Cheap Car Hire at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg airport is a great place to hire 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 cheap Car hire Johannesburg Airport wish come true. When Hiring a car in OR Tambo.

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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.

Cheap Car hire Johannesburg Airport really is a breeze and many of the major brands are waiting to be driven around the roads of this leading city. 

Best Time to Visit Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

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 the 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.

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Pretoria, South Africa

Cheap Car hire Johannesburg Airport is a great way to 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.

A lot of questions get asked including, How to hire a cheap car at OR Tambo and that has a easy answer which would be by hiring a car through Drive South Africa’s website. 

Around the Area in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

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.

Johannesburg airport cheap car hire will ensure you that you are able to get to all these great places efficiently. It is always a good idea when hiring a car at OR Tambo to first map out the area.

If you are heading outside of Johanneburg, and need some more car you can hire a 4x4 in Johannesburg airport.

Getting Around OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg 

Johannesburg really is a sprawling cityscape of roads and routes.

When Flying into OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, you can count on Drive South Afica to give you the best and cheapest prices for any cr hire in South Africa.

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. 

Hiring the right car with Drive South Africa is always the first step.

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Length of Stay in OR Tambo Airport Johannesburgurg

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.

Cheap Car hire Johannesburg Airport will give you the freedom to venture further which might prompt you to extend your stay. It is important to know how long you will be in the area in order for you to plan for a cheaper or budget car hire at OR Tambo.

If you are feeling up to having a long trip in South Africa consider having a garden route self-drive experience

What to Pack in For OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg

It’s 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. It is important to hire a cheap car at OR Tambo to suit your needs regarding the weather forecast.

Where to Stay in Johannesburg 


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.


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.

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Why Hire a Car at Johannesburg Airport with Drive South Africa

If you’re arriving at the O.R Tambo airport, this is the best place to rent a car in Johannesburg if one wishes 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 hiring a credible vehicle from a credible company. Get in touch today and get driving through South Africa.

This city will more than likely be your destination of arrival Johannesburg airport car hire will ensure you have the easiest possible arrival and experience whilst exploring the city and surrounding areas.

When hiring a car with Drive South Africa it is important to know that we know exactly how to help you hire a cheap car at OR Tambo and is willing to give you our absolute best when hiring a car in OR Tambo.

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Cheap Car Hire OR Tambo Airport FAQ’s

How Old must I be to Hire a car in OR Tambo?

Most suppliers require you to be 21 as an international driver and 23 for South African drivers, you are also required to have held a valid license for at least 2 years before hiring a car.

There are various options depending on the supplier so please contact us if you are below this age and need to hire a vehicle.

To Hire a Car in OR Tambo you must be 25 years old.

Will the tank be full when I receive it in OR Tambo?

Fuel is charged from depot to depot in Johannesburg and the rest of South Africa. Every vehicle leaves the depot full and is re-fuelled upon return. If your vehicle is delivered to you then the tank may not be completely full depending on the distance from the nearest depot.

In the same way, if your vehicle is collected from you it will be re-fuelled when it returns to the depot so you will be liable for the cost of the fuel from the collection point to the nearest depot.

How does my rental deposit work when hiring a car in OR Tambo?

When you hire a car in Johannesburg, if you have chosen a package with an excess then you will be required to have he full excess value available on your credit card for a deposit. If you return the vehicle without any damages then this amount will be refunded to you. If repairs are required or parts need to be replaced then you will be charged the correct amount and any remaining funds will be refunded to you.

No matter what package you have chosen you will be required to pay a rental deposit. This varies from R1000 to R2000 depending on which supplier is used. This deposit will be refunded if the vehicle is returned on or before the agreed date and time with a full fuel tank. If the vehicle requires re-fuelling then you will be charged for this and the remaining funds will be refunded. If you return your vehicle late without contacting Drive South Africa then you will be charged for the additional days at the supplier’s extension rates.

Can a vehicle model be guaranteed in OR Tambo?

No. A specific model can be requested but not guaranteed. Rental vehicles are put into group i.e. Group A or Group D, so you will be hiring a car in a specific group, not a specific vehicle. The supplier reserves the right to replace certain models on their fleet without prior notification. The advertised vehicle gives an indication of the type of vehicle and features to be expected.

The only time you will hire a specific vehicle is when you enquire around our luxury fleet.

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