Arriving in Kimberley? Our car hire service at Kimberley Airport offers a convenient start to your visit. Renting a car from the airport allows you to explore Kimberley and its surrounding areas comfortably. Whether for business or leisure, our vehicles provide the flexibility you need.

Secure the best car hire options and rates at Kimberley Airport by contacting us today. Begin your Kimberley adventure right from the airport.

Start Your Adventure at Kimberley Airport with Our Premier Fleet

Our Kimberley Airport fleet offers a range of vehicles to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Compact cars like the Suzuki Celerio are perfect for city driving, while our SUVs provide ample space and comfort for family trips and longer journeys. Renting a vehicle at Kimberley Airport allows you to explore attractions such as the Big Hole and the William Humphreys Art Gallery, right from the moment you land. Each vehicle in our Kimberley Airport fleet is meticulously maintained and equipped with the latest features to ensure your driving experience is exceptional.

Top 5 Places to Visit Near Kimberley Airport

Kimberley, known for its diamond mines and rich heritage, offers a variety of attractions. Here are the top 5 places to visit during your stay:

The Big Hole

  • Overview: A massive open-pit mine and museum showcasing Kimberley’s diamond mining history.
  • Route: Located in the city center.
  • Distance: Approximately 10 km from the airport.
  • Highlights: Explore the museum, enjoy a guided tour, and view the impressive open-pit mine.

Kimberley Mine Museum

  • Overview: A living museum with restored buildings from the diamond rush era.
  • Route: Near the Big Hole, in the city center.
  • Distance: About 10 km from the airport.
  • Highlights: Step back in time with exhibits, a vintage tram ride, and insight into Kimberley’s past.

Mokala National Park

  • Overview: A beautiful wildlife park offering game drives and diverse flora and fauna.
  • Route: Drive south on the N12.
  • Distance: Approximately 80 km.
  • Highlights: Enjoy wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and serene landscapes ideal for nature lovers.

William Humphreys Art Gallery

  • Overview: An art gallery featuring a diverse collection of South African and European art.
  • Route: Located in the city center.
  • Distance: About 10 km from the airport.
  • Highlights: Explore art exhibitions, cultural events, and workshops in a tranquil setting.

Magersfontein Battlefield

  • Overview: A historic battlefield from the Anglo-Boer War, offering insight into South Africa’s history.
  • Route: Head south on the N12.
  • Distance: Approximately 30 km.
  • Highlights: Visit the museum, explore the battlefield, and learn about the history of the war.

Five Things Every Traveller Needs to Know About Kimberley Airport


  • The official currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). ATMs and currency exchange counters are available at the airport. Major credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s advisable to carry some cash for smaller purchases and tips.


  • While South Africa has 11 official languages, English is predominantly spoken and understood at the airport. Signage is in English, making it easy for international travellers to navigate. Staff at the airport are also multilingual, with Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa commonly spoken.

Safety and Security:

  • The airport maintains high safety and security standards. Ensure that you keep your belongings secure, avoid leaving luggage unattended, and follow security protocols. It’s also recommended to have travel insurance for any unexpected medical emergencies during your trip.

By being aware of these key aspects, your arrival and departure from Kimberley Airport will be smooth and hassle-free, setting the stage for a great visit to the Northern Cape.

Navigating Around Kimberley

Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore Kimberley and its surroundings. Here are some tips:

  • Traffic: Generally light, but be cautious in the city center during peak hours.
  • Fuel: Numerous petrol stations are available throughout Kimberley. Ensure your tank is full before heading to more remote areas.
  • Safety: Always lock your vehicle and avoid leaving valuables in sight. Stick to well-traveled roads, especially when driving in unfamiliar areas.
  • Navigation: Use GPS or mobile apps for accurate directions and real-time traffic updates.

Assistance for Rental Vehicle Issues

If you encounter any issues with your rental vehicle, Drive South Africa is here to help:

Contact Us:

  • Phone: +27 21 423 1918
  • Email:
  • Website: Visit Drive South Africa for live chat support.

Types of Issues:

  • Mechanical Problems: Our team will assist with roadside assistance or a replacement vehicle.
  • Accidents: Ensure your safety, contact emergency services if necessary, then inform us for further assistance.
  • Breakdowns: 24/7 roadside assistance will help get you back on the road quickly.

Website Resources:

  • For troubleshooting and emergency contacts, check the Help section on our website.

Our Promise:

  • We provide 24/7 support to ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable, addressing any issues promptly.

Emergency Numbers for Travellers

Keep these numbers handy during your stay in Kimberley:

  • General Emergencies: 112 (for police, fire, and medical services)
  • Police: 10111 (to report crimes or for assistance)
  • Ambulance Services: 10177 (for urgent medical needs)
  • Netcare 911: 082 911
  • Mediclinic Kimberley: +27 53 838 1111
  • Kimberley Hospital Complex: +27 53 802 9111

With this information at your fingertips, you can ensure a safe and memorable visit to Kimberley. Enjoy the freedom of exploring the Northern Cape with a rental car from Drive South Africa.

How to Book Your Kimberley Airport Car Rental Online

Arriving at Kimberley Airport? Drive South Africa makes booking a car rental at Kimberley Airport quick and hassle-free. Our efficient online process ensures you get the perfect vehicle for your needs. Follow these steps to secure your ride:

Step 1: Select Your Vehicle and Dates

Choose your vehicle type based on your needs and enter your pick-up and drop-off locations at Kimberley Airport, along with the dates and times for your rental period. Check vehicle availability for your specified dates.

Step 2: Customise Your Rental

Review available options and select any additional features or services you may need, such as GPS navigation, child seats, additional drivers, or insurance coverage. Understand the terms and conditions, including mileage limits, fuel policies, and any extra fees.

Step 3: Provide Personal and Payment Information

Enter your personal details, including your name, contact information, and driving licence details. Then, input your payment information to secure the booking. Most rental companies require a credit card for reservations. Double-check all information to avoid mistakes.

Step 4: Confirm and Review Your Booking

Review all details to ensure accuracy, including the vehicle type, rental period, pick-up and drop-off locations, and total cost. Once confirmed, you will receive a booking confirmation via email. Keep this confirmation handy for picking up your rental vehicle.

By following these steps, you can easily book a rental vehicle online and enjoy a smooth rental experience with Drive South Africa.

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