There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our personal frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.
Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any 13 seater rental providers. We're cautious to only work with vehicle rental companies you can trust.
We accept Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when renting a 13 Seater on our website.
It's worth bearing in mind that quite often 13 seater rental partners that do allow debit card at the desk are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
If you're planning to fly into South Africa, the closest international airport to Johannesburg is Johannesburg International Airport, which is 21 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from Johannesburg. In North East South Africa, Johannesburg Airport serves as South Africa's primary airport for international flights, transporting more than 21 million passengers a year. If you'd like to land into the Airport then continue your journey on to Johannesburg, you can collect a rental car at Johannesburg International Airport . If you'd like to take a road trip there are lots of options available, with everything from coastal roads to national parks. If you are collecting a hire car at Johannesburg Airport then driving to Kruger National Park, you can be there in about 4 hours. It's also possible to fly from Johannesburg International Airport to Mpumalenga, Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit Airports Most of the hire car companies at Johannesburg Airport are located at the main car hire collection area near the entrance to the terminal building, just behind the Intercontinental Hotel.
There's also the possibility of flying into Durban Airport which is approximately 484 kilometres from Johannesburg. Durban Airport, located on South Africa's East coast, is the country's 3rd busiest airport, handling close to 6 million passengers a year. If you plan to collect your car rental at Durban Airport before your drive over to Johannesburg, many of the car hire collection desks are in a dedicated car rental area just outside the airport terminal. Once you've picked up your car, it's possible to be in Durban City from the airport in less than 30 mins.
769 kilometres further away than Durban Airport is Cape Town International Airport. Cape Town International Airport, in the South West of South Africa, South Africa's second busiest airport, flying close to 11 million passengers per annum. You're able to pick up a rental car at Cape Town Airport and then drive to Johannesburg. Most of the car hire collection desks are in front of the airport terminal in the dedicated car rental collection area. If you're travelling east from the airport, Franshhoek Valley, the settling place of the Huguenots in the 17th Century and now renowned for its wine, is a short 1 hour drive from the airport.
As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a 13 seater with us.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle and other things. For more info see the T&Cs on the extras page
Premium insurance is the highest option for 13 seater hire insurance we provide.
Many of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when renting a 13 seater because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
Our website only compares 13 seaters that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You will pick up the vehicle with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small amount for fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you drop it off full. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might see at a cheaper price on other sites, full to empty usually comes with some expensive additional fees for refuelling, so always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.
If you're trying to find a 13 seater rental with no deposit and no excess, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your rental (often to zero).
Need help finding your rental in Johannesburg? Get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.
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.