Car Hire South Africa

Travellers are amazed by the dramatic diversity of South Africa with its unique wealth of wildlife, lush forests, stunning coastline, mountain ranges, deserts and bustling cities. What better way to explore this magical rich land than with your South African car hire. Hire a car in South Africa with the DriveAway Holidays and experience the freedom and flexibility to discover this vast land at your own leisurely pace. From economy to full size, SUV to mini vans we have the perfect option for you!

When driving in another country, it is important to be aware of their road rules and regulations. As these rules can differ between each country, we have put together a driving tips page containing plenty of information about driving in South Africa. Click here to view it but please be aware that this information should be used as a guide only, if you have any further questions please visit the website of the local authorities.

Destination South Africa

South Africa Car Hire South Africa

South Africa is a large country that covers the entire southern tip of the continent, and features a great variety of natural environments as well as bustling cities. A diverse population gives each city its own unique atmosphere, and each has its own sights to attract tourists.

Arguably the most popular of cities to visit in South Africa, is Cape Town, located on the southwest coast of the nation, and with its stunning beaches and world class entertainment, it’s no wonder why! While in Cape Town, be sure to drive your South Africa Car Hire up to Table Mountain, which is located right near the city centre, and will offer amazing views of the area.

East of Cape Town, about halfway along the southern coast of South Africa is Port Elizabeth, another city popular for holidays. Visitors come to Port Elizabeth to enjoy the great areas of nature that surround it, and also the perfect beaches and waters of Algoa Bay.

Apart from the scenic coastline of South Africa, there are loads of great places to visit inland, particularly in the north of the country. Here you can visit the cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg, and most notably, Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in the country. Here you can drive your South Africa Car Hire through the park, while getting within metres of many of South Africa’s rare animals.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Johannesburg to Pretoria 60 0.75
Cape Town to George 429 5
Port Elizabeth to East London 283 3
Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth 1050 12
Durban to Johannesburg 569 6

Top South African Locations

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