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Car Hire in South Africa

Book cheap car hire in South Africa and discover everything that this vast, fascinating country has to offer whilst making the most of our unlimited mileage! From stunning golden beaches and huge jagged mountains to panoramic safari plains and rare wildlife, South Africa has it all. Also, check out our suggestions of the top 5 tourist attractions below.

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South Africa

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more diverse country in the world than South Africa. By the time you have driven from one corner of the nation to the other, you’ll have seen vibrant cities, gorgeous coastlines, a wonderful desert, wonderful corals, ancient collections of rock art, and tracked unique wildlife on safari.

What we offer in South Africa

Working with both well known rental firms and local suppliers allows us to bring you a fantastic choice of vehicles at a great price. Wether you need something small or a large car for the whole family, you're certain to find the perfect vehicle with us. So book through us and get your South African adventure off to the best possible start. 

Our UK head office is open 6 days a week and we also operate an emergency 24 hour back up service so we’re always here for you should you need us.

Airports in South Africa

Rest assured that Economy Car Hire will never be far away, no matter where in South Africa you fly to. This is because we serve both the major and minor airports in the country, including:

Once you’ve collected your luggage at O.R. Tambo Airport head into Johannesburg to discover a vibrant city full of museums, restaurants, bars, and theatres. The largest urban area South Africa has to offer, the city is a hub of activity but also the place to feast your eyes upon some amazing Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

Alternatively, head to Cape Town Airport and begin your trip in the shadow of Table Mountain. Check your maps and decide if you want to explore miles and miles of coastline, rugged mountain ranges, or the vast coastal plains. Cape Town is one of three capital cities across South Africa - the city is the legislative capital, with Pretoria acting as the executive capital, and Bloemfontein the judicial capital. However, Cape Town stands out thanks to its stunning waterfront, wonderful museums, and lively nightlife.

Looking to explore the east coast? King Shaka Airport is the best airport to fly into. With the famous long sweeping beaches of the Golden Mile lapped by tropical waters from the Indian Ocean, tourists who love the beach life should set their sights on Durban as soon as they arrive in South Africa. If you want to see what life is like under the water, head to uShaka Sea World to visit one of the world’s largest aquariums. Built around one of the busiest ports in Africa, Durban is a multicultural paradise with a particularly Indian influence.

We also provide rental cars at numerous other locations around South Africa including Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch, and East London Airport.

Top 5 tourist attractions in South Africa

  1. The Garden Route – Along the south east coast lies this beautiful region of lagoons, vineyards, and mountains. Boasting extensive bird life, this is a great destination for ornithologists.
  2. Kruger National Park – The largest game reserve in Africa and home to the Big 5. There are more species in Kruger than any other park on the continent.
  3. Robben Island – The former prison island that was home to Nelson Mandela for 18 years. Tours are led by former prisoners who bring their experiences to life.
  4. Soweto – The site of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, this township brings home the role apartheid played in South Africa’s past with a number or excellent museums.
  5. Shark Cage Dive – Get up close and personal with a Great White in Shark Alley near Gansbaai. See these magnificent and endangered animals in their natural habitat and learn about shark conservation. 

South African golfing holidays

If you're looking to get in a few rounds, be sure to check out our guide to golfing in South Africa.

Plan your perfect holiday 

Find out everything you need to know about South Africa by taking a look through our in-depth travel guide of the country. Our guide to driving in South Africa is another essential read before you leave for the airport. For even more inspiration for your trip, read our travel blogs about South Africa.

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