Why book with us?

10 reasons why you should book a car with Drive South Africa

Dedicated customer service

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, from your first phone call to your secure online payment. We deliver a streamlined customer experience, ensuring your satisfaction every step of the way.

Expert car hire consultants

Our team of expert car hire consultants are trained to provide you with the best possible product advice and a complete travel service. We’ll help you choose the most suitable vehicle for your personal requirements and your journey.

Car Rental in Southern Africa

Based in Cape Town, Drive South Africa has extensive knowledge of Southern Africa. We offer comprehensive advice, extending far beyond vehicle hire, so you can make the most of your time in the region.

Top Car Hire Companies

We only use trusted and established car hire companies, providing reliable, latest-model vehicles, ensuring that you receive uncompromising peace of mind when hiring a car through us.

Online Car Hire Comparison

Our online car hires comparison service allows you to conveniently compare vehicles online, ensuring you find exactly what you’re after, and receive the best price from our top car hire companies.

Transparent Pricing

You won’t be surprised by hidden costs. We’ll show you all the fees, deposits and insurance you’ll have to pay upfront when hiring a vehicle through us.

Instant booking available

There’s no need to wait when hiring a vehicle with us. Book your vehicle instantly at a few of our selected partners through our easy-to-understand booking system.

No amendment or credit card fees

We believe in saving you unnecessary fees wherever possible so we don’t pass on any amendment or credit card fees to our customers.

Safe online payments and bookings

Our 128-bit online payment and booking service ensures your details are processed through a secure system, eliminating the chance of credit card fraud.

Financial protection

As a member of the Discover Africa Group – a registered member of the SATSA – we’re bonded with third party indemnity cover, which covers all monetary deposits lodged with us.

The Drive South Africa Team

What our customers say

We value the close customer relationships we build. Read what some our previous clients had to say about us.

Lourie H.

Lightning quick

Mr. Bernard Davids

Highly impressed with this team

Dr. L Suransky

Quotes invariably the best, service five-star

Gary Mcdonald

Can’t ask for more, efficient and friendly

The Drive South Africa story

Every journey has a beginning.


    Steve Conradie embarked on a six-month self-drive African safari, engaging his enthusiasm for 4×4 safaris and his desire to build on his previous African adventures. Upon returning, Steve met Andre Van Kets, a Business Science graduate with fervor for information technology, equally enthusiastic about Africa and the prospect of unlocking the continent to 4×4 fans through an online platform.


    Starting initially as 4×4 buy-back service, the company emerged as an early authority in the 4×4 market, being able to offer comprehensive advice and first-hand experience for journeys into Africa.

  • 2003 – RAPID GROWTH

    It wasn’t long before customers came looking for alternative to the 4×4 buy back option, wanting expert advice and short-term 4×4 hire. Drive South Africa decided to turn the outsourcing of 4×4 hiring into an in-house service and in March 2003 began leasing 4-wheel drive vehicles to customers. By June 2003, demand for Drive South Africa’s attentive customer service permeated into the car hire market, with increasing requests for car hire, Drive South Africa incorporated car hire into it’s product catalogue.


    Camper hire followed in 2004 and services such as chauffeur hire, transfers and self-drive tours emerged over the course of 2004 and 2005.


    With just over 50 000 rentals to both local and international clients we take customer satisfaction to the next level. Believe us.

Need Help?

+27 (0)21 423 1912

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5pm
Email: info@drivesouthafrica.com

Find a vehicle hire today

Browse through our selection of vehicle hire to suit your every need. We offer budget car hire to luxury car hire, for short term or extended long-term car hire in Southern Africa.

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