We appreciate how daunting and frightening choosing a rental car excess cover product can be. The additional fees that make up the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:
A lot of car hire websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then surprised when the amount is taken from their debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the car hire process as easy as we can.
Free Cancellation! You can cancel your car hire and receive a full refund up until 48 hours before collecting your car.
When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you are spending beforehand - no scary fees, no hidden costs.
Save money on your car rental in South Africa by booking your car well in advance. Take time to shop around the various different offers.
Want to pay with a debit card? Require a GPS included? No problem. You'll find all of the options on the website including great prices for add ons such as child seats and GPS. We provide options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on our search results page to quickly and easily find them
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.
As soon as you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental details included. The email will include directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
An example average price for 5 days in Cape Town for November is GBP155.07 for a lead driver aged 35
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
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
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.
Stressfreecarrental.com are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make hiring a car a Stress Free experience
Additional drivers are available to pre book on the website on the extras page. In most cases you will pay for additional drivers when you pick up your rental.
You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including options with an automatic transmission, diesel fuel and low security deposit options.
Car hire availability can change greatly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important factor to consider that influences car rental prices. Factor this in when considering your rental.
Stressfreecarrental.com only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared to other car rental fuel policies.
There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of renting a car.
We don't like to work with just any car hire firms. We're selective to only work with car rental brands you can trust.
Brands we work with include the larger vehicle hire companies like Hertz and Enterprise there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we do not list these on our website.
The reason we do things differently is because we got annoyed with seeing people having trips ruined by a bad car rental experience and felt like we could provide a more transparent service.
Stress Free Car Rental work to deliver you with all of the best car hire deals in South Africa with no unexpected charges.
We accept American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.
Very often, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection with no extra fees. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the website booking process.
You can book using a number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Don't forget that often car rental companies that will accept debit card on collection are more expensive than car hire companies that accept credit card only.
It's incredibly easy on the website to identify which car rental companies will accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire partners do accept your preferred card type on collection.
It's important to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies sometimes block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a considerable amount of money , if you choose to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.
It is practical to understand the different payment and currency options for your car rental in South Africa, as some payments for extras (such as extra drivers and child seats) might have to be settled in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.
If you've included Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, this usually means that you will be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the hire company on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
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.