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Car Hire South Africa

Drive South Africa gives you excellent car hire in South Africa. We offer only the lowest rates complimented by professional service, giving you the driving freedom to explore our country without restrictions. 

As a car hire company we offer a complete range of vehicles across an extensive national car hire network. We cater to local and international markets ranging from budget car rental South Africa to luxury vehicles, for short term or long term car hire, South Africa. Rental cars of all calibres are available and can be ordered any time of the day.

Drive South Africa Car Rental

Drive South Africa offers only late model, low mileage vehicles, all available to book online through our easy to use online reservation system. Bookings are made on your behalf through South Africa’s most reputable national auto rental South Africa companies. These established companies offer you nation-wide after sales service, ensuring that wherever you find yourself in our country, your car rental South Africa will be covered by their roadside assistance policy. Drive South Africa’s association with these national car rental companies ensures that you have convenient access to vehicles in numerous locations around the country. Best auto rental rates can be found on this website.

We cover all airport car hire and city car rental. You’ll never be far from a rental branch, a pick-up or drop off location. Just because you’ve found car rental South Africa doesn’t mean you’ll relinquish your right to comprehensive national assistance, be it for break down cover or customer service, Drive South Africa ensures all its customers receive a prompt and professional service.

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Hire a car in South Africa

As an online transport provider, Drive South Africa offers a wide range of choices covering unlimited mileage, fixed daily kilometer allowance, numerous drop-off locations and a variety of car insurance options to ensure you are able to find the best package to suit your budget when traveling and the cheapest car rental in South Africa. Car rental in South Africa insurance can be a concern when renting a vehicle. Drive South Africa offers its customers a choice of standard insurance cover and super insurance cover on all vehicles, and max insurance cover on most South Africa car rental packages. South Africa car hire with zero insurance excess is offered on our most popular rental (car in South Africa) vehicles to ensure the cheapest car rentals in South Africa. Aquiring the best auto rental rates has never been this easy.

Cheap Car Rental South Africa 

We frequently compare our auto rental South Africa rates to make sure we bring you the lowest rates for car hire in South Africa. Cheap car rental has never been this easy. Hire a car in South Africa using cheap car hire, economy car rental and luxury high end vehicles, Drive South Africa is a specialist car rental company, we’ve got a vehicle to allow you to explore South Africa. We’ve also made special arrangements with South Africa cheap auto rental South Africa companies and branches in our neighbouring countries to allow you to engage in cross border travel into the likes of: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia and even Malawi, ensuring you’ve got absolute freedom to explore Southern Africa at a pace that suits you best.

South Africa Car Rental Specials

Self drive holidays in South Africa allow visitors to travel at their own pace, free from the constraints of a scheduled tour of South Africa. Cheap car rental is the way to go. Hire a car in South Africa and don’t forget to check our website for seasonal car rental specials and the cheapest car rentals in South Africa, such as airport car rental deals, off peak rental rates, monthly car hire rates and long term auto rental in South Africa. A rental car in South Africa can be an awesome experience if you are not the tourbus type.

4x4 South Africa

South Africa presents the 4x4 enthusiast with a network of off road adventure. Drive South Africa offers a wide range of 4x4 vehicles for hire in South Africa cheap car rental. South Africa 4x4 rental vehicles can be equipped for up to 5 adults. We offer rates with and without camping equipment. See our South Africa 4x4 Hire page for more details on car rental South Africa. Hire a car in South Africa! Cheapes car rentals are just a click away!

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When is the best time to visit Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve?

The best time to visit Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is during the winter months - from June to end of August. However, the nature reserve is spectacular throughout the year.

You’ll find more than 1,00 species of flora in the reserve - including several species of endangered cycads - and in spring you'll find carpets of wildflowers. Try to at least visit one of the nearby beautiful waterfalls. Birds and animals life are abundant. Spot Verreaux's eagle, the rare bald ibis which nests on the cliff ledges and all five species of South African primates - including vervet, samango monkeys, chacma baboons and both species of bushbaby.

What do I need to pack when I travel to South Africa?

As South Africa is a malaria-free country, there is no need for you to pack any preventative tablets or syrup, other than your prescription medication. However, we do highly recommend that you bring: cameras, lenses and binoculars, light clothing for summer safaris, bathing suits for the pool areas, walking shoes, sunscreen and hats, warmer clothing for winter visits.

How many official languages are used in South Africa?

South Africa is a nation that is home to a vast amount of cultures. In total, we have 11 official languages, including English, which is widely spoken throughout the country. The local population groups and cultures - include Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi, Sotho-Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Afrikaners, English, Cape Coloured, Indians, Khoi and San.

When is the best time to visit The Otter Trail, Garden?

Spring and summer are the best times to hike the trail, between September and March.

One of the highlights is being able to swim along the way and it’s the best time to see the wildflowers. Once on the trail, hikers need to be aware of the dates and times of the tides as it is all but impossible (and inadvisable) to attempt river crossings during high tides.

When is the best time to visit West Coast National Park?

Spring flower season in the West Coast National Park runs from the beginning of August to the end of September; though, both the West Coast and the Tankwa Karoo National Park best viewing period is from the last two weeks of August until mid-September.

A-Z of South Africa Car 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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