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South Africa

SIXT Car Rental in South Africa

If you want to have a premium vehicle to explore with, book a car rental in South Africa through SIXT. We have a large and luxurious fleet of vehicles for you to choose from, with models from some of the best manufacturers in the world, including Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover. Our helpful customer service representatives are there to guide you through the rental process and answer any questions you may have. You can rent a car in South Africa from branches throughout the country, with some popular locations being in Cape Town and Johannesburg. A convertible is nice to drive along the coast, while a sedan is convenient if you’ll be staying in a city. 


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Our most popular locations in South Africa

SIXT Services in South Africa

With our array of services, a car rental in South Africa is an easy way for you to explore the country. You’ll find that we have many car categories in our fleet for you to choose from, including sedans, SUVs, pickups, passenger vans, and luxury models. Customize your rental experience by selecting a bookable extra or two, like a navigation system or child seats. Whether you would like a one-day rental or a long-term rental, we have a range of rental periods that fit your schedule. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting 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. 

One-way car rental in South Africa

We allow one-way rentals between SIXT branches in South Africa, depending on the tariff.  


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. 

Accepted payment methods

We accept all major credit cards, but not prepaid or debit cards. Checks and cash are also not accepted as payment. 

Documents you need to rent a car in South Africa

You must have held a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years for a SIXT rental in South Africa. Foreign renters will also need a passport, and an international driving permit if your license is not in English. 

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. 

Best places to visit in South Africa

  • Cape Town: With its beautiful coastal views and scenic landscapes, Cape Town is a must-see during your time in South Africa. Make sure to spend some time along the ocean and pay a visit to the popular V&A Waterfront.  
  • Durban: Durban is known for its stunning beaches and for being one of the best surfing spots in the world. It’s also considered to be the curry capital of South Africa, so don’t forget to try this dish during your stay in the city.  
  • Johannesburg: Known for being an art and culture hub, Johannesburg is a vibrant city that is also the country’s most populous. With its interesting museums and galleries, you’ll never run out of something to see or do while here.  

Winter 2021 in South Africa

It tends to be cooler in South Africa during the winter months, so this is an optimal time to check out a few of the country’s interesting museums. The Iziko South African Museum can be found in Cape Town and teaches visitors about national history, while the Apartheid Museum is in the city of Johannesburg. This is also an ideal time to go on safari! Book a sedan to get you from one stop to the next while staying on budget. 

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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