AroundAboutCars Car Hire

About Around About Cars


Because we are much more than just a car rental company. We don’t restrict ourselves to renting out the car of your choice on the requested dates. We care for everything around your journey to ensure you will be remembering your holidays as one of the best in your life. So, what do we offer?

First of all: Trust.

You can genuinely trust us. Reliability is most important to us, with regard to the vehicle you rent as well as in view of every additional aspect that concerns your holidays. 

You can get hold of us 24/7. Around the clock, we offer roadside assistance across the whole of South Africa as well as personal service as you can reach us on our after-hours-number whenever you are in needs.  

You can be reassured to obtain all the desired information we are capable to provide you with to make your dream trip becoming reality.

You can find proof of our trustworthiness by checking our client testimonials, advocating for excellent service. Finally, our long-term expertise tells its own tale: Around About Cars was founded in 1995, and ever since, we have strived to offer that little something extra that no other car company does. And we are proud to say that we have succeeded in it.  

Another focus: Service.

We are there for you. Without exception, all our staff members are not only experienced and competent but also most friendly and at your service. You are in search for the best rated restaurant in town? Ask us! You are determined to find all the hidden gems South Africa has to offer? We advise you of the places to go! You are not sure how long it takes to conquer the Swartberg Pass in your 4x4? We tell you that it depends on the number of breaks you take to admire the incredible scenery. On top of it all, we are more experienced than anyone when it comes to your safety – we guide you through the left-hand traffic, instruct you which exits to ignore, where to park your car and how to avoid congestions.

We know where you come from – literally. Through our worldwide operations, we learnt to tell what you consider important as a German, prefer as a Dutchman, look for as an American, long for being from Asia. Next to English, we offer German, Africaans and Xhosa speaking service as well as discounts with our accommodation partners across the country.

We are also there for people in need: For years, we have supported “Work for Love” in order to create a way to make a difference in our challenged local communities. The number of homeless people in Cape Town has increased tremendously during the last year, and so we also sponsor the fantastic “Haven Night Shelter” and their efforts to provide people in poverty with food and lodging.  

All good things come in three. Finally: Cars, of course!

There is another reason for Around Abut Cars being the largest and best rated car company in South Africa: Our vehicles. And all that comes with it ... 

  • Car groups: From economical lightweights to family limousines, SUVs and minibuses up to luxury cars and campervans: With us, you find them all 
  • Car quality: We check our vehicles regularly, guaranteeing their perfect conditions, guaranteeing latest models
  • Mileage: Almost all our cars come with unlimited kilometres
  • Insurance: 100 % excess cover available
  • Prices: Affordable all-inclusive rates with no hidden costs, payable with credit or debit cards
  • Transfers: Free collections and returns at all major airports, direct transfers and chauffeur services
  • Locations: Car hire from all major cities in South Africa and from the capitals of all neighbouring countries. One-way drop-offs available
  • Rescue service: 24hr country-wide emergency backup
  • Special offers: Under 23-years car rental, mobile phone and GPS hire

Looking back over your shoulder … A brief history of Around About Cars:

Established as a family business in 1995, Around About Cars started out in a modest car hire company working out of a parking garage located under a highway in the CBD of Cape Town, South Africa. During the early days, the building would flood every winter, clients could never find us (Google maps was non-existent), and those that did had to walk up a three-storey spiral driveway to even reach us. This made us so thankful to hold such a wealth of loyal clients and realise the importance of our customer service.

Nowadays, we are based just off Long Street in the Cape Town CBD – on the ground and first floor for your convenience…! We rent out more than 12.000 cars per year, still continuing to grow, with many clients who have rented from us dozens of times, and even long-term. We are BEE certified and a South African Youth Travel Confederation Member.

Keeping up with the times, Around About Cars has also established an online presence, and you are welcome to contact us either way – we will be there for you!