Bidvest: car rental in South Africa and beyond.
Traveling in Africa can become more interesting and exciting if you use a rental car. 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 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. 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 South Africa. Botswana has the following fleet: 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). 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- canopy), as well as 4x4 double cab pickups - 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 the right for freight transport.
As you can see, the fleets in the countries are somewhat similar, but there are slight 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. In addition, the model range includes various classes and categories of cars. From the simplest, to the fancy ones with tents. For a trip inside the city, simple sedans are suitable, which are available on both manual and automatic transmissions. Without exception, all models 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 the 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 the 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 cannot 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 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 tenant 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 chairs are available. For advanced travelers, there is also an additional option - a suspended trunk for two bicycles.
Traveling in South Africa is gaining popularity every year. And renting a car adds freedom and opens up interesting routes. For example, using Bidvest car rental, you can go to the following destinations: Johannesburg - Sun City - Pretoria - Durban, Cape Town - Kimberley - Kruger National Park, a car ride along the Skeleton Coast and other interesting places.