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Car hire South Africa

121CarHire.com 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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Location information for South Africa

South Africa is best explored by rental car. 121CarHire.com has over 75 pick-up locations in South Africa. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Cape Town International Airport is one of airports serving the country of South Africa. It is located within 16 miles from Cape Town. The airport has five terminals where an ongoing construction is being done to upgrade the facilities and terminals. There are numerous amenities that travelers can use while they are in the airport. There are several information desks, bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, duty free shops, banks, foreign exchange counters, internet connections and also facilities for the disabled. For those who are looking for hotel accommodations, you can book a room with Road Lodge or the City Lodge Pinelands, both of which can be located within the airport. Other services include transportation facilities and car hire agencies.

The best way for you to explore the land of South Africa is to rent your own vehicle. Avis, Dollar, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Imperial are only some of the car hires in South Africa that you can find in the airports. Once you have booked your vehicle, you can start exploring the country. Start with the nearest town, which is the Cape Town. Here, you can find plenty of attraction such as the Table Mountain which is part of the city's landscape. You can drive to the cable car and take a ride up to the mountain and gaze down at the town or simply explore the rock formation as well as enjoy the flora and fauna.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    First Car

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The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is 121CarHire.com the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by 121CarHire.com? at this location
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