The following car hire brands are available in Durban South Africa: First Car Rental, Bidvest Car rental, Thrifty South Africa, Thrifty, Europcar, Tempest Car Hire, Hertz, FireFly.
The cheapest price for a week in Durban South Africa for November is GBP45.39 with car hire supplier FireFly. We monitor prices from all of the leading car rental companies. Order your search results by price to find the best price
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.
Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Durban South Africa. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
We work hard to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in South Africa
Before you start your journey spend some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the other side of the road.
It's worth have some loose change ready in the vehicle to pay for tolls. most toll roads accept credit cards but it's better to have loose change just in case
If you are given a fixed penalty fine when driving in South Africa Durban the car hire provider will deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this is the case you will be informed by email when this has been processed
It might seem intimidating at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great trip
If you'd like to drop off the vehicle in a alternative location to the place you picked it up from, all additional one way fees are included in the pricing detailed on our website.
Driving in South Africa Durban is on the left hand side of the road
Be extra careful when driving outside of the main towns in South Africa to look out for wild animals in the road.
If you intend to drive across a border to another country, be sure to check the T&Cs for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there is a possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
If you're used to driving on the opposite side of the road be careful with road circles. Always navigate roundabouts using a clockwise direction, giving priority to traffic already on the traffic circle to the right.
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.
The cars included on our website include a full to full fuel policy. To avoid additional charges for fuel always remember to top up the tank before you drop off the vehicle.
If you'd like to book a cheap flight into South Africa, the closest international airport to Durban is Durban Airport, located 29 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Durban. Durban Airport, on South Africa's East coast, is the country's 3rd busiest airport, handling almost 6 million passengers per annum. If you plan to pick up a rental car at Durban Airport before heading over to Durban, the majority of the hire car collection desks are in a dedicated car hire area outside the airport terminal. When you've picked up your rental car, it's possible to be in Durban City from the airport in approximately 30 mins.
There is also the option of flying into Johannesburg International Airport which is around 496 kilometres away from Durban. In North East South Africa, Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport serves as South Africa's busiest airport for international flights, catering for more than 21 million passengers per annum. If you're planning to arrive into Johannesburg then continue on to Durban, you can pick up car rental in Johannesburg International Airport and then continue on your journey to Durban . If you'd like to take a road trip there are some great options available in South Africa, with everything from national parks to coastal roads. If you're picking up a hire car at Johannesburg Airport then driving to Kruger National Park, you can be there in about 4 hours. You can also take a flight from Johannesburg Airport to Hoedspruit, Mpumalenga or Phalaborwa Airports The majority of the car rental locations in Johannesburg Airport are at the dedicated hire car pick up and drop off zone near the entrance to the terminal building.
762 kilometres further away than Johannesburg International Airport is Cape Town International Airport. Cape Town International Airport, located in the South West corner of the country, South Africa's second busiest airport, handling almost 11 million passengers per annum. You can collect a hire car at Cape Town Airport then drive to Durban. Most of the car hire companies are located in front of the airport terminal in the dedicated car rental collection zone.
We compare deals on a wide 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 Durban | South Africa, we’ve got you covered.
If you don't see a car, people carrier or minibus that you'd like to rent, or if you have any questions regarding luggage space or seating configurations, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team.
Looking to hire a car that's a bit special when you are in Durban South Africa? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares prices for premier car brands such as Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we include a huge selection for you to compare on the site before you book your rental in Durban South Africa.
Stress Free Car Rental compares 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 it's best to pack light. .
When you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we suggest taking a look at something in our Large Car category. Large category cars have plenty of space for 4 or 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.
Transporting a lot of luggage? Want 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 deals from all of the brands you can trust in Durban South Africa.
Is your trip with more than 5 people? Stress Free Car Rental offers a variety of people carriers available in Durban South Africa that easily accommodate 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we suggest reviewing our range of rental minibuses.
You'll have received car rental location collection details with your confirmation email. Take some time to read through how to find the car hire pick up location before you set off
Spending a little time to take photos and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the vehicle hire provider when you return the car
Beside the exterior, we also recommend documenting all damage to the inside of the car and informing the vehicle hire provider prior to starting your trip
All the vehicles listed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you check that the fuel tank is full before you set off. if you find that it isn't you must inform the car rental company before driving away
Before driving away ,check the vehiclehire terms. There might be extra charges for border crossing etc so make sure you understand these.
If you've bought Essential excess cover on the web site or you've a different insurance policy, always make some time to inspect the vehicle for damage. We advise taking photos on your phone of each part of the car. If there is damage on the vehicle that isn't highlighted in your rental agreement you must inform the vehicle hire provider
Be sure to double check the fuel type for the vehicle and check which side of the vehicle the fuel cap is on
Remember to inspect the wheels and locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss if you are in a rush to start your trip
You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
Would you like us to allow you to pay with a method other than credit card or debit card? Please contact us to let us know. We're always open to new ideas re how to enhance the service we offer and make arranging your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.
Be careful when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies often block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a significant amount of money , if you opt to pay using a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until a couple of weeks following your rental has ended.
We've made it ridiculously simple on our website to identify which car hire companies will accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare the car hire companies do accept your card type on collection.
It can be practical to know the different payment options for your car rental in Durban South Africa, as some payments for extras (such as extra drivers and child seats) might need to be settled in local currency (by credit card or debit card) when you pick up the car.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
When you include Basic or Essential Cover for your car rental, this usually means that you'll be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will more often than not be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the car, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Lots of the Durban South Africa car rental brands we include accept a debit card when you collect the car; but sometimes these do have different T&Cs associated to them. Ensure that you check the terms and conditions if you'd like to use a debit card when you collect the car.
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.