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Rentacheapie Car Hire Cape Town


Our mission is to be the most preferred, popular cheap car rental service provider in Cape Town


In January 2006, my German neighbour approached me, requesting if he could “borrow” my old jumbo golf for a few days. He offered to pay me R100 per day. He returned a few weeks later, inquiring for the “cheapie” ….. I thought mmmmmm..... “Cheapie”. He carried on talking, but I couldn’t hear a word he said. My mind was in “the zone”. All I could hear was the word … Cheapie, Cheapie, Cheapie!
Rentacheapie Car Hire was born in my mind as my friend negotiated the next deal.
I bought three vehicles and my double garage and outside office became the hub of Rent-a-cheapie car hire. What exciting days these were. I loved meeting all my guests from Germany and across the globe! I knew from the beginning, clients want simple procedures, friendly service, reliable cars and most importantly, a ‘cheap’ cost effective car hire alternative. I delivered on all, accept the “reliable cars” part. Often the calls would come from one of our German windsurfers in Witsand or Kommetjie, “de car vont start” with a heavy accent! This is when Oliver Kabongo, a Congolese gentleman, with a real knack for mechanics and fluent in French, joined me. Our Parisian clients love him. Apparently, a Chico Golf in Paris is a rare find, a fashion statement of some sorts. So, with Oliver on board we were now a team. Our business model of simplicity and friendly service offering cost effective reliable vehicles began to gain momentum and our reputation grew exponentially. Thanks to all who supported us and specially to Chris from the “Surf Hostel” who really put us on the map by sending so many of his valued clients to us. Thanks Chris.
With growth comes growing pains and new battles. We groaned and wrestled our way through running up to 50 vehicles from a 36m2 double garage in Bloubergrandt ! My neighbours endured much, without one moan. My Debt to them is a deep hole. They get really good deals from us when in need of a car. The legalities of becoming vat registered, returning vat, paying provisional tax, personal tax, uif, sdl, submitting emp201’s and emp501’s and the list goes on and on was a huge battle.......... I basically had to learn how to become a mini accountant. A very steep learning curve for someone who never understood accountancy at all during schooling years and would scrape through by memorizing formulas! Tracking stolen vehicles in Khayelitsha to abandoned vehicles in Namibia, relocations to Woodstock and then Paarden Eiland all came with pressure, pain and eventually new beginnings. Motto from my parents’ generation is still true: No pain no gain. We are now a well-established business and on the map in Cape Town.
Our greatest accomplishment so far, has been about creating employment for our staff. It has been a privilege for me to work with our team at Rentacheapie, to grow with them and see them grow as people. Their willingness to increase in capacity and advance their skill level has not ceased to amaze me.
Special thanks to Oliver Kabongo, our Workshop Manager and his brother Michael Kabongo, who is our Sales/Clientele Manager. The Kabongo’s have been with Rent-a-cheapie from the beginning. Thanks a million guys.
Fani and Lucky Dita are also brothers and part of the team. Fani administrates our “hundreds, if not thousands” of traffic fines / offences which we receive each year and shuttles our clients around Cape Town. Lucky, who we call Favour, is our Wash Bay King! His work is vitally important in making sure our clients receive a clean and fresh vehicle.
Francis Kasamale is an assistant mechanic to Oliver. Johnny Kabaso is the “handlanger”. Handlangers do everything from bringing parts to the mechanic to cleaning the floors. Other team players are Tim Nel, who has an eye for figures and handles our accounts and keeps a check on Rentacheapie’s cash flow. Victoria Bodley is the systems and administrative specialist. She brings order and sanity to all the chaos. Yolanda Nobula is our housekeeper and makes an increasing contribution to our administrative department with flying colours.

