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Car hire in South Africa

Here's the cheapest car hire quotes we did this week for car hire. Note that prices could well have changed since we did these quotes. Navigate here to request a car rental quote.

Car hire from Johannesburg

I would like to enquire the cheapest quote for car hire for 5 people from Lanseria Airport to Sun City and back from 6 to 13 January 2011

The smallest car I'd be willing to squeeze 5 people in is a Toyota Yaris (depending on their size).  This goes for R1917 at Car Trawler.  But unless the people are small, I'd pay R300 more and go for the Renault Megane.  

Can you provide me with the best price to hire a car from Johannesburg international airport to George on Friday 10 Feb 2012.

Best price is R780 , but that has limited mileage of 100km (after which you pay R1.17/km).  I suggest you rather pay R879 for an unlimited mileage deal on a Chev Spark (R279 + R600 one-way fee).  

Cheap vehicle hire from Port Elizabeth

Looking for a best deal on car rental from the 29 Dec -15 Jan. Pick up and drop off PLZ Airport.

Best price is R3571 for a Kia Picanto, booking through Car Trawler.

Please let me have the best deal on a rental car from PE airport and to be dropped off at Cape Town.  My pick up date will be December 19th at 18H00 and the drop off date in Cape Town is 31st December.  Something like a little Yarris or the Mazda 3 is what I had before and they are perfect.

You can hire a Toyota Yaris (with air con) for R3281, including 200km a day free.  Book at Car Trawler.

I would like to know the cost for car hire in Port elizabeth from the 11th December to the 22nd December.

Best price is R1705 (R155/day)

Car hire from Cape Town

Quote me the cheapest car from Cape Town airport from 5 to 11 December.

Best price is R930 (R155/day) for a Chev Spark.

I'd like to rent any 1.4 vehicle from cape town to msselbay and back durig jan 28 till feb 4 2012.

Best price is R1085 (R155/day) for a Chev Spark

Require a SUV or similar from PE Airport on 18/12/2011 at 18:00pm - Drop of on 29/12/2011 at CT Airport at 7:00am.

How about a Daihatsu Terios for R8363, see Car Trawler

Hi looking for Merc 180 rental quotes period 18 - 26 Jan 2012 Cape Toen pick up/drop off, inlimited km, super cover (no fuel deposits, excess deposits, please)

That'll cost R4408 (R551/day)

Car hire from Windhoek

I need to hire a car from Windhoek Airport from the 17th to the 22nd January.

you can get a Kia Picanto for N$1500, from Europcar.

Cheap vehicle hire from Durban

Looking for a cheap car hire from Durban from Dec 23rd 16:30 to 26th 11:00am. With or without aircone.

Best price is R540 (R180/day) for a Chev Spark

Hi looking for cheap car hire in Durban from 30 December 2011 to 8 January 2012 from Durban Airport.

Best price is R1395 (R155/day) for a Chevrolet Spark

However, I recommend getting a vehicle with air conditioning, which you can get for R1665 from Car Trawler (Kia Picanto/similar)

Europcar in Johannesburg Airport

 

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London flight prices
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flight path from London to Johannesburg


Cheap JNB-London from R8,126*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 15 Nov, return 22 Nov 2018)

Cheap CPT-London from R9,051*
(Virgin Altantic /BA- depart 15 Nov, return 22 Nov 2018)

Cheap DUR-London from R8,951*
(Virgin Altantic /BA- depart 15 Nov, return 22 Nov 2018)

Direct JNB-LON from R8,126*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 22 Nov, return 29 Nov 2018)

Direct CPT-LON from R11,276*
(British Airlines- depart 22 Nov, return 29 Nov 2018)

Premium Econ. JNB-LON from R16,959*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 13 Nov, return 20 Nov 2018)

B. Class JNB-LONfrom R23,216*
(EgyptAir- depart 14 Nov, return 21 Nov 2018)

B. Class CPT-LON from R30,263*
(Kenya Airways- depart 14 Nov, return 21 Nov 2018)

1-way JNB-LON from R4,879*
(Saudi Arabian Airlines- 22 Nov 2018)

*This is not an offer, but merely a snapshot of cheapest airfares as we saw them. There was very limited availability (don't expect it to be on every date, it was the cheapest we could find) when we checked & prices may have increased already. Click through the link on the price to check whether the price is still available. Remember to change class once page has loaded to check prices for Premium Economy and Business Class. For Direct Fligth prices, select direct flights once page has loaded.

Gnarly foefie slide at Amazinggwe Lodge.

Are air hostesses as good looking as they used to be? Glen argues not & explains the economics of hot flight attendants.

Qantas Airways is running a count down sale from 5 to 9 Dec 2011, valid for travel from 1 Feb to 30 Sep 2012.

The Namibia Tourism Board's Johannesburg office will be closed from 21 Dec until 5 Jan 2012.

The Purple shall rule! "Ek het nog net altyd van ORT af gevlieg, maar baie se ek moet Lanseria probeer, dit is kleiner en nie so 'n gedrang van mense nie. So volgende keer wat ek vlieg sal die Lanseria wees". Engela

                 
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The Bottom Line: Eish, yesterday's Comair trading statement is not looking good: "Based on a review of Comair's results for the first four months of the half year to December 2011 ("reporting period") and current trends, it is expected that the Company's headline earnings and earnings per share will show a loss for the reporting period due primarily to significant cost increases including a 70% increase in the fees of Airports Company South Africa, high oil prices and a weakening Rand. As a result of the foregoing, Comair is required to issue a trading statement. Comair cannot at this stage with reasonable certainty quantify the extent of its results for the reporting period within the 20% range required by the JSE Listing Requirements. Comair's balance sheet, however, remains strong and it is well positioned to take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves in the future. A further trading statement for the reporting period will be issued once the Company has more certainty with regard to its results. The forecast financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by Comair's external auditors."