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Margate car hires from R227

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Margate with a pick-up date of 22/7 and drop-off date of 22/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Margate

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Volkswagen Polo car
Volkswagen Polo
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
R263/day
Toyota Agya car
Toyota Agya
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
R512/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
R302/day
Suzuki Ertiga car
Suzuki Ertiga
or similar VAN
5
3
4-5
M
R1 493/day
Toyota Fortuner car
Toyota Fortuner
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
R754/day
Renault Kwid car
Renault Kwid
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
R227/day
Mercedes-Benz V-Class car
Mercedes-Benz V-Class
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
R780/day
Volkswagen T-Cross car
Volkswagen T-Cross
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
R422/day
Class Standard SUV car
Class Standard SUV
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
R1 732/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Margate

  • Car hire in Margate offers convenience, freedom, and endless possibilities for exploration at your own pace. One of the primary draws of Margate is its magnificent beaches. Margate Beach itself is a must-visit destination, boasting golden sands, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and a vibrant beachfront promenade. By opting for car hire in Margate, you can easily transport your beach equipment and spend the day surfing, snorkelling, or paddleboarding. Margate car hire also opens up the interior of South Africa, beyond the coastline, for exploration. For example, you could take a trip to Lake Eland Game Reserve and enjoy a self-drive safari through this pristine reserve, where you can spot a wide array of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and various antelope species.
  • Once you land at King Shaka International Airport (DUR) and collect your luggage, you'll find the car hire area outside the southern exit of the passenger terminal. It should be clearly signposted, but if you have any problems, don't hesitate to ask a member of staff. To hire a car, you'll need to present a valid driving licence, passport, and a credit/debit card for the security deposit. Also, you might need an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with your native driving licence, so it's best to check this in advance. Once you've completed your hire agreement, the agency staff will guide you to the pick-up area to collect your vehicle.
  • Using car hire in Margate and the broader KwaZulu-Natal province is generally hassle-free, as the roads are well-maintained; though you can expect some uneven surfaces or potholes on rural roads. Additionally, the signage in and around Margate is clear and primarily in English, making navigation easier. However, it's still advisable to keep a navigation app handy whilst you’re out on unfamiliar roads. Local drivers are accustomed to sharing the roads with both locals and tourists, especially during peak holiday seasons, and are usually considerate and patient.
  • While using your hire car in Margate, you're likely to encounter a high number of minibus taxis. These taxis may stop suddenly or engage in unpredictable manoeuvres, so it's crucial to exercise caution and maintain a safe distance when sharing the road with them. Additionally, South Africa is known for its wildlife, and in some areas near Margate, animals may cross the road unexpectedly. It's essential to be cautious and remain alert, especially at dawn and dusk when many animals are most active.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Margate for R526 or less
  • Book your car hire in Margate at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Margate are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Margate

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Margate?

    On average a car hire in Margate costs R614 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Margate?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (R227/day), Europcar (R512/day) and Sixt (R750/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis Margate Airport 4275 (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Margate?

    The average price of fuel in Margate is R86,72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 041 and R1 387, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Margate?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Margate.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Margate airport (MGH)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Margate airport include Budget and Europcar.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Margate?

    An Economy car hire in Margate costs R597 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Margate?

    A Compact car hire in Margate costs R990 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Margate?

    On average a car hire in Margate costs R4 300 per week (R614 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Margate?

    On average a car hire in Margate costs R18 428 per month (R614 per day).

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

    As Margate's streets are fairly narrow in some areas, provided that you’re not looking to explore the area around Margate, it can be a good idea to hire a small or midsize car to make driving around the city easier. However, if you are looking to venture into the wilderness, you might want something a little bigger, such as an SUV or 4x4, that can handle the hilly and rugged terrain more effectively while also providing better comfort.

  • What’s the speed limit in Margate?

    The speed limits may vary depending on the type of road. In urban areas and residential zones, the speed limit typically ranges from 40 km/h (25 mph) to 60 km/h (37 mph). On rural roads and highways, the speed limit can go up to 120 km/h (75 mph), unless otherwise indicated by signage.

  • Where are the best places to park in Margate?

    Parking in Margate shouldn't present too much of a problem as there are various options available throughout the town. Most accommodation establishments offer private parking for their guests. There's also plenty of free parking around the beachfront, though it's best to arrive early as it can get busy during the day. Alternatively, you can find free parking at the South Coast Mall, which is about a 20min walk from the beach.  

Margate car rental reviews and directory

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Margate Airport

+27 39 312 0094

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Avis

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Margate Airport

+27 39 312 0094

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Sixt

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Tedder Avenue

+27 11 230 9999

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keddy by Europcar

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Margate

+27 39 312 1346

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Bidvest

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2 Mushroom Lane Cnr Marine Dr and National Rd

+27 828 288 610

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Margate Airport

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FlexWays

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Tedder Ave

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Margate Airport

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Europcar

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Margate Airport

+27 39 312 6290

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Sunnycars

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Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

R614/day

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R526/day

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