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* The prices were calculated on 06/09/2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Cape Town Int. Airport starting on 06/16/2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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SIXT Car Rental in 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.
SIXT Services 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.
Best places to visit in South Africa

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 in South Africa

Winter 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.
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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

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
Tauqeer W.
My Experience was pretty good. I got a brand new car. I got back deposit within few days and over all satisfied by Sixt/first car.
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Long Term Rental

Long Term Rental

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