Why Drive South Africa?

Quick, easy and efficient – compare & save from Southern Africa's top rental brands.

Quick & Easy

Quickly and easily search & compare on Southern Africa's largest vehicle base.

Best Prices

Make an informed decision & save money on your next car, 4x4 or camper rental.

Efficient & Helpful

We’re proud of our 5 star customer satisfaction rating, from more than 6000 travellers per year.

Wherever you're going, we can help.

348 Branches in 5 Countries.


Experience, convenience, ease.

That’s how hundreds of past customers describe our team’s customer service. We thrive on helping travellers get on the road with ease...

Meet our team Read customer reviews

Deals and travel inspiration to your inbox

Subscribe to awesomeness

4×4 rental South Africa

South Africa could very well be one of the best countries in Africa for first class road travel. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t a world of off road adventuring to do as South Africa still have many rural and nature/wildlife areas which are heavily geared around the iconic and rugged dirt road.

4×4 rental South Africa really is a great way to get out there beyond the confines of the city whilst returning to the roots of nature. In turn exploring all the beautiful scenery Southern Africa has to offer. Call a Drive South Africa consultant today to get the best deal possible to make your ultimate camping or outdoor 4×4 experience a reality.

Best time to visit South Africa

It’s generally considered that if you wish to go on a 4×4 driving safari in Southern Africa, is in the winter months as this time is widely regarded as a more viable wildlife viewing experience. Also if one wants to traverse these areas with a rented 4×4 winter is also considered to be a better time as there will be more roads to choose as many roads can become unmanageable during the heavy rains.

Around the area

South Africa really is blessed with a world of nature within close proximity to urban areas. This makes going on a 4×4 adventure easy. Many of the urban areas even have man made 4×4 trails within the city itself. So adventure and freedom are literally minutes away if that is what your heart desires. South Africa has national parks and untouched nature in abundance where there are options to ride rugged naturally made 4×4 trails or cultivated ones.

Getting around

Many of the areas you wish to explore will not have roads that can be driven on with normal 2 wheel cars. These are areas for which there will be an abundance of animals. Also if you plan on seeing South Africa in the rainy seasons and still want to go on safari, 4×4 rental South Africa might be your only way of achieving this successfully.

Length of stay

There are so many amazing places to see and experience in South Africa that anything less than a month you’ll feel as if you’ve missed so much, from the spellbinding Drakensberg Mountains, to the untouched sophistication of the winelands to rural adventures on unexplored dirt roads. Southern Africa really has a world of mystique and wonder waiting for you around every corner. If you only have 2 weeks, to break it up nicely is spend a week with a normal 2 wheel car and then explore the wilderness for a week with 4×4 rental South Africa Drive South Africa.

What to pack

This is a hard question to answer as South Africa has many climates within different areas, however if you’re planning a 4×4 adventure where camping could be a possibility, it’s best to pack for every eventuality.  Some lifesaving items that could come in handy in the wild include a torch, mosquito repellent, clothes for the heat and clothes for the cold and a first aid kit. Not to mention extra amenities such as food and water and utensils to cook the said food.

Where to stay


The province of KwaZulu-Natal is well known for its untouched beauty and abundance of nature and 4×4 trails within close proximity to urban areas. Some of the 4×4 trails in the province include Ithala Game Reserve 4×4 Trails, 4×4 track at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Stoney Ridge and Killarney 4×4 Trails.

Cape Town

Cape Town proximity to the mountains makes 4x4ing a very real reality; some of these include Atlantis Dunes, Biedouw Valley, Bushman’s Cave and Gecko Rock.


Although Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest urban area there is still a world of 4×4 trails within close proximity to the centre of the city. This makes it an ideal destination for both business and pleasure. Some of these areas include Sandwani Game Lodge, Protea 4×4 Adventures, Bass Lake Adventures 4×4 Trails, Hennops hiking and off road trails and Kungwini 4×4 trail. Some of these areas also have accommodations facilities.

Why rent a car in South Africa with Drive South Africa

With drive South Africa’s vast experience in all areas of car rental as well as a dedicated team of individuals who possess a world of knowledge when it comes to 4×4 rentals. Drive South Africa really does have you covered when it comes to 4×4 rental South Africa for your next off-road adventure.

Other Southern Africa rental options

Standard cars, luxury cars, 4x4s and campers. Find just about any rental car in Southern Africa.

Luxury car rental South Africa

Drive in comfort and style in any of the luxury cars offered in Southern Africa. Convertibles, luxury sedans, sports cars, luxury SUVs and 4x4s.

Campervan Rental Southern Africa

The largest range of RVs and motorhomes to choose from in Southern Africa. Find the right vehicle for your next RV African adventure.

Car rental Southern Africa

Find the best deal in each car group from Southern Africa's top car hire companies. Unlimited mileage options for your next road trip holiday.

Need Help?

+27 87 806 7330

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5pm
Email: info@drivesouthafrica.co.za

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.

Search For Cars