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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.

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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
Car Hire available in these Countries
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
200 200 200 200 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

Chevrolet Spark Lite
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar Priced from
205 205 205 205 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

Volkswagen Move Up
Volkswagen Move Up or similar Priced from
230 230 230 230 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A small car with a big personality

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
230 230 230 230 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
235 235 235 235 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

Volkswagen Polo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo Hatch or similar Priced from
260 260 260 260 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
270 270 270 270 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
295 295 295 295 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

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch
Volkswagen 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 hatch is very popular on South African roads

Ford Fiesta Hatch
Ford Fiesta Hatch or similar Priced from
235 235 235 235 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
250 250 250 250 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
275 275 275 275 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar Priced from
285 285 285 285 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

MG-6
MG-6 or similar Priced from
290 290 290 290 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Mid sized vehicle

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
305 305 305 305 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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

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

Honda Jazz Automatic Transmission
Honda Jazz Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
320 320 320 320 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
345 345 345 345 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission
Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
355 355 355 355 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A reliable and comfortable family car

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
370 370 370 370 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The stylish, compact VW, very popular on South African roads

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

Nissan Almera
Nissan Almera or similar Priced from
405 405 405 405 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
420 420 420 420 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
440 440 440 440 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission
Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
455 455 455 455 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
465 465 465 465 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 Sonic Sedan Automatic
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan Automatic or similar Priced from
540 540 540 540 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Everyday comfort, high build quality and outstanding dynamics

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai 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

Chevrolet Cruze Automatic Transmission
Chevrolet Cruze Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
735 735 735 735 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Luxury and style combine with advanced technology in this sedan

BMW 320i Automatic
BMW 320i 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

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
715 715 715 715 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 118I
BMW 118I or similar Priced from
725 725 725 725 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Sheer driving pleasure

Honda Accord Automatic Transmission
Honda Accord Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
780 780 780 780 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Mercedes Benz A180
Mercedes Benz A180 or similar Priced from
805 805 805 805 per day
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults
  • Luggage: 1x lrg. 1x med.

Drive the best...or drive nothing

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
835 835 835 835 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
845 845 845 845 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Elevate your sense of "Alive"

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
945 945 945 945 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Audi A3
Audi A3 or similar Priced from
990 990 990 990 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfort, quality and sheer driving pleasure in this compact executive

Infinity Q70
Infinity Q70 or similar Priced from
1015 1015 1015 1015 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Sport sedan with a styling language all of its own

Mercedes C200 Automatic
Mercedes C200 Automatic or similar Priced from
1040 1040 1040 1040 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
1045 1045 1045 1045 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

A smooth and relaxing drive in this executive sedan

Mercedes E-Class
Mercedes E-Class or similar Priced from
1145 1145 1145 1145 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Take the scenic route

Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission
Mercedes Benz E200 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1340 1340 1340 1340 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
435 435 435 435 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

Honda Mobilio
Honda Mobilio or similar Priced from
575 575 575 575 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

An energetic comfortable Multi Purpose Vehicle

Nissan Livina
Nissan Livina or similar Priced from
575 575 575 575 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

An energetic comfortable MPV

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai 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

Hyundai H1 Panel Van
Hyundai H1 Panel Van or similar Priced from
660 660 660 660 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Premium groods transportation with seats for 2 people.

Nissan Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
890 890 890 890 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A practical multi-purpose vehicle with almost limitless versatility

Toyota Quantum
Toyota Quantum or similar Priced from
850 850 850 850 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 Kombi 8 Seater
Volkswagen T5 Kombi 8 Seater or similar Priced from
915 915 915 915 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 8 Seater
VW Transporter 8 Seater or similar Priced from
915 915 915 915 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

A multi-purpose vehicle for a comfortable driving experience .

Hyundai H1 8 Seater
Hyundai H1 8 Seater or similar Priced from
985 985 985 985 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
1130 1130 1130 1130 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

Popular 10 x Seater People Carrier

Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic
Volkswagen Transporter Crew Bus Automatic or similar Priced from
1165 1165 1165 1165 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
1300 1300 1300 1300 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
1325 1325 1325 1325 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
1470 1470 1470 1470 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

Volkswagen T6 Automatic 8 Seater
Volkswagen T6 Automatic 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1520 1520 1520 1520 per day
  • Automatic 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
575 575 575 575 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • None
  • 2x adults
  • Luggage:

The Nissan Hardbody is workhose with basic features

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai 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
615 615 615 615 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Renault Duster 2x4
Renault Duster 2x4 or similar Priced from
620 620 620 620 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoor lifestyles

Renault Duster 2x4
Renault Duster 2x4 or similar Priced from
660 660 660 660 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

These SUVs combine urban travel with outdoors lifestyles

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
690 690 690 690 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfortable and practical, a great all-rounder

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

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan X-Trail 2x4  SUV
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 SUV or similar Priced from
860 860 860 860 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
895 895 895 895 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

Dodge Journey
Dodge Journey or similar Priced from
945 945 945 945 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Ideal family holiday vehicle.

Toyota 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1075 1075 1075 1075 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4
Toyota Hilux 2.5 D-4D Double Cab 4x4 or similar Priced from
1165 1165 1165 1165 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Tough as nails. Solid as a rock

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1280 1280 1280 1280 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Traverse any terrain in this powerful, reliable 4x4

Ford Ranger 4x4 Automatic Transmission
Ford Ranger 4x4 Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
1345 1345 1345 1345 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

The automatic transmission makes this double cab a pleasure to drive

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
1395 1395 1395 1395 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle.

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