South Africa

SIXT Cape Town car hire

From iconic Table Mountain to beautiful beaches and vineyards, Cape Town is better explored with your own vehicle. SIXT’s Cape Town car hire offers friendly customer service team, flexible bookings and a large fleet to suit your needs. Select from a range of new vehicles, including premium saloons, sports cars and multiseater vans. Want your own wheels while staying in the city? Compact cars make parking in the city easy. If you’re planning to drive along the coast and into the mountains, reserve a 4x4 for maximum comfort. SIXT has branches located around Cape Town, so you can conveniently pick up your hire car at the airport, in the wine country, or anywhere in between. 

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Sixt car rental South Africa

Our car hire in South Africa is tailored to the country’s long distances, and we offer long-term rental or weekly rental, as well as daily offers perfect for business trips. When it comes to choosing a model, we have all you need, from versatile MPVs that can take you from the city streets to the many nature reserves, convertibles in which to soak up the glorious summer weather and minibuses for larger groups. Some of the city streets can get quite congested – for that we have compact and economy models. A sat nav is useful in SA, available as an extra, along with other accessories like child seats. 

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Flexible Hiring Options

Cancellation is free and easy, simply select ‘pay later’ while booking, then you can pay on arrival and cancel any time up to the booking day. 

Under 25 Car Hire

In South Africa the minimum age for car hire is 23 years old; you must hold a valid licence for at least two years though, and the selection of cars may be limited. 

Licence Requirements

You do not need an International Driving Permit if the licence is valid and in English, non-English licences must have an accurate translation with the original. 

Crossing Borders

Currently you are not able to cross into these countries with a rental car: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. Always enquire ahead if you plan to cross borders in Africa.  

Payment Methods

Credit cards are accepted from leading companies, e.g. American Express, Mastercard etc., however, cash, cheques and debit cards are not.  

Driving Tips

Always drive on the left, some major roads will only have to lanes for long stretches, make sure it is safe to pass slower vehicles in front of you, and move aside for those behind.

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Winter 2021 in South Africa

UK summer is wintertime in South Africa, but don’t think that Africa doesn’t get cold: inland regions in SA can reach -7 Celsius. Winter is the best time to visit the famous Kruger National Park in the far north, which can get too hot in other times of the year. Or hire a car in South Africa to drive through the bleakly beautiful Karoo and experience rural culture. The East Coast has a warmer subtropical climate, so head for Coffee Bay to enjoy unspoilt nature in the gorgeous Transkei region. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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