Car hire in South Africa
Hiring a car in South Africa
South Africa is a fantastic place to discover on holiday. It has such a varied selection of landscapes and ecosystems to explore you’ll barely believe you’re in the same country from one day to the next.
Take a safari in Africa’s premier wildlife reserve, Kruger National Park. Explore the world-class wine regions of Stellenbosch and Paarl. Drive along the Garden Route and watch as the iconic Table Mountain comes into view.
All of this is opened up to you when you hire a car in South Africa. It gives you the flexibility to go where you want whenever you want to create your dream holiday.
What you need to know
Your best bet for hiring a car in South Africa is to organise to collect it from an airport. This tends to be most convenient for many people as they arrive by plane anyway. There are lots of airports in the country where you can get a hire car through Holiday Autos, meaning you are catered for whether you are travelling from a country close by or a relatively long distance.
Check out our booking tool to see all of your options. You’ll find the most choice at the largest airports, including Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport (CPT), with more than ten car hire companies present at each.
Where to pick up your car
The arrangements for picking up your hire car will depend on the airport you are flying into. At both Tambo International and Cape Town International all of the car hire desks are located within the terminal buildings. This means you can collect your luggage and look for the relevant sign associated with your hire car and start your holiday straight away. There’s not even a need for a transfer to your hotel.
Other airports offer various scenarios, including free shuttle buses to the hire car desks and meet and greet services. Check out all your options before booking and go for the one that best suits your needs.