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Car hire South Africa

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Car hire South Africa

Ecarz.co.uk South Africa is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in South Africa

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in South Africa.
  • For example: Suzuki Celerio
    Mini class
    For example: Suzuki Celerio
  • Popular category
    For example: VW Polo
    Economy class
    For example: VW Polo
  • For example: Renault Sandero
    Compact class
    For example: Renault Sandero
  • For example: Ford Focus
    Intermediate class
    For example: Ford Focus
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    Standard class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai
  • For example: Toyota Hilux
    Full-size class
    For example: Toyota Hilux
  • For example: Mercedes Benz C Class
    Luxury class
    For example: Mercedes Benz C Class
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    SUV class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai

Popular cities in South Africa

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

When to book a rental car in South Africa

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Car rental locations in South Africa

Ecarz.co.uk compares rental car prices at the following destinations
Car hire South Africa

Location information for South Africa

South Africa is best explored by rental car. Ecarz.co.uk has over 75 pick-up locations in South Africa. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Since South Africa abolished apartheid in 1994, the country has successfully transformed itself into one of the world's most rapidly growing tourist destinations. There's truly something for everyone who visits this constantly evolving nation, from sophisticated city skylines to spectacular natural beauty which can't be found anywhere else in the world.

Johannesburg and Cape Town are South Africa's largest airports, and most European and North American visitors fly into the country from these two cities. Many South Africa hire car options are also available in both cities, and despite the country's reputation for crime, exploring the country by cheap hire car in South Africa is highly recommended and safe when proper precautions are taken.

Johannesburg may be South Africa's largest and most dangerous city, but tourists have little need to worry as most crime takes place far from popular destinations. Even guided tours into the notorious township of Soweto are safe for visitors, but those preferring a calmer city will find what they're looking for in nearby Pretoria. Under an hour's drive from Johannesburg by cheap South Africa hire car, Pretoria is filled with interesting architecture, museums, and monuments.

Located between towering Table Mountain and the merge point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the city of Cape Town is blessed with relaxed vineyards, beautiful beaches, and the striking wilderness of the Cape Point Nature Reserve, all just a short drive away from the city by cheap South Africa hire car. On the opposite coast of the country, water lovers from around the world flock to the year long warm weather and laid back attitude of Durban.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    First Car

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Ecarz.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Ecarz.co.uk? at this location
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