to South Africa its a pleasure to drive her open
African car hire
is one of the best
ways to travel while on Holiday in South Africa.
Car hire gives you the freedom to travel at your
own pace wherever whenever while not having to
rely on the South Africa public transport system
which can be very unreliable. People from all
over the world including: Europe,
America, Australia, UK, Japan and the East all
come to Selftours to book their South African
Car Hire online.
If you opt for renting
a car in South Africa make sure you follow these
South Africa car hire
Always make sure
you book your South Africa car hire well in advance
to avoid disappointment. It is also a good idea
to re-confirm your South Africa car hire booking
a few days before departure. Consider how long
you will need your South Africa car hire for.
The longer you rent a car the cheaper the daily
rental rate. Avoid 3 or 4 short rental periods
but rather opt for one long period which will
often work out more economical.
Don’t always hire
the cheapest car – consider your comfort and the
amount of luggage you need to carry. Most cars
are manual / stick shift. Use our
car hire online booking
system and view a range
of car models and the various car hire rates for
View our fleet of
cars for hire
Automatic cars are
fine but don’t choose a small one, they just don’t
have that much power when it comes to climbing
the many mountain passes you are likely to encounter.
If travelling during our summer months (November
/ March) an air conditioner would be a very worth
while & comfortable extra.
Know the rules of
– South Africans drive on the left hand side of
the road, the same as Britain – our road signage
is international & you should have no difficulty
recognising it. The general rule is ‘keep left,
pass right'. Your driver’s license should be in
English with your photograph affixed to it. If
your drivers license is not printed in English
request an international license from your local
AA office before leaving home. You are responsible
to prove, if stopped by a traffic officer, that
you are qualified to drive your chosen car hire
in South Africa. On collection of any South African
Car hire all drivers will also be asked to show
their driving licence. The main driver must also
present his credit card for security purposes.
Maximum nation speed limit in South Africa is
Speed limits are enforced
and radar speed traps are used extensively.
On collection of
your car hire walk around it and inspect the car
with a car hire representative who should note
any small marks, scratches etc. Ask for a copy
of the notes he has made of any damage to your
car hire for your records.
Think about who
will be driving. You can cover vast distances
in South Africa; Cape
Town to Johannesburg is 1400km, so with long
distances to cover you might wish to break up
your trip into two or three days and consider
sharing the driving. See
maps of South Africa. Why not request an additional
driver on your
South African car hire
agreement to share the driving with you.
South Africa Car hire
can also be supplied with many extra including
GPS, baby seats
etc - Enquire about the extras you would like
included in your South Africa car rental agreement.
Excluded extras would be trailers and roof racks
as this can affect the insurance on the vehicle
Bear in mind that
you will have to pay for your petrol and this
must be factored into the cost of your South Africa
car hire. Your car rental comes with a full tank
of petrol so make sure you return it with a full
tank of petrol to avoid additional charges.
- Bon Voyage
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Sent: 26 November
2013 04:17 PM
Tony Cove wrote above his recent
car rental experience
Thank you Steve, our best car hire
arranging experience ever, anywhere; just so straight
forward in comparison with our last four annual
visits to SA.
It would be good to make your acquaintance, may
give you a call when we are in Knysna.
Best wishes, Tony and Sue Cove
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