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Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

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Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

Hi folks

Does anyone know the exact location of Hertz OR Tambo car rental office/depot?

I can't seem to find it on googlemaps.

Will be arriving JNB on 31 July, around 1630. We have overnight accommodation that night at the Proteas Hotel, OR Tambo.

We set off the next day towards Kruger and I have arranged to pick up a car from Hertz that morning. It's a big day of driving to Graskop so am keen for an early start.

If it's awkward to get from the hotel to the hertz office/depot, I am now thinking that it may be easier to simply pick up the car on arrival and drive to the hotel. Or perhaps that in itself may be difficult.

Looking for some local knowledge please.

Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

Personally I wouldn't try to drive to that hotel after a long flight when you're not sure where you're going. It's very near the airport - in fact aircraft fans like to stay there because you get to see a lot of the action on the tarmac - but it's on the other side of the R21 freeway. So getting there entails a couple of twists and turns through suburbia. I know the hotel runs a regular shuttle which you could avail of. If you want to make a really early start though, just check when it starts running in the morning.

Can't help with the exact location of the car hire places but I'm sure they're pretty accessible. Other posters will know.

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2. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

They are straightforward to find just get shuttle back to the airport in the morning and it should drop you off, they are all opposite arrivals. All the car hire sites are together so should be no problem.

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3. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

Thanks guys. Shuttle back in the morning sounds like a plan.

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4. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

Whoa.. The Hertz office, and all of the car rental companies, are located in the parking garage directly across the driveway from the Terminal. From the time you exit the Baggage Claim area, pushing your baggage cart (free) until you are at the Hertz counter might be 5 minutes. Their cars are there in the garage.

Depending on what time you are returning the car, you can probably have your rental start the afternoon you arrive, and end up with the same rental charge - as if you had waited till the following morning to get it. I regularly come in on the Delta flight at 500PM, and if I am staying the night at the airport hotel, I go ahead and rent the car, leave it in the garage, and load it up the next morning.

And the drive to Graskop is not a long one. Less than 4 hours, I expect.

Your bigger question right now, is how to find the hotel if you do rent the car (as suggested). You have to figure out the route to the hotel. It's about 2 miles away. If you haven't paid for the Protea yet, I suggest you consider one of the hotels AT the airport. The City Lodge is connected to the Terminal. The Peermont company has 4 hotels on the airport grounds, connected to their Emperor's Palace casino - and they have free shuttles round the clock.

In the end, might be simplest to shuttle to the Protea and back the next morning. FYI, not all airport hotels have free shuttles so don't be surprised if there is a small charge for that service.

Edited: 05 May 2014, 00:42
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5. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

The car hire offices are part of the terminal building which is why you don't see it separately on Google maps. You don't need to go outside at all.

Just follow the signs for Car hire when leaving international departures.

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6. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

Suggest you ask Hertz if they will bring the car to you at your hotel in the morning, or if they will offer a driver to get you and the car to the hotel on the evening of arrival. No harm in asking, it is not far out of their way.

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7. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

Hi there galesa2

Presumably as you arrive at 4.30pm you are flying direct from Sydney and possibly from another city before that, not sure where you are coming from in Oz.

If that is the case may I offer couple of tips as we do this route regularly. Firstly remember it might only be afternoon in Jhb but for us it is past midnight and in our case we have been up since 3am the night before, so we arrive in Jhb tired and exhausted and ready for bed, even though its still daylight there.

Once we get through immigration and stop at the Vodafone shop we then head straight to the hotel. We actually always stay at the City Lodge right inside at the airport terminal, this is the hotel suggested above by Dave. This is just so simple, it is a short 5/10 minute walk straight up the walkway within the airport building and to the hotel lobby elevator. It is an ideal stop for a sleep and like you that’s all we are there for, it's clean, reasonably priced, modern and so very convenient.

All this means we use the eight hours gained to great advantage, we have a lovely sleep and wake up around three am or so refreshed, excited, and ready to hit the road. We check out, go into the terminal for a hearty breakfast and lots of coffee at Mugg and Bean, then collect the car, again as Dave says the car hire companies are right across from the terminal doors, a couple of minutes walk with your luggage,

It is so easy, I would also suggest seriously consider changing hotels, believe me when you arrive after that long trip if you are like us the last thing you will feel like is messing around catching shuttles or taxis, or even worse, navigating the streets around the airport half asleep! So much better doing it very early the next morning, you are refreshed, the roads are quiet and stress free, in fact last time we were in Nelspruit by 8am.

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8. Re: Hertz Rent a Car location - OR Tambo airport

That City Lodge is directly above Hertz, it is in the same building. Do not confuse the older Airport City Lodge with the new OR Tambo City Lodge. The new OR Tambo City lodge is above the car park building, the old Airport City lodge is a few miles away.

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