NATIONAL Car Rental at Cape Town Airport

NATIONAL Car Rental at Cape Town Airport
NATIONAL Car Rental at Cape Town Airport
Car Hire Companies at Cape Town Airport

NATIONAL Car Rental Services at Cape Town Airport

Cape Town International Airport handles approximately 10 million passengers per year, and is one of the main gateways to South Africa. The airport is found just 20 km from the city center of Cape Town, and has the official airport code of CPT. Cape Town Airport is recorded as being the second largest airport in the country of South Africa, and the third largest on the whole continent of Africa. South Africa, and Cape Town, has an excellent network of roads and highways leading to every possible destination a motorist may wish to visit. For this reason, many passengers arriving at Cape Town Airport like to hire their own vehicle in which to explore the Western Cape. National Car hire is one of the car hire companies represented at the airport, and is a globally recognized company. Customers enjoy the low rental rates from National, as well as their wide range of vehicles for hire.

National Car Hire was founded in 1947, and therefore has over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry. During their years of service National has made a positive impact on many aspects of the car hire world, for example, National helped pioneer the corporate-account business in the 1970’s, and a little later, in 1987, National was the first car hire company to introduce a comprehensive frequent-renter program, called Emerald Club. Today, thousands of customers enjoy the time and money saving benefits of Emerald Club, which include convenient counter bypass options, the receipt of automatic e-receipts and ‘car choice’, which allows customers to quickly select their vehicle, and start their business or holiday trip without the need to complete any lengthy paperwork. National is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, and together these two companies create the largest car rental network in the world. Europcar services national, at Cape Town International Airport.

The car rental companies at Cape Town Airport can be found in front of the Transport Plaza and the Central Terminal building, and are accessed via two pedestrian walkways. The two walkways are a new construction at the airport, which came about with the building of the Central Terminal, which now links the international and domestic terminals at the airport. The airport’s 120 check-in desks are located on the Central Terminal’s lower floors, while the upper level is dedicated to departures. The pedestrian walkways run on either side of the terminal, and allow passengers to avoid the need to cross any busy airport roads. They also lead to where the vehicles are parked for the car hire companies. National, at Cape Town Airport, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Although cars can be hired directly from National’s rental counters at this location, it is recommended to rather go online in advance of your flight to Cape Town Airport, and make a booking from National’s website. Car hire in South Africa can be in high demand; in particular during the summer months of December and January, therefore it is necessary to book as early as possible in order to receive the best car at the best rental rates. National’s website can be found at, and all the information customers need is listed on their website. For example, a list of vehicle categories, example vehicles in each category, passenger and luggage capacities for the example vehicles and National’s rental terms and conditions. All vehicles at National are booked according to car category, rather than by their specific makes and models.

Economy vehicles at National are an excellent choice for those who simply need a vehicle to get from one point to another. They are smaller vehicles such as the Kia Picanto 1.1, and have space for four passengers and two luggage items. Compact vehicles are of a similar size, but are perhaps considered to be slightly larger, seating five passengers. Examples of Compact vehicles include the Toyota Yaris 1.3 and the VW Polo Classic 1.6, and they come with features such as air conditioning, airbag protection and power steering. The Chevrolet Aveo is another example of a smaller vehicle from National, and can be hired from the Intermediate category.

Many customers prefer to rent a car that is a bit larger, and more comfortable to drive for long distances. Vehicles comfortably seating five people are found in the categories of Standard and Full-size, while there are also Van type vehicles available, SUV's and Premium vehicles ideal for business clients. The Toyota Avensis 2.0 and the BMW 320i 2.0 found in the first two categories mentioned are automatic vehicles, and the Mercedes Benz C180 1.8 is an example vehicle in the Premium category. Premium vehicles are ideal for prestigious business functions, and come with many extra features. The large VW T5 Microbus 2.5 can accommodate up to eight passengers, and National’s range of SUV's include the Daihatsu Terios 1.5, which is a Compact SUV, the Hyundai Tuscon 2.0 and the Toyota Hilux 2.5. The SUV's are 4 Wheel Drive, and have ABS brakes, power steering and a manual transmission.

When collecting your vehicle from National, at Cape Town International Airport, ensure that you have all the documents required, which may include your drivers license, passport, photograph identity document, a return airline ticket and details of your home address and telephone numbers. Customers can contact National, at this airport rental location for further details.

Address: Cape Town International Airport (CPTT01)
Serviced by Europcar
Car Rental Terminal, Parrow East
Capetown, 7501

Telephone Number: (0027) 219358600

Fax Number: 0027 (16) 0073541

Where is the NATIONAL Rental Desk at Cape Town Airport?

Map of NATIONAL rental desk at Cape Town Airport

What are NATIONAL Opening Hours at Cape Town Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 06:00 23:00
Tuesday 06:00 23:00
Wednesday 06:00 23:00
Thursday 06:00 23:00
Friday 06:00 23:00
Saturday 06:00 23:00
Sunday 06:00 23:00

The NATIONAL Rental Desk at Cape Town Airport is located at:

National Franchise


Tel: 219347165

What rental cars are available from National at Cape Town Airport?

The rental cars available from National at Cape Town Airport are:

What are the cheapest rental cars available from National at Cape Town Airport?

The lowest priced rental cars from National at Cape Town Airport per category are:

What automatic car rentals does National offer at Cape Town Airport?

National offer the following automatic cars:

What manual/stick-shift car rentals does National offer at Cape Town Airport?

National offer the following manual/stick-shift cars:

What petrol car rentals does National offer at Cape Town Airport?

National offer the following petrol cars:

What is the fuel policy when renting a car from NATIONAL at Cape Town Airport?

Code Description
UNKNOWN See Terms and Conditions.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from NATIONAL at Cape Town Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
92.00 ZAR
Child toddler seat
92.00 ZAR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from National at Cape Town Airport

National has 39 different types of vehicles from 21 manufacturers available to hire at Cape Town Airport.