Prior to setting off spend some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is very important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
If you plan drive across the border to another country, be careful to check the conditions of rental for additional fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you fail to do so there's the possibility that you will not be insured if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
It might seem daunting at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great trip
If you're used to driving on the opposite side of the road be extra careful with roundabouts. Be sure to navigate road circles with an clockwise direction, giving way to vehicles currently on the road circle to your right.
Be extra careful if you're driving outside of the main cities in South Africa to look out for wild animals in the road.
You should always drive in South Africa is on the left hand side of the road
Stress Free Car Rental are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make renting a car Stress Free for our customers
You can use the filters on our search page to find your perfect car rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel engine and low security deposit options.
Car hire prices can change significantly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important thing to consider that influences car hire prices. Take this into account when considering your rental.
Stress Free Car Rental only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always a better deal compared with the alternatives.
Vehicle Makes at each car hire 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 type may vary from the one booked. If you would prefer a particular model, at most car hire locations we offer pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . Use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model rentals.
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our aim is to make the vehicle hire process as simple as possible.
As soon as you complete your booking with us you'll receive a booking confirmation email with all of your rental information included. The email will include directions to the car hire collection desk and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Collecting at the airport but not sure of your flight number? It's ok! - 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 your flight is delayed. You should review the terms and conditions to understand what you need to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
When you book a hire car with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you're spending in advance - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
We don't hide any fees, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Our essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.
Essential Cover includes key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.
Car rentals in South Africa are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.
All of our rentals in 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.
We work hard to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in South Africa
Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in South Africa. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters
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.