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Upington car hires from £20/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Upington with a pick-up date of 12/7 and drop-off date of 14/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Suzuki Swift car
Suzuki Swift
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
£20/day
Class Compact Car car
Class Compact Car
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£25/day
Toyota Corolla Quest car
Toyota Corolla Quest
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
£41/day
Volkswagen T-Cross car
Volkswagen T-Cross
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£38/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Upington

  • Using car hire in Upington offers the convenience of exploring at your own pace. While public transport options are limited, companies like Keddy by Europcar and Budget Car Rental provide reliable services. Did you know that tuk-tuks are a popular mode of transport in Upington? But they aren't a great choice if you are hoping to explore places a bit further away, or are travelling with luggage or a larger group. With a car, you can easily visit attractions like the Kalahari-Oranje Museum and Augrabies Falls National Park, which are not accessible by public transport in safety and convenience.
  • Once you've decided on car hire in Upington, and are arriving by plane at Upington Airport (UTN), make your way to the main terminal building. Once inside, head towards the Arrivals area. You will find the car hire desks located near the exits of the terminal. Look out for Avis Car Hire, Budget Car Rental, and Hertz Car Hire, which are popular companies operating at this airport. After completing the necessary paperwork at the desks, you can easily walk to the car park, which is conveniently situated just outside the terminal building. The distance by car from Upington Airport (UTN) to the city centre is approximately 6 km (3.7 miles), and the journey usually takes around 10 minutes.
  • When driving in Upington, be cautious of pedestrians in the city centre and cyclists in areas like Scott Street and Du Toit Street. The road conditions in Upington are generally good, with well-maintained highways and roads. However, some drivers tend to be aggressive, so practise defensive driving. Enjoy the scenic routes, wide-open spaces and more relaxed driving atmosphere while exploring the outlands of the Green Kalahari region with your Upington car hire.
  • Rush hour in Upington is from 7:00 to 9:00 and 16:30 to 18:00, particularly affecting Nelson Mandela Drive and Schroder Street. During the summer months, the heat can make driving uncomfortable, so make sure your hire car has air conditioning. In winter, be cautious of potential morning frost on the roads. A unique issue you may encounter while driving a car hire in Upington is the presence of wildlife near the roads. Upington is located in the Green Kalahari region, which is known for its diverse wildlife. While driving, you may come across animals such as springboks, ostriches, or even zebras crossing the road.
  • Book your car hire in Upington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Upington are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Upington

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Upington?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£20/day), keddy by Europcar (£32/day) and Bluu (£38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget Upington Airport null (3 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Upington?

    The average price of fuel in Upington is £3.78 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £45 and £60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Upington?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo Vivo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Upington.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Upington?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Upington?

    An Economy car hire in Upington costs £18 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Upington?

    A Compact car hire in Upington costs £24 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Upington?

    Most car hire providers in Upington offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Upington, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Upington?

    When considering car hire in Upington, we recommend a compact SUV or a sedan. The city has wide streets, but an SUV will provide better handling on gravel roads, if you plan to explore the surrounding areas. A sedan is a good option for city driving and manoeuvring through traffic. Keep in mind that some streets in the city centre, like Schröder Street, are known for being narrow.

  • What's the speed limit in Upington?

    The speed limit in Upington is generally 60 km/h (37 mph) in urban areas and 120 km/h (75 mph) on major roads, unless otherwise stated. Pay attention to signage as speed limits can vary. Speed cameras are in place, and if you are caught exceeding the speed limit in a car hire vehicle, you may face penalties and fines. Some of the common locations where speed cameras are often placed include Nelson Mandela Drive, the main road in Upington, as well as along major highways like the N10 and N14.

  • Where are the best places to park in Upington?

    In Upington, you will find both free and paid parking options. The city centre has metered street parking, which typically costs around 10 ZAR per hour (approximately 0.5 GBP). Alternatively, parking lots like the Kalahari Mall Parking Garage and the Upington CBD Car Park offer secure paid parking options. Outside the city centre, there are plenty of free parking spaces available.  

Upington car hire reviews and directory

keddy by Europcar

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3 locations in Upington

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38 Diedericks Street

+27 54 332 2383

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Desert Palace Hotel And Casino Resort

+27 543 322 383

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Upington Airport

+27 54 332 2383

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:30

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Bluu

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2 locations in Upington

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Borgherd Street, Upington Airport, Upington

+27 54 332 1439

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Diedericks Road

+27 54 332 1439

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Europcar

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38 Diedericks Street

+27 54 332 2383

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Upington Airport

+27 54 332 2383

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Sixt

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Delivery and Collection

+27 54 332 2522

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Diedericks Road

+27 11 230 9999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 09:3012:30 - 13:30
Sunday16:00 - 17:3012:00 - 13:00

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Sunnycars

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53 Market Street

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Desk in arrival hall

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1First Car Rental

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Airport, Diedericks Road, Upington

+27 543 322 522

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Avis

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Upington Airport

+27 54 332 4746

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday11:00 - 17:30
Sunday16:00 - 17:3011:00 - 17:30

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Bidvest

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Upington Airport

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Budget

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Upington Airport

+27 54 332 4746

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday11:00 - 17:30
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Dollar

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Upington Airport

+27 54 337 3600

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30

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Firefly

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Upington Airport

+27 543 373 600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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First Rent

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Diedericks Rd

+27 543 322 522

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FlexWays

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Diedericks Street

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Hertz

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Upington Airport

+27 54 337 3600

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30

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Shouqi

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Upington Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Tempest Car Hire

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Diedericks Road

+27 823 033 050

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Thrifty

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Upington Airport

+27 54 337 3600

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
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Car hire locations in or near Upington

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Upington

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire insurance in Upington

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Upington car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Upington.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Upington car hire.

Upington car hire information

Pick-up locationUpington
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV
Hire locations23
Airport locations18
Popular agenciesBudget, keddy by Europcar, Bluu