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Book a flight with Emirates from South Africa with a final destination in Dubai, before 17 August 2012 & travel between 6 September & 5 October, and they include the price of the visa in your fare (terms & conditions apply).

Cruise news: Venice has a unique exquisite beauty about it. Check out this video of the MSC Opera in Venice (& if you want to give your partner the experience of a lifetime, book the 1 November Venice to Cape Town cruise)

Watch you car before you hire it

Don't hire blind, watch your car before you hire it. Here's a compilation of videos of various cars which you could hire from First Car Rental (it is possible that the car you hire differs slightly): Chevrolet Spark, Ford Figo, Nissan Tiida, Chevrolet Cruze, BMW 3.20i, Nissan X-Trail CVT ST, Mercedes C-Class, Volvo S40, Nissan Grand Livina, Fiat Grande Punto.

Latest car hire quotes

We can help with finding quotes for the cheapest long term car hire. Contact us at car rental requests. Here are the vehicle hire quotes we did recently. Note that prices and availability may have changed since we did these quotes:

Long term car rental

I am looking at hiring a car for four adults and luggage, pick up JNB airport at 0600hrs 19/10/2012 drop off at 16.30 15/12/2012 would like all inclusive unlimited mileage.

How about an Opel Corsa Essentia or similar at R9 918 for the 53 days? See Drive South Africa.

2013 car hire

We need a car for 4 adults when we are in Cape Town. We'll be there from 19/05/13 to the 24/05/13. We will also need a car to drive from Nelspruit to Johannesburg from the 01/06/13 to 03/06/13. What company would be the best price and what car would you recommend?

The best price I found for your Cape Town car hire is R14 850 for a Ford Figo or similar. The Nelspruit - Johannesburg car hire will cost R546 for a Ford Figo or similar. See First Car Rental.

We are going on a boat trip from Cape Town to Walvis Bay. We need a small vehicle like a Picanto or similar for the period of 15 Feb 2013 to 21 Feb 2013. Can you give us a quote?

A Ford Ka or similar will cost R1 279 for the period. See Car Trawler.

OR Tambo car hire

I would like to hire a car from OR Tambo Airport from 30 Aug to 10 Sep, similar to a Toyota Corolla.

How about a Nissan Tiida or similar at R2 544 for the 10 days? See Car Trawler.

Cape Town car hire

Just would like to know what would the cost be to rent a car from the airport 1 night the 30 August to be dropped of in Somerset West.

If you are ok with dropping the car in nearby Stellenbosch it will cost R231 for a Chevy Spark or similar. See First Car Rental.

I need a car for 4 days in Cape Town from 18 to 21 August with Cape Town airport as points for pick up (at 10:00) and drop off (at 16:00). 

An Opel Corsa or similar will cost you R1 223. See Budget Car Rental.

I am looking for car hire (Group A) from 24th Nov to 27 Nov from Cape Town International.

You can expect to pay R667 for a Ford Ka or similar from Car Trawler.

I'm looking for the best car hire price for travel from October 25 to October 29 with unlimited km, picked up and dropped of at Cape Town International Airport, inclusive of std cover insurance

The best price I found is R660 for a Chevy Spark or similar, with unlimited kms included in the rental. To book go to Drive South Africa.

Please give me a quote for a 1400cc car with aircon to pick up and drop off at Cape Town Airport from 24/08 - 07/09.

The best price I found is R2 702 for a 1.4 Ford Figo or similar. See First Car Rental.

Durban vehicle rental

I would like to hire a car from King Shaka Airport from the 2 - 9 October, with enough space for 4 people and 4 bags.

A Nissan Tiida should be large enough at R1 645 for the 7 days. Make a reservation at Drive South Africa.

4x4 vehicle rental

I need a 4x4 to travel from JNB to Mozambique and back from the 17 - 30 September 2012.

How about a Toyota Hilux Adventurer or similar at R12 922. See Drive South Africa.

OR Tambo Airport car hire

Please find the cheapest car rental for 6 people from 15 - 22 October.

First Car Rental offers a Nissan Grand Livina or similar with unlimited mileage for R3 710 for the period.

First Car Rental at Johannesburg Lanseria Airport

Autopedigree used vehicles

Check whether these vehicles are still available at Autopedigree used vehicles :

Gauteng, Boksburg

Hyundai H1 2.5 CRDi Wagon A/T


R299 995

Western Cape, Strand

Opel Corsa Utility 1.4i Club P/U


R109 100

KwaZulu-Natal, Port Shepstone

Daihatsu Sirion 1.5i Sport


R107 995


Nine days until the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in Newtown, Johannesburg. Check out Johannesburg hotels to find a place to stay.

Something for our UK readers - Emirates flights to Johannesburg from the UK are discounted by 5% for flights originating in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle & Glasgow; for travel from the 13th September until the 5th December 2012. This special ends on the 20th August 2012.

From the 2nd September 2012, South African Express is:

- introducing a 6th daily flight on the JNB - Gaborone route

- increasing flights from JNB to George from 20 to 24 per week

- adding 4 weekly flights on the Cape Town - George route

Here's an infographic on how to book a cheap flight.

The Purple shall rule! "We then decided on a whim that we would go bungee jumping for our 6 month anniversary.  We hired a car to take us and that was that. When we saw the bridge for the first time it seemed unreal that we would be jumping off it. They weighed us, wrote our weight on our hands, sent us to get harnesses, and then we walked straight to the bridge. The most terrifying part was walking over the metal walkway that you could see straight through down to the water below." Laura

Bloukrans bridge

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