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Pretoria car hire information

Pick-up locationPretoria
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Hire locations46
Airport locations7

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Pretoria

  • Car hire in Pretoria offers various advantages. Having a car provides convenience and flexibility to explore the city and its surrounding areas. Some notable attractions near Pretoria, such as the Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument, and National Botanical Garden, are more accessible and easier to navigate with a car. It allows you to take scenic drives to attractions like Hartbeespoort Dam or the Cradle of Humankind. Car hire in Pretoria also eliminates the need to rely on public transportation schedules, giving you the freedom to travel on your terms.
  • When arriving in Pretoria, the closest major airport is OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), located in Johannesburg. Car hire offices at OR Tambo International Airport are situated in the car hire area, which is a short walk from the terminals. It's recommended to make a reservation in advance to ensure availability. There is no need for an airport shuttle, as the car hire offices are easily accessible. Other airports that serve the city include Wonderboom Airport (PRY), offering smaller-scale Pretoria car hire options for those preferring a less busy airport experience.
  • When driving in Pretoria, it's important to be aware of the local driving culture and road regulations. Drivers in the city can be aggressive, especially when travelling on the highway, so remember not to engage with aggressive drivers. Stick to the speed limit and ensure you're driving correctly. Pay attention to pedestrians, as they may cross the road unexpectedly. Be cautious on roads with informal settlements, as pedestrians may use them as walkways. Familiarise yourself with local road signs and traffic rules to ensure a safe driving experience in Pretoria.
  • Pretoria experiences heavy traffic during morning and afternoon rush hours. Major roads such as the N1, N4, and R21 can become congested. It's best to avoid travelling during peak hours, particularly from 07:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 18:30, to minimise delays. While seasons in Pretoria are generally mild, occasional heavy rainfalls during summer can cause road hazards. Additionally, it's important to note that certain rural roads may have potholes, so exercise caution when driving in less-developed areas.
  • Book your rental car in Pretoria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Pretoria are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Pretoria

  • How much is the price of fuel in Pretoria?

    The average price of fuel in Pretoria is S$ 7.05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between S$ 85 and S$ 113, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Pretoria?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Pretoria.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Pretoria?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Pretoria?

    A Mini car rental in Pretoria costs S$ 42 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Pretoria?

    An Economy car rental in Pretoria costs S$ 25 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Pretoria?

    A Special car rental in Pretoria costs S$ 42 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Pretoria?

    For driving in Pretoria, a compact or mid-size car is recommended. The city's streets are generally well-maintained and allow for comfortable manoeuvring with smaller vehicles. However, if you plan to explore beyond the city and embark on adventures to nearby national parks or game reserves, hiring a 4x4 SUV or a sturdy off-road vehicle would be advantageous. This type of car is suitable for navigating gravel or unpaved roads, which are common in the surrounding areas of Pretoria. Car hire in Pretoria offers various car types to accommodate different travel preferences.

  • What's the speed limit in Pretoria?

    In Pretoria, the standard speed limit within urban areas is 60 km/h (37 mph). However, it's important to pay attention to specific areas where speed restrictions may apply. For instance, near schools or residential areas, the speed limit can be reduced to 40 km/h (25 mph) during specific times, usually indicated by signage. Additionally, it's crucial to be aware of speed cameras that are installed in certain areas to monitor and enforce speed limits. Observe the posted speed limits and exercise caution to avoid any penalties or fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in Pretoria?

    Pretoria offers various parking options for visitors. When exploring the city centre, there are both street parking and car parks available. Street parking in metered zones may require payment, usually averaging around 15-25 ZAR (South African Rand, approximately 0.6 -1 GBP) per hour. It's advisable to have some cash on hand for small payments. Additionally, many shopping centres and attractions provide dedicated parking lots, often free of charge or for a minimal fee. Familiarise yourself with parking signs and restrictions to ensure compliance and avoid any inconvenience or fines.

Pretoria car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Pretoria

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Locations in Pretoria

1017 Stanza Bopape Street

+27 12 342 2903

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

Cnr Garsfontein & Corobay Str

+27 120 010 481

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Saturday08:30 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
After-hours drop-off was not clear, so I waited the extra 30 minutes until the branch opened to return. The return agent, nonetheless, was quick and courteous. While I refilled the tank before returning the vehicle, I was charged another R100 (about US$5.50) after return to top up the tank, even though the gauge was on Full. The distance-to-empty on the dashboard was higher when I returned it than when I received it.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

5 locations in Pretoria

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526 Jan Shoba Street

+27 123 627 073

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Sunday09:00 - 13:00

62 25th Street

+27 11 387 8500

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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70 Francis Baard Street

