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If you really want to experience one of the world's most unforgettable locations, car hire in South Africa is a must. Feel the excitement of Cape Town, get a flavour of the Winelands, or meander along the Garden Route - nowhere is too far away when you rent a car in South Africa.

Car Hire South Africa

Perched at the far end end of the world’s most epic continent, South Africa offers enough stunning scenery to fill dozens of road trips. Rent a car in South Africa and take in everything from Kalahari moonscapes to the iconic Table Mountain, and the wildlife dramas of Kruger National Park. Make maximum use of your car hire by combining the famous Garden Route with Route 62, taking in a sweep of idyllic spa towns, vineyards, mountains, and lush flowers from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

Why Should I Book Car Hire in South Africa with Nova?

Why waste time looking for the best value car rental when Nova Car Hire can take care of it for you on the spot? Whether you want to rent a car in South Africa or anywhere else, Nova Car Hire will search for the best rates from more than 500 reputable car hire suppliers in 26,000 locations across the world and deliver an immediate quote.

Car Hire Requirements in South Africa

When collecting your hire car in South Africa, make sure to have your full driving licence and booking confirmation voucher with you. The main driver must pay the balance (rate less deposit) using their own credit card. Keep your licence, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration documents in the rental car at all times.

Airports in South Africa

Of the hundreds of airports in South Africa, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is easily the busiest. Other important international airports include Cape Town, King Shaka (Durban), Port Elizabeth, East London, and George.

South Africa Driving Rules & Regulations

In South Africa, you drive on the left and overtake on the right. Keep your driving licence, proof of insurance, and vehicle documentation with you in the car. Seat belts must be worn at all times. Speed limits range from 120kmh for national highways and main roads to 100kmh for secondary or rural roads, and 60kmh for built-up areas.You'll find further information on South Africa's rules of the road here.

I Have More Questions. Whom Do I Ask?

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email, or post with any queries, or if you would prefer one of our car rental agents to book a rental car for you.

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Well done on a professional service with great pricing..Had a wonderful time in South Africa. Thank you Nova

Graham Cartwright, Jul-2012

Thank you for the great rate and excellent service we received for our rental in South Africa. Will be recommending you to everyone

Henry Buttimer, Jul-2012

Can't believe how low your rates were for our car hire in South will always be our number one choice

Gary Brown, Jul-2012

Received all details of our booking very quickly. The staff at pick up were friendly and efficient. Great value for money.

Juan Zabalo, Jun-2012

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