Bidvest Car Rental

Bidvest Car Rental are the largest car rental company in South Africa. As part of the huge, South African Bidvest group of companies, the car rental business has had the backing to establish itself across over 41 locations throughout South Africa.

Bidvest Car Rental have the best coverage of all the towns and cities across South Africa as well as their airport offices, most of which are in-terminal. That great coverage also applies to their fleet where they provide a large range of vehicles from economy to luxury, SUV's, 4x4's and 10-seater vans.

To that great coverage they add in low prices and, combined with the knowledge that they are backed up by such a large and respected company, it all makes Bidvest a great choice for any customer.

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Prices for Bidvest Car Rental car rental at Cape Town

Pickup on 2021-07-05 at 10:00, dropoff on 2021-07-10 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Bidvest Car rental Small cars available at Cape Town

Datsun GO

5-seat Mini
or similar

Datsun GO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £215
Damage excess: £697
Theft excess: £697
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£72.64

Toyota Yaris Xi

5-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris Xi
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £191
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£112.89

Toyota Yaris Xs

5-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris Xs
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £343
Damage excess: £1178
Theft excess: £1178
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£92.89

Toyota Yaris Xs

5-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris Xs
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £301
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£149.54

Datsun GO

5-seat Mini
or similar

Datsun GO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £148
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£105.75

Toyota Yaris Xi

5-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris Xi
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £258
Damage excess: £962
Theft excess: £962
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£76.45

Bidvest Car rental Medium cars available at Cape Town

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £310
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£157.55

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £367
Damage excess: £1298
Theft excess: £1298
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£97.41

Audi A3

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Audi A3
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £343
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£219.82

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £301
Damage excess: £1154
Theft excess: £1154
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£82.17

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £258
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£120.29

Audi A4

5-seat Premium
or similar

Audi A4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £420
Damage excess: £2067
Theft excess: £2067
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£181.56

Audi A3

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Audi A3
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £401
Damage excess: £2019
Theft excess: £2019
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£139.79

VW Tiguan

5-seat StandardElite
or similar

VW Tiguan
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £496
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£283.34

Mercedes C Class

5-seat Premium
or similar

Mercedes C Class
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £448
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£387.13

Mercedes C Class

5-seat Premium
or similar

Mercedes C Class
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £515
Damage excess: £2115
Theft excess: £2115
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£253.08

Audi A4

5-seat Premium
or similar

Audi A4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £363
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£283.09

VW Tiguan

5-seat StandardElite
or similar

VW Tiguan
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £563
Damage excess: £1826
Theft excess: £1826
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£183.06

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £301
Damage excess: £1154
Theft excess: £1154
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£82.17

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £258
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£120.29

Bidvest Car rental Premium cars available at Cape Town

Audi A3

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Audi A3
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £343
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£219.82

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)

7-seat Premium
or similar

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £620
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£390.13

Audi A4

5-seat Premium
or similar

Audi A4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £420
Damage excess: £2067
Theft excess: £2067
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£181.56

Audi A3

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Audi A3
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £401
Damage excess: £2019
Theft excess: £2019
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£139.79

Mercedes C Class

5-seat Premium
or similar

Mercedes C Class
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £448
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£387.13

Mercedes C Class

5-seat Premium
or similar

Mercedes C Class
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £515
Damage excess: £2115
Theft excess: £2115
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£253.08

Audi A4

5-seat Premium
or similar

Audi A4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £363
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£283.09

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)

7-seat Premium
or similar

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £686
Damage excess: £2019
Theft excess: £2019
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£253.08

Bidvest Car rental SUV cars available at Cape Town

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)

7-seat Premium
or similar

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £620
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£390.13

VW Tiguan

5-seat StandardElite
or similar

VW Tiguan
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £496
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£283.34

VW Tiguan

5-seat StandardElite
or similar

VW Tiguan
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £563
Damage excess: £1826
Theft excess: £1826
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£183.06

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)

7-seat Premium
or similar

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 (5+2)
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £686
Damage excess: £2019
Theft excess: £2019
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£253.08

Bidvest Car rental People Carrier cars available at Cape Town

VW T6 Automatic

8-seat Premium
or similar

VW T6 Automatic
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 2
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £686
Damage excess: £2403
Theft excess: £2403
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£362.62

