About South Africa
South Africa could very well be one of the best countries in Africa for first class road travel. The country has nine provinces and fifteen national roads. With hundreds of local and national destinations, tourist attractions and recreational activity to choose from, vehicle hire has become a popular choice in exploring and experiencing picturesque South Africa.
Travelling Around South Africa
Travelling through South Africa by truck, you will require a valid code 14 license. This will enable you to drive any vehicle over 16 000 kilograms on a South African road and is recognised in Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. Resident South African passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe or Zambia. However, if you are traveling with an emergency travel document, other than a South African passport, you will require a visa to enter Botswana.
Hiring a Truck in South Africa
Drive South Africa’s offers a nationwide truck hire service to South Africans as well as international clients visiting South Africa. We supply a range of low- mileage, well-maintained truck hire vehicles to suit your transportation needs. Our fleet is well equipped to service various industries.
Weather/Climate in South Africa
In South Africa, you can expect the typical Mediterranean climate in the South and a sub-tropical climate in the North. Most of the country experiences a high degree of sunshine with rainfall about half the global average. Semi-desert regions can be found in the North-West of South Africa. The Western Cape experiences winter rainfall, while most of South Africa experiences summer rain. It is advisable that you take the weather conditions into account before driving.
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Other Southern Africa rental options
Standard cars, luxury cars, 4x4s and campers. Find just about any rental car in Southern 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.
From 2-berths to 6-berths. Choose a camper with all the modern comforts you need. Many include the kitchen sink.
The largest range of 4x4s to choose from in Southern Africa, each with a unique configuration. Find the right vehicle for your next 4x4 adventure.
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Browse our selection of rental cars for all your needs. We offer affordable car rental in luxury, short or long term car rental in Southern Africa.