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Paarl Guide

South Africa's third-oldest town is famous for its natural landscape as well as its heritage architecture. It is only 40 miles outside of Cape Town, and the most popular way to get around is with car rental in Paarl. Tourists get more out of a visit with the mobility of a hire car.

The most prominent attraction in town is Paarl Rock, a huge granite outcropping that characterizes the local landscape. Paarl Rock is in the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve which sidles up on the city's left side and is easily reached by car via access roads that branch off of R45.

Those who don't drive in may arrive via Paarl Railway station, which is in the city centre near the Huguenot Bypass. Trains connect south to Cape Town or north to nearby smaller communities in the immediate area. It is possible to pick up cheap car hire in Paarl any of these railway stations.

The most important motorway with access to Paarl is N1, which passes south of the town centre. Travelling west, N1 is broad and connects to Cape Town in a mere 40 minutes. Travelling east, the road cuts through the entire country all the way to the distant east coast.

Cape Town international airport is also in the vicinity and sees a great deal of traffic from Johannesburg and select international cities. With car hire in Paarl you can drive to the airport via N1. The airport is the most popular hire car depot in the region and can be reached by car from Paarl in under 40 minutes.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).