Car Hire South Africa
Owning a car means absolute independence
If you've got the cash and are here for some time, we recommend buying a car.
That way you can zip around to the more obscure parts of Southern Africa and get a real taste of what local life's all about.
Hostel notice boards are often good for picking up used cars.You can also try the local classifieds or free ads paper.
Warning! Warning! Warning!
Please don't pay a cash deposit for the excess on your rental car.
Reputable companies will make an authorisation on your credit card to check that you can pay the amount, but won't take the money out of your card. If you pay cash to a small car hire company there's an outside chance that your cash will remain in their bank account and never find its way back to you.
People who do this kind of dodgy business know that you are leaving the country and won't be able to come knocking on the door to get your money back, so pleez be careful. If you do use your credit card you can't query the payment after one month has passed, so be sure to check that the money was not taken out of your account. An authorisation is all that is necessary, you don't have to make a payment for the deposit.