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Whether you want to go wild life spotting, safari or visiting vineyards, its all possible in this great country. Because of the distances between the parks, monuments or sight seeing attractions, its best way to explore South Africa in a rental car. offers different car categories in South Africa, from cheap economy cars to big Suv. Take note of the following for a relaxed rental.

  • All Locations for South Africa

    • Bloemfontein Airport [BFN]
    • Cape Town Airport [CPT]
    • Cape Town Domestic Airport [CPT]
    • Durban Airport [DUR]
    • East London Airport [ELS]
    • Georges Airport [GRJ]
    • Germiston Rand Airport [QRA]
    • Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport [HDS]
    • Johannesburg Airport [JNB]
    • Johannesburg Grand Central Airport [GCJ]
    • Kimberley Airport [KIM]
    • Kruger Mpumalanga Airport [NLP]
    • Lanseria Airport [HLA]
    • Malelane Tsb Airport [LLE]
    • Margate Airport [MGH]
    • Mthatha Airport [UTT]
    • Nelspruit Airport [NLP]
    • Phalaborwa Airport [PHW]
    • Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport [PZB]
    • Pietersburg Airport [PTG]
    • Polokwane Airport [PTG]
    • Port Elizabeth Airport [PLZ]
    • Richards Bay Airport [RCB]
    • Umtata Airport [UTT]
    • Upington Airport [UTN]
    • Wonderboom Airport [PRY]
    • Aeroton
    • Aliwal North
    • Ballito
    • Bela Bela
    • Belville
    • Benoni
    • Bethlehem
    • Bloemfontein
    • Boksburg
    • Braamfontein
    • Brakpan
    • Brummeria
    • Cape Town
    • Centurion
    • Colesburg
    • De Aar
    • Durban
    • East London
    • East Rand
    • Ellisras
    • Ermelo
    • Estcourt
    • Gauteng
    • George
    • Grahamstown
    • Harrismith
    • Hermanus
    • Hoedspruit
    • Howick
    • Jeffreys Bay
    • Johannesburg
    • Kathu
    • Kempton Park
    • Kimberley
    • King Williams Town
    • Klerksdorp
    • Knysna
    • Kokstad
    • Ladysmith
    • Langebaan
    • Lyndhurst
    • Mafikeng
    • Makhado
    • Midrand
    • Milnerton
    • Mossel Bay
    • Musina
    • Nelspruit
    • Newlands
    • Ormonde
    • Oushoorn
    • Paarl
    • Parow
    • Piet Retief
    • Pietermaritzburg
    • Pinetown
    • Plettenberg Bay
    • Polokwane
    • Port Alfred
    • Port Elizabeth
    • Potchefstroom
    • Pretoria
    • Queenstown
    • Randburg
    • Randpark Ridge
    • Richards Bay
    • Rustenburg
    • Sandton
    • Sasolburg
    • Secunda
    • Skukuza Camp
    • Southbroom
    • Southgate
    • St Lucia
    • Stellenbosh
    • Strand
    • Sun
    • Tzaneen
    • Umhlanga
    • Upington
    • Vanderbijlpark
    • Vredenburg
    • Vredendal
    • Vryheid
    • Welkom
    • Witbank
    • Worcester
    • Zambezi
  • Car rental companies in South Africa

    • Thrifty South Africa
      Thrifty South Africa
    • Sixt South Africa
      Sixt South Africa
    • Europcar South Africa
      Europcar South Africa
    • Alamo South Africa
      Alamo South Africa
    • Keddy South Africa
      Keddy South Africa
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Explore South Africa with a Car Rental

The republic of South Africa is a state located to the southern part of the continent Africa. South Africa is a state made up of multi ethnicity as well as language and culture diversity. There are eleven official languages in South Africa with two of these languages originating from Europe. South Africa is famous for its wine and gold and this is what makes it the African state with the strongest economy. The city of Pretoria is the capital of South Africa.

How do I get to South Africa?

