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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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Hyundai Atos
Hyundai Atos or similar Priced from
202 202 202 202 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 Polo Vivo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch or similar Priced from
222 222 222 222 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Drive this great hatch pumped with power.

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
264 264 264 264 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

Chevrolet Spark Lite
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar Priced from
265 265 265 265 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

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
295 295 295 295 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • 2x adults & 2x children
  • Luggage: 2x med.

Style and safety in a versatile car designed for busy lives

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch or similar Priced from
340 340 340 340 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Opel Corsa Essentia
Opel Corsa Essentia or similar Priced from
203 203 203 203 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fully equipped with added features!

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
248 248 248 248 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission
Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
287 287 287 287 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

Toyota Etios Hatch
Toyota Etios Hatch or similar Priced from
295 295 295 295 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fun meets practicality in this urban hatch-back ride.

Hyundai i20 Hatch
Hyundai i20 Hatch or similar Priced from
298 298 298 298 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Nissan Tiida
Nissan Tiida or similar Priced from
304 304 304 304 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A firm favourite for families on the go.

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

This popular vehicle is a versatile family favourite

Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission
Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
349 349 349 349 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
362 362 362 362 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
396 396 396 396 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch Automatic or similar Priced from
401 401 401 401 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

This hatchdelivers responsive driving with excellent handling and safety

Nissan Almera
Nissan Almera or similar Priced from
420 420 420 420 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 Aveo
Chevrolet Aveo or similar Priced from
436 436 436 436 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
450 450 450 450 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Avanza Automatic
Toyota Avanza Automatic or similar Priced from
458 458 458 458 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 Cruz
Chevrolet Cruz or similar Priced from
465 465 465 465 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Volkswagen Polo Sedan Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Sedan Automatic or similar Priced from
486 486 486 486 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Everyday comfort and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
503 503 503 503 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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
808 808 808 808 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

Honda Accord Automatic Transmission
Honda Accord Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
546 546 546 546 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
685 685 685 685 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

BMW 320i
BMW 320i or similar Priced from
710 710 710 710 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
748 748 748 748 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 Benz C-Class Automatic
Mercedes Benz C-Class Automatic or similar Priced from
927.1 927.1 927.1 927.1 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A elegant saloon is a popular choice for the business executive

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
1096 1096 1096 1096 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
1314 1314 1314 1314 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmisison
Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmisison or similar Priced from
1336 1336 1336 1336 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
362 362 362 362 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
503 503 503 503 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

An energetic comfortable MPV

Hyundai H1 Panel Van
Hyundai H1 Panel Van or similar Priced from
556 556 556 556 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Premium groods transportation with seats for 2 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

Nissan Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
808 808 808 808 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
876 876 876 876 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

Hyundai H1
Hyundai H1 or similar Priced from
900 900 900 900 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Ideal transporters for large families and groups.

Hyundai H1
Hyundai H1 or similar Priced from
944 944 944 944 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with space for up to 8 people.

Volkswagen Kombi
Volkswagen Kombi or similar Priced from
1172 1172 1172 1172 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
1201 1201 1201 1201 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
1219 1219 1219 1219 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
1271 1271 1271 1271 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
1294 1294 1294 1294 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
1525 1525 1525 1525 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 Single Cab Hardbody
Nissan Single Cab Hardbody or similar Priced from
491 491 491 491 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • Luggage:

The Nissan is a reliable vehicle and perfect for rough terrain

Nissan Hardbody Single Cab
Nissan Hardbody Single Cab or similar Priced from
503 503 503 503 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • None
  • 2x adults
  • Luggage:

The Nissan Hardbody is workhose with basic features

Nissan X-Trail 2x4
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 or similar Priced from
527 527 527 527 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The car to match active lifestyles

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
649 649 649 649 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Volkswagen Tiguan 2x4 Automatic
Volkswagen Tiguan 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
687 687 687 687 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

This automatic SUV is an urban adventure vehicle

Nissan Double Cab 4x4
Nissan Double Cab 4x4 or similar Priced from
771 771 771 771 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
771 771 771 771 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Chevrolet Captiva 2x4 Automatic Tranmission
Chevrolet Captiva 2x4 Automatic Tranmission or similar Priced from
828 828 828 828 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

The automatic transmission makes this SUV a pleasure to drive

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 or similar Priced from
1274 1274 1274 1274 per day
  • Manual 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
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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