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Book with Europcar before 16 November 2012, for travel before 31 Jan 2013, and you stand a chance to win a free car rental.

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Book with Europcar & you could win

Terms and Conditions:

1.       Bookings with Europcar must be made at Europcar between 19 September and 16 November 2012. The rental must be booked for any location in South Africa and take place between 1 December 2012 and 31 January 2013 to qualify

2.       Customers that book are automatically entered to win one of 50 (fifty) rentals at no charge

3.       The prize of a free rental refers to all rentals costs including the daily rate, waiver, 200 km’s per day, value-added services, surcharges and one tank of fuel

4.       Changes to the booking post the awarding of the prize, which would result in a higher car group, additional days or waiver upgrade will be charged to the renter. The prize will be awarded for the initial reservation.

5.       The promotion excludes bookings made for vehicle groups H, W, Y, E and Z, and is limited to bookings for 21 days

6.       Should the winner not take up the prize in the initially specified period, he/she may not use the prize at an alternative time

7.       A credit card will be required for the refundable deposit and any additional charges that the renter may incur; the renter will be liable for the for limited liability related to damage and/or theft if applicable

8.       Multiple reservations for the same person will not be considered; one reservation per person will qualify

9.       Standard rental terms and conditions apply, and can be accessed on

10.   This promotion is not open to employees of Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd and associated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate family members or anyone professionally connected to the promotion.

11.   Entrants must be South African residents aged 18 or over and hold a valid driving licence for a minimum of two years.

12.   There will be one automatic entry per reservation number.

13.   To be eligible for the prize, one must book a car with Europcar on  between 19 September and 16 November 2012 for travel in South Africa between 1 December 2012 and 31 January 2013 to qualify

14.   The entry is therefore automatic.

15.   No responsibility is accepted for lost, delayed or incomplete entries.

16.   The winners will be the first 50 entries drawn on Friday 23 November 2012 from all valid entries.  The draw will take place under the supervision of external auditors.

17.   The winners will be notified in writing within 7 days from the above date. 

18.   The prize is not transferable and cannot be substituted for cash or any other alternative in whole or in part.

19.   The decision of the promoters in all matters shall be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

20.   If the winner is deemed unreachable for 5 days, a new winner will then be randomly drawn.

21.   Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, has the right to change or terminate the competition at their discretion.

22.   In the event the prizes are not available, Europcar, a Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value.

23.   Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, is not responsible for receipt of incomplete, damaged, illegal or incomprehensible entries. All such entries shall be invalid.

24.   Participation in the promotion constitutes acceptance of the promotion rules and entrants agree to abide by the rules.

25.   The judge's decision is final and no further negotiations will be entered into.

26.   Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, their promoters, agents and distributors nor any of its associated or subsidiary companies, directors, officers, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, consequential, or otherwise arising from any cause whatsoever, which may be suffered by the entrants participating in the promotion.

27.   The promoter is Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd.

28.   Europcar reserves the right to photograph the handover of the prizes, to be used for publicity.

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Latest Vehicle Rental Enquiries

Here are the vehicle hire quotes we did recently. Note that prices and availability may have changed since we did these quotes:

December vehicle rental

I need to hire a Hyundai H1 from Lanseria Airport from the 13th - 18th of December.

You can expect to pay R4 785 for a Hyundai H1 or similar. See Europcar.

I would like to rent a luxury vehicle with 100 - 200 km per day included. Pick up and drop off at East London Airport 3rd -9th of Dec.

A BMW 320i or similar will be R4 386 for the period, with 200km per day included. See Europcar.

I'm looking for car hire in Cape Town from 31 Dec 2012 until 14 Jan 2013 for 4 people. Either a Picanto or Polo or similar at the lowest price. Thank you.

How about a Kia Picanto or similar at R2 401 for the 14 days? See Car Trawler.

I am looking for a car rental from Johannesburg (economy) driver and 3 small children ages 6 to 11. Driver can collect vehicle on the 23rd December and return 28th December... Please advise klm charge as well as the car hire rate.

The cheapest quote I found is R963 for a Kia Picanto or similar. The quote includes 100 kilometres per day and the charge after that is R1.60 per kilometre. See Car Trawler.

Family of three. Pick up 9th Dec 2012 at 4pm, drop off 12th Dec 2012 at 4.45pm. Advise on car rental, please. Port Elizabeth Airport.

A Citroen C1 or similar will cost about R718 for the period. See Car Trawler.

