Car hire process

Car hire process

Car hire from Cape Town International Airport

Flying into a new place can be daunting. We understand the stresses associated with arriving in a new country, or city, and not having anybody to assist. Cape Town is a friendly place, and you may want to embark on some sight-seeing around the beautiful city of Cape Town. That is why we have an option to bring your rental car to Cape Town International Airport so that the transition can be a smooth and easy one, with no time wasted. This also allows you to begin your adventure, whether it be for business or pleasure, the moment you step foot out of the airport, and into your car rental. Cape Town International Airport is only about half an hour’s drive from the actual city centre, so you can start exploring immediately, or you can remedy your jet lag symptoms by getting to your accommodation and driving away from there. We have both a meet-and-greet and a delivery option for your car hire in Cape Town.

Returning the vehicle, we will pick it up from the place that you are staying or the airport. This eliminates the hassles of having to drop off the car at a separate location and finding alternative transport to the airport. At the airport, we meet you at the drop and go, which is outside the departure lounge.

Wise Wheels Car Rental does not charge an airport levy or tourism surcharge. Most of our clients arrive make us of air transport, and the main airport is Cape Town International. We meet you in the arrivals lounge with a signboard for easy identification. Our process from there is rather simple – we take you to the vehicle, complete the paperwork and hand over the keys. We keep up to date with the flight information online at, so no need to keep us updated about your flight.

Booking Quote

    Arrival Date & Time
    Departure Date & Time

    What you need to know

    The driver must be at least 23 years old, and have had a license for at least 2 years

    Drivers license must be in English and valid

    The renter must hold his / her own credit card that we can use for authorization

    We must authorise your credit card before the rental begins. The authorization amount is usually the rental + insurance excess.

    This amount does not come off your card; it simply gets blocked until payment for the rental is taken. At the end of the rental, you may pay cash.

    Rentals are charged in 24 hour periods, return of the vehicle later than the time on the booking will result in an extra day being charged.

    A grace period of 59 minutes is allowed for late returns.

    Our vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel from the depot. On completion of the rental, you can fill the tank yourself, or we will fill it, and charge it to the card. There is no surcharge, and we only charge what the tank takes to fill up.

    Unless otherwise stated, all our vehicles take unleaded fuel.

    A rental agent from Wise Wheels Car Rental will be at the airport to meet you off your flight.

    Please look out for our rental agent holding a board with your name on in the arrivals lounge after you exit the luggage retrieval area.

    When you enter the airport, keep to the left and follow the "drop and go" signs. You will go up a level, and you can stop in front of the departure terminal. We will approach you and give you the paperwork to identify ourselves.

    You may not park in this area, so if you need to change your time, let us know and we will adjust accordingly.

    The perfect car rental service

    choose your car

    select meeting location

    except the keys

    start exploring

    hassles drop off

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