South Africa

Car hire in South Africa with SIXT

Car hire in South Africa is essential if you want to visit the best tourist attractions in a country five times the size of the UK, with thousands of miles separating the major cities. Thankfully SIXT has it all covered, with branches in different provinces and major cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria. We offer affordable luxury: first-class vehicles at economy prices, with each on average only three months old. We have models appropriate for this expansive country – from a tough 4x4 to a city saloon, and everything in-between. Our dedicated team are on hand and all speak English to help you any time along the way.

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SIXT services in 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. 

SIXT services in South Africa

Good to know when you're visiting South Africa

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.


Lenasia Private T.

User friendly website

Metz L.

Good experience overall.

Caleb L.

From start to finish, great experience. I didn't know about tolls, or the administrative fee, but that's my only gripe so far.

Linzi S.

So helpful during the lockdown period .. Giving car back was so speedy.

Beat K.

perfect service although we reserved the car at the worng place (city instaed of airport). Very good running car (VW Van).

daniele c.

Good staff and quickly release

Jai S.

Overall a good rental experience, but automatic cars are more expensive than manual.


Sixt is serviced by First Car here. We got the exact car we booked and a lot of explanation together with the contract. Correct and clear service.

Sibusiso M.

Affordable rates for car hire

Thomas A.

The place is now called first rent a car. Pretty hard to find, since it's not really the right adress. Otherwise everything went as planned and service was good

Dominic N.

Friendly and efficient staff.

Amrita R.

V hired a car for our vocation trip wid family.. And v r more dan happy.. Dey r d ppl I surely recommend.. Thanks for d service

Tobias A.

Good customer service

Arnoud G.

Very cheap through Euroe Renatls, almost no extra for empty tank.

zeatu B.

Quick and good service

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium 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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