Stress free road tripping with unlimited kilometer car rental in Southern Africa
Unlimited mileage car hire vs fixed kilometer car hire
Are you looking for a long term car to rent or a car for a long distance road trip? Then unlimited mileage car hire is the best option for your trip, as you will be reduced to 200 or 300km per day otherwise.
There are usually two types of car hire contracts:
- A fixed kilometers contract which gives you a fixed set of kilometres you can drive for that fee after which you will be charged for additional distance travelled.
- An unlimited mileage contract which puts your mind at ease as you don’t have to worry about passing a set amount of kilometres and be surprised by the bill when you return the car.
While unlimited mileage car hire may seem more expensive at first glance, it may actually be the cheaper option if you will be driving a long distance.
Weighing up the options but sometimes when you know that you would have to have a lot of driving it could be the best option to use an unlimited mileage car hire.
Car Hire FAQ’s
At what age are you allowed to rent a car in South Africa?
Most suppliers require foreign drivers to be 21 years old and South African drivers to be 23 years old before renting a vehicle. You must also have kept a valid driver’s license for at least two years before renting a car.
There are a variety of choices available depending on the provider, so please contact us if you are under the age of 25 and need to rent a vehicle in Cape Town.
How does the rental deposit work when hiring a Car in South Africa?
What are the requirements to rent a car in South Africa?
Are the roads fine to drive when renting a car in South Africa?
The roads in South Africa fair, However, there are some parts of South Africa where renting a bigger car such as an SUV will be to your benefit. If you want a more comfortable drive a 4x4 would also be a good option when renting a car in Cape Town.
Popular Rental Cars
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
1.4L manual with great fuel economy. South Africas top selling car. Seats 4 adults.
There are generally quite a few unlimited milage options available in the range.
Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI
For the traveller who loves luxury, the Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI is perfect. It seats four people comfortably and is automatic and equipped with aircon and a sound system to keep the family entertained while exploring this majestic country.
1.5L manual vehicle with great fuel economy. The Avanza has a spacious 5+2 configuration, this makes it a great family car that seats 5 adult passengers comfortably.
2.0L Turbocharged, manual transmission. Create memorable journeys in the VW Kombi which is comforbale, comes with loads of space and is made convenient for familes and groups of friends with easy entry and personal space. Seats 8 adults.
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Other types of vehicles available in
Standard cars, luxury cars, 4x4s and campers. Find just about any vehicle to hire in .
Drive in comfort and style in any of the luxury cars offered in Southern Africa. Convertibles, luxury sedans, sports cars, luxury SUVs and 4x4s.
From 2-berths to 6-berths. Choose a camper with all the modern comforts you need. Many include the kitchen sink.
Why rent from Drive South Africa?
Because we work with the best rental companies in Southern Africa, you have a pick of the lot. With 1000s of vehicles to choose from, unlimited mileage, easily comparable prices, cars sanitised on every rental, flexible cancellation and dedicated customer service, you know that Drive South Africa is your best bet.