South Africa Car Rental

South Africa has a very well developed road infrastructure.

The roads are modern, well signposted, with adequate gas or petrol stations as they are reffered to in South Africa.

Some gas/petrol station are small, others are large, for eg ULTRACITY, they are refferred to, with many types of food outlets,restrooms, found on al the major highways etc.

You will find toll road booths, in many areas of the country.

Kilometers, not miles, are used in South Africa.

In South Africa they drive on the left hand side of the road, the steering wheel is on the right side of the vehicle.

They have a cell phone/mobile phone network that cover the whole country, and road side assisstance phones are available.

English is a main language, so language for asking directions, etc is not a problem

If you intend to travel into the rural area, ensure that you rent a adequate vehicle ie a 4x4etc.

We offer all types of vehicle rentals,as well as many different types of self drive rentals.

More Info from South African tourism:

Watch out for animals in rural areas

Be aware that the roads in many rural areas are not fenced, so you could find dogs, chickens, sheep and even horses or cows on the road, so it may be dangerous to drive at night.

Large antelope crossing the road can also be a hazard in certain areas – watch out for the road signs depicting a leaping antelope, and take it slowly, especially towards evening.

Keep left, belt up, think kilometres

We drive on the left-hand side of the road, and our cars – rental cars included – are right-hand drive vehicles. All distances, speed limits (and speedometers) are in kilometres.

Wearing of seat belts is compulsory. Using hand-held phones while driving is against the law – use a vehicle phone attachment or hands-free kit, if you want to speak on your mobile phone, you’ll The law prohibits the use of hand-held phones while driving but that doesn’t stop most of the locals from using them.

Speed limit

The general speed limit on national highways, urban freeways and other major routes is 120km/h (75mph). On secondary (rural) roads it is 100km/h (60mph). In built-up areas it is usually 60km/h (35mph) unless otherwise indicated. Check the road signs.

Driver’s licences

Any valid driver’s licence is accepted provided it bears the photograph and signature of the holder and is printed in English.If not in English then you need a International drivers license

Filling up
A variety of petrol (gas) stations are situated on both main and country roads. Most of them are open 24 hours a day, although some keep shorter hours. However, distances between towns (and therefore between petrol stations) can be considerable, so it is advisable to fill up your tank before it starts giving warning signals.

South African petrol stations are not self-help: an attendant will fill the car, check oil and water and tire pressure and, if necessary, clean the windscreen – for which he or she will expect a tip of two or three rand.

Our self drive section offers you many different types and variety of trips…Self drive offers you the abilty and freedom to pace your own trip.