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Drive South Africa gives you excellent car hire value with low rates, a professional service and the freedom to explore Africa. Cheap car rentals in South Africa and Eastern Africa is Drive South Africa’s specialty. Cheap car hire, South Africa, is easy with Drive South Africa.

As a car rental company we offer an extensive range of vehicles across our car hire network, catering to local and international customers. Our range extends from budget car rental to luxury car rental, for short term or extended long-term car rental in Southern Africa.

Drive South Africa Car Rental

Drive South Africa online car rental offers only low mileage and late model vehicles, available through our easy to use online reservation system. Car rental reservations are made by Drive South Africa on your behalf, ready to collect from the specified destination on time. Drive South Africa’s association with established and reputable car hire companies ensures you receive professional after sales service and are covered for any eventualities requiring roadside assistance and have access to multiple pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Southern Africa.

We cover all airport car hire and city car rental. You’ll never be far from a rental branch, or a collection and return location. Just because you’ve found cheap car hire in South Africa doesn’t mean you relinquish your right to comprehensive national assistance for break down cover or customer service, Drive South Africa ensures all its customers receive a professional and courteous service.

Online Car Hire Booking Service

As an online transport provider, Drive South Africa offers a comprehensive range of choices covering unlimited mileage, numerous drop-off locations and a selection of car insurance options to enable you to find the best package to suit your budget when traveling Southern Africa. Car rental insurance through Drive South Africa offers customers a choice of standard insurance cover and super insurance cover on all vehicles and a zero insurance excess option on our most popular vehicles.

Car Hire

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Cheap Car Rental South Africa

We conduct frequent vehicle rental price comparison across the motor industry to ensure we continue to bring you the lowest rates for car hire in Southern Africa. Cheap car hire, South Africa, economy car rental and luxury high end vehicles are all available through Drive South Africa specialist car rental service, we’ve got a car to help you to explore Southern Africa.  Our car rental policy allows cross border travel into the following countries:

  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Please confirm with one of our travel consultants what documentation you require when traveling across international borders in your rental car.

Car Hire Specials and Cheap Car Hire, South Africa

Self-drive holidays allow travelers to explore at their own pace, without the constraints and timetables of a scheduled tour. Drive South Africa promotes discount long-term vehicle hire and monthly specials to facilitate extended self-drive holidays through Africa. Our website has details of seasonal specials, airport rental deals and off peak rental rates so that cheap car hire, South Africa, can be easily organised. The best car rental rates is just a few clicks away.

4x4 Vehicles in Africa

Africa is a 4x4 enthusiast’s playground with limitless opportunity for off road adventure. Drive South Africa offers a broad range of 4x4 vehicles for hire in Africa and the best car rental rates. 4x4 hire can be provided fully equipped for up to 5 adults. We offer rates including and excluding camping equipment.

Car Hire available in these Countries
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Chevrolet Spark Lite
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar Priced from
178 178 178 178 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • None
  • 2x adults & 2x children
  • Luggage: 1x med.

Ultra compact and zippy, this is an ideal run around for 1 or 2 persons

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
185 185 185 185 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

Ultra compact and zippy, this is an ideal run around for 1 or 2 persons

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
212 212 212 212 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • 2x adults & 2x children
  • Luggage: 1x med. 1x small

A compact design with atmospheric space in mind

Volkswagen Move Up
Volkswagen Move Up or similar Priced from
220 220 220 220 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A small car with a big personality

Datsun GO
Datsun GO or similar Priced from
227 227 227 227 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • 2x adults & 2x children
  • Luggage: 1x med.

A compact design with atmospheric space in mind

Ford Figo
Ford Figo or similar Priced from
229 229 229 229 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

The most popular vehicle in its class, the versatile family favourite

Volkswagen Polo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Hatch or similar Priced from
241 241 241 241 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A zippy vehicle ideal for city travel

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
241 241 241 241 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A perfect compact innercity runner, this efficient car is a nimble ride

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
250 250 250 250 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • 2x adults & 2x children
  • Luggage: 1x med.

Style and safety in a versatile car designed for busy lives

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch or similar Priced from
291 291 291 291 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The stylish, compact hatch is very popular on South African roads

Ford Fiesta Hatch
Ford Fiesta Hatch or similar Priced from
229 229 229 229 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fully equipped with added features!

Polo Vivo Classic
Polo Vivo Classic or similar Priced from
254 254 254 254 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Designed for ease-of-use and practicality with excellent use of space

MG-6
MG-6 or similar Priced from
274 274 274 274 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Mid sized vehicle

Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar Priced from
278 278 278 278 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

Toyota Etios Hatch
Toyota Etios Hatch or similar Priced from
284 284 284 284 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fun meets practicality in this urban hatch-back ride.

Chevrolet Sonic Automatic
Chevrolet Sonic Automatic or similar Priced from
296 296 296 296 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Designed for ease-of-use and practicality with excellent use of space

Hyundai i20 Hatch
Hyundai i20 Hatch or similar Priced from
314 314 314 314 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build and easy-flat seating in this economical hatch

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
324 324 324 324 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The stylish, compact VW, very popular on South African roads

Honda Jazz Automatic Transmission
Honda Jazz Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
340 340 340 340 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

Toyota Quest Automatic
Toyota Quest Automatic or similar Priced from
353 353 353 353 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Almera
Nissan Almera or similar Priced from
356 356 356 356 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Designed for ease-of-use and practicality with excellent use of space

Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Cruze or similar Priced from
378 378 378 378 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

This popular vehicle is a versatile family favourite

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
380 380 380 380 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The most popular vehicle in its class, the versatile family favourite

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
380 380 380 380 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The most popular vehicle in its class, the versatile family favourite

Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission
Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
410 410 410 410 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
436 436 436 436 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The most popular vehicle in its class, a versatile family favourite

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch Automatic or similar Priced from
442 442 442 442 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

This hatchdelivers responsive driving with excellent handling and safety

Chevrolet Aveo Automatic
Chevrolet Aveo Automatic or similar Priced from
457 457 457 457 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

High on saftey, this compact sedan blends fun with performance.