Our business model has not changed much in the last seven years, except for the addition of, “integrity is honourable and more profitable”. We are intending to keep our values of simplicity, friendliness, cost effectiveness, reliability with integrity. These core values will help calibrate, centre us, as we navigate the road into the future. Viva Rentacheapie!
Yours in car hire
Grant William Baker

"Rentacheapie provides affordable car hire to tourists, locals, and business folk from around the world. Based in Cape Town, we have helped customers from around the globe since 2006 and become an iconic brand in the city due to our stickers on the back of our "cheapies".We strive to provide the best quality, affordable car rental in the city and believe we offer the best prices in the industry, for companies of a certain size and larger. Although not based at Cape Town Airport we do offer a paid shuttle service, and over the years have tried to cater to our customers needs, both in terms of rental cars, and with our reception area, customer service, and more.Get in touch today to rent a car in the most beautiful city in the world!"
Address: 30 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland, 7405 Le Cap
Phone: 021 510 2808
Email: az.oc.eipaehcatner@tnemeganam
Parking: Lot
City: Cape Town
Street Number: 30 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland
Zip Code: 7405
categories: automotive service, car rental

Opening Hours

Monday: 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 07:00 - 18:00
Friday: 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00

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This company is very good! Starts from nice office and good price and ends good attitude towards the client. My car was in very good condition, almost new with 97.000 km. I have a really good experience for researching the city and outskirts. I have no problems when I get car back. No extra payments or something like this. Check the car, compare with video, all ok. Works fast. In general I’m so glad that I find this company. I really can recommend it Thanks Renta Cheapie!
Candice was super helpful when I booked the rental - quick response time and great communication. Collection and drop off went very smoothly and there were no hold ups. Everyone that I had dealings with was friendly and informative - specially the driver Marius that collected and dropped me off at the airport. Great customer service!! A lovely, innovative company that I would definitely recommend and use again.
Had a thoroughly positive experience with Rentacheapie Cape Town. Rentacheapie were quick to respond with email. We sorted the booking within 2 days keeping in mind different timezones. This a mere week before our landing, too! We arrived at the branch at 14:50, ten minutes before closing our flight was really delayed. Not a problem, they patiently went through the paperwork with us, did car inspection and everything even though they were closing shop. A week later, we returned the car, they did the inspection and that was it. Simple, friendly and good customer service. Shout out to staff Silos spelling maybe? it’s been a month since sorry! for his great positivity and help. Keep in mind, there are rules and regulations with this company. As long as you read them, keep them in mind and try not push the limits, you’ll have a good experience. Thanks Rentacheapie!
The pick up needs to be faster & cars to be always ready. I had to wait an hour for a car to be inspected and ready for collection. Also, the idea of having to refuel & wash the car at the end of the rental is not one that's comfortable. Other than those two items, I had a great experience.
The way they try to make more money is a theft. We booked the car for 30 days with extra insurance for scratches and theft. With return they told me I made 2 scratches on the weel cover. I’m honest, I didn’t feel it, but they kept it and I had to pay € 50 per scratch extra. Never will rent there again
Reasonably priced, good range of cars to choose from. The car we had wasn't new but it didn't matter she served the purpose and was well looked after. Communication was always great from various team members and the deposit repayment was done rather quickly. Will definitely use them again!
Really great service; I’d give more stars if I could! The team is amazing. I’ve received my refund ahead of time, in full. Communication is 100, roadside assist is also very responsive. Highly recommend!!
As good as always. Great Team, love the Citi Golf, fair prices, professional handling, all fine... Coming back for sure...
I tried this company this week and wont be using them again. Their staff is nice and pleasant but company policies are crazy. I returned my car a few days early as my plans changed and I get charged extra for this 312 ZAR to be precise. I took out the super coverage insurance paid about 650ZAR for this for 7 days and when the car gets a small scratch the insurance does not cover it apparently it only covers one 10cm scratch so there is zero point taking out this insurance coverage. Anyway as I said staff nice and pleasant but company policies mean I will advise others not to use this service when in Capetown. Rent a cheapie should be rent expensive
We had a wonderful experience renting a Hyundai i10 with rent a cheapie, collection and return went very smoothly and Dylan was amazing giving us advices and helping with everything. The car was in good shape and took us everywhere we needed in and around Cape town. I definitely recommend.
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