Cheap Car Hire in South Africa

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South Africa Car HireOne couldn't help but wonder if it's a requisite for African countries to be so majestically exotic, just like in South Africa. Try driving a car rental in South Africa and you'll witness something like a conspiracy where Mother Earth seems to have crammed just about too much beauty in this massive country. Where would you find five different ecosystems in one area, the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park? You'll find animals you never imagined you'll see in one place such as gargantuan whale sharks, leatherback and loggerhead turtles, dolphins, black and white rhinoceros, hippopotami, leopard, Nile crocodiles and elephants. As diverse as the ecology in iSimangaliso are the sights of South Africa that you can appreciate only if you go on a car rental holiday.

Places to See

There is a place in Cape Town that draws large droves of tourists called Boulders Beach. Drive your South Africa car hire to Boulders Beach and see which would more successfully capture your attention - the scenic beach dotted with big boulders and sandy coves or the jackass penguins that seem to invite you to their colony. Visit South Africa's most blessed place, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It was proclaimed a world heritage site because of the grand diversity of its ecosystems. You'd also want to drive your South Africa car rental or 4WD rental to the Drakensberg, possibly the most photographed natural scenery in South Africa. The marvelous mountain tops and the rolling valleys are not only superb to photograph, but are also ideal for hiking.

Going around South Africa

There are buses and trains operating around South Africa, but these are not recommended to tourists since most of South Africa's most exquisite sights are found off-road. Of course, you can still reach the signature tourist areas like Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. If you're looking for a hardcore South Africa holiday experience, you better hire a 4WD rental and get on the rocky road. When driving a South Africa 4WD rental, you better watch out for stray animals especially at night.

From the Airport

There are ten international airports in South Africa and the two major ones are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg where a great bulk of tourists usually stay. The largest and busiest airport in South Africa is the OR Tambo International Airport found near Johannesburg; while the second largest is Cape Town International Airport located 20 kilometers from the capital city's central area. While there are buses operating between either airport and its city central, it may be a great convenience to just drive your South Africa car rental or 4WD rental, whichever you may choose.

Nearby Country

South Africa is bordered by a number of countries and one of them is Mozambique. Mozambique is a luxurious car rental holiday destination, replete with azure beaches, mangrove channels, lush wilderness and a very vibrant culture.

Popular Car Rental Depots In South Africa

Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town

Shop 23, Bosveld Center
Pick N Pay Center
26 Potgieter Street
Bela Bela 0480


40 Loop StreetCape Town

Location Voitures South Africa | Renta De Autos South Africa | Autovermietung South Africa | Noleggio Auto South Africa provides car rental for vehicles from budget & economy options through to 4WD, luxury & minivans. compares rentals from reputable & reliable car hire providers to find you the best deal in South Africa.

Compare Cheap South Africa Car Hire

Try our simple-to-use booking engine to compare car hire deals in South Africa. Type in your pickup and drop off locations & other information required and we'll immediately provide you with some quotations. Whether you're after an economy South Africa car hire, or a luxury South Africa rental vehicle, we have the perfect deal for you. Our low cost car rentals are provided by well-known suppliers such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar, but we can often provide better car hire rates!

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South Africa Car Rentals 

UDrive has excellent value car hire deals in South Africa. You must be 20 years old and have held your home drivers’ license for a least one year to rent a car in South Africa. Put your pick up and drop off dates and locations in our award-winning booking engine, and you will receive quotes on budget, mid-range and luxury vehicles to hire in this great African nation. We have everything from compact cars through to 12 seaters, and all at unbeatable prices.

Compare our great South African car hire rental deals with some of the big name suppliers today – we’re confident you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the value offered by UDrive. Because our partner, Car Trawler, can purchase in bulk, and we only operate on-line, we get great deals from suppliers like Avis, Hertz and Budget. Our overheads are low and we pass those savings on to you. This leaves you more to spend on your South African adventure!

Local Conditions

South Africa is a great place to rent a car and do self-guided tourism. Road conditions and infrastructure are excellent, and the sights of some regions are best enjoyed at leisure, stopping when and where you want to. In urban areas, there are some security risks, which can easily be minimised by obtaining local advice from your hotel or car hire supplier. You are advised to check with your hotel ahead of time to ensure they will have a parking spot for your bargain South Africa car rental, as parking can be tricky in major cities.

Remember that distances are vast, and driving across South Africa will often take longer than expected. This is not least because you will find many more fascinating sites and make more stops than you had anticipated! You should always fill up with fuel before leaving a major city or town, as petrol stations can be few and far between once out in rural areas.

Make sure you do as the locals do, and drive your South African rental vehicle on the left hand side of the road! Speeding is frowned upon and will result in a hefty fine on the spot.


Please note that there are numerous African countries into which you must not take your South African rental car. While you may be able to take it into Lesotho, Botswana or some other countries, you must read the terms and conditions of your rental very carefully before booking. You should also check with the supplier on pick-up about other restrictions. You will generally not be permitted to take your South African rental vehicle onto unsealed roads, or where extreme weather conditions will put you or the vehicle at risk.

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Our friendly helpers at the pick up depots will also be able to advise you about safely driving at night in areas with high wildlife populations. Hitting a large animal is very dangerous!! Take all sensible precautions and you will enjoy the freedom of exploration which comes from having your own South African rental car available for your journey. 

We have multiple pick up depots in each city. Please type in your rental city in our booking engine above for an online quote.

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All aspects of our Cape Town car hire trough from Thrifty were smooth and seamless and we were very satisfied with all aspects.

M.Goldblatt, Melbourne - Australia

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Just to let you know that we found it very easy to book using your website and will certainly do so again in the future. When needing to make unforseen changes this was handle easily and without any problems.

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