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Whether you want to go wild life spotting, safari or visiting vineyards, its all possible in this great country. Because of the distances between the parks, monuments or sight seeing attractions, its best way to explore South Africa in a rental car. Rentalcargroup.com offers different car categories in South Africa, from cheap economy cars to big Suv. Take note of the following for a relaxed rental.
The republic of South Africa is a state located to the southern part of the continent Africa. South Africa is a state made up of multi ethnicity as well as language and culture diversity. There are eleven official languages in South Africa with two of these languages originating from Europe. South Africa is famous for its wine and gold and this is what makes it the African state with the strongest economy. The city of Pretoria is the capital of South Africa.
The visa requirements to visitors will vary for different states and depending on how long they plan on staying. Before travelling to South Africa, you are required to get a visa as they do not issue visas at the airport. You can check with a South Africa embassy in your country for information regarding visa requirements.
The most convenient way to enter South Africa is by plane. With as many as ten international airports in the country, it is possible to get direct flights to South Africa from most parts of the world. You can also access South Africa by car from the neighboring states.
There are quite a large number of accommodation facilities you can select from in South Africa. They vary from world class hotels to local affordable facilities. You can choose to stay in a self catering facility, a guest house, villa, apartment and or a bed and breakfast facility. They are all readily available in the cities and towns in South Africa. You can also camp in the various camping spots available.
South Africa has so much to offer, the beautiful cities and sceneries are some of the spectacular sights. There are various national parks in the country and they offer the best places to see the wild animals of South Africa's. Some of the national parks include:
If you love nature, then you will love the various places in South Africa that offer botany and natural beauty. They include:
You cannot leave South Africa without learning a bit of their culture at the world heritage site of Robben Island. There is so much to see and do in South Africa, just to mention the least.
With South Africa being one of the most developed states in the world, the infrastructure is commendable and so are the numerous transport means. However, in order to explore to the maximum the beauty this country has in store, car rental is the way to go.
There are multiple car hire agencies in the airports as well as in the cities and town. This makes it very possible to get car hire services to suit your travel needs. You can easily book for a car rental over the internet before travelling. This enables you to weigh various options and settle for the best car hire deal in the state. It is also very possible to get cheap car hire in South Africa. The car rental rates will vary with different car hire companies.
You can drive from the age of 18 in South Africa but car hire companies will require you to be anything up to 25 before renting a vehicle. Below that age you may find you will have to pay a daily excess because of your age.
Traffic lights are a bit different in South Africa. Amber lights are used only on the change from green to red and mean you should stop if safe to do so. Flashing red means that the lights are out of order and you should proceed with carefully. At traffic lights a flashing green arrow means to proceed. A flashing red arrow means you can proceed if no other cars are approaching.
A full licence held for minimum of 2 years with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.
International Driving Permit needed along with original domestic licence.
The vehicle displayed and models listed are the most common vehicles used by our car rental partners. We cannot guarantee the make or model of the rental vehicle will be the same as the vehicle displayed on our website.
No cross border rentals are allowed from South Africa to Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia or Zimbabwe even if returning to South Africa.
Renters wishing to enter Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho or Namibia must be in possession of a letter of authority obtainable from the rental desk at time of pickup.
An additional cross border fee will be applicable
Please note that if you intend to travel across country or state borders, restrictions may apply. Such cross-border charges may be applied at the rental desk.Cheap family rental cars
When traveling with family and children, we recommend you select a car with enough space for luggage and enough space to fit child seats. Children must travel save in a child seat/booster depending on their weight or how tall they are. Rentalcargroup.com offers a wide range of variety of station wagons, mini vans in South Africa.Drive your rental car in South Africa
Driving around in the city of South Africa with a rental car can be a hassle but not impossible. Its a good way to move around but we advise to have a look at the local traffic rules as they may vary with what you are used to. Take in mind that in rush hour traffic can be pretty dense and it can take longer before you reach your destination.Where to rent a car
Rentalcargroup.com offers car rental in more than 35000 locations, at all major airports and cities and railway stations. Below on this page you see a map with all the car rental companies we work with in South Africa.Car Rental Insurance
Most of the rental cars have a standard Collision Damage Waiver/Loss Damage Waiver with excess included in the rental price, this insurance covers damage to the rental car up until a certain amount. The excess amount will be blocked on the main driver's credit card and will be unblocked on the save return of the car. Rentalcargroup.com offers full protection insurance from Allianz and AXA for a complete peace of mind.
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February 04, 2018
Bad service in johannesburg airport. excellent in ballito airport.
November 21, 2017
Everything was perfect execpt for a letter that the clerk was supposed to give us to enter swaziland. we had to go to another office to get this letter.rneverything a1
Mr Mohd Bashar
March 01, 2018
My experience regarding rental group has been good, but the only negative part is that i don't have a portfolio with you or my account page which shows my history, and also you don't provide any sort of advantages for your loyal customers.
February 11, 2018
October 05, 2017
Over all i was happy with the car however i returned it 13 minutes past the 24 hours cycle and have been charged for a full extra day some 100 dollars. i wrote a claim and have not received an answer so far (8 days).