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  • Cheap South Africa Car Rental, Car Hire in South Africa Info

    Although South Africa car rental transactions are simple and easy, people often find themselves ata South Africa car hire counter, only to discover that the car they had reserved is not available.

    Often the price quoted on the phone does not include additional charges such as insurance,coverage for an extra driver, refuelling fees etc.

    Good planning and preparation is important, in order to avoid unpleasant surprises and pitfalls as

    much as possible.

    Before renting a car, plan your journey or trip, so that it is clear how far and where you will be

    driving and what kind of car would be most appropriate. This can make a big difference as most

    visitors underestimate the size of our country. South Africa is roughly about twice the size of

    Texas and driving across 3000 km without air conditioning can be very trying in our hot summer.

    It will be a good idea to do some homework beforehand and get yourself informed and orientatedabout the basic rules, conditions and requirements that go with South Africa car rentaltransactions. The information on this page will help you achieve that.

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  • Popular rental cars,...

    South Africa car rental companies offer a choice of cars that can be quite bewildering. Whether youare budget and economy conscious, want to cruise across our country in comfort and luxury, orprefer a 4 x4 cross country adventure, They will have the vehicle you need.

    The average South Africa car rental fleet consists of the following categories;

    Budget / Compact,... True budget travel with small and compact cars, yet comfortable. For groups ofnot more then 3 persons.Economy / Medium size,... Excellent value for money to take on the largerdistances. For groups of not more then 4 persons.Mini vans / Motor homes,... Perfect for largergroups and families.4 X 4 / Campers,... The best way to explore South Africas more remote interiorand out-of-the-way places.Luxury,... All the comfort and style you want, to pamper yourself.Thefollowing are some of the more popular car models available in the average South Africa car rental

    fleet;

    VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CHICO

    Budget Compact

    Seats: 4 (2 adults, 2 children)

    Doors: 4 small, plus 1 luggage

    Tank capacity: 55 litres

    Transmission: Manual

    No air-con or power steering

    VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CHICO

    BudgetSeats: 4 (4 adults)

    Doors: 4 small, plus 1 luggage

    Tank capacity: 55 litres

  • Transmission: manual

    Radio /Tape: yes

    No air-con or power steering

    TOYOTA TAZZ

    Budget

    Seats: 4 (3 adults plus 1 child)

    Doors: 4 medium, plus 1 luggage

    Tank capacity: 60 litres

    Range: 545 km

    Transmission: Manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    No power steering

    TOYOTA COROLLA

    Economy - Medium size

    Seats: 5 (4 adults plus 1 child)

  • Doors: 4 ( 2 large, 2 medium)

    Tank capacity: 60 litres

    Range: 630 km

    Transmission: Manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes

    NISSAN ALMERA

    Economy - Medium size

    Seats: 4 (4 adults)

    Doors: 4 (2 large, 2 medium)

    Tank capacity: 60 litres

    Range: 620 km

    Transmission: Manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes

  • VOLKSWAGEN POLO

    Economy - Medium size

    Seats: 4 (4 adults)

    Doors: 4 (2 large, 2 small)

    Tank capacity: 60 litres

    Range: 620 km

    Transmission: Manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/tape: yes

    Power steering: yes

    TOYOTA CAMRY

    Luxury

    Seats: 5 (5 adults)

    Doors: 4 (2 large, 2 medium)

    Tank capacity: 72 litres

    Range: 680 km

  • Transmission: Automatic

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes, plus ABS

    BMW 318i

    Luxury

    Seats: 5 (4 adults plus 1 child)

    Doors: 4 large

    Tank capacity: 63 litres

    Range: 652 km

    Transmission: manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes, plus ABS

    Airbag: yes

    MERCEDES BENZ C180

    Luxury

  • Seats: 5 (4 adults plus 1 child)

    Doors: 4 large

    Tank capacity: 62 litres

    Range: 646 km

    Transmission: Automatic

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes, plus ABS

    Airbag: yes

    NISSAN 4X4 DOUBLE CAB

    4x4

    Seats: 5 (4 adults plus 1 child)