VW T6 Automatic

8-seat Premium
or similar

VW T6 Automatic
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 2
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £620
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£553.93

Terms for car rental at Cape Town with Bidvest Car Rental

At a glance

Driver Requirements

When collecting the vehicle, the lead driver must present the following:

  • Driver's license
    (If your license is not written in English or does not show your photo, an International Drivers License is also required).
  • Credit card in the lead driver's name (AMEX, Diner's Club, Visa or Mastercard only).
  • Booking confirmation email (Bidvest state that this must be a printed copy.)
  • International Renters - Passport and return flight ticket

Security Deposit

When collecting your vehicle you will be required to leave a security deposit on your credit card. Without selecting further cover, you will pay the full security deposit of R4500 This will be refunded on return so long as your vehicle is not stolen or damaged and is returned with a full tank.

If you wish to reduce the size of the deposit, look to purchase Bidvest Car rental's premium cover (known as "Super Waiver") on our site or at the collection desk.

Fuel Policy

Full to full:

All vehicles will be given with a full tank of fuel and should be returned full to avoid additonal charges. Bidvest will attempt to refuel all vehicles when you return and, if they can put more than R50's worth of fuel in the vehicle, you will be charged for missing fuel plus a service fee of R30.

(In South Africa, if you'll be filling up at a regular service station, it is advisable to always have some spare cash ready to pay for fuel as credit cards are not always accepted).

Mileage Policy

XXX - Your mileage options will be explained at the collection desk.

Fees and Taxes

We include all taxes, contract fees and tourism levies in the price shown.

Admin fees: Please also be aware that most suppliers charge administration fees following damages or for processing fines. For Bidvest in South Africa you may be charged the following:

  • Traffic Fine Admin. Fee: R295 per fine
  • Claims Handling Fee (following any damage or theft): R825
  • Damage Assessor's Fee: R825 when damage is valued at more than R5,000
  • Toll Administration: Bidvest charge an administration fee of 20% for processing of any eletronic toll charges.

Delivery & Collection

If you would prefer not to have to go to the rental office to collect or return the vehicle, you may place your booking and then contact your Bidvest office to make the arrangements. You should contact the office to arrange this at least 48 hours before it's required. Costs vary but a typical delivery/collection (in normal opening hours and within 25km of the office) would cost R 500

Vehicle Collection

Directions

You will find Bidvest's counter in the main car rental area. Just follow signs from the arrivals hall.

Driver's License

When collecting the car, the lead and any additional drivers must present their full, valid driver's license. There can be no restrictions against driving your chosen class of vehicle. Photocopies are not accepted.

Each driver must be at least 18 years of age. That said, those aged 18-20 are not covered by Bidvest's standard insurance and will need to purchase an additional policy at the collection desk.

Bidvest have no requirement for you to have had your license for any specific period before you can hire.

If your license is not written in English, you will also require an International Driver's License.

Credit/Debit Card

Bidvest requires that the lead driver shows a credit card in their name when collecting the vehicle. All major credit cards (included Visa, Mastercard and American Express) are accepted. Debit cards will not be accepted.

Please ensure that the card does not expire until after the vehicle is returned and that it has been cleared by your bank for use in Africa.

A deposit will be blocked on this card when your rental commences which means that those funds will not be avaiable until after the vehicle is returned.

Rental Agreement

Once your paperwork has been inspected, you will be asked to sign a Rental Agreement. This is a contract between you and the car hire company and contains the terms and conditions for your rental. The agreement may include some location-specific conditions as well as setting out the limitations of any cover you have and the extra costs you may be liable for. You will be given the keys once you and any additional drivers have signed the agreement but don't rush, once you've signed you are legally bound to the terms of that document.

Cross Border Rules

To take the vehicle outside South Africa, you must request a letter of authorisation at least 24 hours prior to collecting your car. You may travel to Swaziland, Lesotho and Botswana for a charge of R1330 or to Mozambique, Zambia* and Zimbabwe* for R3180 (charges are on a per-country basis).

Should your vehicle be damaged and need recovering when outside South Africa, you will be charged an additional repatriation fee. Make sure to research the border crossing points, opening times, license & visa requirements and charges before you travel.

