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Car hire South Africa

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Car hire South Africa South Africa is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in South Africa

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in South Africa.

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Passenger van

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When to book a rental car in South Africa

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Car hire South Africa

Location information for South Africa

South Africa is best explored by rental car. has over 114 pick-up locations in South Africa. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

The vibrant and multicultural nation of South Africa is still rebuilding from its devastating apartheid past, but as one of the quickest growing tourist destinations in the world, the country is very much looking towards the future and always ready to welcome visitors seeking unforgettable adventures.

South Africa's two biggest airports, Johannesburg and Cape Town, receive flights from major European and North American cities each day. Both airports are also important South Africa car hire hubs. Touring South Africa by hire car not only allows visitors to explore the country at their own pace, but is generally safe as long as common sense is used and proper precautions are taken.

Guided tours of Soweto, Johannesburg's most notorious township, are also safe, despite the city's reputation for violent crime. Just a brief drive away by South Africa hire car is the relatively calmer city of Pretoria, which is filled with fascinating monuments and museums, and whose tree lined streets have earned it the nickname of Jacaranda City. The Indian and Atlantic oceans intersect at the coast of Cape Town, one of the world's most beautiful cities situated at the foot of majestic Table Mountain.

The Cape Point Nature Reserve's unforgettable wilderness, the relaxing Franschoek and Stellenbosch vineyards, and a variety of beautiful beaches are all only a brief drive from Cape Town by cheap South Africa hire car.

The best place to see South Africa's wildlife is Kruger National Park, the largest in the country. Bordering Zimbabwe and Mozambique, visitors frequently spot lions, giraffes, elephants, and many other animals that only live in zoos in Europe and North America.

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 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).

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