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Car Hire at Cape Town International Airport is a great option for anyone looking for flexibility and independence on their South African travels. Collect your quality car from Nova Car Hire and look forward to an exceptional driving experience.

About Nova Car Hire

Tick car rental off your list of things to do when you get a quote from Nova Car Hire. We take the hassle out of car hire with our quick, convenient quotation system and we compare the best rates on the market so you don't have to. We have relationships with some 500 quality car hire providers, and our experience as an online car hire broker dates back to 1997, so you can be assured of our expertise.

Look forward to collecting a quality hire car at your destination, and if you have any queries, contact us, and one of our friendly and efficient customer service staff will help you out. Choose from 26,000 locations worldwide, and drive off in a car hire bargain.

About Car Hire at Cape Town International Airport

Situated 20 km from the city centre, Cape Town International Airport is South Africa's second-busiest airport and a regular recipient of international airport awards. The car rental desks at Cape Town International Airport are located in the Arrivals Hall of each terminal. Check your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document to find out the opening hours and location of your specific car hire provider. A representative of the car hire provider will direct you to your rental vehicle, and then you're ready to explore!

To drive to Cape Town after picking up your Nova rental car at the airport, follow airport exit signs before taking the "N2 Cape Town". After 3 kilometres join the N2 double lane motorway heading for Cape Town and follow the "N2 City" signage left after passing the twin concrete cooling towers on the right hand side of the N2 motorway. Keep to the right where the highway splits, and continue on the right when it splits again. At the major intersection after the Cape Town International Convention Centre, take a right to enter the V&A Waterfront, and continue straight on to Cape Town.

Car Hire in Cape Town

South Africa’s Western Cape is the ultimate playground for young and old. Exceptional weather, mind-blowing scenery, and an immense range of activities mean you will never want to go home.  Take your rental car to Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, a 38km drive from Cape Town and discover a beautiful cove of feather-soft sand where a colony of odd little African “jackass” penguins has taken up residence.  Take a history lesson that will stay with you by taking the half-hour ferry ride from Cape Town to the former maximum-security prison Robben Island.  Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Robben Island is the site of the prison where former president Nelson Mandela was jailed from 1962 to 1990, and former political prisoners now lead memorable tours.  For a real thrill, take the cable car up Table Mountain and marvel at views of a landscape regularly included among the ultimate places to see. 


Car Hire Safety Tips for Cape Town


  • Take the usual precautions you would take in any large city
  • Don't leave valuables visible in your car
  • Keep the windows closed
  • Lock the car while driving, particularly when stopped in traffic

Wondering what driving in South Africa is like? Take a look at our guide to the rules of the road in South Africa to get a head start on your holiday.

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Good cars, good service.  No complaints.

Jan Raymond, Jun-2012

Excellent service as always. We hired in Cape Town and toured the Garden Route in a quality car.The whole experience was amazing. Thank you Nova.

Gary Downing, Feb-2012

This is my fifth time booking with Nova, my first from Cape Town International. Just to say thank you again for an excellent service.

Niall Petersen, Feb-2012

After a long flight from Sydney to South Africa, it was a pleasure to get our car rental at Cape Town Airport in a quick and efficient manner. Even the booking process was fast and easy. Well done Nova.

Blake Fenn, Feb-2012

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