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We have rental cars in South Africa available at all locations downtown and at airports. We offer various categories from  Mini,  economy,  compact,  premium,  luxury hire, convertible,  SUV'S,  minivan 7 seater rental, 9 seater minibus people carriers. Models could vary at different locations in the country, depending on availability at time of booking, but you will receive up to date vehicle models.

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The Cape Winelands Route

Mpumalanga and Kruger Safari

Explore Cape Town

The Garden Route

The Cape Winelands can be visited in a day trip from your base in Cape Town with your rental car, but it is advisable you book accommodation in the Winelands and spend a few days to relax and enjoy this historic region fully. The three major historic towns in the Winelands are Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, each offering unique opportunities to explore. Activities include wine tasting excursions to historic estates, quad biking or horse-riding trails through the vineyards. Continue your journey on this route with a new accommodation base and enjoy the Tulbagh and Roberton areas, where you will find outstanding hospitality whether at a Boutique Hotel or self-catering cottage. There is so much to see and do here, that you certainly won't regret making this a focus of your trip with the freedom of car rentals to do so fully.
The Garden Route in the Western Cape is one of South Africa's main tourist attractions and is generally thought to stretch from Mossel Bay to St Francis along the Indian ocean and also includes parts of the inland. On this stretch of coast you will enjoy Whale watching, shark cage diving, bungjy-jumping and a variety of adventure sports, in addition to the glorious beaches and water sports.

You will love driving the Garden Route either from Cape Town, or continuing your tour from the Winelands via Route 62 to rejoin the route northwards. It has become practice, for those who have the time, to criss-cross between these two routes across scenic passes, one of which is the Swartberg Pass. The Garden Route is a golfer's paradise with some of the country's best courses awaiting. Book your Low Cost Car Rental with us now
The Zulu Kingdom is in KwaZulu Natal Province, the part of South Africa leave out between the north and the southern destination of Cape Town. There is so much to see and experience here: A rich history of culture and past battles fought, beaches, mountains and hilly getaways with fantastic walking trails and Game Reserve Safari's in Hluhluwe-Mfolozi, Ndumu, Tembe Elephant Reserve and many more.

Enjoy the wildlife, luxurious beach hotels and Drakensberg Mountain Hotels, self-catering cottages and lodges. The province is divided into regions: North Coast - north of Durban, South Coast - south of Durban, Midlands, Battlefields,  Zululand and Elephant Coast. We offer car hire comparison at all locations plus King Shaka International.

The Zulu Kingdom

Mpumalanga is a Swazi word, meaning "there where the sun rises".
Mpumalanga is important for South Africa's economy, especially tourism. Tourist going to the south of the Kruger National Park enter the park here and the National Road to Mozambique also goes through here.
It is also the major gateway for tourist going to/coming from Swaziland. The Panorama route is a recommended way for tourists. One of the best ways to get around is by rental car as there is a lot to see and do in this area and you might want to change your plans on short notice as you discover new places. Having your own transport gives you the freedom to do this. Book using our car rental search engine in advance to self-drive your Panorama Route Tour.
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South Africa is an extremely popular destination because of almost year round sunshine and scenery and offers the most luxurious hotel accommodations and safari lodges in the world. You will certainly need car rentals in South Africa to explore and reach most areas that do not have good public transport

We have cheap car hire in South Africa available in Johannesburg O.R Tambo International, Lanseria International, Port Elizabeth, George, East London, Cape Town, Durban, Nelspruit, Skukuza, Hoespruit,  Polokwane,  Airports and downtown locations across South Africa.

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The Cape Town is ranked among the most popular destinations in the world. When you land at Cape Town International Airport, you will need car rental, as public transport is not only limited, but you will find so much to see and do in the "mother City" There are drives to enjoy, the most popular being Chapman's Peak drive, which unfolds spectacular views. See Groot Constantia, the Castle, the V & A Waterfront, take a cable car trip to the summit of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the coastal ports of Hout Bay, Bantry, Simon's Town and the glorious beaches. Accommodation is of excellent quality. Book your Hotel in Cape Town now.  Read more in the Cape Town Guide
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Unlike other destinations in the world that provide simply one attraction, South Africa in diversity offers a range of experiences:outdoor, golf, family holiday to extreme adventure, Safari normally being the highlight.

From Cape Town, to the game reserves of the Kruger park or unspoilt beaches of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa is a world in one country.

The diverse culture and the history will fascinate you. The international exchange rate is also very favourable for tourists from abroad.

Should you be looking for more cultural experience, South Africa is one of the best experiences anyone could wish for on the African Continent.

The road infrastructure is good, making the South African self-drive tour option a valid reason for booking your own hotel accommodations and South Africa car rental online. Use our booking powered by CarTrawler to find cheap car rental in South Africa.

South Africa car rental is a huge benefit as this country is a year-round tourist destination which you will want to explore. The best time for seeing wildlife is during the winter, which is May to August.

The climate in South Africa ranges from desert and semi-desert in the north west of the country to sub-tropical on the eastern coastline. The rainy season for most of the country is in the summer, except in the Western Cape.

There is so much do and see in South Africa: Beach holidays, mountaineering, extreme sports, or a family holiday. For touring in South Africa car rental is essential, as public transport is not available in most countryside beauty spots.

South Africa has large vehicle hire fleets run by international and local rental companies, great weather and plenty of stunning scenery – which combines to make self-driving a viable and enjoyable option.

Most car rental companies are represented at South Africa's main airports and in most city centres. Vehicles may generally be picked up at one centre and dropped off at a branch in another centre, subject to a fee.

It is advisable to take out the excess insurance offered by the vehicle rental companies, unless you have specific cover in place. All major credit cards are accepted. Read more: http://www.southafrica.info/

Any valid driving licence is accepted in South Africa, provided it bears the photograph and signature of the holder and is printed or authenticated in English. However, vehicle hire companies may also require an international driver's licence.

It is worth confirming requirements with your travel agent or the vehicle hire company when making your booking. This holds for additional drivers as well, who must be identified when you hire your vehicle.

Remember to carry all your documentation with you when you travel as traffic officers will expect to see it if they stop you for any reason.

Keep left, belt up, think kilometres
Keep left, pass right. South Africans drive on the left-hand side of the road, and our cars - rental cars included - are therefore right-hand drive vehicles, the gear shift being operated with the left hand).

All distances, speed limits (and speedometers) are marked in kilometres.

Wearing of seat belts is compulsory.

Using hand-held phones while driving is against the law - use a vehicle phone attachment or hands-free kit if you want to speak on your mobile phone.

Drinking and driving is prohibited. The legal limit is a breathalised content of 0.24mg per 1000ml, or a blood alcohol limit of 0.05g per 100ml.

Touring South Africa - Safety tips:

Whilst South Africa is known to have a high crime rate, however if you adhere to the following safety tips your
trip will be a safe and enjoyable one.

•Ask locals about areas that are considered dangerous and which should be avoided.

•Whilst driving in your rental car, make sure you have a GPS unit so that you reach your destination safely without having to stop and ask for directions.

•Make sure your car is in good driving condition, check your tyres and ensure you have enough fuel to reach your destination.

•Always keep your doors locked and windows closed. Ask your car hire company for a car that is fitted with an air conditioner.

•Never pick up strangers.

•Keep all valuable items out of sight.

Now that you have a clear set of tips for car hire in South Africa, your trip should be both safe and memorable. You won’t regret visiting this magnificent country with its beautiful sights and warm, friendly people. Compare Car Rental in South Africa with CarTrawler at Car Hire International
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