We had been looking for cheap, basic transportation for our two month visit to South Africa and Lesotho. Here's what we found...
We came across a small company called Key Car Hire.
They currently have less than twenty vehicles, so you'll have to book in advance to get one of their deals. The earlybird gets the worm, as they say!
We were quoted R7,800 ($820) for a 53 day rental. That was $15.50 per day for 53 days.
So we booked it!
When they told me that we would be driving an almost twenty year old car, I was a little nervous at first. But, I have a good mechanical background. Plus, they assured me that this car would give us no problems! Besides, although it was an older car, it had only 90,000 kms (54,000 miles) on the clock.
1995 Ford Laser.
Turned out that we were totally correct. When we picked it up, it was clean, just serviced, and full of fuel.
We put over 5,000 kms (3,000 miles) on this car over two months. They were right; we never had a problem. Well, other than the time we locked the keys in it!
This company is a home based business, run by the owners Liesl and Gary. Although they don't have many cars, they do have a wide variety. Anything from our little old Laser right up to minivans, Jeeps, and even a BMW Z3 convertible!
What we found was that the personalized service was far better than anything we have ever experienced at a typical rental company. When we asked about keeping the car for three extra days when we returned to Cape Town, they said "no problem"! And then, they happily drove us to the airport when we dropped the car off.
So when you need a car in Cape Town and area, these folks get our recommendation!