Comparison of the best Car Hire Packages in South Africa

Things to check before picking up your vehicle hire

You'll have received car rental pick up location instructions with the email confirmation. Take some time to understand how to get to the vehicle hire pick up location before you begin your trip

Ensure you check the fuel type for the car and inspect which side of the car the fuel cap is on

If you haven't done so already ,review the carhire T&Cs. There could be extra fees for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.

Whether you have purchased Premium excess cover on our web site or have a different policy, you should still take time to inspect the car for damage. We also recommend taking photographs with your phone of each part of the vehicle. If there is damage on the vehicle that is not mentioned in your rental contract you must inform the car rental provider

All of the cars displayed on our web site include a full to full fuel policy. You should ensure that the fuel tank is full prior to setting off. if you find that it isn't you must report this to the car rental company immediately

Top destinations for cheap car rental in South Africa

Car hire in South Africa made simple

Stressfreecarrental.com are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make renting a car Stress Free for our customers

Vehicle types at each car hire location are variable. 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 model may vary from the one booked. If you would prefer a particular make, at most car hire locations we provide options to book guaranteed models . You can use the filters on our website to find guaranteed model options.

You can use the filters on our website to find your perfect rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel engine and low security deposit options.

Car hire availability can change greatly at different times of the year. peak holiday times are an important thing to consider that influences car rental prices. Take this into account when considering your rental.

We only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared with the alternatives.

Why should you book with Stress Free Car Rental?

We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our mission is to make the vehicle hire process as easy as possible.

Collecting at an airport but not sure of your flight number? No Problem - you can book your rental now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Including your flight number will help the car rental provider to wait for you if the flight is delayed. We recommend that you review the T&Cs to understand what you need to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you are spending in advance - no hidden costs, no scary fees.

Save money on your car rental in South Africa by booking your car well in advance. Take time to shop around the various different prices.

Free Cancellation! You can cancel your car hire and receive a full refund until 48 hours prior to collecting your car.

Just get in touch and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!

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

Booking your car hire couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained on each page.

You'd like to pay with a debit card? Require a GPS included? Not a problem. We have all of the options on the website including great prices for extras such as child seats and Toll pay devices. We also offer options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on our search results page to easily and quickly find these options

As soon as you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental information included. Confirmation emails include directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email

Low cost car rental prices at Cape Town

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

First Car Rental availability at Cape Town Airport

Suzuki Celerio

4-seat Mini
or similar

Suzuki Celerio
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £494
Damage excess: £353
Theft excess: £353
More info
First Car Rental

£63.50

Suzuki Celerio

4-seat Mini
or similar

Suzuki Celerio
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £142
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
First Car Rental

£77.13

Suzuki Swift

4-seat Economy
or similar

Suzuki Swift
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £518
Damage excess: £377
Theft excess: £377
More info
First Car Rental

£74.78

Suzuki Swift

4-seat Economy
or similar

Suzuki Swift
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £142
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
First Car Rental

£91.24

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

FireFly availability at CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Datsun Go

4-seat Mini
or similar

Datsun Go
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £689
Damage excess: £612
Theft excess: £612
More info
FireFly

£45.39

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: Unlimited
Security deposit: £831
Damage excess: £753
Theft excess: £753
More info
FireFly

£61.61

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: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1183
Damage excess: £1106
Theft excess: £1106
More info
FireFly

£106.83

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 RWD 4x2

7-seat StandardElite
or similar

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 RWD 4x2
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1583
Damage excess: £1505
Theft excess: £1505
More info
FireFly

£190.38

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Hertz availability at CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Datsun Go

4-seat Mini
or similar

Datsun Go
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £689
Damage excess: £612
Theft excess: £612
More info
Hertz

£47.27

Volkswagen T-Cross

5-seat Compact
or similar

Volkswagen T-Cross
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1183
Damage excess: £1106
Theft excess: £1106
More info
Hertz

£143.04

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: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1183
Damage excess: £1106
Theft excess: £1106
More info
Hertz

£112.27

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: Unlimited
Security deposit: £831
Damage excess: £753
Theft excess: £753
More info
Hertz

£64.44

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Bidvest Car rental availability at Cape Town Int.Airport

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
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£56.44

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
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£60.44

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
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£78.31

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
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£63.26

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Bidvest Car rental availability 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: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£65.85

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
More info
Bidvest Car rental

£83.96

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Tempest Car Hire availability at Cape Town Airport

KIA PICANTO

4-seat Mini
or similar

KIA PICANTO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £265
Damage excess: £496
Theft excess: £496
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£54.79

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £338
Damage excess: £705
Theft excess: £705
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£64.67

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £324
Damage excess: £679
Theft excess: £679
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£59.26

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £360
Damage excess: £731
Theft excess: £731
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£79.01

