AroundAboutCars Car Hire


Established in 1995. AroundAboutCars started out in a parking garage located under the infamous unfinished highway in the CBD of Cape Town, South Africa. During the early days our first establishment would flood every winter, clients who actually managed to find us (Google maps was non-existent) had to walk up a three storey spiral driveway, we were amazed to receive such a wealth of loyal clients, at times we found it difficult to charge them!

From humble beginnings we have since relocated and are based at your convenience off Long Street, Cape Town. We rent out more than 12 000 cars per year and continue to grow tremendously. We have a list of loyal clientele, some of whom have rented from us for more than 20 times and others who currently have rental cars for over 2 years. 99% of our clients rate our service as excellent. AroundAboutCars has since established an online presence and we are proud to say that our complaints represent less than .001% of all rentals. AroundAboutCars is the leading car supplier in Southern Africa.

Why are we the leading car hire supplier in Southern Africa? Why do we differ from our competitors? Most importantly, Why should you book with us?


Our Staff: we are NOT a computer generating online booking system. Our highly motivated agents are more than just a voice over. They know what they are doing, who are not just interested in a sale, but want to ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime. Customer care is key!

We have our own fleet of cars and furthermore have access to over 10 000 cars through our trusted affiliated companies, which have been tested by us for more than a decade and are continue to be on par with the highest quality. We do not accept mediocre service. It is all or nothing. We constantly negotiate the very best rates, complimentary extras and personally quality check the cars to ensure a 100% safety record. When problems arise we immediately set measures to improve and ensure that service remains at its best. Most of our staff members have been with us more than a decade. They have more experience than anyone on the planet when it comes to traveling the South African roads. Our staff will guide on you what routes are best to take, economical and popular places to visit and most importantly which car group is best suited for you.


Privately owned: We are a family owned business unlike our competitors. The owners just like our staff come into the head office on a daily. How many times to do you a call company wanting to speak to the owner and they are always “in a meeting?!!!!!” Not us!. It is that kind of dedication that makes us different. One of the owners comes from Germany and ensures that our standards are on par with European service. If you speak German, there will always be a consultant available. You are not alone! You can call us 24/7 and talk to someone who knows the ins and out of car rental in South Africa, cross-border rentals and will help you out of any situation.

As you know hiccups can happen, but what counts is that we are there for you if things go wrong. You will still be fully supported by people who care about you, long after you have returned your car. If you book with us, you are in the best hands. Trust is what is most important to us.