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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
196 196 196 196 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Drive this great hatch perfect for city driving

Hyundai Atos
Hyundai Atos or similar Priced from
215 215 215 215 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

Datsun GO
Datsun GO or similar Priced from
249 249 249 249 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • 2x adults & 2x children
  • Luggage: 1x med.

A compact design with atmospheric space in mind

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
259 259 259 259 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

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
286 286 286 286 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

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch or similar Priced from
296 296 296 296 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
206 206 206 206 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fully equipped with added features!

Hyundai i20 Hatch
Hyundai i20 Hatch or similar Priced from
226 226 226 226 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
300 300 300 300 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
318 318 318 318 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fun meets practicality in this urban hatch-back ride.

Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission
Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
324 324 324 324 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
325 325 325 325 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 Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
330 330 330 330 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 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.

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

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

This popular vehicle is a versatile family favourite

Chevrolet Aveo
Chevrolet Aveo or similar Priced from
357 357 357 357 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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.

Nissan Almera
Nissan Almera or similar Priced from
368 368 368 368 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
378 378 378 378 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, safety and quality in this sedan

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
384 384 384 384 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla or similar Priced from
396 396 396 396 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 Hatch Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch Automatic or similar Priced from
424 424 424 424 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

This hatchdelivers responsive driving with excellent handling and safety

Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission
Volkswagen Jetta Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
467 467 467 467 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Toyota Avanza Automatic
Toyota Avanza Automatic or similar Priced from
484 484 484 484 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
514 514 514 514 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
537 537 537 537 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
654 654 654 654 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
634 634 634 634 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
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

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
724 724 724 724 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
814 814 814 814 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
984 984 984 984 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
984 984 984 984 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A elegant saloon is a popular choice for the business executive

Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission
Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1152 1152 1152 1152 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

BMW 320i
BMW 320i or similar Priced from
1273 1273 1273 1273 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
1309 1309 1309 1309 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison
Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison 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
467 467 467 467 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
507 507 507 507 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 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

Nissan Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
745 745 745 745 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
773 773 773 773 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.

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 .

Volkswagen T5 Kombi 8 Seater
Volkswagen T5 Kombi 8 Seater or similar Priced from
970 970 970 970 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
1019 1019 1019 1019 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
1078 1078 1078 1078 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
1100 1100 1100 1100 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

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.

Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic
Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic or similar Priced from
1185 1185 1185 1185 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
1204 1204 1204 1204 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
1285 1285 1285 1285 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
1332 1332 1332 1332 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
1332 1332 1332 1332 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
507 507 507 507 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • None
  • 2x adults
  • Luggage:

The Nissan Hardbody is workhose with basic features

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
621 621 621 621 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan Qashqai SUV
Nissan Qashqai SUV or similar Priced from
622 622 622 622 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Renault Koleos/ Hyundai ix35
Renault Koleos/ Hyundai ix35 or similar Priced from
685 685 685 685 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
720.09 720.09 720.09 720.09 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan X-Trail 2x4
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 or similar Priced from
747 747 747 747 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
767 767 767 767 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

Volkswagen Tiguan 2x4 Automatic
Volkswagen Tiguan 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
787 787 787 787 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

This automatic SUV is an urban adventure vehicle

Chevrolet Captiva 2x4 Automatic Tranmission
Chevrolet Captiva 2x4 Automatic Tranmission or similar Priced from
817 817 817 817 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
1091 1091 1091 1091 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
1265 1265 1265 1265 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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