South African Airways has 4 car hire partners : Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. Often these car rental prices are cheaper than booking directly via the car rental companies' own websites, as SAA has negotiated special rates for fly-drive packages. There are also sometimes competitions to win stuff if you book your car via the SAA site (sometimes restricted to Voyager members).
Some of the rates supplied are exclusve to SAA - for example with Avis there are weekend specials. Avis also gives discounts for international travel, especially in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Middle-East. Prices are quoted with standard waivers and a bit more with super waivers - you decide how much protection you want.
Europcar quotes the highest daily rate for rentals under 4 days, the 2nd highest for weekend rates, and the lowest rates for over 4 days rentals. There are sometimes competitions running where if you book with Europcar you stand a chance to win a car. You can choose behing Europcar's standard cover and their super cover.
South African Airways is not alone in setting up fly-drive specials with car rental agencies. Their main full-service rival is British Airways Comair, who also offer car hire via their website - however, their only supplier seems to be Avis; whereas SAA use all of Hertz, Europocar, Avis & Budget.
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