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Car hire in South Africa with SIXT

Car hire in South Africa with SIXT

Car hire in South Africa is essential if you want to visit the best tourist attractions in a country five times the size of the UK, with thousands of miles separating the major cities. Thankfully SIXT has it all covered, with branches in different provinces and major cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria. We offer affordable luxury: first-class vehicles at economy prices, with each on average only three months old. We have models appropriate for this expansive country – from a tough 4x4 to a city saloon, and everything in-between. Our dedicated team are on hand and all speak English to help you any time along the way.
SIXT services in South Africa

SIXT services in South Africa

Our car hire in South Africa is tailored to the country’s long distances, and we offer long-term rental or weekly rental, as well as daily offers perfect for business trips. When it comes to choosing a model, we have all you need, from versatile MPVs that can take you from the city streets to the many nature reserves, convertibles in which to soak up the glorious summer weather and minibuses for larger groups. Some of the city streets can get quite congested – for that we have compact and economy models. A sat nav is useful in SA, available as an extra, along with other accessories like child seats.
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Good to know when renting in South Africa
Payment Methods
Credit cards are accepted from leading companies, e.g. American Express, Mastercard etc., however, cash, cheques and debit cards are not.
Driving Tips
Always drive on the left, some major roads will only have to lanes for long stretches, make sure it is safe to pass slower vehicles in front of you, and move aside for those behind.
Licence Requirements
You do not need an International Driving Permit if the licence is valid and in English, non-English licences must have an accurate translation with the original.
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Customer reviews & feedback

Dominic N.
Friendly and efficient staff.
Thomas A.
The place is now called first rent a car. Pretty hard to find, since it's not really the right adress. Otherwise everything went as planned and service was good
Boitshoko M.
Helen B.
Efficient carhiring
daniele c.
Good staff and quickly release
Nokulunga N.
Love love love
Beat K.
perfect service although we reserved the car at the worng place (city instaed of airport). Very good running car (VW Van).
Caleb L.
From start to finish, great experience. I didn't know about tolls, or the administrative fee, but that's my only gripe so far.
Jan C.
Great service in cape town
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