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Car rental Johannesburg Airport, South Africa

Johannesburg airport is a great place to rent a car from as the city is a hub for both commerce and entertainment in this leading African country.

Drive South Africa has a friendly  team of both sales and travel experts who are waiting to make your every wish and desire come true. Car rental Johannesburg Airport is simple. So get on the phone, send an email or fill out the easy step by step online booking form and the vehicle of your choice will be waiting at Johannesburg International Airport (O.R Tambo International Airport) ready for you to start exploring this great country.

Best time to visit

Johannesburg experiences chilly winters with sunny days, but the mornings can become unbearably cold. It’s widely considered that the best time to visit Johannesburg would be during the spring or summer months, where weather is warm and dry. This is also the best time to see all the flora in bloom and Johannesburg is also accredited for having the biggest man made forest on the planet.

Car rental Johannesburg Airport gives you the best chance to get out there and experience this great South African province. What’s nice about Gauteng province if you’re fairly close to the East Coast of the country which boasts world class beaches and significantly warmer all year round weather.

Around Johannesburg International

Johannesburg is famous for its parks for which there are many, Emmarentia Dam is a popular picnic destination and every now and then they host live music. The Maboneng Precinct is great for those wanting to experience the newly developed urban life in Johannesburg.

The Braamfontein area is great for the abundance of arts, culture and nightlife. Other notable areas are the iconic Melville and cosmopolitan Greenside, another great option to taking a short drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Cradle of Humankind.

Getting around

Johannesburg really is a sprawling city scape of roads and routes. Although public transport has improved with the introduction of the world class Gautrain rail network, this facility is still limited to where it can get to, so even more so than the other two major urban areas of the country a car is absolutely essential when wishing to navigate the city. The airport is a great place to achieve this as many of the leading car rental brands have offices from this location.

Length of stay

Johannesburg is doable in a week but if one wishes to really immerse themselves in the culture whilst experiencing neighboring towns, nature and wildlife, roughly two weeks would be a more sufficient time frame. If you feel you need more time please check the visa requirements of your country of origin before departure and to see how much time they give you and what are requirements for extending your visa.

What to pack

Its best to prepare for all weather conditions, the summer months are generally hot and dry and the winter months can become bitterly cold. Summer has the occasional thunderstorm so pack some waterproof clothing and a jacket or two.

Where to stay in and around Johannesburg

Maboneng

Maboneng is a newly developed area in the heart of Johannesburg, dedicated to building a more holistic, artistic city. There are a world of guest houses, backpackers and boutique hotels to choose from in the area.

Melville

Melville is a very established urban, residential, business and entertainment area in Johannesburg with a world of accommodation facilities to choose from which suit all budgets.

Greenside

Greenside is very similar to Melville but is also in close reach to some of picturesque parks the city has on offer.

Sandton

Sandton is one of the financial and business hubs of the city and is definitely a region which is for the higher end tourist looking for a bit of pampering and luxury in the city.

Why rent a car at Johannesburg International Airport with Drive South Africa

If you’re arriving at the O.R Tambo airport, Car rental Johannesburg Airport is the best way to experience all the amazing sights and sounds this amazing province and country has on offer.

Here at Drive South Africa we are waiting to make your every wish and demand a reality in terms of excellent value and service when renting a credible vehicle from a credible company. Get in touch today and get driving through South Africa.

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