+27 12 301 5020

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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Cnr Veronica & Sefako Makgatho

+27 12 523 2452

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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Lintveld Road

+27 125 430 016

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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6.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Complicated

1 out of 1

Europcar

2.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

3 locations in Pretoria

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Locations in Pretoria

1237 Pretorius Street

+27 12 342 3912

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Csir South Gate Entrance;blding 38

+27 123 492 911

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Wonderboom Airport

+27 12 567 7942

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I got the wrong car on pick up - not what I had booked. The upgrade offered was not suitable (much smaller loading space)

4.4 Mediocre

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I was massively overcharged (more than double) versus the price that was quoted online. I'm not sure how this happened as I don't believe I signed for it.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
They told me they didn’t have the car I booked at the price I booked and forced me to “upgrade” and pay more to get the same car I already booked online. Classic bait and switch tactics, will never use Europcar again.

1 out of 1

Tempest Car Hire

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Pretoria

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1250, Pretorius Street, Hadfield, Pretoria, South Africa, 0028

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Pretorius Street

+27 842 341 121

Monday06:00 - 20:00
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Thursday06:00 - 20:00
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Saturday07:00 - 18:00
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Budget

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

2.0

5 locations in Pretoria

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62 25th Street

+27 11 387 8500

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00

70 Francis Baard Street

+27 12 301 5020

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

Cnr Veronica & Sefako Makgatho

+27 12 523 2452

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00

Duncan Walk Centre

+27 123 627 073

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Wonderboom Apt

+27 125 232 452

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
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Friday08:00 - 13:00

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

6 locations in Pretoria

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Locations in Pretoria

1250 Pretorius Street Arcadia

+27 123 423 912

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238, Garsfontein Road

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CSIR South Gate Entrance Building 38 Shop No 6

+27 123 492 911

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Pretoria Wonderboom airport

+27 12 567 7942

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

Protea Hotel Waterfront Corner Hendrik Verwoerd and Gordon Road

+27 126 431 523

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Wonderboom Airport, Lintveldt Road, Annlin, Pretoria, South Africa

+27 12 567 7942

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1First Car Rental

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Pretoria

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Locations in Pretoria

Pretoria Downtown

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Shop 13, Hatfield Corner

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Thrifty

5.7

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Pretoria

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Locations in Pretoria

1123 Stanza Bopape Street

+27 12 430 5536

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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Hertz

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

3 locations in Pretoria

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Garsfontein Road

+27 120 033 082

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
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Thursday08:00 - 13:00
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Saturday08:00 - 13:00

Gautrain Hatfield St

+27 219 354 800

Monday05:30 - 21:00
Tuesday05:30 - 21:00
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Thursday05:30 - 21:00
Friday05:30 - 21:00
Saturday05:30 - 21:00
Sunday05:30 - 21:00

Williams Hunt,cnr Lenchen Av

+27 12 003 6426

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00

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GREEN MOTION

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Pretoria

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3rd Ave, Salvokop

+27 11 975 6790

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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Bidvest

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

3 locations in Pretoria

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Locations in Pretoria

138 Struben St (Bidvest Car Rental Pretoria Cbd, City Centre)

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Mccarthy Toyota, Cnr Schoeman And Duncan Strs (A Block From The Hatfield Gautrain Station)

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Pretoria Wonderboom Airport

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in Pretoria

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Locations in Pretoria

1123 Stanza Bopape Street

+27 124 305 536

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

Church St Gauteng

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Williams Hunt,cnr Lenchen Ave

+27 120 031 050

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

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CarWiz

3.5

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Pretoria

Locations in Pretoria

1250 Pretorius St, Hatfield, Pretoria

+27 12 460 8016

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Pretoria

Locations in Pretoria

Corner Hendrik Verwoerd & Gordon Road

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Lintveldt Road

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Pretorius Street

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Bluu

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2 locations in Pretoria

Locations in Pretoria

*Meet & Greet - Vehicles delivered from HA

+27 12 342 5168

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138 Struben Street

+27 12 323 0949

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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One location in Pretoria

Locations in Pretoria

449 Jan Shoba Street

+27 12 492 9500

Monday06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday06:00 - 20:00
Thursday06:00 - 20:00
Friday06:00 - 20:00
Saturday06:00 - 20:00
Sunday06:00 - 20:00

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First Rent

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One location in Pretoria

Locations in Pretoria

1017 Stanza Bopape St

+27 120 012 165

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FlexWays

No score available yet

One location in Pretoria

Locations in Pretoria

Stanza Bopape Street

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Rentacar

No score available yet

One location in Pretoria

Locations in Pretoria

Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Proequity Court Building

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7 travellers who rented a car in Pretoria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.9

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Most popular car type

Mini

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