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Cheap Car Hire in South Africa From Budget Car Rental

Budget Car Hire is a car hire brand that is well known and supported in all provinces of South Africa and neighbouring countries. Budget  prides itself on offering the local travel market competitive rental rates and a variety of options designed to meet the needs of a broad scope of travellers.

Budget Car Hire is a USA born brand. It was founded in 1958 by Morris Mirkin and is a company that was initially (and still is) aimed at the traveller looking for budget travel deals and specials. The company offers a variety of car rental options for both corporate and leisure travellers.

From humble beginnings of just 10 cars to over 200 000 cars in its global fleet, Budget Car Hire has certainly grown in great leaps and bounds. Currently, Budget has branches in over 3150 locations in 120 countries, South Africa included.


Budget Car Hire’s History in South Africa

Budget Car Hire entered the South African market in 1967 in Durban, as a home business for a husband and wife team. The company has since become a popular brand in the country and has an agreement in place with Avis and Barloword Ltd.

Find Budget Car Rental at Major Airports in South Africa

Budget Car Rental is found at all major airports and cities in SA. If you book flights to any of the following airports, you can expect to find a Budget Car Rental office, right in or at the airport:

  • OR Tambo Airport (Gauteng)
  • Cape Town International Airport (Western Cape)
  • King Shaka International Airport (Durban, KZN)
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (Eastern Cape)
  • Lanseria Airport (Gauteng)
  • Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (Skukuza)
  • East London Airport (Eastern Cape).
  • East Gate Airport (Hoedspruit)
  • Phalaborwa Airport (Limpopo)


Budget Car Hire Services 

The following car rental services are available:

  • Airport or city branch collection and drop off (same collection and drop off point).
  • One way rentals where the vehicle can be collected at one location and dropped at another.

In keeping with the brands reputation to cater to the needs of budget travellers, Budget Car Hire offers a variety of daily and weekend discounts as well as international traveller discounts.

Budget Car Rental only offers car hire to drivers with a valid driver’s license and two years driving experience, while driver’s under the age of 25 years are charged a young driver surcharge.

When booking car rental, it is important to note that a late charge applies to all vehicles returned after the specified date. The company does however offer a 29 minute grace period, incase you’re running behind schedule.

Budget Car Hire provides quotes to travellers that are all inclusive of daily rates, compulsory insurance and airport surcharges and taxes.

The Budget Car Hire Fleet

Budget Car Hire offers a range of vehicles from entry level city cars to high-end luxury cars, SUVs and 4x4s. The company’s fleet of vehicles is categorised in groups according to size, fuel economy, transmission, luxury features and more.

When selecting the vehicle to hire, you should carefully consider the group category’s features such as air bags, child booster seats, central locking, radio, power steering and air conditioning.

Some vehicles that you will find on the Budget Car Hire fleet include the following: Hyundai i10, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Corolla Quest, Hyundai Accent Hatch, Toyota Corolla Quest, Audi A3 Sedan or similar, BMW 3-series, Mercedes Benz C-class, Toyota Fortuner 4×4, BMW 5-Series Auto or similar, Toyota Rav 4×2, Nissan X Trail 4×4, Ford Eco-sport, Hyundai H1, Toyota Avanza and VW Polo TS B Plus or similar.


Optional Extras Offered By Budget Car Hire

Budget Car Hire has a variety of optional extras available as part of the hire package for an additional charge. These include updated GPS system, child booster seats and 1GB per day mobile data which is provided with a mobile router, for the duration of your trip.


Budget Rent a Car in South Africa

When booking a flight to any of South Africa’s cities or towns, consider Budget Car Hire for affordable car hire rates, packages, discounts and specials.

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