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Frequently asked questions about Botswana car rental

What do I need when I collect the car in Botswana?

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 in Botswana 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.

Can I cancel my rental in Botswana 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.

For my car rental in Botswana, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Botswana. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in Botswana?

We work diligently to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Botswana

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of renting a car.

The reason we decided to do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got fed up of seeing people having trips ruined by a bad car rental experience and thought we could do a better job.

Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any car hire providers. We're careful to only work with car rental companies you can trust.

Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Car hire providers we list on the website include the main car hire companies like Hertz and Enterprise there are some companies we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we don't include these on our website.

Stressfreecarrental.com provide our customers with all of the best car hire deals in Botswana with no unexpected fees.

Pricing on our website includes extra fees that other car hire websites don't usually include - this makes sure that your experience is as transparent as it can be.

Things to remember when driving away your car hire

You will have received car rental location collection instructions with your confirmation email. Take some time to read through how to find the car hire pick up location before you set off

If you have bought Essential excess cover on our web site or you have a different insurance policy, always take some time to check the vehicle for damage. Also spend some time taking photos on your phone of each part of the car. If there is damage on the car that isn't mentioned in your hire agreement you must inform the car rental provider

Spending some time to take photos and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any issues with the car rental provider when you return the car

If you've not already ,check the carhire terms and conditions. There might be extra charges for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.

Be sure to check the fuel type for the vehicle and check which side of the car the filler cap is on

All the rentals listed on our web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always check that the fuel tank is full before you set off. If it isn't you should inform the car rental company before driving away

Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the car and reporting it to the vehicle rental company before starting your trip

Picking up your Botswana Car rental without a credit card and other payment options.

We accept Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

Quite often, car rentals that come with our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no additional fees. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the car rental security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the booking process.

If you've chosen Basic or Essential Cover for your car rental, it usually means that you'll be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will usually be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the car, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card on collection, car hire companies often block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess can be a considerable amount of money , if you decide to pay with a debit card this will be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks following your rental has ended.

We accept a huge range of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

It's worth bearing in mind that quite often car hire companies that do allow debit card on collection are more expensive than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

Would you like us to accept payments using something other than credit card or debit card? Please contact us to let us know. We're always open to new ideas re how we can enhance our service to make booking your car hire a Stress Free experience.

It's useful to know the different payment options for your car rental in Botswana, as some payments for extras (such as GPS and extra drivers) might have to be paid for in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.

Would you like to hire an SUV, a convertible, people carrier or minibus at Botswana?

At Stress Free Car rental, we compare deals on a large selection of vehicle types and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around | Botswana, we’ve got you covered.

Feel the wind in your hair as you drive around Botswana in your convertible car rental. We find low cost deals on convertibles of all sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.

Have a lot of luggage? Need to take quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to require a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We compare estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Botswana.

Looking to drive something a bit special whilst you are in Botswana? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares prices for premier car brands such as Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW.

If your luggage includes 2 large suitcases, we recommend taking a look at something in our Large Car category. Large category cars have plenty of space for 4 or 5 people and several bags.

Planning a trip with a larger group in Botswana? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van prices from a vast array of minibus rental companies.

If you’re struggling to find a car, people carrier or minibus that you'd like to rent, or if you have any questions regarding trunk space or seating configurations, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team.

We offer a vast range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to drive around narrow city streets but keep in mind that you’ll have limited luggage space so be sure to pack light. .

Car rental excess, security deposits and insurance

We understand how daunting and frightening picking a car insurance product can be. The extra fees that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle can be very confusing, these include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you, your family and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of our website when making a booking.

Many car rental websites mask the price of insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then shocked when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really obstruct your plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.

Car rental in Botswana made simple

We are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make renting a car a Stress Free experience

Vehicle types at each car rental location can vary. You will always be provided with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact type may vary from the one displayed. If you have a preference for a particular make, at most car rental locations we offer options to book guaranteed models . You can use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model options.

Extra drivers are available to book in advance on our website on the extras page. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers when you collect the car.

You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal car rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and low insurance excess options.

We only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always a better deal compared with other car rental fuel policies.

Car rental availability can vary significantly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important factor to consider that affects car rental prices. Take this into account when planning your rental in advance.

Why book with us?

We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our aim is to make the car hire procedure as easy as possible.

Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your car rental and get a full refund until 48 hours before collecting your car.

When you complete your booking on the website you will receive a booking confirmation email with all of your rental information included. The email will include directions to the car rental pick up location and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email

Just let us know and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, stress free!

When you book a rental vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you're spending in advance - no scary fees, no hidden costs.

Save on your car rental in Botswana by booking your car in advance. Take some time to shop around the various different deals.

Booking couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed in each section.

We don't hide any charges, we are transparent from the get-go.

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We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.

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