Car Rental Durban Airport, South Africa

Durban is the kingdom of the Zulu and is also the area in the country which sees arguably the warmest weather all year round. Winters in Durban are hotter than most summers and this has kept it a firm favourite for tourist’s year in and year out.

The city of Durban itself is slightly smaller than Johannesburg or Cape Town however there is a world of exploration in the areas nearby and Drive South Africa’s range of vehicles situated at Durban’s world-class King Shaka International airport will ensure you get to explore the vastness of KwaZulu-Natal as soon as you touch down.

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Durban Beach Pier

Car rental Durban Airport is the best way to get out there are explore. So get on the phone, send an email or fill out the simple online booking form below to get your ideal car ready and waiting as you arrive in Durban at the airport.

If you are interested in having more fun in Durban you could consider renting a 4×4 to go where most cant.

Best time to visit Durban

Durban has great all year round weather and every season presents itself with something to do so this is a part of the country that truly isn’t dictated to by weather patterns.

This said the winter months are actually more pleasant as summer can be unbearably hot and humid. Many domestic tourists flock to Durban during the winter months to beat the cold of the Highveld.

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Durban Airport

Winter is from around May until September. Car rental Durban Airport is a great way to experience a classic KwaZulu-Natal road trip.

Around Durban Airport

Once you leave the airport, you are presented with a world of opportunity as you will be in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

There are many towns and attractions to visit on the North Coast including Ballito and Salt Rock. The area is famous for its rolling sugar cane fields and world-class beaches.

If you decide to go to the city of Durban, you can see a sporting match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, go out on trendy Florida Road, or visit the Glenwood and Umbilo area where many of the cafes are situated.

Getting around Durban Airport

Durban’s public transportation is limited so rent a car to get the most out of this great city. The bustling centre of the city has a few art galleries and museums which are worth checking out.

You could also just enjoy the city beaches or hit the south coast or nearby midlands meander which is considered to be the gateway to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains.

Getting around Durban

With so much to explore and see not just in Durban but in the adjacent areas, renting a car really is your only option as the transportation system in the city isn’t quite as up to standard in comparison to the other two major hubs in the country.

Durban is all about good weather, untouched beaches and beautiful nature in abundance. There is a new adventure waiting around every corner, you’ll want to experience this in its entirety and renting a car really is the only option.

Length of stay in Durban

This really depends on how much time you have in the city and what you want to achieve, a week in Durban will suffice if you only wish to see what the middle of the city has on offer. However, if you want to explore you will need more time.

Beach Vibes in Durban

Beach Vibes in Durban

The North and South Coast is littered with beautiful beaches and interesting towns and this is also not to mention the charm of the midlands or the amazing Drakensberg Mountain range which has made KwaZulu-Natal famous.

KZN is also a big province so there is a lot of ground to cover. It’s important to check what the visa requirements are from your country of origin so if you wish to extend your visa you have all the relevant information.

What to pack for Durban

Durban has a warm climate and is also the area in the country with the warm Indian Ocean so pack for the beach.

Durban Weather

Make sure you bring lots of sunscreens, swimming costumes, and sandals, however, if you want to visit the mountains nearby pack for the cold as during certain times of year the midlands and the Drakensberg does experience snowfall.

Where to stay in Durban

North Coast

This will be the area in which you land, so this will be the area you get to explore first, the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal really does have an abundance of nature to explore. There are many accommodation facilities on the North Coast to suit all tastes and budgets.

South Coast

This is an area famous for its greenery and world class beaches and is also considered as a great place to find untouched world class surf. The area also has a rich cultural heritage. The South Coast has every kind of accommodation facility available including comfortable campsites, lodges, guest houses and hotels.

Durban central

The centre of Durban has many world-class hotels, many of them will be found along the golden mile promenade adjacent to the beaches.

Durban Streets

Durban Streets

These is not the only accommodations facilities available as there are also vacation apartments, guest houses and backpackers scattered all over the nearby suburbs.


This is largely considered the gateway to the famed Drakensberg Mountain Range. Choose car rental Durban Airport when you arrive and take a drive through the midlands meander, which takes one through the many towns scattered along the roads.

There is a world of boutique hotels, guest houses and craft brewers and artisan coffee roasters all over the midlands. Not to mention lots of farms.

Why Rent a car at Durban Airport with Drive South Africa

With so much to explore throughout the province of KwaZulu-Natal, there really is no other way to experience it than by renting a car.

Peaceful Durban

Peaceful Durban

Drive South Africa really is your best option when choosing car rental Durban Airport as our leading team of sales and travel experts are waiting to make the process as easy as possible.

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Durban International Airport FAQ’s

How much will it cost on average to rent a car in Durban airport?

On average a car hire in Cape Town costs R242 per day.

What is the most popular car rental in Durban Airport?

Mini Chevrolet Spark is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cape Town.

How much does it cost for a car rental in Durban airport for a month?

On average a car hire in Cape Town costs R7 260 per month (R242 per day).

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