The visa requirements to visitors will vary for different states and depending on how long they plan on staying. Before travelling to South Africa, you are required to get a visa as they do not issue visas at the airport. You can check with a South Africa embassy in your country for information regarding visa requirements.

The most convenient way to enter South Africa is by plane. With as many as ten international airports in the country, it is possible to get direct flights to South Africa from most parts of the world. You can also access South Africa by car from the neighboring states.

Where do I stay while in South Africa?

There are quite a large number of accommodation facilities you can select from in South Africa. They vary from world class hotels to local affordable facilities. You can choose to stay in a self catering facility, a guest house, villa, apartment and or a bed and breakfast facility. They are all readily available in the cities and towns in South Africa. You can also camp in the various camping spots available.

Which South Africa attractions are a must see?   

South Africa has so much to offer, the beautiful cities and sceneries are some of the spectacular sights. There are various national parks in the country and they offer the best places to see the wild animals of South Africa's. Some of the national parks include:

  • Addo elephant national park
  • Kruger national park
  • False bay and Gansbaai white shark parks
  • The world heritage site, iSimangaliso Westland park
  • Hermanus whale route

If you love nature, then you will love the various places in South Africa that offer botany and natural beauty. They include:

  • Western cape’s garden route
  • The Augrabies falls located in the northern cape
  • The Blyde river canyon located in Mpumalanga
  • The Tsitsikamma located in the Eastern Cape.

You cannot leave South Africa without learning a bit of their culture at the world heritage site of Robben Island. There is so much to see and do in South Africa, just to mention the least.

Which is the most ideal mode of transport?

Public Transport in South Africa

With South Africa being one of the most developed states in the world, the infrastructure is commendable and so are the numerous transport means. However, in order to explore to the maximum the beauty this country has in store, car rental is the way to go.

Car hire in South Africa

There are multiple car hire agencies in the airports as well as in the cities and town. This makes it very possible to get car hire services to suit your travel needs. You can easily book for a car rental over the internet before travelling. This enables you to weigh various options and settle for the best car hire deal in the state. It is also very possible to get cheap car hire in South Africa. The car rental rates will vary with different car hire companies.

Car rental tips for South Africa

Minimum driving age in South Africa

You can drive from the age of 18 in South Africa but car hire companies will require you to be anything up to 25 before renting a vehicle. Below that age you may find you will have to pay a daily excess because of your age.

Traffic lights

Traffic lights are a bit different in South Africa. Amber lights are used only on the change from green to red and mean you should stop if safe to do so. Flashing red means that the lights are out of order and you should proceed with carefully. At traffic lights a flashing green arrow means to proceed. A flashing red arrow means you can proceed if no other cars are approaching. 

Driver's licence

A full licence held for minimum of 2 years with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.
International Driving Permit needed along with original domestic licence.

Car types

The vehicle displayed and models listed are the most common vehicles used by our car rental partners. We cannot guarantee the make or model of the rental vehicle will be the same as the vehicle displayed on our website.

Travel Restrictions in South Africa

No cross border rentals are allowed from South Africa to Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia or Zimbabwe even if returning to South Africa.
Renters wishing to enter Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho or Namibia must be in possession of a letter of authority obtainable from the rental desk at time of pickup.
An additional cross border fee will be applicable

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Rental Car Reviews

See below last 5 customer reviews. Our customers rated South Africa Car Rental with an average of 9.00 based on 8 ratings.

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Bad service in johannesburg airport. excellent in ballito airport.

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No Hastle!

Everything was perfect execpt for a letter that the clerk was supposed to give us to enter swaziland. we had to go to another office to get this letter.rneverything a1

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It Is Good But

My experience regarding rental group has been good, but the only negative part is that i don't have a portfolio with you or my account page which shows my history, and also you don't provide any sort of advantages for your loyal customers.

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Satisfaction All Around...

Professional staff...

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Extra Day Charge

Over all i was happy with the car however i returned it 13 minutes past the 24 hours cycle and have been charged for a full extra day some 100 dollars. i wrote a claim and have not received an answer so far (8 days).