Car rental Cape Town airport
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the primary airport that serves the capital of South Africa, Cape Town, and its surroundings. It is the second busiest airport in South Africa and the third one in Africa. It is located approximately 20 kilometers from the city center of Cape Town, operates with domestic and international flights and is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers passenger services. The domestic and international flights are connected by a common terminal. The main terminal building has three floors. Upper floors are home to departures, lower floors to arrivals. The International Terminal is located on the left side of the main terminal building, the Domestic Terminal is located on the right side of the main terminal building. Be sure to check in at the main terminal building, this is required!
Car hire Cape Town International Airport
Car rental at Cape Town International Airport is a great way to discover the city. You will be free to move around as you like and discover. Before hiring a car, check your license to make sure it is accepted and you are allowed to drive in South Africa. There are currently nine care hire agencies at the airport. For example: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty car rental agency. The rental car companies are located in front of the Transport Plaza and Central Terminal Building. Passengers can access through the two pedestrian subways placed on either side of the terminal buildings.
Driving a rental car in South Africa
There are a few things to keep in mind when driving your hired car on the South African streets:
- Many of the roads are toll roads. Be sure to keep a credit card or cash handy to pay this
- Most of the national roads are in good shape. However, rural roads can be more potholed and poorly surfaced
- All signposts are written in English
- When traveling through South Africa’s neighboring countries, petrol pumps can be more scarce. Be prepared!
- When driving your rental car, make sure you carry documentation with you at all times
South African highlights
In South Africa, you can find beautiful savannahs, great gorges and breathtaking desserts. If you’re more into a city, Cape Town is an experience that can’t be missed. Cape Town is by population the second largest settlement of the country. This multicultural city is surrounded by nature. Driving your hired car through this amazing city, with a warm climate, is an experience on its own.
Car rental tips
Book your rental car six weeks in advance for the best deals! At HolidayCars you can compare different suppliers and cars to find the deal that suits you best. Booking your rental car in advance will save you time at the airport and you’ll make sure your journey goes as smoothly as possible! Read our FAQ page for more answers to questions and feel free to contact us if you need help.
Enjoy your trip to South Africa!
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