Daily Car Rental Rates in South Africa
*daily rates in Johannesburg based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
Johannesburg is a vibrant city in South Africa, buzzing with cafes, restaurants and a wealth of museums. The friendly atmosphere of the city is encouraging more visitors year on year and it is becoming a popular tourist destination of choice. Rent a car in Johannesburg and explore this wonderful city and all it has to offer from the comfort of your own car and at a pace that suits you.
Being South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg offers a rich and varied experience for its visitors. The Soweto Township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. It is possible to visit the former residences of these great men in addition to soaking up the city’s sombre historical past by exploring the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill.
Highlights of the area:
- It is impossible to visit the city of Johannesburg and not be immersed in its historical past. A visit to the Apartheid Museum can be a sombre experience but a fascinating one, nonetheless.
- Within easy reach of Johannesburg is the Lion Park, offering close up views of the Lions. A great experience for young and old alike.
- There is also the fabulous Johannesburg Zoo for animal lovers.
- The Gold Reef City will provide thrill seekers with a variety of rides in addition to shows and a look at mining history in the city.
Driving around Johannesburg:
It is possible to rent a car from a number of locations throughout Johannesburg, so whether you are flying into the airport and would like to collect a rental car from there or visiting Downtown Johannesburg or the Carlton Centre, all of these areas and more are possible. You’ll find the roads in good condition on the whole and the different areas are well signed. It is important to remember that this is a city of contrasts and care must be taken when driving, especially through some of the poorer townships that unfortunately have a reputation for crime. Having said that as long as you are well prepared you will find driving in Johannesburg a pleasure. Having a rental car will allow you to explore this fantastic city at a pace that suits you. Cape Town
is approximately 1400km south west and Durban
570km south east of Johannesburg.
FAQs for taking a Johannesburg rental car cross border
Can I take a rental car from Johannesburg to Botswana?
You can take a rental car to Botswana with Avis, Bidvest, Budget, Europcar, First, Hertz, Keddy, Sixt and Tempest. Only Firefly and Woodford to not allow this service. Rates range from 1,250 ZAR to 1,800 ZAR.
Can I take a rental car from Johannesburg to Mozambique?
Europcar, First, Hertz, Keddy, Sixt and Tempest permit cross border travel in your rental car from Johannesburg to Mozambique. Avis, Bidvest, Budget, Firefly and Woodword do not allow this. Hertz have the lowest cross border charge of just 1,600 ZAR.
Can I take a rental car from Johannesburg to Zimbabwe?
Europcar, Keddy and Sixt allow you take a rental car from Johannesburg into Zimbabwe, all charging 3,000 ZAR. All other rental supplier prohibit this.
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