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Car Hire in South Africa.

A fresh, honest approach to car rental

Discover South Africa.

By the time you have driven from one corner of the nation to the other, you’ll have seen vibrant cities, gorgeous coastlines, a wonderful desert, wonderful corals, ancient collections of rock art, and tracked unique wildlife on safari.

Who we work with - South Africa


You’ll be hard pressed to find a more diverse country in the world than South Africa.

Book with Zest today

Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to renting a car in South Africa. Booking a car through us is simple and hassle-free because we believe in making things easy. We won’t charge any amendment or credit card fees or confuse you with jargon. We’ll just be open and honest – sounds good right?

We work with carefully selected and trusted car hire providers in South Africa to ensure the best customer service possible. Should you need to talk to us, our UK based head office is open 6 days a week and we also operate a 24/7 emergency phone line so don’t worry about not being able to get hold of us. We’re even open on Bank Holidays!

Roads in South Africa can be rough, which is why we give you total peace of mind and provide breakdown assistance as well as offering top-up insurance to ensure you’re completely covered. Add to this unlimited mileage options and you’ve got yourself a pretty good deal.   

Airports in South Africa

Rest assured no matter where in South Africa you fly to, you’re never far from Zest Car Rental. This is because we serve both the major and minor airports in the country.

Once you’ve collected your luggage at O.R. Tambo Airport head into Johannesburg to discover a vibrant city full of museums, restaurants, bars, and theatres. The largest urban area South Africa has to offer, the city is a hub of activity but also the place to feast your eyes upon some amazing Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

Alternatively, head to Cape Town Airport to start your trip in the shadow of Table Mountain. Check your maps and decide if you want to explore miles and miles of coastline, rugged mountain ranges, or the vast coastal plains. Cape Town is one of three capital cities across South Africa - the city is the legislative capital, with Pretoria acting as the executive capital, and Bloemfontein the judicial capital. However, Cape Town stands out thanks to its stunning waterfront, wonderful museums, and lively nightlife.

Looking to explore the east coast? Then King Shaka Airport is the best airport to fly into. With the famous long sweeping beaches of the Golden Mile lapped by tropical waters from the Indian Ocean, tourists who love the beach life should set their sights on Durban’s waterfront as soon as they land. If you want to see what life is like under the water, head to uShaka Sea World to visit one of the world’s largest aquariums. Built around one of the busiest ports in Africa, Durban is a multicultural paradise with a particularly Indian influence.

We also provide rental cars at numerous other locations around South Africa including Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch, and East London Airport.

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