BLUU Car Hire Cape Town


This renowned car rental company offers you a large selection of vehicles to meet all your needs, whether your next trip to Cape Town is purely for business or to relax by the ocean and unwind.

We recommend you reserve your vehicle in advance, as online bookings are usually far more affordable than those offered at the airport upon arrival.

Here at Car Hire South Africa, in conjunction with BLUU car rental, can help you get the best price possible. Keep reading for competitive prices, convenient locations, and all the ins and outs of renting a car with BLUU car rentals.


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Why Should You Use BLUU Rental Services?

Simply put, the best answer to your car-hire needs is BLUU Car Rental — but don’t just take our word for it! We’ve listed some of the top reasons to rent a car through BLUU car hire below:


High Standard and Top-quality Service

With more than 40 outlets spread out across the country, BLUU Car Hire South Africa has developed a strong presence in the industry. All of South Africa’s major airports are included in its network, ensuring easy access to pick-up and drop-off sites.

Over 4,500 vehicles, including budget, premium, and speciality vehicles, make up the BLUU South African rental car inventory. Modern safety features are available in every vehicle too.

BLUU Car Rentals only began operations in 2021 under its current name, but it’s by no means a new player on the pitch. The company was formerly Bidvest Car Rental, a business that has long been one of the most reputable and significant car rental providers in South Africa.

Thesele Group purchased the former car hire company to launch a brand-new business while preserving the Bidvest standards of excellence. BLUU Car Rental, a new business, was created.


Reliability, Safety & Customer Road Support

Before, during, and after a rental, BLUU Car Rental works hard to deliver excellent service.

For mechanical failures and car accidents, a nationwide network of motor vehicle service providers is available through the BLUU Assist call centre’s 24-hour availability. This is perfect for those sticky situations where you need assistance with possible issues that may arise — for instance, flat tyres, misplaced keys, low fuel, etc.


Convenient & Flexible Travel

With branches at the airport, among other convenient locations, BLUU Car Rental makes it possible for you to pick up your vehicle as soon as you arrive in Cape Town. This means you’ll have no need — or desire — to hassle with an expensive Uber or an unreliable taxi.

BLUU car rental understands flexibility is essential to today’s way of life. With options for car rental for a day, a week, or even a month, depending on how much time you need to use it. With BLUU, you get complete flexibility and control.


Requirements for BLUU Car Hiring

All vehicles are rented in accordance with the requirements outlined in the BLUU Car Rental standard Rental Agreement. Read the Requirements below:

  • A legitimate form of identification and a valid driver’s license.
  • International visitors must present their passports upon collection of the vehicle.
  • Foreign driving licenses are acceptable, provided the language used is English (if not, you will need to obtain an international license).
  • A valid Credit Card is required in order to hire a vehicle.
  • For renters under the age of 23, or if the renters’ driver’s license is valid for less than three years, a young driver’s surcharge of R150 per day will apply.
  • If you’ll have multiple people driving the vehicle, an additional driver waiver of R520 applies.


BLUU Rental Cape Town Branches

With car rental branches conveniently located in the city centre, the Cape Town International Airport, as well as a little further out in locations such as Stellenbosch — BLUU has you covered.

See the locations listed below:


Cape Town City Centre (SS)

Address: Corner of Bree and Riebeek St, Cape Town (33 Bree St).

Week: 08:00-17:00

Saturday: 08:00-14:00

Sun & Public Holidays: 08:00-14:00

Cape Town Intl. Airport (DM)

Address: Cape Town Intl Airport, Unit BG12 Central Car Rental Building, Tower Road, Matroosfontein 7525

Hours: 24 hours

Stellenbosch (SP)

Address: Unit 11, Adam Tas Business Park, R44, Adam Tas Street, Stellenbosch, 7600

Week: 08:00-17:00

Saturday: 08:00-13:00

Sun & Public Holiday: By arrangement

Note: Book your car hire in Cape Town well in advance to secure the best possible deals.


