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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 at your own pace.

We offer an extensive range of vehicles, catering to local and international travellers. Whether it be budget car rental, luxury car hire or long term rentals, we provide it all across Southern Africa.

We’ll do the admin, you do the travelling

We only offer low mileage and the latest vehicle models, 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. Our association with established and reputable car hire companies ensures that you receive professional after sales service and are covered for any eventualities requiring roadside assistance.

We cover all airport car hire and city car rental, which means you’ll never be far from a rental branch, or a collection and return location.

Choose from a wide selection of vehicles to suit any budget

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 through Southern Africa.

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We offer the lowest car hire prices in Southern Africa

We conduct frequent car rental price comparisons across the motor industry to ensure we continue to bring you the lowest rates for car hire in Southern Africa.

We provide car hire in the following countries:

  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Please confirm with one of our travel consultants what documentation you require when travelling across international borders in your rental car.

Go on a self-drive journey through Southern 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.

Car Hire available in these Countries
Car Hire available in these Countries

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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
175 175 175 175 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

Ultra compact and zippy, this is an ideal run around for 1 or 2 persons

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
180 180 180 180 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A firm favourite with people on the go.

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
200 200 200 200 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 Hatchback
Ford Figo Hatchback or similar Priced from
200 200 200 200 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A very versatile hatch and a firm family favourite.

Datsun Go
Datsun Go or similar Priced from
240 240 240 240 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

Datsun GO
Datsun GO or similar Priced from
285 285 285 285 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A compact design with atmospheric space in mind

Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra or similar Priced from
365 365 365 365 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

Style and safety in a versatile car designed for busy lives

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch or similar Priced from
425 425 425 425 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Volkswagen Polo TSI Hatch
Volkswagen Polo TSI Hatch or similar Priced from
550 550 550 550 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • Luggage: 1x med. 1x small

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

Ford Fiesta Hatch
Ford Fiesta Hatch or similar Priced from
195 195 195 195 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fully equipped with added features!

Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar Priced from
225 225 225 225 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

Hyundai i20 Hatch
Hyundai i20 Hatch or similar Priced from
240 240 240 240 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
240 240 240 240 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A firm favourite for families on the go.

Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Accent or similar Priced from
290 290 290 290 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Kia Rio Automatic Transmission
Kia Rio Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
305 305 305 305 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

Chevrolet Aveo Automatic
Chevrolet Aveo Automatic or similar Priced from
330 330 330 330 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, safety and quality in this sedan

Hyundai Accent Automatic Transmission
Hyundai Accent Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
340 340 340 340 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A reliable and comfortable family car

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic or similar Priced from
410 410 410 410 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic
Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic or similar Priced from
430 430 430 430 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Almera
Nissan Almera or similar Priced from
460 460 460 460 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission
Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
485 485 485 485 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
510 510 510 510 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 Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar Priced from
545 545 545 545 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
595 595 595 595 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A popular choice for a family holiday in the city

Hyundai i20 Automatic
Hyundai i20 Automatic or similar Priced from
610 610 610 610 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Combining versatility and practicality with comfort

Chevrolet Cruze Automatic Transmission
Chevrolet Cruze Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
795 795 795 795 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Luxury and style combine with advanced technology in this sedan

Audi A4 Automatic Transmission
Audi A4 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
800 800 800 800 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
905 905 905 905 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Infinity Q50
Infinity Q50 or similar Priced from
985 985 985 985 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Elevate your sense of "Alive"

Audi A3
Audi A3 or similar Priced from
1025 1025 1025 1025 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

BMW 3 Series Automatic
BMW 3 Series Automatic or similar Priced from
1070 1070 1070 1070 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

BMW 3 Series Automatic
BMW 3 Series Automatic or similar Priced from
1095 1095 1095 1095 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Stylishly designed for driving pleasure

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
1190 1190 1190 1190 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Suzuki Ertiga
Suzuki Ertiga or similar Priced from
410 410 410 410 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A popular family car, this 5-seater offers space, economy and capability

Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
460 460 460 460 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 Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
770 770 770 770 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A practical multi-purpose vehicle with almost limitless versatility

Toyota Quantum Panel Van 2 Seater
Toyota Quantum Panel Van 2 Seater or similar Priced from
870 870 870 870 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Premium groods transportation with seats for 2 people

Volkswagen T6 Kombi  SWB 8 Seater
Volkswagen T6 Kombi SWB 8 Seater or similar Priced from
830 830 830 830 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 8 Seater
Hyundai H1 8 Seater or similar Priced from
910 910 910 910 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Ideal transporters for large families and groups.

Hyundai H1 8 Seater
Hyundai H1 8 Seater or similar Priced from
915 915 915 915 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 Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 Seater or similar Priced from
1135 1135 1135 1135 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

Popular 10 x Seater People Carrier

Volkswagen T6 SWB Automatic 8 Seater
Volkswagen T6 SWB Automatic 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1195 1195 1195 1195 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
1435 1435 1435 1435 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

Volkswagen T6 Automatic 8 Seater
Volkswagen T6 Automatic 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1450 1450 1450 1450 per day
  • Automatic 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
1485 1485 1485 1485 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 SUV
Nissan Qashqai SUV or similar Priced from
545 545 545 545 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The car to match active lifestyles

Toyota RAV4 SUV Automatic
Toyota RAV4 SUV Automatic or similar Priced from
605 605 605 605 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Ideal vehicle for a self-drive holiday

Renault Duster 4x2 SUV
Renault Duster 4x2 SUV or similar Priced from
665 665 665 665 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Nissan Double Cab 2x4
Nissan Double Cab 2x4 or similar Priced from
780 780 780 780 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Added space of a double cab

Hyundai Tucson 4x2 Automatic SUV
Hyundai Tucson 4x2 Automatic SUV or similar Priced from
785 785 785 785 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Toyota Single Cab 2x4
Toyota Single Cab 2x4 or similar Priced from
840 840 840 840 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

This single cab is a reliable vehicle and perfect for rough terrain

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
915 915 915 915 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfortable and practical, a great all-rounder

Nissan X-Trail
Nissan X-Trail or similar Priced from
920 920 920 920 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Ideal family holiday vehicle.

Nissan X-Trail 2x4
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 or similar Priced from
995 995 995 995 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
1025 1025 1025 1025 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

Toyota 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1080 1080 1080 1080 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX CVT 2WD
Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX CVT 2WD or similar Priced from
1100 1100 1100 1100 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Perfect holiday SUV

Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Automatic or similar Priced from
1120 1120 1120 1120 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Powerful and comfortable

Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4
Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4 or similar Priced from
1190 1190 1190 1190 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Tough as nails. Solid as a rock

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
1270 1270 1270 1270 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle.

Ford Ranger 4x4 Automatic Transmission
Ford Ranger 4x4 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1350 1350 1350 1350 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

The automatic transmission makes this double cab a pleasure to drive

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