Budget Car Hire - Car Rentals in South Africa

The cars we offer are provided by Cape Town's finest car rental firm, Around About Cars. Rental cars can be collected or delivered in every major city in South Africa. Hired vehicles may be taken over the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe at the same daily rates (cross-border fees may apply).

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A Broad Budget Car Hire Selection

We have a great selection of South African budget car hire options for you to choose from. These vehicles can be collected or dropped off at any major South African urban centre.

In order to get you the best rate possible we have negotiated rates with some of the top car hire companies in South Africa. In doing so we are able to offer you the following:

  • Free delivery and collection at any of the major South African Airports.
  • Pricing that due to our collective bargaining power will be almost impossible to beat! (A vehicle to suite your Budget!).
  • We make use of only the latest models available.
  • Two insurance cover options. The First of these is Standard Cover Insurance which comes with an excess in case of theft or damage of the vehicles, and the second option is Super Cover Insurance where you fully insurance yourself against this excess. (0 Excess)!
  • All our rates are fully inclusive which ensures that there are no hidden costs.
  • 365 days of the year (24 hour round the clock) emergency service.
  • The Cheapest one way fees if you want to drop off the vehicle at another centre in South Africa from the one you collected the vehicle from.

Our car rental agency has been recommended by the following publications:

  • Rough Guide.
  • Lonely Planet.
  • Coast to Coast

A great selection of new vehicles, at the best budget rates possible, with unbeatable add on services!

Included in the rate

  • Payment is only due by termination of the rental
  • Please note that you have to produce your credit card, drivers licence and passport when receiving the rental-vehicle
  • Free delivery and collection fees in SA in a 35 km radius from our branches
  • Cell phone only on request & booked in advance /subject to availability
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Airport delivery and drop off
  • Theft insurance
  • Collision damage waiver
  • 14% VAT
  • Tourism levy and airport surcharges
  • Baby seats (if confirmed by booking)
  • Two additional drivers included in the price
  • Personal accident insurance
  • 24 hour/7 days a week National Roadside Assistance

Additional Charges

  • Refundable Deposit (Fuel & Extra's): R1000
  • Cell phone insurance cost R9.95 per day, free incoming calls, local calls are charged direct to your cell phone @ R 2,40 per minute, 50% off international calls, excess R700- R 1500
  • Contract fee of R25 per rental
  • Delivery and collection fees (During office hours)- 0-35 km's : Free, 35kms+ : Please enquire.
  • After Hours & Weekend Delivery/Collection Fees- R220 per Delivery/Collection
  • One Way Drop Off: Cape Town / Garden Route / PE
    R500 Per One Way
  • One Way Drop Off: PE / Garden Route / Cape Town
    R350 Per One Way
  • One Way Drop Off: Cape Town/ Johannesburg / Durban& Return
    R330 Per One Way
  • Young drivers surcharges of R65 a day (under 23)
  • Excess (Super Cover does not include acts of negligence, tyres, hub caps, windscreens and torn upholstery), theft if the car was parked in a unsuitable place, accidents on gravel roads, etc)
  • Super Cover Rates are for International Passport Holders only. For SA-Residents Standard Cover applies.
  • Claim and administration Fee: Maximum R500
  • Fine Handling Fee: R195
  • Extension rates (if you extend your rental without approval)
  • Baby-seats per rental: R110
  • No Show Fee / Late Cancellation Fee on Vehicles GROUP E/F/K/M/I/Y/J: R250 per vehicle

The above charges are subject to change without notice

Cross Border Traveling

  • Cross Border Fees (Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia): Free
  • Cross border fee for Mozambique: R1000
  • A letter of authorization must be requested at the time of reservation
  • Authorized countries are Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
  • Unauthorized countries are Angola and Zambia
  • Should damage or theft occur in Mozambique, the following charges will apply:
    • Standard Cover : R35 000 excess
    • Super Cover : R9000 excess
  • One -way drop off fee to Windhoek: R3300

Insurance Cover

We offer the following insurance (excess waivers) with our vehicles for rental in and out of South Africa.

Maximum Admin Fee

With all damages, theft or accidents to vehicles an administration fee of a maximum R 500 will apply.

Standard Cover

Standard cover in case of any damage to or theft of the vehicle:
In South Africa the client will be liable for the maximum amount of the excess. The standard cover doubles in the following countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho & Swaziland. In Mozambique the excess is R 35 000.

Super Cover

Super cover (executive cover or excess waiver) in case of accident or theft of the vehicle:
In South Africa the client will be covered (liable for administration fee). In the following countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho & Swaziland the excess is the same as Standard-cover-excess according to the group of vehicle. In Mozambique the excess is R 9000.

Collision Damages

Regardless of fault, the client will be liable for all damages to the vehicle as a result of a collision with a stationary object, pedestrian or animal.

Breach of Contract

All related and unrelated costs shall be borne by the Renter in the case of Breach of Contract. Some examples of Breach of Contract are:-

  • Accident occurring after vehicle is due back
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Accident due to traffic violations
  • Negligence
  • Unauthorised drivers
  • Damage to windows, tyres, rims, hubcaps, radios, upholstery, radios
  • Accidents on gravel roads.

These are general terms for your information. For the terms that apply to specific car groups please click the terms and conditions link beneath the car details.