Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
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 without any additional fees. You can compare if a debit card is allowed, along with the different car hire security deposit and insurance options on the second step of our website booking process.
Many of the Johannesburg South Africa car rental brands we include accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; but often these do have different conditions related to them. Be sure that you understand the T&Cs if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
It's worth bearing in mind that quite often car hire companies that do allow debit card at the desk are more expensive than those 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 are always open to new ideas regarding how to enhance our service and make arranging your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.
We've made it really easy on our website to identify which car hire brands will accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare the car rental brands will accept your card type at the collection desk.
If you've chosen Basic or Essential Cover for your car rental, it often means that you'll need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will usually be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the rental partner at the collection desk, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
We accept a huge range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
The cars included on our website include a full to full fuel policy. To avoid additional charges for fuel remember to top up the tank before you return the vehicle.
We are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make renting a car Stress Free for our customers
Car rental prices can vary significantly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important thing to recognise that influences car rental prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.
We only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always a better deal compared with the alternatives.
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 make may vary from the one displayed. If you require a particular make, at most car rental locations we offer options to book guaranteed models . You can use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model deals.
Extra drivers are available to reserve on our website on the extras page. In many cases you will pay for extra drivers when you pick up your rental.
You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal car rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel engine and reduced security deposit options.
If you plan to book a cheap flight into South Africa, the closest international airport to Johannesburg is Johannesburg International Airport, located 21 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Johannesburg. In North East South Africa, Johannesburg Airport serves as South Africa's primary airport for international travel, catering for over 21 million passengers per annum. If you'd like to fly into the Airport and then continue your journey on to Johannesburg, it's possible to collect car rental in Johannesburg Airport . If you'd like to take a road trip there are some great options available in South Africa, including everything from national parks to coastal roads. If you are collecting a rental car at the airport then heading to Kruger National Park, you can be there in about 4 hours. You can also take a flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Mpumalenga, Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit Airports All of the main car rental companies at Johannesburg Airport are located at the dedicated hire car pick up and drop off zone near the entrance to the terminal, just behind the Intercontinental Hotel.
You could also consider the possibility of flying into Durban Airport located around 484 kilometres from Johannesburg. Durban International Airport, on South Africa's Eastern coast, is the country's 3rd busiest airport, handling almost 6 million passengers per annum. If you intend to pick up your car hire at Durban Airport before your drive over to Johannesburg, most of the hire car providers are located in a dedicated car hire zone outside the terminal. Once you've collected your rental car, you can get into central Durban from the airport in less than 30 minutes.
769 kilometres further away than Durban Airport is Cape Town International Airport. Cape Town International Airport, located in the South West of South Africa, South Africa's second busiest airport, handling approximately 11 million passengers per year. It's incredibly easy to pick up a rental car at Cape Town Airport and then continue your journey onward to Johannesburg. Many of the car hire providers are in front of the terminal in the dedicated rental car pick up zone. If you'd like to stop off and grab some wine before heading over to Johannesburg, the famous wine region of Stellenbosch is just over half an hour away from Cape Town International Airport.
We aim to be the best car hire website around so that you know when you rent with us you're getting the best price, value and service.
Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, experience which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:
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 the status of your booking including prices and payments.
All of the deals on our website include all charges including anything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) local taxes, additional drivers and young driver fees.
To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and input the required details then in just seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.
An example average cost for 5 days in Johannesburg for November is GBP157.23 for a lead driver aged 35
All of our rentals in Johannesburg South Africa include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up 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.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
The following car hire brands are available in Johannesburg South Africa: First Car Rental, Tempest Car Hire, Europcar, Budget, Avis, FireFly, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty South Africa, 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.
Before you start your journey spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be careful with road circles. Always navigate traffic circles in a clockwise direction, giving way to traffic already on the road circle to your right.
it can be a good idea to have some change ready in the vehicle to pay for tolls. most toll roads will accept credit cards but it's always safer to have some change just in case
When driving in a different country lots of countries have very stringent regulations relating to consuming alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your vehicle
If you'd like to drop off the vehicle in a different location to the place you picked it up from, all extra one way fees will be included in the price detailed on our website.
Sometimes it's 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 holiday
if you're planning to drive across the border to another country, be sure to check the T&Cs for cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there's a possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
Be careful when driving outside of the main cities in South Africa to look out for wild animals in the road.
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.
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 terms and conditions on the extras page
Essential cover appears as an optional extra in the car hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.
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 wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we're 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.
Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any car hire companies. We're selective to only work with car rental brands you can trust.
Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our price match guarantee means if you find the same hire car at a lower price, we'll match it.
Pricing includes extra fees that other price comparison websites often don't include - this ensures that your experience is as transparent as it can be.
Stress Free Car Rental collects millions of car rental prices at 1000s of car rental locations to hunt down great deals and make booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as possible
The reason we decided to do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got fed up of seeing customers being hit with unexpected fees and knew we could do a better job.
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.