* If travelling to Zamibia or Zimbabwe, be aware that this is only permitted when hiring a "suitable" vehicle type and only when travelling to Vic. Falls or Livingstone. Most importantly, be aware that your vehicle is not insured in these countries and you are liable for all costs.

Late Collection

If you will be late for collection, Bidvest will hold your vehicle until you arrive at no extra charge. If you are late due to a delayed flight and you have provided a flight number, the staff will usually keep the office open for you if arriving a little after closing time. In any case it is still advisable to contact your collection office to inform them of your situation.

Insurance and Cover

Included in the price

This product includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with Theft Protection and Third Party Liability Cover. This means that you are insured for damage to or theft of the vehicle and also against any third party claims.

Should there be a claim, you will be liable up to the full value of the excess amount unless additional insurance is taken out.

Exclusions

Bidvest's standard and super waiver products offered on this site do not cover you for damage to tyres, wheels or glass and nor do they provide cover for damage caused by hail (which can be a risk in South Africa's summer months). As with any policy, you are also not covered for incidents caused by driver negligence such as lost keys, water or dust damage or damage to the underside of the vehicle. You may not drive the vehicle on sand or gravel roads. Vehicles are hired for personal use only.

Should there be an incident, you would also be liable to pay additional fees for Accident Administration, Damage Assessors and any towing charges.

Insurance Excess

This vehicle comes with basic cover for theft or damage to the vehicle. Should there be any damage, you will be liable for up to R14627 (inclusive of taxes). If you would like to remove this risk, look to add premium cover (known as "Super Waiver") as part of your booking.

Please pay attention to the procedure for reporting an incident which will be explained in your rental agreement at the collection desk. Failing to follow this procedure could result in you being liable for the full value of the claim.

Additional Info

Fuel Options

Depending on the supplier, you will typically have two choices when it comes to paying for fuel.

  • Full to Full: This is usually the most cost effective option. The vehicle will be fuill when you collect and you must fill it up again just prior to return. If you select this policy and do not re-fill the vehicle, the supplier will charge you for the fuel you have used at a price that is often higher than would be charged at a local service station.
  • Pre-paid: This is the most convenient option. You pre-pay your tank of fuel (including a service charge) which means you collect the vehicle full and can return it empty at no extra charge. Note that you will not be refunded for fuel you do not use. Some suppliers give us the "pre-paid" rate where we include this in your price but usually we offer "Full to Full" and you would ask to pre-pay your tank at the collection desk.
XXX Your fuel policy options will be explained at the collection desk.

Additional Drivers

There is no need to pre-book additional drivers as they can be added at the collection desk. All drivers must be at least 18 and the cost will be R 410 per driver. Each additional driver will need to present their license and passport at the collection desk.

Other Extras

For those with young children, please be aware of the child seat laws in South Africa. The law is quite basic and states that all children aged less than 3 must be in a child seat and, for those aged less than 1 or weighing less than 9kg, the seat must be rear-facing. Beyond that it is up to you but South African roads can be quite dangerous so we still advise child seats for older children as well.

Bidvest offer three types of child seat - Infant Seat (0-6 months); Toddler Seat (6 month to 3 years) and Child Seats (3 years+). Most Bidvest locations also GPS devices. Bike racks and trailers may also be available but usually by special request only.. You should add these to your booking if possible or, if not, contact your rental office prior to arrival to ensure they have availability

Changes to length of rental

On returning the vehicle you will have a 30 minute grace period for late returns before you may be charged for a whole, additional day's rental. If you return the vehicle more than 24 hours late without prior arrangment, you will also be charged a R800 "Overdue Rental Admin. Fee". Make sure to contact your return office if you will be arriving after closing time.

You can decide to reduce your length of rental at the collection desk and you will only be invoiced for the days you are using. Once you have collected the vehicle however, you may still return the vehicle early but now you would not be refunded for any un-used days.

If you wish to extend your rental after you have collected the vehicle, you must contact your return office at least 2 hours before the scheduled end of your rental. You may be asked to return the vehicle for inspection. If you do not arrange an extension and are more than 24 hours late to return the vehicle, you will be charged a R800 "Overdue Rental Administration Fee".

General Terms

Cancellations
It is free to cancel your booking at any time until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle. Once within 48 hours of collection, you will not be able to cancel your booking and any payments made cannot be refunded.

