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If you're staying for an extended period it may be cheaper to buy a car rather than hire, and then sell it when you leave! For the first time, in our weekly car hire survey, we're including a limited range of used car prices (page to the end).

Cruise news: "Our cruise was lots of fun and an experience my family and I will never forget. We are definitely going to recommend this cruise to our friends, maybe even on the new Opera ship".

Car hire quotes

Click here to ask us for a vehicle hire quote. Here's the car hire quotes we did recently. Note that prices and availability may have changed since we did these quotes.

Johannesburg car hire

From the 24th June to the 19th July. Cheapest car which will seat 4 people & has air conditioning, no luggage.

R186/day (R4650 in total) for a Ford Figo/similar, with 100km/day free (R1.22/km thereafter).  The Figo has space for 4 people & 2 suitcases.  See First Car Rental

Johannesburg to Cape Town car hire

Looking for the cheapest vehicle with aircon to pick up at Lanseria Airport on the 20th March & drop off at Cape Town Airport on the 25th March.

Go for a Ford Figo (or similar) for R1295 + R600 one-way fee (mileage and no-excess-cover) by navigating to First Car Rental

From the 24th June to the 19th July. Cheapest car which will seat 4 people & has air conditioning, no luggage.

R186/day (R4650 in total) for a Ford Figo/similar, with 100km/day free (R1.22/km thereafter).  The Figo has space for 4 people & 2 suitcases.  See First Car Rental

East London car hire

I need to hire a bakkie from East London Airport from the 11th until the 13th March 2012

Try a Nissan Hardbody from R1084, see the vehicle rental comparison engine.

Port Alfred car hire

Looking for rental from 21 - 23 april 2012  from Port Alfred. smallest  will do  i am looking for a small cheap car from PE airport to Jeffreys bay on 16 March 2012 (can return it to the Airport)

Best price is R492 (can change) for a Chev Spark or similar with standard cover, 200km free per day, see the car hire comparison engine

Port Elizabeth car hire

I am looking for a small cheap car from PE airport to Jeffreys bay on 16 March 2012 (can return it to the Airport)

The cheapest quote that I managed to get was for a Chevy Spark or similar R 180 on the 16th pick-up and drop-off at PE Airport. See First Car Rental

I wish to hire a car from 30/05/2012 - 19h00 to 3/6/2012 - 13h00 at Port Elizabeth Airport. Smallest car is fine.

 Best price is R155/day (R620 in total, can change) for a Chev Spark, see First Car Rental

Cape Town car hire

i would like to hire a car for 2 people from 16/03/12 to 24/03/12 from cape town airport. whats the best rates i can get? i am looking at a polo vivo or similar.

How about a Nissan Tiida for R228/day (R1824, can change), with 100km free per day and R1.84/km extra.  See First Car Rental

Durban car hire

Least expensive car rental from Friday 16th March and returning wed 21st March. 

Best price is R155/day (R975) for a Chev Spark with 100km free per day, see First Car Rental

We would like the best quote to hire a car from 24-31 March.  It should be big enough for 5 people, like a mini bus, or a 4x4 or a double cab bakkie. 

I suggest going for the Toyota Avanza 5-seater, for R2888 (can change), see Car Trawler. If you need more space for luggage you can find the Nissan X-Trail for R5216 or VW Kombi 8 for R5490 (can change) at the same link.


Europcar offices at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

Cheapest Autopedigree cars

Check whether these vehicles are still available at Autopedigree (these are the cheapest prices of theirs I could find):

Gauteng, Westgate

Tata Indica 1.4LSi

2009

R62,200

Western Cape, N1 City

Toyota Yaris T1 3DR A/C

2007

R64,400

KwaZulu-Natal, Richards Bay

Kia Picanto 1.1 LX Radio F/L

2009

R74,900

 

Amadwala Lodge (Joburg) from R810 for 2 people sharing/night

Rodney James (CEO of 1time Airline) & Michael Kaminski have resigned from the board of 1time Airline. Blacky Komani, CEO of 1time Holdings, takes over from Rodney James with immediate effect. Blacky Komani was appointed CEO last year when Glen Orsmond resigned. I know the 1time share has been struggling, and it'll be interesting to hear the story behind this. I wonder if it's got anything to do with recent purchases of 1time stock by "The Kirby Trust" & "Trustee Board Investments".

Since our visit to the Point Hotel in Mossel Bay - we're huge fans. So I was delighted to read that an Edu-tourism campus is to be opened in Mossel Bay. The campus is running its program from June to September, see the Oceans Initiative for more info (link removed as it stopped working).

Iberia Airlines is sadly suspending its Johannesburg - Madrid flights from 1 May 2012. The best remaining options to Madrid are Emirates and Qatar Airways.

The Purple shall rule! Messages left on our Facebook page, after the news of the 1time management changes:

"I hope its not a sinking ship like velvet ....?"

"1time is the worse Airline U can ever get. It sucks.... The staff R very rude and stubborn and have no customer service in them whatsoever. They should really go for a program that will teach them how 2 go an EXTRA mile for there customers. I don't advise anyone 2 travel with 1time." Shalin

"What does it mean for the consumer?" Zamahlase

"1 time sucks" Lisa

"I'm quite impressed with there service regarding the 4 hour delay on the 5th of March!" Debbie

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