Bidvest: Car rental in South Africa and beyond.
A trip to Africa can become more interesting and exciting if you use a car rental service. You will be able to move freely between cities and states, get to national parks and explore natural attractions. The car gives you complete freedom of movement. You can rent a car and compare prices on our website. One of the companies that provides services in Africa is Bidvest. More than 100 branches in the country, where you can hand over and pick up the car.
We will start with a diverse fleet of vehicles, which is represented in different countries of Africa. In South Africa, cars available for rent are Datsun GO, Toyota Yaris Xi, Toyota Corolla Quest, Toyota Yaris Xs, Toyota Corolla Quest, Audi A3, Audi A4, Mercedes C Class, Toyota Avanza 4x2, Toyota Rush High, VW Tiguan, Toyota Fortuner 2.4, VW T6 automatic, Toyota Quantum-Limited, Ford Ranger 4x4 (double cab-canopy), Toyota Hilux 4x4 (double cab-canopy) and similar models. In Botswana, the following fleet is available: Datsun GO, Toyota Yaris Xi, Toyota Corolla Quest, Toyota Yaris Xs, Toyota Corolla Quest, Audi A3, Audi A4, Mercedes C Class, Toyota Avanza 4x2, Toyota Rush High, VW Tiguan, Toyota Fortuner 2.4, VW T6 automatic, Toyota Quantum-Limited Ford Ranger 4x4 (double cab-canopy), other Group 1A pickups (4x2 cab single, diesel, open). In Namibia, the following cars are available for rent: Toyota Yaris Xi 5dr, Toyota Corolla Quest, Toyota Corolla Quest, Mercedes C Class, Renault Duster 4x4, Nissan Xtrail 4x4, Ford Everest 4x4, VW T6 automatic, Ford Ranger 4x4 (double cab-canopy), Toyota Hilux 4x4 (double cab-canopy), as well as pickup trucks with a double cab 4x4-fully equipped with 1 or 2 tents. Also for more serious trips, you can rent open or closed vans, micro-buses, and other vehicles that require a right for cargo transport.
As you can see, the car fleets in the countries are somewhat similar, but there are small differences. The mentioned models are subject to change without prior notice. Bidvest Car Rental reserves the right to replace reserved vehicles if the vehicle is not available during the rental period. In addition, the model range includes various classes and categories of cars. From the simplest, to the tricked-out ones with tents. For a trip inside the city, simple sedans are suitable, which are available on both manual and automatic transmissions. All models without exception have air conditioning, in parts of the mainland - this is a necessity. Pick-up trucks with tents are suitable for long rentals and "wild" trips. You can make a trip outside the city, with the available equipment, safely spend the night, and then continue your trip, which can last several days and weeks.
To use the services of Bidvest, you must have an identity card (passport), as well as an international driver's license. The company's website states that they are also considering the option of a regular driver's license, but having an official translation into English at the consulate or embassy. But whether this applies in practice and in all points, we can not promise. Therefore, it is better not to take risks and think about this moment in advance. You can rent a car from the age of 21. There are exceptions for persons between 18 and 20 years of age, but it is necessary to prove that the tenant has life insurance.
Before renting, carefully read the terms of the contract. Here are some things you need to know before you start renting. For example, there is an additional charge when renting a car from any airport location (this applies to all rental companies in South Africa). These are the requirements of the airports themselves, the fee will be 11% of the time and kilometer fare. Also, in order to promote tourism in South Africa, a tourist tax of 1% is provided. At many gas stations, you can only pay for fuel in cash, and cards are accepted in rare cases. In addition, the lessee pays for the fuel himself. The car must be returned with a full tank.
In addition, you can rent a GPS navigator for an additional fee. Tourists with children can put their car seat in the car, or rent it at any rental point. But this must be specified immediately when booking, so that the seats are available. For advanced travelers, there is also an additional option-a suspended trunk for two bicycles.
Travel in South Africa is gaining popularity every year. And renting a car adds freedom and opens up interesting routes. For example, using the Bidvest car rental service, you can go to the following destinations: Johannesburg-Sun City-Pretoria-Durban, Cape Town-Kimberley-Kruger National Park, the Skeleton Coast car ride and other interesting places.