South Africa Car Rentals

Driver's License in South Africa

If your driver’s license is not in English or doesn’t have a stamped photograph, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required together with the original driver’s license.


For driver's licenses from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty, an official translation of the license in English must be presented with the original license.


The license should be held for at least 2 years with no major endorsements.


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


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Guest reviews

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P.Super

2018.11.17 Destination: Cape Town

10.0Quality service and vehicle

Exact vehicle as booked, good value

Russell

2018.11.13 Destination: Cape Town

9.4Friendly service.

Low mileage car.

E.Makhubele

2018.11.05 Destination: Johannesburg

8.2happy with ur servicr

low mileage

SPAMELOPE

2018.10.24 Destination: Johannesburg

9.0Excellent

Car as per expectations. Efficient collection from the airport.

T.penford

2018.09.28 Destination: Johannesburg

9.2Great service but a low end vehicle

Budget provided great service and a clean car in condition as good as such a low end vehicle can be

C.Claasen

2018.09.20 Destination: Johannesburg

9.6Excellent service!

Staff was great! Vehicle clean and fairly new.

T.Sejoe

2018.09.06 Destination: Johannesburg

8.4Great experience

Dropping off experience

R.Naude

2018.08.23 Destination: Cape Town

9.2Easy peasy!

Upon arrival I walked into the Hertz section of the car rentals and I got helped immediatly. Friendly agent. Very helpful person at the car itself. Gave me the tip to photograph all dents and scratches and also advised me to put my luggage + my handbag in the boot to avoid any trouble at the robots.

G.Chiorsi

2018.08.01 Destination: Johannesburg

9.6Great trip thanks to Budget.

Budget staff were excellent, even when picking up the car around 5 in the morning, and were friendly and efficient. I had to extend the rental for an extra 2 days and was done in minutes at a branch in another province.

J.Pollock

2018.06.12 Destination: Hoedspruit

10.0Great customer service.

We were a little late picking the vehicle up, the representative was happy to wait for us.

Best car rental deals in South Africa

  • Johannesburg

    from USD 8.98 /day

  • Cape Town

    from USD 9.02 /day

  • Plettenberg Bay

    from USD 11.82 /day

  • George

    from USD 16.09 /day

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Frequently asked questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on EasyRentCars.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

EasyRentCars will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on EasyRentCars, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on EasyRentCars.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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