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Car Hire

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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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 or similar Priced from
195 195 195 195 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
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

Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto or similar Priced from
255 255 255 255 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

Datsun GO
Datsun GO or similar Priced from
290 290 290 290 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults & 2x children

A compact design with atmospheric space in mind

Volkswagen Polo Hatch
Volkswagen Polo 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

Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra or similar Priced from
320 320 320 320 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
375 375 375 375 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
465 465 465 465 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
225 225 225 225 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
280 280 280 280 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Popular and versatile go anywhere family vehicle

Polo Vivo Classic
Polo Vivo Classic 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

Toyota Etios Hatch
Toyota Etios Hatch or similar Priced from
310 310 310 310 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Fun meets practicality in this urban hatch-back ride.

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

Good looks, quality build in this economical vehicle

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

Toyota Corolla Automatic Transmission
Toyota Corolla 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

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

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

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

This popular vehicle is a versatile family favourite

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedan or similar Priced from
415 415 415 415 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission
Audi A3 Sportback Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
440 440 440 440 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
455 455 455 455 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
490 490 490 490 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
495 495 495 495 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

This hatchdelivers responsive driving with excellent handling and safety

Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission
Nissan Almera Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
560 560 560 560 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

Volkswagen Polo Sedan Automatic
Volkswagen Polo Sedan Automatic or similar Priced from
585 585 585 585 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults & 1x children

Everyday comfort and outstanding dynamics

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

Ford Fusion Automatic
Ford Fusion Automatic or similar Priced from
680 680 680 680 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

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

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

Honda Accord Automatic Transmission
Honda Accord Automatic Transmission or similar Priced from
670 670 670 670 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
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
720 720 720 720 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
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

BMW 118I
BMW 118I or similar Priced from
780 780 780 780 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Sheer driving pleasure

Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison
Audi A6 Automatic Transmisison or similar Priced from
900 900 900 900 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
935 935 935 935 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
935 935 935 935 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A elegant saloon is a popular choice for the business executive

Infinity Q50
Infinity Q50 or similar Priced from
960 960 960 960 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Elevate your sense of "Alive"

Mercedes Benz A180
Mercedes Benz A180 or similar Priced from
1005 1005 1005 1005 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Drive the best...or drive nothing

Mercedes C Class Automatic
Mercedes C Class Automatic or similar Priced from
1185 1185 1185 1185 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

A compact executive with quality German engineering under the hood

Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza or similar Priced from
465 465 465 465 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
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

Nissan Evalia NV200
Nissan Evalia NV200 or similar Priced from
835 835 835 835 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
925 925 925 925 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
1080 1080 1080 1080 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
1095 1095 1095 1095 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
1300 1300 1300 1300 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
1300 1300 1300 1300 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

Toyota Quantum 10 Seater
Toyota Quantum 10 Seater or similar Priced from
1320 1320 1320 1320 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 10x adults

The ever popular comfortable people carrier for large familes and groups

Volkswagen Kombi 8 Seater
Volkswagen Kombi 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1345 1345 1345 1345 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 8x adults

Premium group transportation with versatile seating and plenty of space

Volkswagen T6 Automatic 8 Seater
Volkswagen T6 Automatic 8 Seater or similar Priced from
1550 1550 1550 1550 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
1585 1585 1585 1585 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

Chevrolet Utility 1.4 Half Ton
Chevrolet Utility 1.4 Half Ton or similar Priced from
435 435 435 435 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • Luggage: 2x lrg. 2x med.

Reliable work horse

Nissan NP200
Nissan NP200 or similar Priced from
505 505 505 505 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Most popular light commercial vehicle

Nissan Hardbody Single Cab
Nissan Hardbody Single Cab or similar Priced from
560 560 560 560 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • None
  • 2x adults
  • Luggage:

The Nissan Hardbody is workhose with basic features

Mitsubishi ASX SUV
Mitsubishi ASX SUV or similar Priced from
580 580 580 580 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

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 Hilux Single Cab One Ton
Toyota Hilux Single Cab One Ton or similar Priced from
640 640 640 640 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Solid build, a smooth engine and decent load bay

Nissan X-Trail 2x4  SUV
Nissan X-Trail 2x4 SUV or similar Priced from
690 690 690 690 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

A car to match an active lifestyle

Nissan Hardbody Single Cab Diesel
Nissan Hardbody Single Cab Diesel or similar Priced from
725 725 725 725 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • 2x adults
  • Luggage:

The Nissan Hardbody is a workhorse with basic features

Nissan Double Cab 2x4
Nissan Double Cab 2x4 or similar Priced from
750 750 750 750 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Added space of a double cab

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai or similar Priced from
750 750 750 750 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Comfortable and practical, a great all-rounder

Ford Kuga Ecoboost
Ford Kuga Ecoboost 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

Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 One Ton
Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 One Ton or similar Priced from
765 765 765 765 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Solid build, a smooth engine and decent load bay

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

Dodge Journey
Dodge Journey or similar Priced from
830 830 830 830 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
830 830 830 830 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

The car to match active lifestyles

Nissan NV350 Panelvan
Nissan NV350 Panelvan or similar Priced from
860 860 860 860 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD-MP3
  • Power Steering
  • Luggage:

Popular light commercial van

Toyota RAV 4 SUV Automatic
Toyota RAV 4 SUV Automatic or similar Priced from
865 865 865 865 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

This automatic SUV is an urban adventure vehicle

Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x2 Diesel
Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x2 Diesel or similar Priced from
945 945 945 945 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 2x adults

Reliable single cab

Toyota Fortuner 2x4 Auto
Toyota Fortuner 2x4 Auto or similar Priced from
1035 1035 1035 1035 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle

Toyota 4x4 Double Cab
Toyota 4x4 Double Cab or similar Priced from
1040 1040 1040 1040 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
1080 1080 1080 1080 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Tough as nails. Solid as a rock

Toyota Hilux Double Cab
Toyota Hilux Double Cab or similar Priced from
1185 1185 1185 1185 per day
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 4x adults

Solid build, a smooth engine and decent load bay

Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 2x4 Automatic or similar Priced from
1295 1295 1295 1295 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
1415 1415 1415 1415 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 4X4 Automatic
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4-D 4X4 Automatic or similar Priced from
1550 1550 1550 1550 per day
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning & Radio-CD
  • Power Steering
  • 5x adults

Popular and reliable SUV, ideal family holiday vehicle

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