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Long term car rental in Cape Town:

No matter if you are a foreign Student, doing your practical year as a medical doctor or you are working as an intern intern at one of the Cape town law firms. If you stay in Cape town for a longer than a a month you also want to see all the sights of the Cape Peninsula. A reliabale Rental car is a great alternative to buying a car, using Taxis or taking an Uber.

Our Vison of car rentals in Capetown and Stellenbosch

Our Vision

We are a customer-centred car hire company that is committed to providing you with the most exceptional and complete service. Far from being a mere concept, our mandate is to honour our promises and make your car rental experience in Cape Town something to cherish.

1. A-Class Fleet

Our cars are spotlessly clean and in an excellent, roadworthy condition. We stick to international standards and will never compromise on quality. We are simply obsessed with excellence!

2. Value for money

On average, we are 15% cheaper than our competitors in Cape Town. Should you get a better offer from our competitors on the same car and insurance, we will do our best to make you a better deal.

3. Free Additional Driver

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and offer a free second driver option which is inclusive in your rental package. You just need to provide us with the particulars of the additional driver during upon pickup.

4. All Comprehensive Insurance Cover

Renting with us means you have a fully comprehensive insurance in your rental package. This limits your financial liability to the excess amount in cases of accidents.

5. 24 hours Roadside Assistance

Our cars come with 24/7 roadside assistance available to you in case of a mechanical breakdown.

6. Non Smoking

All Rentals4U cars are strictly non-smoking.


Rental Cars

Rentals4U Car Rental fleet consists of 3 different vehicle-types:

  • Who can rent a car in South Africa?

    Anyone who is 21 years and older or has a driver’s license that has been valid for a minimum of 3 years, can rent a car in Cape Town. For exchange students and interns, renting a car has the following advantages:

    • Short or long-term rentals available
    • Comprehensive insurance guaranteed
    • 24/7 roadside assistance
    • First additional driver free of charge

    If you are interested in renting a car in Cape Town, please be advised to book well in advance; especially between October and April.

    South African Streets: What to Expect?

    In South Africa, you drive on the left-hand side of the road. It may seem intimidating, but after a few days you will gain confidence to navigate the city of Cape Town. The general speed limits are 60km/h on a public road within an urban area; 100km/h on a public road outside an urban area, which is not a freeway; and 120km/h on a freeway. The use of cell phones while driving is only permitted with a headset or hands-free technology. Please be aware of animals and pedestrians crossing streets, especially on freeways after dark. Driving under the influence of any drugs or substances is a criminal offense in South Africa.

    Long-Term Car Rentals: Why this will work for you!

    Are you planning to stay a few weeks or months in Cape Town? Are you migrating to Cape Town and need a reliable car? If yes, then a long-term car hire with Rentals4U is the ideal solution. When you rent a car for longer than 6 weeks, you will get a special discount. This is why it will work well for you:

    • Rentals4U is centrally located in the trendy suburb of Vredehoek, within close proximity to the city centre, V&A Waterfront, with easy access to freeways that link you to the rest of the city
    • Free mileage within a 200km radius around Cape Town
    • Monthly payment options available for long-term rentals
    • No credit card needed
    • Reliable and customer oriented service
    • Safe and dependable cars

    Do you have questions about renting a car in Cape Town? We would be happy to send you a free quotation. We also have fun activities that we recommend during your stay in Cape Town, for an unforgettable experience in South Africa’s mother city!

    T & C's


    The rental car comes with an comprehensive insurance (incl. 3rd party cover) with a maximum excess of ZAR 4000 for the Hyundai Atos. For Hyundai i10 models the excess is ZAR 5000. The additional excess fee for 3rd party damages is ZAR 1500 ( flat 3rd party excess). The insurance covers accidents, damages, break in, and theft.

    The insurance cover does not cover accidents which occur under the influence of alcohol over the allowed legal limit.South Africa does not apply the concept of compulsory 3rd party damage insurance, like most other countries in the world. This can lead to situations where someone caused an accident who is not insured and who cannot pay for the damages. In these circumstances the renter of the car takes over this risk ( spread of risk) and will be liable for those damages up to the stipulated excess. The 3rd party liablity cover is up to ZAR 5 Millon


    The rental vehicle needs to be collected and returned, if not stipulated otherwise, at Disapark,Clifforadavenue 36,8001 Vredehoek. We work on appointment only and pickup and return times must be arranged beforehand. Standard pickup time is 12pm or later. If the car needs to be collected before 12pm special arrangements need to be made and agreed on. The rental car needs to be returned by 12pm on the return date. We do offer any airport Services on Request. The car needs to be returned refuelled and in a clean (inside and outside ) condition. If the car was returned uncleaned we charge R 150 as a cleaning fee. Costs for the removal of massive stains on seats etc are charged seperatly. For refuelling we charge the fuel price + R 100 refuelling fee.


    All rental fees up to 4 weeks are payable upfront. For rentals longer than 4 weeks monthly payments can be arranged. All quoted prices are cash prices. It can be paid in cash, with national or international bank transfer (EFT),or with credit or debit card (+5% surcharge) .

    Payment of traffic fines: We charge ZAR 150 as a handling fee per traffic fine, for NAG fines with compulsory court appearance we charge a handling fee ZAR 1500 per fine. (extremly fast driving with more than 30km/h than allowed).

    The actual traffic fine is not included in the handling fee.


    The Rentals4U rental car comes with free km but with teritorial use limit. The territorial use of the vehicle is limited to a radius of 200 km around Cape Town Convention Centre. The Garden Route is outside that radius! Outside this radius one will lose insurance cover and you will be liable for all damages.

    For ZAR 1000/ month the use radius can be extended to 750 km.


    The renter can lodge the security deposit of ZAR 4000 / ZAR 5000 with credit card or the amount will be pre-authorised/blocked for the duration of the rental agreement + window period of three month thereafter.( for outstanding speeding fines). You cannot preauthorise on a debit card. If you only have a debited card the entire amount needs to be debited.


    We do not rent to customers under the age 21.

    Nobody under the age of 21 is allowed to drive our cars.

    The renter needs to have the driver’s license at the commencement of the rental for at least 3 years. No learner’s are allowed to drive the car.


    For a confirmed booking we will require a booking deposit of ZAR 1000. Payment of the booking deposit will be possible via credit card or bank transfer. For credit card payments we will send a Payfast payment link. The 5% surcharge for credit card payment is not applicable for the booking deposit.


    All bookings can be cancelled 30 days before the commencement of the rental agreement. The cancellation fee will be ZAR 300. At short notice cancellations, shorter than 30days, the booking deposit will not be refunded. Rental agreements, which are longer than one month, can be cancelled with one month notice.