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CompareCarHire.co.uk South Africa is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

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Car hire in South Africa

There’s something about South Africa that inspires writers such as Tolkien, as well as foreign film makers and passionate sportsmen alike. Could it be the beautiful beaches, the breathtaking landscapes or the unusual wildlife? Perhaps it’s the people and their history of struggle and victory, or simply the vastness of the land. Whatever it is, South Africa is the ultimate tourist destination.

Major airports and ports

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg shares air traffic management duties with Cape Town and King Shaka airports, with the Johannesburg hub being the busiest of the three. Other minor airports have limited intake of carriers throughout the year. Ferries also regularly traverse the waters between Saint Helena, Ascension Island, Walvis Bay and Cape Town.

Transport

Cape Town’s buses offer sightseeing tours in addition to daily city routes. Trains are a suitable way to view the picturesque coasts of South Africa, but car rental in South Africa is the most convenient and enjoyable way to tour the cities and countryside. Agencies such as Hertz, Avis and Budget, as well as local outlets, can be booked online in advance.

Driving tips

South Africa car hire is a convenient and enjoyable way to get around the country. Present a valid English language licence with your photo and signature and/or an international driving permit when hiring a vehicle. Keep left when driving, belt up and obey speed limit signs. Prepare for long distance-driving over excellent road works and expect toll booths along national roads and at key tour centres.

Places to visit

Rent a vehicle and tour the Winelands to the east of Cape Town, where 17th century Dutch architecture, modern hotels and, of course, excellent wine all make for an unforgettable experience. Then drive over to Kruger National Park, where hippos, crocodiles, giraffes and cheetahs are as breathtaking as the scenery. August to November is whale watching season at the seaside town of Hermanus, so compare cheap car hire in South Africa with us in advance if you plan to head there.