Looking to hire a car (Family size 4 + 3 suitcases) on 20Dec 12pm to drive to Grahamstown or Port Alfred , drop-off 21Dec 12pm. Total distance about 1200km.

A Toyota Yaris or similar will have enough space for the 4 of you with 3 suitcases. The best price I found is R318, including unlimited kilometres, drop off in Grahamstown. See Drive South Africa.

Durban Airport vehicle rental

I'm looking for a car to hire from Durban to Mpumalanga from the 7Oct to 13 Oct. How much would that cost?

You can expect to pay R1 963 for a Chevrolet Spark or similar. See Budget Car Rental.

Need to rent a car at Durban Airport for 2 for Oct 4-11-- suggestions please?

The cheapest quote I found is R1 178 for a Chevy Spark or similar. To make a reservation go to Car Trawler.

I am looking for a basic car must have aircon collecting from Durban International drop off Durban International, collection date 28/09/2012 return 3/10/2012.

The cheapest quote I found is R718 for a Citroen C1 or similar. Go to Car Trawler.

Cape Town car rental

I need a sedan for 5 people with 4 bags to be picked up in Cape Town city centre and dropped off at Cape Town Airport. 4th - 7th of October.

A Nissan Livina will be R1368 for the 3 days, see Drive South Africa.

I need a car for our family (two adults, 1 child and a baby) from the 20th to the 30th of September, what would a decent sedan cost me including a baby chair and a booster chair for the two little ones?

The best price I found is R2 146 for a Toyota Avanza or similar. The child seats will be an additional R220 each so the total cost for the vehicle would be R2 586. Make a reservation at Car Trawler.

I would like to hire a car in Cape Town from the 8th to the 12th of November.

You can expect to pay R696 for a Kia Picanto or similar. See Europcar.

East London car hire

I would like to hire the cheapest car with aircon and more than 200 km per day for 8 people from East London Airport from the 3rd to the 8th of October.

How about a Toyota Quantum or similar at R4530 for the period? See Drive South Africa.

2013 vehicle hire

I need the cheapest car in Cape Town from 5 Feb 2013 to 11 Feb 2013. I will pick it up at the airport and will return it at the airport. 

The cheapest quote I found is R1119 for a Ford Ka or similar. See Car Trawler.

George Airport vehicle hire

I would like to hire the cheapest vehicle with air conditioning from George Airport 20 - 27th of November. 2 adults wirh 6 suitcases.

A Nissan Tiida or similar should be spacious enough at R2 247 for the 7 days. See Drive South Africa.

OR Tambo vehicle rental

I would like to hire the cheapest car with less than 100km per day. From OR Tambo Airport from the 5th - 28th of October.

How about a Chevy Spark or similar at R3 469 for the period, including 100 km a day? Make a reservation at Car Trawler.

Autopedigree used vehicles

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

Gauteng, Fourways

Hyundai H1 2.5 CRDi Wagon A/T


R299 995

Western Cape, Paarl

Renault Sandero 1.6 CUP


R89 995

KwaZulu-Natal, Port Shepstone

Toyota Corolla 1.3 Professional F/L


R139 995


From R650 for 2 people for 2 nights at Lotz of Joy Guest House in Panorama, Cape Town (50% discount)

London flight prices
Experience London at its finest, when the parks are in bloom and the air cool. Spring is the perfect time to experience the city before the summer crowds arrive. Enjoy the gentle sun as you stroll through the city's big parks and duck into stylish shops when the rain comes pouring down. Its not only the weather that makes spring so attractive, flight prices are also fairly affordable throughout the months of April and May. Travellers planning a shopping spree should look carefully before booking though, as so many airlines are now excluding checked luggage.

flight path from London to Johannesburg

Cheap JNB-London from R7,487*
(British Airways- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Cheap CPT-London from R9,184*
(Emirates- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Cheap DUR-London from R8,134*
(British Aiways- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Direct JNB-LON from R10,577*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 11 April, return 18 April 2019)

Direct CPT-LON from R7,837*
(British Airlines- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

Premium Econ. JNB-LON from R14,747*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

B. Class JNB-LONfrom R22,571*
(Kenya Airways- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

B. Class CPT-LON from R23,791*
(Kenya Airways- depart 16 May, return 23 May 2019)

1-way JNB-LON from R5,229*
(Emirates- 18 April 2019)

*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.


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Big Rush in Durban

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