    Doors: 4 large plus luggage door

    Engine capacity: 2400 cc

    Tank capacity: 92 litres

    Range: 730 km

    Transmission: Manual plus 4x4

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes, plus ABS

    Airbag: yes

  • TOYOTA CONDOR

    Mini Van

    Seats: 7 (4 adults plus 3 children)

    Doors: 4 large plus luggage door

    Engine capacity: 2000 cc

    Tank capacity: 70 litres

    Range: 610 km

    Transmission: Manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/tape: yes

    Power steering: yes

    VOLKSWAGEN CADDY

    Mini Van

    Seats: 5 adults

    Doors: 4 large plus luggage door

    Tank capacity: 65 litres

    Range: 528 km

    Transmission: Manual

  • Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes, plus ABS

    Airbag: yes

    VOLKSWAGEN TOURAN

    Mini Van

    Seats: 6 (4 adults plus 2 children)

    Doors: 4 large plus luggage door

    Tank capacity: 70 litres

    Range: 610 km

    Transmission: Manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/tape: yes

    Power steering: yes, plus ABS

    Airbag: yes

    MERCEDES VITO

    Luxury Mini Van

    Seats: 8 adults

    Doors: 4 large plus luggage door

  • Tank capacity: 75 litres

    Range: 600 km

    Transmission: manual

    Air-con: yes

    Radio/Tape: yes

    Power steering: yes, plus ABS

    Airbag: yes

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    Car rental rates,...

    Keep in mind that South Africa car rental rates are per 24 hr period from the time you sign therental contract until the return of the vehicle. Usually a grace period of one hour is allowed on thefinal returnof vehicle. After that you may be charged for an additional 24 hr period.

    Most car rental rates do vary, depending on the level of insurance cover you take for the event ofaccident damage and theft. This can be 100% Super Cover with zero excess payment, includingPersonal Accident Insurance.

    For an easy and userfriendly way of comparing prices, go to Car Rental South Africa. It's anindependent company offering price comparisons of all the well known car rental companies inSouth Africa, including the availability of rental cars in most of the destinations in the country.

    Rental rate inclusions,...

    The majority of South Africa car rental companies include the following in their daily rental rates.

    This may vary between companies, so check carefully each time you rent a car.

    100 % Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW)100% Super Theft Loss Waiver (STLW)PersonalAccident insurance (PAI)Zero liability excessUnlimited kilometresAirport and locationsurchargesTourism LevyMaps and travel infoFree mobile phone rental (Not including outgoingcalls and insurance)Value added tax Top of Page

    rental rate exclusions,...

    The following charges and fees are generally excluded from car rental rates by South Africa carrental companies. Again, this may vary and its important that you check carefully each time yourent a car

    Fuel deposit, to be refunded if you return the rental car with a full tankMobile phone insurance andoutgoing callsContract feeDelivery and collections feesDrop off fees in cases of one wayrentalsYoung driver surchargesAdditional driver surchargesAdministration fees for damage andtheft claims and traffic offencesExtension rates when you have extended the rental withoutapprovalBaby seatsUsually at the beginning of each car rental contract, South Africa car rental

  • companies will take an authorization on the clients credit card to cover these charges. Final billingwill be done at the end of the rental contract when you return the vehicle.

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    copyright South African tourism - Cheap South Africa Car Rental, Car Hire in South Africa InfoForms of payment,...

    In general credit cards are the only form of payment accepted by South Africa car rental companies.For them and for you its also the easiest and quickest way to secure payment of outstandingcharges and excessamounts. Debit cards, cash or cheques are not accepted. The credit card youpresent must be in the rentersname.

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    Insurance requirements,...

    South Africa car rental companies will hold you totally responsible for your rental vehicle in the

    events of accident damage and theft. They will ask if you want to cover that liability. It will cost you

    an additional fee. With many South Africa car rental companies it is included in the standard rentalrate.Usually there are two options, a standard waiver option and a super waiver option. Make surethat the one you want is included.

    The cover that you will be offered is usually the following;

  • Collision damage waiver (CDW)..., Reduces your total responsibility in the event of Accidentdamage to a predetermined fixed excess amount. This excess amount, which may vary betweenSouth Africa car rental companies, should be specified on your rental contract.Super collisiondamage waiver (SCDW)..., Available at an additional fee, further reduces the amount of e

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