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Tempest Car Hire availability at Bellville

KIA PICANTO

4-seat Mini
or similar

KIA PICANTO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £265
Damage excess: £496
Theft excess: £496
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£54.79

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £324
Damage excess: £679
Theft excess: £679
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£59.26

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £338
Damage excess: £705
Theft excess: £705
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£64.67

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £360
Damage excess: £731
Theft excess: £731
More info
Tempest Car Hire

£79.01

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

KIA PICANTO

4-seat Mini
or similar

KIA PICANTO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £334
Damage excess: £712
Theft excess: £712
More info
Europcar

£59.03

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £410
Damage excess: £949
Theft excess: £949
More info
Europcar

£63.73

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £452
Damage excess: £1068
Theft excess: £1068
More info
Europcar

£69.61

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Standard
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £553
Damage excess: £1305
Theft excess: £1305
More info
Europcar

£99.95

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at N1 CITY GOODWOOD

KIA PICANTO

4-seat Mini
or similar

KIA PICANTO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £334
Damage excess: £712
Theft excess: £712
More info
Europcar

£59.03

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £410
Damage excess: £949
Theft excess: £949
More info
Europcar

£63.73

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £452
Damage excess: £1068
Theft excess: £1068
More info
Europcar

£69.61

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Standard
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £553
Damage excess: £1305
Theft excess: £1305
More info
Europcar

£99.95

Car Hire at South Africa's Main Airports

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport, in the South West of the country, is South Africa's second busiest airport, flying approximately 11 million passengers per annum. You can collect a hire car at Cape Town Airport and then continue your journey. Many of the car hire companies are located in front of the airport terminal in a dedicated car rental pick up zone.

Johannesburg Airport

In North East South Africa, Johannesburg Airport serves as South Africa's primary airport for international travel, transporting in excess of 21 million passengers per annum. If you're planning to arrive into the Airport and then continue your journey, you can collect car hire in Johannesburg Airport. If you're planning a road trip there are lots of options available, with everything from game reserves to coastal roads. If you're picking up a hire car at Johannesburg Airport then driving over to Kruger National Park, the drive is around 4 hours. You also have the option to fly from Johannesburg Airport to Hoedspruit, Mpumalenga or Phalaborwa Airports The majority of the car rental locations in Johannesburg Airport are in the main car hire pick up zone by the entrance to the airport.

Port Elizabeth Airport

Situated roughly halfway along South Africa's coast between Durban and Cape Town, Port Elizabeth Airport handles just over 1.5 million passengers per annum. Port Elizabeth is a domestic airport, so if you plan to arrive on an international flight, you'll need to connect via Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg and then get a connecting flight. On arrival you can pick up an affordable rental car at Port Elizabeth Airport and drive on to your destination. Most of the car hire companies can be found outside of the terminal in the dedicated rental car area. If you're driving north when you've collected your hire car, you could spend half a day at Addo Elephant Park which is only a 1 hour drive from the airport. Addo Elephant Park is the country's third largest national park after Kruger and Kgalagadi.

Durban International Airport

Durban International Airport, located on South Africa's Eastern coast, is South Africa's 3rd most popular airport, flying close to 6 million passengers per year. If you plan to collect your car rental at Durban Airport, many of the car hire brands are in a dedicated car hire area outside the airport terminal building. When you've picked up your rental car, it's possible to be in central Durban in less than 30 minutes.

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

At Stress Free Car rental, we compare deals on a vast selection of vehicle makes and models. 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 | South Africa, we’ve got you covered.

Is your trip with more than 5 passengers? We offers a large variety of people carriers available in South Africa that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 people. For more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of bags) we suggest taking a look at our selection of rental minibuses.

When you're travelling with 2 large bags, we suggest looking at something in our Large Car category. These cars come with plenty of space for up to 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

Vacationing with a lot of passengers in South Africa? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van prices from a huge range of minibus rental brands.

Enjoy the wind in your hair as you navigate around South Africa in your convertible rental car. We find cheap deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.

Looking to hire a car that's extra special when you’re in South Africa? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares prices for prestige car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

We compare a wide range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, ideal for navigating narrow streets but keep in mind that you will have limited luggage space so it's best to pack light. .

If you don't see a people carrier, minibus or car that meets your requirements, or if you have any questions about boot space or seating config, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we have a wide selection for you to compare on our website before you book your rental in South Africa.

Transporting lots of bags? Want to transport quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not quite enough to justify a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We list estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in South Africa.

