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South Africa 4x4 Hire

Drive South Africa has put explorers in South Africa 4x4 hire since 2002, our trained staff, industry knowledge and practical experience in off road and 4wd adventure means that you receive comprehensive customer service coupled with our extensive range of 4x4 car rental in South Africa.

Although blessed with a considerable network of paved roads, allowing for car hire cape town to grow, South Africa 4x4 hire is a thriving industry thanks to the latitude for exploration when venturing off the beaten track.  While a 2wd vehicle will carry you most places, there are certainly some areas that demand you rent a 4x4. South Africa offers technical and challenging 4wd routes as well as off road 4x4 trips in South Africa suited to the novice driver. Let Drive South Africa 4x4 rental place you at the helm of an off road vehicle.

Experience Africa with 4x4 Rental

We cater to both local and foreign customers, specialising in 4x4 South Africa, 4wd hire, fully equipped 4x4 vehicles, self-drive wildlife safaris and 4x4 off road adventure.

Our 4x4 rental in South Africa offers you the opportunity to experience rugged Africa from a vehicle designed to tackle the terrain you take it through, from the Garden Route to the Wild Coast and further north along the KwaZulu Natal coastline, or inland into the heart of the bushveld, the Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Kruger. South Africa is an off road enthusiast's play ground.

4x4 Hire South Africa

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Access Southern Africa and East Africa by 4x4 Hire

Our South Africa 4x4 car hire affiliates offer a comprehensive range of 4x4 rental in South Africa, making the collection and return of your rental car easy and convenient.

Drive South Africa has three main hubs for Southern Africa 4x4 hire: South Africa, Botswana and Namibia

Drive South Africa allow 4x4s rented in South Africa to be taken to all Southern Africa and East Africa countries, though some border crossing may require additional documentation (e.g. Tanzania and Kenya). Booking a 4x4 rental in South Africa, Botswana or Namibia and navigating through Southern and East Africa is a popular off road safari adventure undertaken by many of our customers. It is by far the most exhilarating and authentic way to explore Africa.

Drop off and collection of a 4x4 hire in South Africa is facilitated in all Southern and East Africa countries, however one-way fees may be applicable. Please confirm with one of our qualified consultants regarding one-way charges on 4x4 rental in South Africa.

Fully Equipped 4x4 Hire in South Africa

Drive South Africa offers its clients a choice of fully equipped 4x4 vehicle hire in South Africa, complete with safari and camping equipment. This equipment detail is designed to meet all your basic requirements for 4wd excursions from 4x4 Kruger Park safaris and African safaris to coastal and camping safaris. Please see our Camping and Safari Equipment page for full details of what is included in this option.

4x4 Insurance

Our South Africa 4x4 rental cars offer a range of insurance options:

  • Standard Cover Insurance
  • Medium Cover Insurance
  • Super Cover Insurance
  • zero excess Insurance

This extends to cover fully equipped 4x4 hire when applicable.

Online 4x4 Hire by Drive South Africa

Our 4x4 hire cars are sourced through a selection of trusted affiliates operating 4x4 rental in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, ensuring you a wide range of vehicles from a reputable supplier. Please see our dedicated South African 4x4 rental car detail page for comprehensive descriptions of the 4-wheel-drive vehicles we supply.

Drive South Africa's online 4x4 car hire and Cape Town Car rental service allows you to easily compare 4x4 rental prices and obtain quotes on our rental vehicles, helping you get the best value and cheap 4x4 rental prices.

We look forward to equipping you with the means to navigate Africa in your 4x4 off road vehicle.

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Popular South Africa 4x4 Hire Locations
A-Z of South Africa 4x4 Hire Locations
  • Aliwal North
  • Ballito
  • Bethlehem
  • Bloemfontein
  • Cape Town
  • Cape Winelands
  • Colesberg
  • De Aar
  • Durban
  • East London
  • Ellisras
  • Ermelo
  • Estcourt
  • Garden Route
  • George
  • Graaf-Reinet
  • Grahamstown
  • Harrismith
  • Hermanus
  • Hoedspruit
  • Howick
  • Jeffreys Bay
  • Johannesburg
  • Kathu
  • Kimberley
  • King Williams Town
  • Klerksdorp
  • Knysna
  • Kokstad
  • Kuruman
  • Ladybrand
  • Ladysmith
  • Mafikeng
  • Margate
  • Mogale City
  • Nelspruit
  • Newcastle
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Phalaborwa
  • Piet Retief
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Pilanesberg
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Polokwane
  • Port Alfred
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Potchefstroom
  • Pretoria
  • Richards Bay
  • Rustenburg
  • Saldanha
  • Sasolburg
  • Secunda
  • Southbroom
  • Springbok
  • St Francis Bay
  • St Lucia
  • Sun City
  • Umhlanga
  • Umtata
  • Upington
  • Vanderbijlpark
  • Vereeniging
  • Vredenburg
  • Vredendal
  • Vryheid
  • Welkom
  • Witbank
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