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Car hire South Africa

ERentals 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.

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Location information for South Africa

South Africa is best explored by rental car. ERentals has over 75 pick-up locations in South Africa. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Strolling along sophisticated city boulevards, sunbathing at some of the world's most beautiful beaches, and authentic African safari adventures are just a few unforgettable experiences awaiting visitors to the newly rejuvenated nation of South Africa.

Several daily European and North American flights land in South Africa's two largest airports, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and both airports also serve as important South Africa car hire hubs. As long as drivers take proper precautions and use common sense, touring South Africa by hire car is generally safe, despite the country's reputation for high crime. Even the guided tours of Johannesburg's notorious Soweto township are free from danger.

Less than 60 minutes from Johannesburg by South Africa hire car is the comparatively sedate city of Pretoria, whose streets are lined with jacaranda trees and whose main attractions include zoological and botanical gardens, nature reserves, fascinating museums, and impressive monuments dedicated to South Africa's Voortrekker movement.

Nowhere else in South Africa combines the country's natural beauty with cosmopolitan conveniences than coastal Cape Town, located at the base of towering Table Mountain and the connecting point between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The Cape Point Nature Reserve, the renowned Stellenbosch and Franschoek vineyards, and some of the world's most beautiful beaches are all only a brief drive from Cape Town by cheap South Africa hire car.

Durban, a laid back city on South Africa's east coast, is a relaxing city especially popular among water lovers, while massive Kruger National Park provides a rare opportunity to see giraffes, elephants, lions, and other exotic African animals in their natural habitat.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • 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
  • Popular car category
    suv
  • Popular rental companies
    Budget

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 ERentals 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? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. 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). Which car rental companies are compared by ERentals? at this location
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