Trusted car hire brands we work with in Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town Airport

Address
Cape Town International Airport
Unit AG5
Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

Cape Town Airport Depot Downtown

Address
7 Tower Road
Airport Industria
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town Airport Depot

Opening hours

Bellville Downtown

Address
200 Durban Road
Oakdale
Bellville
Bellville

Opening hours

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Address

Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Tuesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Wednesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Thursday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Friday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Saturday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Sunday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Address

Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Tuesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Wednesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Thursday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Friday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Saturday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Sunday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00

CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Address
RING ROAD
CAPE TOWN
7525

Opening hours

Cape Town Airport

Address
Unit BG6 Car Rental Building
Central Boulevard
Cape Town International Apt
Cape Town
7525

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Tuesday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Wednesday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Thursday: 07:00:00 to 07:00:00
Friday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Saturday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Sunday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00

Cape Town Int.Airport

Address
Cape Town Intl Airport
Unit BG12 Central Car Rental Building
Tower Road
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

Regional Office

Address
22 Michigan Str
Airport Industria
Cape Town

Opening hours

Cape Town

Address
Cnr Borcherds Quarry Rd & Bahrain Dr
Matroosfontein
Cape Town

Opening hours

Regional Sales Office

Address
Cnr Borcherds Quarry Rd & Bahrain Dr
Matroosfontein
Cape Town

Opening hours

Cape Town

Address
Cnr Howard Drive & Gardener Way
Pinelands
Cape Town

Opening hours

Parow

Address
Shop 1 & 1A
N1 Motor City Off Joe Hattingh
Goodwood

Opening hours

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Address
UNIT BG6 CAR RENTAL BUILDING
CAPE TOWN WESTERN CAPE
ZA 7525

Opening hours

Cape Town Airport

Address
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

Bellville

Address
202 Durban Road
Bellville
7530

Opening hours

CAPE AFTER SIX

Address
Cape Town International Airport
International Terminal
Cape Town

Opening hours

CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Address
Cape Town International Airport
International Terminal
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

N1 CITY GOODWOOD

Address
Auto Pedigree N1 City Premises
Cnr Frans Conradie & Manus Gerber Drive
Goodwood
7441

Opening hours

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Address
UNIT BG6 CAR RENTAL BUILDING
CAPE TOWN WESTERN CAPE
ZA 7525

Opening hours

Picking up your South Africa Car hire with no credit card and other ways to pay.

We accept Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

Lots of the South Africa car hire companies we work with will accept a debit card when you collect the car; sometimes these do have special conditions related to them. Ensure that you review the terms if you want to use a debit card when you collect the car.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a large range of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

It's worth remembering that frequently car rental companies that will accept debit card at the desk are more costly than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

Frequently, rentals that include our Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection without any additional fees. You're able to view if a debit card is accepted, along with the different car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the booking process.

One thing to think about when deciding if you should use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies often block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a large amount of money , if you decide to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not refunded until weeks after your rental has ended.

It can be good to understand the different payment and currency options for your car hire in South Africa, as some payments for add ons (such as booster seats and Sat Nav) might need to be paid for in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) on vehicle collection.

Would you prefer us to allow you to pay with a method other than debit card and credit card? Please get in touch and let us know. We are always open to new ideas about how to improve our service and make booking your car hire a Stress Free experience.

It's ridiculously simple on the website to identify which car rental brands will accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car rental brands do accept your preferred card type when you pick up the car.

If you've included Basic or Essential Cover for your rental, it often means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll usually be given the option to buy a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the car, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Why we're different

There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our frustration with the process of renting a car.

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

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

The reason we decided to do things differently is because we got frustrated with seeing customers being hit with unexpected fees and felt like we could provide a better service.

Stressfreecarrental.com work to deliver customers with all of the best car rental deals in South Africa with no unexpected fees.

FAQs about South Africa car rental

What's the most economical fuel policy for car hire in South Africa?

All of our rentals in South Africa include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car hire in South Africa?

We work diligently to make sure that our prices on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in South Africa

Can I cancel my booking in South Africa 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.

What is the average price in Cape Town?

An example average price for 5 days in Cape Town for November is GBP155.07 for a lead driver aged 35

Driving your car rental in South Africa

Before commencing your trip spend some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.

When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be cautious at traffic circles. Be sure to navigate road circles using a clockwise direction, giving priority to traffic already on the roundabout to your right.

When driving in a different country many countries have extremely stringent regulations relating to drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we strongly recommend not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your rental

Be careful if you're driving beyond the main cities in South Africa to look out for wild animals in the road.

If you receive a parking or speeding fine when driving in South Africa the vehicle rental provider will take this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this is the case you'll be notified via email when this has taken place

Sometimes it's daunting the first time you rent a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great vacation

it can be a good idea to keep some spare change ready in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. most toll roads accept cards but it's always safer to have cash as a backup

You should always drive in South Africa is on the left side of the road

If you're planning to leave the car at a different location to the location you picked it up from, all additional one way charges will be already included in the pricing listed on our website.

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Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting 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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