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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 Atos
Hyundai Atos or similar Priced from
218 218 218 218 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

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

Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta or similar 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

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
326 326 326 326 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Drive this great hatch perfect for city driving

Chevrolet Spark Lite
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar Priced from
401 401 401 401 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

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
443 443 443 443 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
513 513 513 513 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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

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

Opel Corsa Essentia
Opel Corsa Essentia or similar Priced from
351 351 351 351 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fully equipped with added features!

Ford Focus Automatic
Ford Focus 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

Hyundai i20 Hatch
Hyundai i20 Hatch or similar Priced from
357 357 357 357 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
391 391 391 391 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
403 403 403 403 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 Automatic Transmission
Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
445 445 445 445 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

Chevrolet Aveo
Chevrolet Aveo or similar Priced from
458 458 458 458 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Chevrolet Cruz
Chevrolet Cruz or similar Priced from
500 500 500 500 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission
Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
538 538 538 538 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
570 570 570 570 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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

Toyota Avanza Automatic
Toyota Avanza Automatic or similar Priced from
585 585 585 585 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A popular choice for a family holiday in the city.

Nissan Almera
Nissan Almera or similar Priced from
627 627 627 627 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
671 671 671 671 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
768 768 768 768 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission
Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1151 1151 1151 1151 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

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

Honda Accord Automatic Transmission
Honda Accord Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
839 839 839 839 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

BMW 320i
BMW 320i or similar Priced from
848 848 848 848 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Mercedes C180
Mercedes C180 or similar Priced from
884 884 884 884 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
888 888 888 888 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
1626 1626 1626 1626 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission
Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1948 1948 1948 1948 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

Nissan Grand Livina
Nissan Grand Livina or similar Priced from
550 550 550 550 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults & 1x children

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

Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
583 583 583 583 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

Nissan Livina
Nissan Livina or similar Priced from
768 768 768 768 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

An energetic comfortable MPV

Nissan Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
1151 1151 1151 1151 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A practical multi-purpose vehicle with almost limitless versatility

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
Hyundai H1 or similar Priced from
1096 1096 1096 1096 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Ideal transporters for large families and groups.

Volkswagen T5 Kombi 8 Seater
Volkswagen T5 Kombi 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1203 1203 1203 1203 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic
Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic or similar Priced from
1363 1363 1363 1363 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
1384 1384 1384 1384 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

Popular 10 x Seater People Carrier

Toyota Quantum 10 Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 Seater or similar Priced from
1817 1817 1817 1817 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
1854 1854 1854 1854 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

Toyota Quantum 14 Seater
Toyota Quantum 14 Seater or similar Priced from
2181 2181 2181 2181 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

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

Renault Koleos/ Hyundai ix35
Renault Koleos/ Hyundai ix35 or similar Priced from
677 677 677 677 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

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

Nissan Hardbody Single Cab
Nissan Hardbody Single Cab or similar Priced from
768 768 768 768 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • None
  • 2x adults
  • Luggage:

The Nissan Hardbody is workhose with basic features

Nissan Qashqai SUV
Nissan Qashqai SUV or similar Priced from
773 773 773 773 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan X-Trail 2x4
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 or similar Priced from
850.9 850.9 850.9 850.9 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A car to match an active lifestyle

Nissan Double Cab 4x4
Nissan Double Cab 4x4 or similar Priced from
1140 1140 1140 1140 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
1140 1140 1140 1140 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1320 1320 1320 1320 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

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