BLUU Car Rental Price List

The cost of a rental car differs based on the model chosen, the period of the year, and the number of days. BLUU car hire prices in Cape Town tend to be at their most expensive in the peak season of December to February.

While prices do change, here’s a snapshot of the type of prices you can expect to pay for different classes of vehicles with BLUU Car Rental:

  • Small: Hyundai Atos (manual): R1,235 for 3 days
  • Medium: Toyota Corolla Quest (manual): R1,655 for 3 days
  • Large: Toyota Urban Cruiser (auto): R3,455 for 3 days
  • Luxury: Audi A4 (auto): R6,293 for 3 days


BLUU Car Rental: Services on Offer

This prestigious rental company offers the following services that go over and above just simply hiring a car:

  • Medical Assistance: BLUU offers 24/7 services for any medical emergencies, whether they’re caused by accidents or just a general illness.
  • Minor Damage Waiver Fee: Since dents and scratches can happen, BLUU offers a waiver that covers minor damages with a cost of R2500 or less. It costs R40 a day.


BLUU Car Fleets: List of Cape Town Car Hire Options

For individual, family, or business transfers, BLUU Car Rental’s fleet includes a variety of reliable cars to choose from.

  • Budget-Friendly Car Hire Options: Hyundai Atos, Toyota Starlet, Toyota Corolla Quest, or similar
  • Business Car Hire Options: Mercedes C Class, Audi Q2, or similar
  • Family-friendly Passenger Car Hire Options: VW T-Cross, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Haval Jolion Premium, or similar


Other BLUU Car Rental Extras

To further improve your driving and rental experience, you can add the following extras or services to your rental car:

  • Child Seat: You may rent a booster or baby seat to keep the small ones safely buckled in the backseat for just R500 per rental.
  • GPS Rentals: The satellite touchscreen device costs R110 daily and is offered in 24 languages.
  • Bike Carrier: Loyal cyclists may rent a Passage 2 Thule Bike Carrier to fit at the back of their car for just R90 per day.


Top Tips for Hiring a BLUU Car Rental in Cape Town

  • Use our search engine to find the cheapest rate for your vehicle hire in Cape Town.
  • Fill up your car before returning. Every BLUU vehicle is hired out with a full tank of gas. However, tenants are free to use their cars independently if they choose. Renters must pay a further R40 refuelling cost if their vehicles are returned with an empty tank.
  • Try to rent a car from a branch located in the town centre rather than one at the airport. This saves you some money each day because it’s a little less expensive.
  • Before taking the car, be sure to inspect the vehicle for any pre-existing damage or scratches. Also, take pictures of each dent or issue so you won’t be made to pay for anything you didn’t cause.

BLUU Car Rental Cape Town FAQs

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    Who Owns BLUU Car Rental?

    As of 2021, the Owner of BLUU car hire is The Thesele Consortium.

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    Is It Cheaper to Rent a Car Through a Travel Agent?

    Travel agents will always charge an extra cost. You can get the best deals by renting your car directly online using our easy-to-navigate booking tool.

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    Is It Safe to Rent a Car and Drive Around South Africa?

    South Africa is a stunning country; driving a rental car is an excellent way to see it all. Cape Town has a perfect road system that is relatively safe and easy to navigate.

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    What Is The Easiest Company to Rent a Car From?

    Renting a car through Car Hire South Africa is one of the easiest ways to rent a car.

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    Do I Need a Car in Cape Town?

    Yes. Having access to a car is necessary to experience Cape Town fully. The public transport system is not reliable.

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    Can Tourists Drive in South Africa?

    Anyone 18 years or older with a valid driver’s licence can drive in South Africa.

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    Do I Need an International Driver's License in South Africa?

    If your driver’s licence is not in English or does not have a picture of yourself on it, then you will need an IDP (international driver’s permit) when you visit South Africa.