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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.

Car Hire

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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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Datsun Go
Datsun Go or similar Priced from
220 220 220 220 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

Ford Figo
Ford Figo or similar Priced from
255 255 255 255 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

Datsun GO
Datsun GO or similar Priced from
280 280 280 280 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A compact design with atmospheric space in mind

Ford Fiesta Hatch
Ford Fiesta Hatch or similar Priced from
300 300 300 300 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A zippy vehicle ideal for city travel

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
330 330 330 330 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

Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra or similar Priced from
360 360 360 360 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

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
400 400 400 400 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
420 420 420 420 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Datsun Go
Datsun Go or similar Priced from
430 430 430 430 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 TSI Hatch
Volkswagen Polo TSI Hatch or similar Priced from
540 540 540 540 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

Toyota Etios
Toyota Etios or similar Priced from
280 280 280 280 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Honda Brio Automatic
Honda Brio Automatic or similar Priced from
315 315 315 315 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Ford Focus
Ford Focus or similar Priced from
345 345 345 345 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Mid sized vehicle

Ford Fiesta Hatch
Ford Fiesta Hatch or similar Priced from
380 380 380 380 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fully equipped with added features!

Toyota Quest Automatic
Toyota Quest Automatic or similar Priced from
390 390 390 390 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Hyundai i20 Hatch
Hyundai i20 Hatch or similar Priced from
400 400 400 400 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar Priced from
435 435 435 435 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

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

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

Renault Sandero Stepway Hatch
Renault Sandero Stepway Hatch or similar Priced from
480 480 480 480 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fun meets practicality

Hyundai i20 Automatic Transmission
Hyundai i20 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
500 500 500 500 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
500 500 500 500 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Accent or similar Priced from
530 530 530 530 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla Quest Manual
Toyota Corolla Quest Manual or similar Priced from
530 530 530 530 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Delivers responsive driving with excellent handling and safety

Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar Priced from
535 535 535 535 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Ford Eco Sport
Ford Eco Sport or similar Priced from
590 590 590 590 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The high driving position makes this Crossover very popular

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic or similar Priced from
595 595 595 595 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Hyundai Accent Automatic Transmission
Hyundai Accent Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
620 620 620 620 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A reliable and comfortable family car

Volkswagen Polo Hatch Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Hatch Automatic or similar Priced from
630 630 630 630 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Exudes class and style

Ford Fusion Automatic
Ford Fusion Automatic or similar Priced from
675 675 675 675 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

a nimble mid-size vehicle with elegant design and notorious safety

Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic
Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic or similar Priced from
725 725 725 725 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar Priced from
795 795 795 795 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort and outstanding dynamics

Chevrolet Cruze Automatic Transmission
Chevrolet Cruze Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
835 835 835 835 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 A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission
Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
840 840 840 840 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
1595 1595 1595 1595 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A popular choice for a family holiday in the city

BMW 3 Series Automatic
BMW 3 Series Automatic or similar Priced from
690 690 690 690 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Audi A3
Audi A3 or similar Priced from
695 695 695 695 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
730 730 730 730 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Infinity Q50
Infinity Q50 or similar Priced from
965 965 965 965 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Elevate your sense of "Alive"

Audi A4 Automatic Transmission
Audi A4 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1085 1085 1085 1085 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
1170 1170 1170 1170 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
1330 1330 1330 1330 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
1390 1390 1390 1390 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
1390 1390 1390 1390 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A elegant saloon is a popular choice for the business executive

Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison
Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison or similar Priced from
1400 1400 1400 1400 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

BMW 3 Series Automatic
BMW 3 Series Automatic or similar Priced from
1525 1525 1525 1525 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Ford Tourneo Connect
Ford Tourneo Connect or similar Priced from
550 550 550 550 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

An energetic comfortable Multi Purpose Vehicle

Ford Eco Sport
Ford Eco Sport or similar Priced from
590 590 590 590 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The high driving position makes this Crossover very popular

Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
650 650 650 650 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
755 755 755 755 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A practical multi-purpose vehicle with almost limitless versatility

Toyota Quantum 10 Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 Seater or similar Priced from
845 845 845 845 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

VW Kombi 8 Seater
VW Kombi 8 Seater or similar Priced from
885 885 885 885 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

A multi-purpose vehicle for a comfortable driving experience .

Volkswagen T5/T6 Kombi  SWB 8 Seater
Volkswagen T5/T6 Kombi SWB 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1320 1320 1320 1320 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

Volkswagen T5 Automatic 8 Seater
Volkswagen T5 Automatic 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1325 1325 1325 1325 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
1350 1350 1350 1350 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
1410 1410 1410 1410 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
1420 1420 1420 1420 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
1465 1465 1465 1465 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

Hyundai H1 8 Seater
Hyundai H1 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1660 1660 1660 1660 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
1820 1820 1820 1820 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
1820 1820 1820 1820 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

Ford Eco Sport
Ford Eco Sport or similar Priced from
590 590 590 590 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The high driving position makes this Crossover very popular

Mitsubishi ASX SUV
Mitsubishi ASX SUV or similar Priced from
700 700 700 700 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan X-Trail
Nissan X-Trail or similar Priced from
755 755 755 755 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan Double Cab 2x4
Nissan Double Cab 2x4 or similar Priced from
765 765 765 765 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Added space of a double cab

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

Popular double cab

Toyota RAV4 Automatic
Toyota RAV4 Automatic or similar Priced from
870 870 870 870 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Ideal vehicle for a self-drive holiday

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
900 900 900 900 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfortable and practical, a great all-rounder

Renault Duster 4x2 SUV
Renault Duster 4x2 SUV or similar Priced from
920 920 920 920 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Nissan X-Trail 2x4
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 or similar Priced from
975 975 975 975 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Hyundai Tucson 4x2 Automatic SUV
Hyundai Tucson 4x2 Automatic SUV or similar Priced from
1015 1015 1015 1015 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4
Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4 or similar Priced from
1160 1160 1160 1160 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Tough as nails. Solid as a rock

Toyota RAV 4 SUV Automatic
Toyota RAV 4 SUV Automatic or similar Priced from
1165 1165 1165 1165 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

This automatic SUV is an urban adventure vehicle

Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Automatic or similar Priced from
1170 1170 1170 1170 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Powerful and comfortable

Toyota 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1215 1215 1215 1215 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
1245 1245 1245 1245 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle.

Dodge Journey
Dodge Journey or similar Priced from
1280 1280 1280 1280 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Ideal family holiday vehicle.

Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Auto
Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Auto or similar Priced from
1355 1355 1355 1355 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle

Toyota Hilux Double Cab
Toyota Hilux Double Cab or similar Priced from
1460 1460 1460 1460 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Solid build, a smooth engine and decent load bay

Ford Ranger 4x4 Automatic Transmission
Ford Ranger 4x4 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1465 1465 1465 1465 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

The automatic transmission makes this double cab a pleasure to drive

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1725 1725 1725 1725 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

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