Bidvest: car rental in South Africa and beyond.
A trip to Africa can become more interesting and exciting if you use a car rental. 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. There are more than 100 branches across the country where you can rent and pick up a car.
We will start with a diverse fleet of vehicles, which is represented in different countries of Africa. On the territory of South Africa, 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-dome) and similar models are available for rent. 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 single cab, diesel, open). The following cars are available for rent in Namibia: 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-dome), as well as pickups 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 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 the reserved vehicles if the vehicle is not available during the rental. 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 part of the mainland – this is a necessity. Pickups with tents are suitable for long rentals and traveling "wild". You can make a trip outside the city, spend a quiet night with the available equipment, 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 an option of a regular driver's license, but having an official translation into English at the consulate or embassy. But whether this works 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 from 18 to 20 years old, but it is necessary to prove that the tenant has life insurance.
Before renting, carefully study the terms of the contract. Here are some points that you need to know before you start renting. For example, there is an additional fee when renting a car from anywhere in the airport (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 develop tourism in South Africa, a tourist fee of 1% is provided. At many gas stations, fuel can only be paid in cash, 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 indicated 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, you can go to the following destinations: Johannesburg – Sun City-Pretoria – Durban, Cape Town – Kimberley – Kruger National Park, a car walk along the Skeleton Coast and other interesting places.