Carisma Car & Bakkie Hire is a family-run business that has been operating in Cape Town for almost two decades. Our efficient and friendly service is enjoyed year-round by locals and holidaymakers and we personally take care of every client’s car hire needs. We are personally available 24/7 every day of the year. We also offer free roadside assistance with the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa.
Our fleet includes everyday runaround cars such as Toyota Etios and Volkswagen Polo and bigger family cars such as the 7-seater Toyota Fortuner, amongst others. If it’s a bakkie you need, we have conventional 1-ton long wheelbase and 1.3-ton flatbed options for hire. If it’s a budget car you’re after, we have good, reliable older vehicles. They may have higher mileage and a chip or two on the bodywork, but they are well maintained and well-loved!
Our older vehicles are restricted within a 200 km radius of Cape Town. Our new vehicles are unrestricted for tar road travel within South Africa.
We guarantee efficient personal service and a selection of vehicles to suit your needs and your pocket.
To provide clients with professional, personal service that exceeds expectations
To guarantee that our vehicles are well maintained and serviced
To offer 24/7 service and AA roadside assistance at no extra charge
In addition to our regular car and bakkie hire services, we also offer transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town station and the Port of Cape Town.
"Dear Leigh and Nicole,
I thought I'd take a moment to thank you for the excellent service I have received over the 8 years I've been hiring a car from you on a permanent basis. The attention I receive is memorable, friendly and efficient as are your capable staff. I would and do recommend your company to anyone anytime."
Julius - Asher Properties
"Dear Team at Carisma,
I would like to say that I am probably one of Carisma's best clients and have rented vehicles from Carisma for business and pleasure for approx 3-4 years now. I have always found them very efficient, reasonably priced and courteous. They will always go out of their way to accommodate our needs.
Jack Taylor - Director - The Fire Man Wood Delivery Service
"Dealing with Carisma has been a breeze. Their friendly customer service and willingness to go the extra mile, even on a Sunday, is what keeps me coming back to them. Great rates, happy people, what more can you ask for?"
Tomas Yoko - Motoring Editor - The Bugle Magazine
“My experience was that all the staff, from the Managers to the Vehicle dispatcher, were courteous, knowledgeable & helpful in all aspects and I will definitely be using them again.
Regards & thank you"
Every year we come to South Africa for our holiday and we are very happy with the cars and service from Carisma! Nicole has helped us especially one holiday, when we were late booking our car. She managed to make some changes, so we could keep the same car the whole holiday. Also communication is in time and positive and price/ quality of the car is good, so we will book again this holiday with Carisma! All the best from Holland"
The Dijs Family
"For the 3rd successive year I've hired a car for 4 to 6 weeks from Carisma whilst in SA visiting family. Nicole and her team are just great..they do as they say and do it well. Their attention to detail, accommodating when flights are delayed and general overall friendliness are noteworthy. A professionally run small business that deserves loyal support. Well done guys..and I will be back !"
"I have been using Carisma for several years and have always enjoyed friendly efficient service. I get the feeling that everyone makes a special effort to meet my needs.
Their cars are always well presented and their rates are very good. I’m one of those who has sold his car and uses Hire and Uber - a much cheaper option."
"Good day Leigh,
I would like to thank the Carisma Car Hire team for their consistently high level of service and ‘can do’ attitude. I have been a customer for over five years and have never been disappointed.
Please carry on with the excellent work!
“I was visiting Cape Town for a month and I needed an automatic car to go around and visit people and places in the city. I have looked all over the internet for over a week to look for a good priced automatic cars, but the prices were either way too expensive (ZAR 300 and above per day + hidden costs), or you had to get a manual drive car to get it for cheaper, which I am not used to driving in. Carisma Car offered me the cheapest price in the market for a Honda Jazz Automatic for less than 180 rands per day + once-off payment as admin fee, and no hidden charges! The staff were very friendly and cooperative even though I was a foreigner with a non-South African licence. They gave me a squeaky-clean car with a full petrol tank. I was very happy with their car and services. I am a frequent visitor to Cape Town, and Carisma will be my first choice when it comes to renting a car.”
"We had a great experience with our car rental with Charisma. Good prices, friendly service and easy and painless return of the car. We would use you again another time."
Carisma Car Hire and Bakkie Hire are based in Cape Town, South Africa and offers affordable cheap car hire, which we deliver to your doorstep and the Airport. Our fleet of vehicles are as diverse as our service offering. From the very cheap run around to the comfortable family car and then on to the larger vehicles and bakkies.