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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