Car rental South Africa

Blessed with wildlife-rich game reserves, sunkissed beaches, rich history and world-class food and wine, South Africa has something for everyone.

If you’re looking to explore the Rainbow Nation, there’s no better way to do so then by using car rental South Africa, which gives you the freedom to explore the plethora of attractions available to you.

Best time to visit

Choosing when the best time to visit South Africa should be based on what activities you’d like to experience.

If you’d like to spot the Big Five in the Kruger National Park, then it’s best to visit during the dry winter months of May to September as the vegetation thins out, making it easier to spot the wildlife who congregate around water sources. Renting a car in the Kruger National Park gives you the chance to take control of your own safari, which will leave you and your loved ones with unforgettable memories.

If you’d like to laze away on South Africa’s blue-flag beaches, then a visit during the summer months of December to February is your best bet. Car rental South Africa is an excellent choice here, as there are a host of world-class beaches to visit along the Western Cape Coast.

Around South Africa

Cape Town

Situated at the tip of the African continent, Cape Town is South Africa’s travel hub, with thousands of travellers flocking to its shores every year to take advantage of the multitude of activities available. From world-class beaches, rolling lush green winelands and five-star restaurants, Cape Town has it all. Car hire in Cape Town is relatively cheap and easy as well, and it’s the best way to explore the city.

Johannesburg

South Africa’s financial hub and the second largest city in Africa – Johannesburg is an excellent base for exploring the country’s wilderness areas. The city itself boasts the world’s largest man-made forest and a visit to the eclectic township of Soweto should not be missed.

Durban

Blessed with warm weather all year round, it’s the ideal destination to explore South Africa’s best outdoor attractions. Also known as ‘Surf City’, Durban is a popular destination for watersport enthusiasts. Be sure to visit uShaka Marine World, the largest aquarium in the Southern hemisphere.

Getting around

Car rental South Africa is by far the best way to explore the wealth of sights and attractions that South Africa has to offer. Public transport is adequate if compared to Europe.

Renting a car in South Africa will also give you the freedom to travel at your own pace.

Length of stay

Two weeks is the general recommended time when planning a holiday to South Africa. It gives you the opportunity to explore South Africa’s coastline, before heading to the bush to spot the Big Five.

What to pack

South Africa’s summers are quite warm, so be sure to pack in light clothing with lots of sunscreen. However, be sure to pack in a raincoat for the occasional shower. For winter, pack in warm clothing as the air becomes quite chilly.

Where to stay

Cape Town

Cape Town is an excellent city to live in. When you’re not at work, there’s a big variety of activities to keep you and your loved ones busy.

Johannesburg

This upmarket city provides you with an excellent platform to become ingrained in South Africa’s historic past. It’s also a couple of hours away from South Africa’s popular wilderness areas.

Why rent a car in South Africa with Drive South Africa

Drive South Africa gives you excellent car rental South Africa. We offer only the lowest rates complimented by professional service, giving you the driving freedom to explore our country without restrictions.

As a car rental company we offer a complete range of vehicles across an extensive national car rental network. We cater to local and international markets ranging from budget car rental South Africa to luxury vehicles, for short term or long term car rental in South Africa.

FAQs for Car Hire in South Africa

Bluu Car Rental South Africa (International), First South Africa Domestic, Hertz International South Africa, Avis Car Rental International, Thrifty Car Rental South Africa (International), Tempest Car Hire South Africa, Europcar South Africa International, First South Africa International offer car hire in South Africa that adhere to strict COVID-19 health, cleaning and safety standards.

You can hire a car in South Africa from AUD 24.1 per day for a Hyundai i10 from Tempest Car Hire.

The cheapest car to hire in South Africa is the Hyundai i10 from Tempest Car Hire. You can rent the Hyundai i10 from AUD 24.1 per day.

The cheapest car hire agency in South Africa right now is Tempest Car Hire. Book directly with them via Drive South Africa.

Search Drive South Africa's website to find car hire near you in South Africa

You can hire a car at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport from Bluu Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, Hertz

You can hire a car at Lanseria International Airport from First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at Cape Town International Airport from Bluu Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, Tempest Car Hire, Thrifty Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at George Airport from Bluu Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, Hertz

You can hire a car at East London Airport from First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) from First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at Mthatha Airport from First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at Durban Airport from Bluu Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, Hertz

You can hire a car at Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) from First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at Richards Bay Airport (RCB) from Bluu Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, Hertz

You can hire a car at Bloemfontein Airport from First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at Hoedspruit (EastGate) Airport from Bluu Car Rental

You can hire a car at Kruger Mpumalanga Airport from Bluu Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, First Car Rental International

You can hire a car at Kimberley Airport from Bluu Car Rental, First Car Rental Domestic, Hertz

You can hire a car at Upington Airport (UTN) from First Car Rental Domestic, Bluu Car Rental, Hertz

You can hire a car at Mafikeng Airport from Bluu Car Rental

SUV / 4x4s car hire in South Africa costs anything from AUD 54.8 per day to AUD 270.9 per day.

People Movers car hire in South Africa costs anything from AUD 113.36 per day to AUD 228.05 per day.

Luxury Cars car hire in South Africa costs anything from AUD 74.08 per day to AUD 162.9 per day.

Standard Cars car hire in South Africa costs anything from AUD 31.24 per day to AUD 108 per day.

MPVs car hire in South Africa costs anything from AUD 47.31 per day to AUD 91.49 per day.

Commercial / Bakkie car hire in South Africa costs anything from AUD 46.41 per day to AUD 83.46 per day.

Compact Cars car hire in South Africa costs anything from AUD 24.1 per day to AUD 49.98 per day.

It costs AUD 168.7 to hire a car for a week in South Africa. The cheapest weekly car rental rate is for the Hyundai i10 by Tempest Car Hire.

It costs AUD 722.99 per month to hire a car long term in South Africa. The cheapest monthly car rental rate is for the Hyundai i10 by Tempest Car Hire. You can pay up to AUD 722.99 per month to hire a Hyundai i10 long term in South Africa.

Petrol costs from AUD 1.7468 per litre up to AUD 1.811 per liter in South Africa. Diesel costs from AUD 1.5442 per litre up to AUD 1.604 per liter in South Africa. Last updated at 01-12-2021

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