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Vehicle rental quotes

Here's the vehicle rental quotes we did over the last week. Note that prices and availability could well have changed since we did these quotes.

Los Angeles vehicle rental

(yes, we do overseas car hire too!)

Quote me on an SUV, from LAX, 8 June to 15 June

From the 8th to the 15th June you can hire a Ford Escape for R2250 (R322/day). See Car Trawler

PLZ vehicle rental

I would like to hire an ordinary car from the 19th to the 26th of October 2012 in P.E. how much does it cost?

How does a Chevy Spark with free 100 km/day with a seating capacity of 4 people sound like. You can get it for R 1,085.  Book it at First Car Rental

My son is returning to Rhodes and is flying down to PE airport on Tuesday, 24 January.  I would like to hire him a small car at the airport, for the week from 24 - 31 January inclusive, the return to be in Grahamstown on 31 January 2012.  Are there any car hire companies who will rent a small manual car to a 20-year old with a valid driver's licence?

 I had a quick look & you can hire a Kia Picanto for R1685.  Note that a customers have to present a credit card when the vehicle is collected.  Prices can change.

I would like to hire an small automatic car pickup Port Elizabeth airport and return in capetown for one week January 9th

Hope a Honda Jazz with 100 km free per day will jazz you up. Managed to get a quote for R 2,093. To book click here with Budget Car Rental.

A 5-seater for 7 days, pickup at P/E and drop off at C/Town international from about 8 May 2012.

The best quote I found from PE to CPT is using a Kia Sportage that can seat 5 people and up for R4262.

 

Perth car hire

2012-01-10 Please provide the cost of hiring a small car, unlimited mileage, from the 4th April until the 15 May 2012, from Perth Airport.

The cheapest price is R13457 for the 41 days, for a Hyundai Getz. See 
Car Trawler

CPT vehicle rental

We are looking for a station wagon or similar as we have a wheelchair to fit in the back for 4 adults from Monday 20th Feb to Sat  3rd March(13 days) in Cape Town. Pick up and return  from airport

Best price I could find was R5565 for a Toyota Corolla Stationwagon, for the 12 days, see 
Car Trawler

We are 4, how much would renting a car cost, all inc. 16 Dec 2012- 4 Jan 2013.

Best price I could find was R3328 for a Hyundai Atos, see Car Trawler

I need a car to move around Cape Town from the 20th February 2012 until the 27th February 2012. Picking it up from the airport and leaving it at the airport. The car must have an aircon and preferrably 200kms per day. Cheapest price please!

The cheapest quote I found is using Budget Car Rental in a Class A vehicle for R173 per day, R1266. You receive 200km free per day and thereafter it is R1.21 per km. To book click here

I need a small car with A/C Cape Town Airport from 16 Feb - 22 Feb 2012 with free k/m per day.

ow about a Ford Figo with unlimited mileage & aircon for R 2,220, from First Car Rental.  Prices subject to change. To
book click here. 

Need a small car in CT - from 12/02//2012 to 25/02/2012 with free km/day

You can sparkle in Cape Town with a Chevy Spark with unlimited mileage for R 3,874. To book click here 

Looking to hire a 7 seater from the 3rd March 2012 to 17th March 2012. Pick up and drop off at Cape Town Airport. What is the best deal out there with unlimited mileage?

The best deal I could find with unlimited mileage was for a Citroen C8 Tdi 7-seater, going for R13,234.  Book at Car Trawler

DUR vehicle

We will be arriving in Durban on August 3 and would like to hire a small car to travel in and around Durban till the 10th. What is the approximate cost and kilo's included?

Best price I could find is R1240 (R155/day) for a Chev Spark.  This includes 100km free per day. Book at First Car Rental.

We are arriving in Durban January 16 and would like to hire a car to travel to the Waterbeerg area, Vaalwater, and then travel to Johannesburg on January 30. What is the approximate cost of a car, prefer a 4x4, for this time period and distance.

