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South Africa car hire can deliver your car hire to surrounding hotels.
 The main Car Rental depots are located at
Cape Town Airport, Johannesburg Airport, & Durban Airport

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We offer two insurance packages - Standard cover with an excess or Supercover with no excess for overseas drivers. With Supercover insurance, drivers from outside South Africa would therefore benefit from 100% insurance cover in the event of a vehicle theft or an accident. No excess is payable. Exclusions include - windscreen - undercarriage - and tyre damage; theft of radio. Terms and conditions apply. Details will be supplied with your contract of rental at time of vehicle collection. A claims handling fee of R550 is payable. NB. The driver must have a valid credit card for security purposes.  A passengers credit card is not accepted unless the passenger is also a driver.


- Additional driver
- Baby seat or booster seats
- Drivers under 23 years considered
- Vehicle delivery and collection
- One-way drop-off.
- Cross border authorization.

Please inform us of any of the above when request South African car hire.


Drivers must have a valid driving license, which displays his/her photograph upon it, or carry your passport with you as positive identification to verify you as the legal holder of the drivers license.

Your license must be printed in English so a local traffic officer can establish which class of vehicle you are qualified to drive. If not, either an International license should be purchased before arrival. The onus is on the driver to prove that he or she is qualified to drive such a vehicle.

You MUST carry your driving license on your person at all times while driving in South Africa.

For returning South Africans the old green ID drivers license document is no longer valid & therefore not acceptable. Please obtain an International drivers license before arrival.


GPS road navigation units are available from Cape Town airport car hire depot, as well as Johannesburg and Durban Airports, subject to availability at time of booking. However, they may be returned to any depot when you return your hire car. Selftours will pre book this option if you required but payment can only be made on delivery of your vehicle and GPS unit. The rate is currently R69 per day with a refundable security deposit of R 1500.

Most South Africa car hire companies offer a Road Atlas free of charge and with Selftours South African Tours we offers a comprehensive package with Road Atlas of South Africa as well as directions to each accommodation establishment that you are booked into.

GPS units only available for South African car hire main depots


South African Car Hire has access to a national car rental fleet in excess of 8000 new vehicles. However, all vehicles are subject to availability at time of your booking. With South Africa becoming an increasingly popular international tourist destination you are strongly advised to book your vehicle well in advance, particularly over the popular summer season September through to April or if you require a large or a specialized vehicle.
Mileage maybe unlimited - but - vehicle supplies are not unlimited!

Cape Town Airport car hire depot maintains a large fleet of new cars to assure you of excellent service and reliability


South Africa Car Hire operates on a national car rental basis with depots in most towns across South Africa. All our vehicles are less than one year old. In the unfortunate event of an accident or mechanical problem arising, we pride ourselves on being able to arrange a replacement vehicle within hours.

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Car Hire in South Africa is restricted to within the borders of South Africa unless otherwise agreed to by the Hirer. On request a letter of authorisation will be issued on collection of your vehicle and cross border fees may apply.


Most of our vehicles will be permitted to cross borders into Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland & Lesotho. Currently we do not allow vehicles into Zimbabwe.
Mozambique - special conditions.

Garden Route to Cape Town - R800
Cape Town to Garden Route - R800
Johannesburg to W Cape / Kwazulu Natal / Mpumalanga - R800
W Cape / Kwazulu Natal / Mpumalanga to Johannesburg - R800
Johannesburg to Sun City - R300
Durban to Richards Bay - R

Delivery & Collection fee within 25km (o/h R250) (a/h R500)
Delivery & Collection fee GREATER than 25km R10.00 per kilometre

From South Africa to -

Namibia - R4000
Swaziland/Lesotho - R880
Botswana, Gaborone - R2000
Botswana, Maun/Francistown - R3600
Kasane - R2800

Additions, deliveries, extras, and one way drop of fees are to be used as a guide and are
subject to change without notice
** All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice **
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