Africa Car Hire
Cover insurance – Is offered at a lower daily
rate but carries a higher excess in the event of a claim.
These excesses vary from car group to car group.
Cover insurance – Is offered at a slightly
higher daily rate but carries a reduced excess in the
event of a claim. These lower excesses vary from car group
to car group.
Cover insurance – Is offered only to International
visitors and offers renters a zero excess. Provided the
incident did not occur due to driving under the influence
of alcohol or the use of narcotics etc. In the event of
an accident the only amount payable is a R550 claims handling
fee. Subject to various terms and conditions
Total cover also includes windscreen and tyre damage.
• Baby seat or booster
• Vehicle delivery and collection
• One-way drop-off fees
• Cross border authorization for Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia,
Zimbabwe and Botswana
Please inform us of any of the above when requesting South
African car hire.
GPS units can be
arranging with your car hire in all major centres,
e.g. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth
and Nelspruit. The daily rate is R85 per day and
is payable on collection of your vehicle.
If travelling one way there is a drop off charge
payable of R250. The branch will arrange for the
unit to be sent back to its original office on behalf
of the renter.
DRIVERS LICENSE INFORMATION
FOR VISITORS IN SOUTH AFRICA
The following must appear on your driver’s license….
- Must be in English
- A clear photo of the driver
- An indication of what class vehicle you are eligible to drive
- The license must be valid for the duration of the rental
Green barcoded ID’s are no longer accepted for returning South Africans. If your license does not have the above required information, then we advise you to apply for an international driver’s license, before departing for South Africa.
Renters must carry a valid driver’s license on their person at all times.
AVAILABILITY OF VEHICLES
Whilst the current fleet offers in excess of 10 000 vehicles there are times of the year that prove problematic and it is essential to confirm arrangements well in advance. If travelling between October and March we strongly recommend confirming rentals a few months in advance.
Selftours can only confirm vehicles once the relevant paperwork and deposits have been received. Receiving a quote does not mean a renter is guaranteed a vehicle.
NATIONAL BACK UP-SERVICE
We have car hire back up service
at all major airports & cities as well as some smaller towns and rural areas. All vehicles are considered new and are generally less than a year old with low mileage. Breakdown and mechanical failure are therefore rare. However, in the unfortunate event of a problem, we can provide peace of mind that we can normally arrange a replacement within a matter of hours. Subject to availability.
Useful links to assist in your planning:
View our South African maps
View our mileage chart
COUNTRIES YOU MAY ENTER
All vehicles are allowed to cross the border to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland & Lesotho. Currently we do not allow vehicles into Mozambique.
Subject to change without notice
ONE-WAY DROP OFF FEES
One way fees are applicable if a vehicle is collected and then dropped at a different branch.
Between provinces - R800
East London / George / Port Elizabeth / Mthatha - R800
Durban to Richards Bay – R300
Durban to Pietermaritzburg – R200
To Nambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe – R4 600
Delivery & Collection during office hours within a 25km radius of a branch - R300
Delivery & Collection after business hours with in a 25km radius of a branch – R500
Deliveries and collections outside of a 25km radius is charged at R10 per kilometre
View our car hire rates
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