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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
193 193 193 193 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

VW Polo Vivo Hatch
VW Polo Vivo Hatch or similar Priced from
230 230 230 230 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Drive this great hatch pumped with power.

Toyota Aygo
Toyota Aygo or similar Priced from
258 258 258 258 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

Safe and secure with nippy acceleration and compact sophistication

Hyundai Atos
Hyundai Atos 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 Atos
Hyundai Atos or similar Priced from
276 276 276 276 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • 2x adults & 2x children
  • Luggage: 1x med. 1x small

A firm favourite with people on the go.

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
287 287 287 287 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

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

VW Polo Vivo Hatch
VW 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 VW, very popular on South African roads

Hyundai i20 Hatch
Hyundai i20 Hatch or similar Priced from
259 259 259 259 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Opel Corsa Essentia
Opel Corsa Essentia or similar Priced from
274 274 274 274 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
305 305 305 305 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

VW Polo Classic
VW Polo Classic or similar Priced from
315 315 315 315 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Etios Hatch
Toyota Etios Hatch or similar Priced from
320 320 320 320 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fun meets practicality in this urban hatch-back ride.

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

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo is very versatile and a firm family favourite.

Toyota Corolla (Automatic)
Toyota Corolla (Automatic) or similar Priced from
348 348 348 348 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
354 354 354 354 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
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
367 367 367 367 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 Tiida
Nissan Tiida or similar Priced from
367 367 367 367 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A firm favourite for families on the go.

Chevrolet Aveo
Chevrolet Aveo or similar Priced from
377 377 377 377 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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

Everyday comfort, safety and quality in this sedan

Chevrolet Cruz
Chevrolet Cruz or similar Priced from
385 385 385 385 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

VW Polo Vivo Sedan
VW 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 Jetta (Automatic Transmission)
Volkswagen Jetta (Automatic Transmission) or similar Priced from
420 420 420 420 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Tiida
Nissan Tiida 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

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch or similar Priced from
436 436 436 436 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The Polo delivers responsive driving with excellent handling and safety

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

Nissan Tiida Automatic
Nissan Tiida Automatic 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

Kia Rio Sedan
Kia Rio Sedan or similar Priced from
528 528 528 528 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
Volkswagen Jetta 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

BMW 320i
BMW 320i or similar Priced from
611 611 611 611 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
630 630 630 630 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
Honda Accord or similar Priced from
655 655 655 655 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
692 692 692 692 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Lexus IS250
Lexus IS250 or similar Priced from
1007 1007 1007 1007 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The lines of the Lexus IS250 emphasise its power.

Mercedes C200
Mercedes C200 or similar Priced from
1096 1096 1096 1096 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 E200
Mercedes Benz E200 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
Mercedes Benz E200 or similar Priced from
1405 1405 1405 1405 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
455 455 455 455 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

Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
533 533 533 533 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 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 Innova
Toyota Innova 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

Hyundai H1 Panel Van
Hyundai H1 Panel Van or similar Priced from
993 993 993 993 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Premium groods transportation with seats for 2 people.

Hyundai H1
Hyundai H1 or similar Priced from
786 786 786 786 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
940 940 940 940 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
1170 1170 1170 1170 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with space for up to 8 people.

Toyota Quantum 10 x Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 x 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 Kombi
Volkswagen Kombi or similar Priced from
1274 1274 1274 1274 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

Hyundai H1 8 x Seater
Hyundai H1 8 x 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 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

Renault Koleos/ Hyundai ix35
Renault Koleos/ Hyundai ix35 or similar Priced from
537 537 537 537 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Nissan Single Cab Hardbody
Nissan Single Cab Hardbody or similar Priced from
572 572 572 572 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • Luggage:

The Nissan is a reliable vehicle and perfect for rough terrain

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 X-Trail 2x4
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 or similar Priced from
593 593 593 593 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan Hardbody Double Cab 2x4
Nissan Hardbody Double Cab 2x4 or similar Priced from
695 695 695 695 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Nissan Double Cab 4x2 is perfect for the rough and rocky terrain.

Kia Sportage 2x4 Auto
Kia Sportage 2x4 Auto or similar Priced from
747 747 747 747 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

This automatic SUV is an urban adventure vehicle

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
756 756 756 756 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

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

Nissan 4x4 Double Cab
Nissan 4x4 Double Cab 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 4x4
Nissan X-Trail 4x4 or similar Priced from
1138 1138 1138 1138 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The car to match active lifestyles

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 (or similar)
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 (or similar) or similar Priced from
1295 1295 1295 1295 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle.

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