Toyota Avanza Automatic
Toyota Avanza Automatic or similar Priced from
481 481 481 481 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A popular choice for a family holiday in the city

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan Automatic
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan Automatic or similar Priced from
488 488 488 488 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Volkswagen Polo Sedan Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Sedan Automatic or similar Priced from
547 547 547 547 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Everyday comfort and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
577 577 577 577 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The high driving position makes this Crossover very popular

Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission
Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
652 652 652 652 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Luxury and style combine with advanced technology in this luxury sedan

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
681 681 681 681 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Honda Accord Automatic Transmission
Honda Accord Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
700 700 700 700 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

BMW 320i Automatic
BMW 320i Automatic or similar Priced from
714 714 714 714 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Audi A4
Audi A4 or similar Priced from
745 745 745 745 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Infinity Q50
Infinity Q50 or similar Priced from
749 749 749 749 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Elevate your sense of "Alive"

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
755 755 755 755 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Mercedes Benz A180
Mercedes Benz A180 or similar Priced from
782 782 782 782 per day
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults
  • Luggage: 1x lrg. 1x med.

Drive the best...or drive nothing

Mercedes C200 Automatic
Mercedes C200 Automatic or similar Priced from
785 785 785 785 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

BMW 118I
BMW 118I or similar Priced from
822 822 822 822 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Sheer driving pleasure

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
921 921 921 921 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

BMW 3 Series Automatic
BMW 3 Series Automatic or similar Priced from
964 964 964 964 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Mercedes Benz C-Class Automatic
Mercedes Benz C-Class Automatic or similar Priced from
964 964 964 964 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A elegant saloon is a popular choice for the business executive

Mercedes E-Class
Mercedes E-Class or similar Priced from
1039 1039 1039 1039 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Take the scenic route

Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission
Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1104 1104 1104 1104 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison
Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison or similar Priced from
1335 1335 1335 1335 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

Nissan Livina
Nissan Livina or similar Priced from
436 436 436 436 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

An energetic comfortable MPV

Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
465 465 465 465 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A popular family car, this 5-seater offers space, economy and capability

Honda Mobilio
Honda Mobilio or similar Priced from
550 550 550 550 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

An energetic comfortable Multi Purpose Vehicle

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
577 577 577 577 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The high driving position makes this Crossover very popular

Nissan Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
742 742 742 742 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A practical multi-purpose vehicle with almost limitless versatility

Nissan Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
756 756 756 756 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A practical multi-purpose vehicle with almost limitless versatility

Volkswagen T5 Kombi 8 Seater
Volkswagen T5 Kombi 8 Seater or similar Priced from
870 870 870 870 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

Toyota Quantum
Toyota Quantum or similar Priced from
870 870 870 870 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

VW Transporter Crew Bus
VW Transporter Crew Bus or similar Priced from
916 916 916 916 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

A multi-purpose vehicle for a comfortable driving experience .

Hyundai H1 8 Seater
Hyundai H1 8 Seater or similar Priced from
945 945 945 945 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Ideal transporters for large families and groups.

Toyota Quantum 10 Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 Seater or similar Priced from
1029 1029 1029 1029 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

Volkswagen T5 8 Seater
Volkswagen T5 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1049 1049 1049 1049 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic
Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic or similar Priced from
1060 1060 1060 1060 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Only Automatic Transmission People Mover on Fleet

Toyota Quantum 10 Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 Seater or similar Priced from
1078 1078 1078 1078 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

Popular 10 x Seater People Carrier

Toyota Quantum 14 Seater
Toyota Quantum 14 Seater or similar Priced from
1234 1234 1234 1234 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 14x adults

An ever popular comfortable people carrier for groups of up to 14 people

Toyota Quantum 10 Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 Seater or similar Priced from
1288 1288 1288 1288 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

Reliable and versatile people carrier

Volkswagen Kombi
Volkswagen Kombi or similar Priced from
1288 1288 1288 1288 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

Nissan Hardbody Single Cab
Nissan Hardbody Single Cab or similar Priced from
436 436 436 436 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • None
  • 2x adults
  • Luggage:

The Nissan Hardbody is workhose with basic features

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
577 577 577 577 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The high driving position makes this Crossover very popular

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
582 582 582 582 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfortable and practical, a great all-rounder

Mitsubishi ASX SUV
Mitsubishi ASX SUV or similar Priced from
630 630 630 630 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan Double Cab 4x4
Nissan Double Cab 4x4 or similar Priced from
646 646 646 646 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

4x4 power and traction and additional space of a double cab

Nissan X-Trail 2x4
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 or similar Priced from
646 646 646 646 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Renault Duster 2x4
Renault Duster 2x4 or similar Priced from
682 682 682 682 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Nissan X-Trail 2x4  SUV
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 SUV or similar Priced from
690 690 690 690 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A car to match an active lifestyle

Nissan X-Trail 4x4
Nissan X-Trail 4x4 or similar Priced from
720 720 720 720 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The car to match active lifestyles

Volkswagen Tiguan 2x4 Automatic
Volkswagen Tiguan 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
780 780 780 780 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

This automatic SUV is an urban adventure vehicle

Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4
Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4 or similar Priced from
839 839 839 839 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Tough as nails. Solid as a rock

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
1007 1007 1007 1007 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle.

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1386 1386 1386 1386 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

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