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Vehicle rental

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Vehicle rental

It looks like a lot of people are having car rental problems and I am confused as what to do. I am flying into Durban and would like to rent Who should I rent from

Berkhamsted, United...
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1. Re: Vehicle rental

We hired from Hertz in Durban last year (and Cape Town and Jo'burg) and had no problems.

Cape Town Central...
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Hi there

The leading car rental company in SA is Avis and there are also Europcar and also Hertz.


Hank - Owner - Ulungele Tours

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We have rented with Avis four times and not a single problem. Cars have been excellent and last one was brand new.

Prefer to use a well known reputable company with many offices around, but thats personal choice. Booked though their ZA site but used the international drivers rate and got full insurance etc for a cost much lower than it would be here in Aus.

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Check for extra charges for extra drivers or if you plan to cross borders to Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana etc.

When I first got a Holiday Autos quote a couple of weeks ago it would have been with Hertz who don't charge for a cross border certificate for Swaziland while when I actually booked today during their 25% off sale I was placed with Europcar who do charge 750 rand to enter Swaziland!

Fortunately Swaziland isn't a critical part of my itinerary but these extra semi hidden costs can easily outweigh any savings in the headline cost of car hire.

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