 I assume you are picking the 4x4 up in Durban on the 16th Jan & dropping it off at Joburg on the 30th Jan.  How about a Daihatsu Terios 2x4 - going for R7861.  The 200km free per day should cover your needs.  Prices can change.  Book at Europcar

I'm looking for something small, like a Chevy Spark or Kia Piccanto to hire in DUR on the 23rd April and I'll be leaving DUR on the 28th April.

How does R775 for a Chevy Spark sound? It also has 100 km/day free. Book it now by clicking here. 

Need a small automatic car with aircon, unlimited kilometers, pick-up Durban Airpot from 18/01/12 drop-off 28/01/12.

For R389/day I found a Nissan Tiida automatic.  Click here to book.

I am looking for a kombi from the 22nd January 2012 to January 24th 2012. WE need to get at at Durban harbour as we arriving by ship from capetown and to drop it off at airport on 24th. We need place for 6 adults and two little ones.

As there are no car rental agencies at Durban harbour, you’ll need to request the vehicle to be delivered there. The best total cost I could find was R2352 for a Toyota Quantum.

I am looking to hire a 6 seater for 4 days (weekend or mid week) in early May 2012 for use in the Durban area.

The best quote I found is using Budget Car Rental from the 4th May to the 8th May. The Toyota Quantum 8 seater is R3762.98 for all 4 days. To book click here

I need a cheap car from King Shaka Airport down to Scottsburg for the period 5 - 9 April.
Picanto/Spark/Atos will do

Create a spark in Durban with the Chevy Spark for just R 620 with 100 km free per day. To book click here 

ELS vehicle rental

I aim in need of a vehicle rental from East London. My dates are 03 March to 04 March 2012.

 I managed to get you a sparkling R 180 for a Chevy Spark with a free 100km/day.  Book it with First Car Rental by clicking  here.

CPT vehicle rental

I need a small car with A/C Cape Town Airport from 16 Feb - 22 Feb 2012 with free k/m per day.

ow about a Ford Figo with unlimited mileage & aircon for R 2,220, from First Car Rental.  Prices subject to change. To
book click here. 

Need a small car in CT - from 12/02//2012 to 25/02/2012 with free km/day

You can sparkle in Cape Town with a Chevy Spark with unlimited mileage for R 3,874. To book click here 

Looking to hire a 7 seater from the 3rd March 2012 to 17th March 2012. Pick up and drop off at Cape Town Airport. What is the best deal out there with unlimited mileage?

The best deal I could find with unlimited mileage was for a Citroen C8 Tdi 7-seater, going for R13,234.  Book at Car Trawler

GRJ vehicle rental

Iam looking for the cheapest car at George Airport from 23 Jan- 27 Jan

The best quote I found is using First Car Rental with a Class Type A vehicle, Chevrolet Spark for R620 (R155 per day). You receive 100 free km per day. Thereafter it will be R1.17 per km. To book click here

JNB vehicle rental

Anybody like to hire a vehicle in Joburg?

First Car Rental in Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo International Airport


 

Hotels

Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that its last flight out of JNB is 28 Jan and last flight out of CPT is 02 Feb.

Nonprofit group Ethical Traveler has announce the 2012 list of The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations:  

  • Argentina

  • The Bahamas

  • Chile

  • Costa Rica

  • Dominica

  • Latvia

  • Mauritius

  • Palau

  • Serbia

  • Uruguay

I'm not sure why SA's not on the list, but Namibia's missing because "the continued annual slaughter of fur seals is unacceptable".

Trevor Noah is a national treasure - I feel so proud of him for pulling it off on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. Here's a link to the clip. I hope this opens many doors for him.

The Purple shall rule! "The Kulula sale that started this morning at 6am has been the most frustrating experience I have had in a long time. It has been IMPOSSIBLE to access their site to even try & make a booking, with waiting times up to 2 or 3 hours. Surely they understand the demand is going to be enormous? Why haven't they increased their server & connectivity capacities for these sales? And when one does get in, there's no indication that seats are sold out - the flight info just comes back with the full price. This is a PR nightmare for them and has not done the airline any good at all. This was a nightmare experience. If a company is going to play in the online space, they need to know what they are doing instead of p---ing off their customers!". Bette

                 
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