displayed in the many nature reserves of the area, wine growing country and water sports activities. In the interior of the country, Johannesburg offers nearby attractions such as the Johannesburg Lion Park or the Sterkfontein Caves to- humanity's starting point. Traveling northwards you can visit South Africa's governmental center at Pretoria, or take a safari trip in Kruger Park. Visit South Africa in order to get a taste of Africa's wild and free spirit.


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Car name Rental
Categories # of
1 day Rate
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2 days
3 days
6 Month
Ford Focus Stationwagon Sixt Economy, Estate, Family, Manual 5 33 66 99 231 990 5940
Ferrari California Sixt Automatic, Luxury 2 892 1784 2676 6244 26760 160560
Mercedes E Class Automatic Budget Automatic, Executive 5 119 238 357 833 3570 21420
Renault Megane Dollar Economy, Family, Manual 5 44 88 132 308 1320 7920
Renault Clio 3dr Budget Economy, Family, Manual 0 23 46 69 161 690 4140
Toyota Aygo Enterprise Economy, Family, Manual 4 12 24 36 84 360 2160
Volkswagen Golf Automatic Enterprise Automatic, Economy, Family 5 42 84 126 294 1260 7560
Audi A5 Automatic Europcar Automatic, Executive 5 177 354 531 1239 5310 31860
Mercedes C Class Automatic tdi Avis Automatic, Executive 5 122 244 366 854 3660 21960
Mercedes CLK Cabriolet Auto Sixt Wedding, Automatic, Luxury 4 88 176 264 616 2640 15840
Skoda Octavia tdi Enterprise Family, Manual 5 57 114 171 399 1710 10260
Volkswagen Touran Automatic 5+2 seater Sixt 7 Seater, Automatic, Minivan 7 56 112 168 392 1680 10080

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Triavi is the best place for low cost vehicle rentals, so find out what deals we offer on cargo van hire in South Africa for all your commercial and domestic needs. For transporting small groups or for a special occasion, check out our minibus rental prices in South Africa and allow all passengers to travel in comfort and safety. Triavi will compare prices of pickup truck hire in South Africa ensuring you get the best deal to suit your budget and transportation needs. For a long road trip or family camping weekend, a campervan rental from Triavi is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors in style. And if it is style that is important to you, then impress your friends or business clients with Triavi’s prestige car rentals in South Africa, rent one of our sports cars in South Africa or hire a convertible in South Africa and make sure you get noticed. Find out what other car rental deals on the following vehicle categories:
For family vacations, find out what deals are available for cheap mpv hire in South Africa, and enjoy your travels in one of our low cost people carrier rentals. A 12 seater passenger van hire is a great rental vehicle for a weekend away, whilst for everyday driving, a mid-size car, such as a sedan, makes the ideal car. Choose a Crossover which is a sporty yet practical family auto. Triavi also has great deals on GT (Grand Tourer) hire, and you can pick up your rental car from locations across South Africa. Check out our special offers for 9 seater hire in South Africa, with diesel models available, as well as great prices for 10 seater rentals and discounts on 6 seater hire. If you are looking for cars with GPS just tell Triavi what you are looking for and we will do the searching for you. Quality car and van rentals in South Africa cost less with Triavi.