In North East South Africa, Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport is South Africa's primary airport for international travel, flying in excess of 21 million passengers per year. If you'd like to land into the Airport then continue on to your destination, you can pick up hire cars in Johannesburg Airport . If you're planning a road trip there are lots of choices available in South Africa, with everything from national parks to coastal roads. If you're in a rush to head through Johannesburg and would enjoy the opportunity to see some wildlife, Pilanesberg National Park is the most convenient national park to Johannesburg.It's possible to drive to Pilanesberg Park from Johannesburg Airport in just over 3 hours. Most of the hire car companies at Johannesburg Airport are located in the dedicated car hire collection zone near the entrance to the terminal building, just behind the Intercontinental Hotel.
Cape Town International Airport, in the South West of the country, South Africa's second busiest airport, servicing almost 11 million passengers a year. It's incredibly easy to pick up a rental car at Cape Town Airport then continue your journey onward. Many of the car rental brands are located in front of the terminal in the dedicated car hire pick up zone.
Durban Airport, located on South Africa's Eastern coast, is the country's 3rd most popular airport, handling approximately 6 million passengers a year. You can pick up your car hire at Durban Airport, most of the car hire providers are located in a dedicated car rental zone just outside the terminal. Once you've picked up your car, you can get into central Durban from the airport in around 30 mins.
Situated around halfway along South Africa's coast between Durban to the East and Cape Town to the West, Port Elizabeth Airport is a small airport handing over 1.5 million passengers per annum. Port Elizabeth is a domestic only airport, so if you're arriving on an international flight, you'll need to arrive via Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban and jump on a connecting flight. When you land it's possible to collect an affordable hire car at Port Elizabeth Airport for your onward journey. All of the main the car hire companies can be found outside of the terminal in the dedicated rental car zone. If you're driving north once you've picked up your car, you could spend a few hours at Addo Elephant Park which is less than a 1 hour drive away from the airport. Addo Elephant Park is South Africa's third largest national park.
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We only work alongside the most trusted and highly rated car hire companies, including Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise.
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If plans change you can cancel or edit your rental free of charge up to 48 hours before you collect.
To be included on the site, all rentals must include a full to full fuel policy and absolute clarity about credit card hold costs.
Our cars have cover for damage, theft and third party claims.
Confused by insurance excess? We are here to guide you through the whole process. We work hard to provide absolute clearness when it comes to security deposits and all of the other charges involved.
We offer a huge amount of small family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.
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The team at Stress Free spend hours examining terms and conditions so that you don't have to. All key points of the rental contract are clearly displayed every step of the way
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
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
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.
The cheapest price for a week in Cape Town South Africa for November is GBP45.39 with car hire company FireFly. We monitor prices from all of the leading car hire companies. Order your search results by price to find the best deal
Before you start your journey spend some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.
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If you receive a traffic violation fine when driving in South Africa the car hire company might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on record. If this happens you will be notified via email when this has been processed
You should always drive in South Africa is on the left side of the road
you should keep some loose change available in the car to pay for tolls. most tolls will accept credit cards but it's always safer to have cash just in case
Be vigilant if you're driving outside of the main towns in South Africa to look out for wildlife in the road.
Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire insurance we offer.
Selecting Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, It is usually less expensive to book this up front on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your car rental, so that you know the total price of everything before completing your booking.
We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to buy a Premium cover product.
Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.
It's worth bearing in mind that frequently car hire brands that will allow debit card at the desk are more costly than those that accept credit card only.
It's good to know the alternative payment options for your car hire in South Africa, as often payments for extras (like Sat Nav and child seats) might have to be paid in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) at the rental car collection desk.
We've made it incredibly simple on our website to filter which car rental partners do accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which car rental partners do accept your preferred card type when you pick up the car.
It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a considerable amount of money and if you decide to pay with a debit card this will be debited from your bank account and not returned until weeks following completion of your rental contract.
We accept a large number of different currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
Would you like us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We are open to ideas regarding how to improve our service to make paying for your car hire a Stress Free experience.
If you've opted for Essential or Basic Cover with your rental, it usually means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll usually be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the car, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Many of the South Africa car hire partners we include accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; but sometimes these do have special terms and conditions associated with them. Ensure that you review the terms if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
Very often, rentals that come with the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any extra charges. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the booking process.
You'll have been provided with car hire location collection instructions with the booking confirmation email. Spend some time to understand how to find the vehicle rental collection location before you leave
Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the car and informing the car rental provider prior to driving away
If you've not already ,check the vehiclerental terms. There could be additional charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.
All of the rentals listed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you ensure that the tank is full before you set off. If it is not you must inform the rental company immediately
Taking some time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the vehicle hire company when returning the car
Always check the wheels and locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you are in a hurry to begin your trip
Whether you have purchased Essential excess cover on the website or you've a different policy, we recommend to take time to inspect the vehicle for pre existing damage. We advise taking photos with your phone of each section of the car. If damage exists on the vehicle that is not mentioned in your hire agreement you should inform the car rental provider
To view a full list of our South Africa car hire locations visit our South Africa locations page
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.