Lease Car Hire Cape Town

By: Richard Romando

Car hire in Cape Town, South Africa is a matter of selecting the right rental agency. There are several car rental agencies in Cape Town that provide competitive services for customers. They rent out all kinds of cars ranging from family cars, luxury sports cars, and SUVs to beach buggies and limousines. Cars can be hired on a daily or weekly or even monthly basis. The minimum rental period is 24 hrs and maximum is 30 days, though it can be extended. The minimum permissible age of the driver is 21 years.

You can hire Audis, Fiats, Mercedes, Peugeots, Seats, Volkswagens and many other models of cars. Some of the common categories are: mini, luxury, premium, standard, intermediate, minivans/MPVs, SUVs, and compacts. The prices, policies and conditions vary greatly according to the kind of car. Professional chauffeurs are also available with some cars. Prices range from R 195.00 per day (between 3-6 days), R 170.00 per day (7-13 days) and R 145.00 per day (more than 14 days) for a Toyota Tazz 1300 (non-A/C) to R 220.00 per day (between 3-6 days), R 200.00 per day (7-13 days) and R 190.00 per day (more than 14 days) for a Toyota Corolla 1600 with A/C and R 380.00 per day (between 3-6 days), R 350.00 per day (7-13 days) and R 290.00 per day (more than 14 days) for a Audi A4 2.0 with A/C. They may be as high as R 720.00 per day (between 3-6 days), R 620.00 per day (7-13 days) and R 590.00 per day (more than 14 days) for a Toyota Condor with A/C. These prices may include unlimited mileage, and third party liability insurance.

There are several terms and conditions to be considered while hiring cars. These include: terms of payment, terms of hire, driver's license, personal services, gas prices, over the border rentals, additional drivers, one-way rentals, personal accident insurance and other coverage, emergency medical assistance, damage and theft waivers, and so on. Several kinds of fees may also be charged for car hiring apart from the basic rental, such as: delivery and collection charges, value added tax, rental contract fee, accident administration fee, traffic fine administration fee, congestion charge, late charges/overtime, premium location fee, service fee, and others.

There are also international car hire agencies in Cape Town that enable online reservations. They have websites that make booking easier by just filling in an online form that contains basic information like: the kind of car preferred, date of rental, the collection and delivery locations, and credit card information.

There are many car rental agencies in Cape Town. Information can be obtained from yellow pages, classifieds or from advertisements. The internet is also a very good source for locating a good car hire agency and even applying for the hire online.

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