Why Drive South Africa?
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Drive South Africa car rental is your complete online motor vehicle resource supplying a wide range of car rental, 4×4 rental, camper van rental and luxury rental vehicles across Southern Africa.
Since our inception in 2002 as a Cape Town car hire specialist we’ve steadily grown to service an increasingly diverse breadth of clients looking for car hire. Cape Town is our backyard but by no means the limit of the experience and knowledge we’ve accrued over the years.
We now service all of Southern Africa offering a comprehensive car hire service and detailed Botswana, Namibia and South Africa 4×4 rental division from our Southern African branches.
We are your one-stop wheel shop promising you outstanding client service from a passionate team of travel advisors dedicated to you, the principal component in our company.
Our Vehicle Rental Options
Standard cars, luxury cars, 4x4s and RVs. Find just about any rental car in Southern Africa.
Find the best deal in each car group from Southern Africa’s top car hire companies.
Drive in comfort and style in any of the luxury cars offered in Southern Africa. Convertibles, luxury sedans, sports cars, luxury SUVs and 4x4s.
The largest range of 4x4s to choose from in Southern Africa, each with a unique configuration. Find the right vehicle for your next 4×4 adventure.
From 2-berths to 6-berths. Choose an RV with all the modern comforts you need. Many include the kitchen sink.
Popular Rental Searches
- Cape Town car hire
- Johannesburg car hire
- Durban car hire
- Pretoria car hire
- Windhoek car hire
- George car hire
- Pietermaritzburg car hire
- Maun car hire
- Midrand car hire
- Polokwane car hire
- Centurion car hire
- Kasane car hire
- Plettenberg bay car hire
- Bloemfontein car hire
- Richards Bay car hire
- Mthatha car hire
- Gauteng car hire
- East London car hire
- Kruger Park car hire
- Witbank car hire
- Cape Town Airport car hire
- Windhoek International Airport car hire
- Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport car hire
- Lanseria Airport car hire
- Durban Airport car hire
- Bloemfontein Airport car hire
- East London Airport car hire
- Gaborone Airport car hire
- George Airport car hire
- Kimberley Airport car hire
- Matsapa Airport car hire
- Midrand Airport car hire
Why Drive South Africa?
Browse through our selection of rental vehicles to suit your every need. We offer budget car rental to luxury car rental, for short term or extended long-term car rental in Southern Africa.
Hiring a car in South Africa FAQ’s
At what age must you be to legally rent a car in South Africa?
Most suppliers require you to be 21 as an international driver and 23 for South African drivers, you are also required to have held a valid license for at least 2 years before renting a car.
There are various options depending on the supplier so please contact us if you are below this age and need to rent a vehicle when hiring a car in Cape Town
How will the rental deposit work in South Africa?
If you want an excess package when renting a car in Cape Town, you must have the entire excess amount available on your credit card as a deposit. This amount will be refunded to you if you return the vehicle without causing any harm. You will be charged the correct amount if repairs or parts are necessary, and any remaining funds will be refunded.
No matter what package you have chosen you will be required to pay a rental deposit. This varies from R1000 to R2000 depending on which supplier is used. This deposit will be refunded if the vehicle is returned on or before the agreed date and time with a full fuel tank. If the vehicle requires re-fuelling then you will be charged for this and the remaining funds will be refunded. If you return your vehicle late without contacting Drive South Africa then you will be charged for the additional days at the supplier’s extension rates.
What are the requirements to rent a car in South Africa?
When you’re renting a car in Cape Town, you just need a debit or credit card.
At the rental counter, you’ll need:
- Your passport
- Your voucher
- Each driver’s driving license
- The main driver’s credit card (some rental companies also accept debit cards, but most don’t).
Important: Please make sure you check the car’s rental terms as well, as each rental company has its own rules. For example? They might need to see some extra ID. They might not accept certain types of credit cards. Or they might not rent to any driver who hasn’t held their driving license for 36 months or more.
Are the roads okay to drive on in South Africa?
The roads in South Africa are generally nice, but there are some areas where renting a larger vehicle, such as an SUV, would be advantageous. When renting a car in Cape Town, a 4×4 will be a good choice if you want a more spacious ride.