Affordable Car Rental in Pretoria
Pretoria is South Africa’s administrative and parliamentary capital, and its lush suburbs come to life every spring with the blooming of the jacaranda trees. Drive South Africa offers the best and cheapest car hire and 4×4 rental options in Pretoria.
Car Rental Pretoria, South Africa
Because it’s close to Johannesburg, hiring a car in Pretoria makes it easy to explore both of Gauteng’s major urban hubs and discover the surrounding attractions, such as nature reserves, lion parks, excellent shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
When’s the best time to visit Pretoria?
Home to nearly 70 000 Jacaranda trees, Pretoria is known locally as ‘The Jacaranda City’. The best time to visit would be spring (around September), when the trees transform the streets in a brilliant display of purple blooms.
Around the Area in Pretoria
The Union Buildings are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the well-kept grounds while you take in the iconic architecture. Another popular spot to visit would be the towering Voortrekker Monument, which pays homage to South Africa’s settler history. A short drive out from the center of Pretoria, you’ll find the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, a great place to go hiking, enjoy a picnic, and do some fly fishing and bird watching.
Monument in Pretoria Park
Getting around Pretoria
Pretoria isn’t as large and sprawling as Johannesburg, but public transport is still quite limited. Hiring a car is the ideal way to get around to all the most popular sights in Pretoria. There are plenty of excellent 4×4 trails near Pretoria, so consider hiring a 4×4 and going on an off-road adventure.
How long should you stay in Pretoria?
Although Pretoria has many historically significant locations, you’ll easily be able to see all of them within a week. If you’re looking to explore the surrounding areas, see some wildlife, and do some off-road driving, we’d recommend you stay for at least two weeks. Compare 4×4 rental cars the easy way and get the best rates with Drive South Africa.
Streets of Gauteng
What to pack for Pretoria
Pretoria enjoys hot and sunny summers with the occasional thunderstorm, while winter can get very cold and wet. Pack light, cool clothing for summer and warmer layers for winter.
Where to stay in Pretoria
The world-class Gautrain services Centurion, so commuting into Johannesburg is a breeze. The area offers plenty of places to stay, from guest houses to major hotels, and the shopping and dining options are great.
Menlyn has plenty of great accommodation options and is home to the Menlyn Mall, which features cinemas, world-class cafes, and restaurants.
This tranquil suburban area is just outside the CBD and has plenty of great places to stay, from charming guest houses to trendy boutique hotels.
Well known for its dam, where people enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other watersports, Hartbeespoort is close to nature and offers some excellent 4×4 trails.
Cheap Car Rental Pretoria FAQ’s
How old must you be to rent a car in Pretoria?
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 renting a cheap car.
There are various options depending on the supplier so please contact us if you are below this age and need to rent a vehicle when renting a cheap car in Pretoria.
How will my rental deposit work in Pretoria?
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 renting a car.
There are various options depending on the supplier so please contact us if you are below this age and need to rent a vehicle when renting a car in Pretoria.
How do I rent a car in Pretoria?
Renting a cheap car in Pretoria has never been easier by being able to rent straight off of the Drive South Africa website. If you are having problems don’t hesitate to give us a call in order to rent any type of vehicle you desire.
How are the roads in Pretoria?
The roads are good in Pretoria and will not give you any problems. Some roads going outside the city of Pretoria could give you a little more trouble but one can rent a 4×4 in Pretoria to tackle the surface.
FAQs for Car Hire in Pretoria
Hertz South Africa Domestic, Bluu Car Rental South Africa (Domestic), First South Africa Domestic, Thrifty Car Rental South Africa offer car hire in Pretoria that adhere to strict COVID-19 health, cleaning and safety standards.
You can hire a car in Pretoria from ZAR 335 per day for a Hyundai Grand i10 from Thrifty Car Rental.
The cheapest car to hire in Pretoria is the Hyundai Grand i10 from Thrifty Car Rental. You can rent the Hyundai Grand i10 from ZAR 335 per day.
The cheapest car hire agency in Pretoria right now is Thrifty Car Rental. Book directly with them via Drive South Africa.
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SUV / 4x4s car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 830 per day to ZAR 3035 per day.
People Movers car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 1080 per day to ZAR 2555 per day.
Luxury Cars car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 760 per day to ZAR 1825 per day.
Standard Cars car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 420 per day to ZAR 1210 per day.
MPVs car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 705 per day to ZAR 1025 per day.
Commercial / Bakkie car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 520 per day to ZAR 935 per day.
Compact Cars car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 335 per day to ZAR 695 per day.
It costs ZAR 2345 to hire a car for a week in Pretoria. The cheapest weekly car rental rate is for the Hyundai Grand i10 by Thrifty Car Rental.
It costs ZAR 10050 per month to hire a car long term in Pretoria. The cheapest monthly car rental rate is for the Hyundai Grand i10 by Thrifty Car Rental. You can pay up to ZAR 10050 per month to hire a Hyundai Grand i10 long term in Pretoria.
The most popular car hire locations in Pretoria are Pretoria City Centre, Menlyn, Centurion, Hatfield.
The most popular car hire companies in Pretoria are Hertz, Bluu Car Rental South Africa, First Car Rental Domestic, Thrifty Car Rental.
Petrol costs from ZAR 22.81 per litre up to ZAR 23.46 per liter in Pretoria. Diesel costs from ZAR 23.26 per litre up to ZAR 24.22 per liter in Pretoria. Last updated at 2022-12-14 11:33:31
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