Amendments
If you wish to make changes to your booking, you will most likely be required to cancel and rebook. There is no cost for cancellations. If you only wish to change your flight or phone number, you can email our customer services team on help@stressfreecarrental.com.

Refunds after vehicle collection
The suppler may refuse collection of your vehicle for reasons such as not being fit to drive, missing required identification or not having the correc type of payment card in the lead driver's name with sufficient funds available. In the event of such a refusal, no payments made will be refunded.

The supplier does not offer credit or refunds for early returns of the vehicle.

In the event of "Delayed Charges" (fines, motorway tolls, failing to refuel, extra days, damages, loss and any associated admin charges), your Security Deposit may only be part-refunded.

Vehicle Types
Unless we indicate a "guaranteed model", vehicles are reserved by class of vehicle and not by make and model. The vehicles displayed are the commonly used models for our partners in your chosen country. If that particular vehicle is not available, the supplier will typically offer another vehicle of the same or higher class at no additional cost.

Disabled Passengers
If you are travelling with disabled passengers, be sure to forward your confirmation email to help@stressfreecarrental.com with any special requirements and we will forward these to the supplier for you. We can't offer any guarantees that they will be able to help but we're happy to try. If you're collecting from an airport, providing your flight number will help.

Disabled Drivers
Most suppliers are able to provide left and right hand controls, often at no extra cost. Please contact us if you require assistance or further information and we'll be happy to enquire on your behalf.

Disclaimer
The Rental Terms displayed on stressfreecarrental.com are a summary of the rental company's own terms and conditions. We take every care to present the important details from these legal documents in a way that is easier for our customers to understand but, in so doing, some of the finer details may have been omitted. The rental company's terms are also subject to change; all efforts are made to keep our information up to date but there will inevitably be a small delay before we can do so. The full terms and conditions will be supplied as part of your Rental Agreement that you will receive and must sign before your rental can begin. If any customer would like to read the full terms and conditions prior to collecting their vehicle, please contact our customer support team.

Car hire terms

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Theft liability cover (theft protection)
Theft liability covers the amount due if the rental car is stolen. Theft liability usually includes an excess , this means you'll need to pay the first part of an insurance claim (normally between £950 to £2,750, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

If you choose to insure your excess , however, you will be reimbursed for the of the excess amount you pay (See essential cover). Or with Premium Cover the excess amount is often reduced to zero.

Third party liability insurance

Third party liability insurance insures in case you cause an accident. If you do, it might injure or kill others (such as your passengers, pedestrians or people in other vehicles), or damage property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). Since they need to be protected, you could be responsible the cost of any damage, or treating any injuries or financially covering loss of earnings, as well as the third party's legal costs and court costs.

Third party liability is subject to an excess, this means you would need to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £850 to £1,500, varying dependent on the value of the car, the country and the deal). If you choose to insure your excess , you will be refunded for any or all of the excess you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, your excess is often reduced to zero.
Third party liability cover

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

CDW (Collision damage waiver)
CDW insures the car for damage in the same way the insurance you have on your own car does. CDW usually includes an excess amount which you can choose to insure with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also include cars on the site that include CDW with a zero excess

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals on the site always come with a full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be required to pay a deposit for fuel on a credit card when you pick up the hire car. Ensure that you fill the car up and drop it off full and there will be nothing further to pay for fuel.

You might see full to empty policies on other websites that seem to be lower cost deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as usually the refuelling and admin costs included with full to empty fuel policies always make it more expensive than full to full fuel policies.
Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Extra driver charges

Extra driver fees
Car rental contracts is between the car hire company and the individual that signs the agreement and will be the main driver. This means you need to ask for other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £12a day or even more). We often list promotions that include extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being informed of the price.

Car Rental excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there's almost always an excess held on your card* - just like on domestic car insurance in the UK. The excess on rental cars is high. It's often between £1,200 to £3,000. If you fail to insure the insurance excess amount you could be liable to pay for damage up to the value of the excess . Check out our Premium Cover car hire options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount held on your credit card when you pick up the car.
Hire car excess

Excess reimbursement insurance

Excess reimbursement insurance
Buying essential cover means you'll be refunded for any of the excess you have to pay to the car hire company .

Excess reimbursement insurance also tends to cover other possible costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling fees.

