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SIXT car rental in South Africa

If you want to have a premium vehicle to explore with, book a car rental in South Africa through SIXT. We have a large and luxurious fleet of vehicles for you to choose from, with models from some of the best manufacturers in the world, including Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover. Our helpful customer service representatives are there to guide you through the rental process and answer any questions you may have. You can rent a car in South Africa from branches throughout the country, with some popular locations being in Cape Town and Johannesburg. A convertible is nice to drive along the coast, while a sedan is convenient if you'll be staying in a city.

SIXT services in South Africa

With our array of services, a car rental in South Africa is an easy way for you to explore the country. You'll find that we have many car categories in our fleet for you to choose from, including sedans, SUVs, pickups, passenger vans, and luxury models. Customize your rental experience by selecting a bookable extra or two, like a navigation system or child seats. Whether you would like a one-day rental or a long-term rental, we have a range of rental periods that fit your schedule.

Good to know when visiting South Africa

  • Car rental under 25 in South Africa: You must be at least 23 years old with a valid license held for a minimum of 2 years for all rental categories at SIXT locations in South Africa.
  • One-way car rental in South Africa: We allow one-way rentals between SIXT branches in South Africa, depending on the tariff.
  • Accepted payment methods: We accept all major credit cards, but not prepaid or debit cards. Checks and cash are also not accepted as payment.
  • Tolls: There are several toll roads in South Africa. All our vehicles have an e-toll device, and you can add E-Toll Service to your rental for more convenience.
  • Border restrictions: You can take your SIXT rental into Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland with written permission from the SIXT branch. This may not be possible with all rental categories, and a fee applies depending on which country you are going to and how long you will be there.
  • Documents you need to rent a car in South Africa: You must have held a valid driver's license for at least 2 years for a SIXT rental in South Africa. Foreign renters will also need a passport, and an international driving permit if your license is not in English.

Best places to visit in South Africa

Cape Town: With its beautiful coastal views and scenic landscapes, Cape Town is a must-see during your time in South Africa. Make sure to spend some time along the ocean and pay a visit to the popular V&A Waterfront.

Durban: Durban is known for its stunning beaches and for being one of the best surfing spots in the world. It's also considered to be the curry capital of South Africa, so don't forget to try this dish during your stay in the city.

Johannesburg: Known for being an art and culture hub, Johannesburg is a vibrant city that is also the country's most populous. With its interesting museums and galleries, you'll never run out of something to see or do while here.

Summer 2021 in South Africa

If you'll be visiting South Africa during the summer months, you will most likely want to spend your time relaxing at some of the country's beautiful beaches and soaking up the sun. South Africa is also great for recreational activities, like swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and boating, as well as hiking and biking. Book a luxury SUV and crank up the air conditioning as you explore.

Winter 2021 in South Africa

It tends to be cooler in South Africa during the winter months, so this is an optimal time to check out a few of the country's interesting museums. The Iziko South African Museum can be found in Cape Town and teaches visitors about national history, while the Apartheid Museum is in the city of Johannesburg. This is also an ideal time to go on safari! Book a sedan to get you from one stop to the next while staying on budget.


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