Bidvest Car Rental Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

Bidvest Car Rental Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you want to pick up your vehicle and take it over the border into a different country, we strongly recommend to review the terms and conditions. Most car hire providers require that you let them know on collection; and will charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, you might find that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You can find the information relating to cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border information for your car hire please get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to find Bidvest Car Rental Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

You can find deals on our website which include a free additional driver bundled with the price. Use the filters on the search results page to find bundled extra driver deals. It's also possible to add an additional driver on the extras page before you enter your driver details.

How to find Bidvest Car Rental Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

How to rent a car with Bidvest Car Rental including Unlimited Mileage

How to rent a car with Bidvest Car Rental including Unlimited Mileage

Our website offers unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals can often be less expensive than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage allowance is always clearly displayed. If you choose a rental with limited mileage, you will be charged an additional fee if you go above the daily allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental duration is calculated as (the number of rental days X the daily mileage allowance). You do not have to stay within the daily limit on every day, provided that the total miles used during the rental doesn't exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily limit.

When you decide to book a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the fees for excess mileage. These can be found in our T&Cs section. You can also use the search filters on our website to display hire cars including unlimited mileage which will save money if you're planning a longer trip

Hiring a Car with Bidvest Car Rental including Child Seats

You can take along your own child seats for your car rental, so long as they meet the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll be offered the opportunity to add them to your car rental when you make a booking on our website. Child seats and booster seats are paid in the local currency when you collect the car.

Hiring a Car with Bidvest Car Rental including Child Seats

Renting a Car With Bidvest Car Rental including Free Cancellation

Renting a Car With Bidvest Car Rental including Free Cancellation

All the car rentals we list on our website include a free cancellation policy. This means that you're able to cancel the car hire and receive a refund anytime until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

When you purchase the Essential Cover product to cover the car hire excess, you're able to cancel this and receive a full refund up until the rental collection time.

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you cancel the booking, this means that the money will be back in your bank account in 7 days.

Bidvest Car Rental Car Hire without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Bidvest Car Rental Car Hire without a credit card

How to Hire with Bidvest Car Rental with a Low Security Deposit

How to Hire with Bidvest Car Rental with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you will be asked to leave a security deposit on your debit card or credit card. Deposits vary significantly dependent on the size of the vehicle and the insurance excess amount. Car hire Security deposits can range between £100 and £2,100.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you decide to book a rental with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (often less than £100), which is fully refunded when the vehicle is dropped off with a full tank.

Hiring a car with Bidvest Car Rental without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The insurance excess is the amount you would be required to pay if the car is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The excess amount on hire cars can be very high. It's normally between £900 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you pick up the vehicle, the excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre-auth' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount isn't charged to your credit card as a regular payment, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the car. You don't normally pay foreign currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions, so provided the car is dropped off in the same condition as when you collected it, the amount will be fully refunded to your credit card without anything further to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the insurance excess is taken from your account and fully refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you plan to use a debit card on collection, as the excess is often high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up cover at the rental desk.

If you'd like to hire a car with a £0 or reduced excess review our Premium Cover options.

Hiring a car with Bidvest Car Rental without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Hiring a car with Bidvest Car Rental including One Way Fees

Hiring a car with Bidvest Car Rental including One Way Fees

Many of the car hire brands we include allow you to pick up your car in one location and drop off the car at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices you'll see on our website will include any additional charges for this. You'll also see a breakdown of all additional fees on the payment page.

Making a car rental booking with Bidvest Car Rental on our website

We strive to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you hire through us you're getting the best value, service and price.

Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay on collection, including (but not limited to) one way fees, child seats and senior driver fees.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.

To begin your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and type in your desired rental location and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your information.

Find answers to common questions about Bidvest Car Rental car rental

Can I cancel my rental with Bidvest Car Rental if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

Which car hire suppliers are available in Cape Town South Africa?

The following car hire suppliers are available in Cape Town South Africa: Bidvest Car rental.

What do I need when I collect the car from Bidvest Car Rental?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals with SUPPLIER are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

What's the best car hire price in Cape Town South Africa?

The cheapest price for a week in Cape Town South Africa for July is GBP72.64 with car rental company Bidvest Car rental. We compare prices from all of the leading car hire companies. Order your search results by price to find the best price

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