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Driver's License in South Africa

If your driver’s license is not in English or doesn’t have a stamped photograph, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required together with the original driver’s license.


For driver's licenses from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty, an official translation of the license in English must be presented with the original license.


The license should be held for at least 2 years with no major endorsements.


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


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M.Harbidge

February 28, 2020

Destination: Port Elizabeth

10No issues at all.

Very nice friendly and helpful staff at both pick up and drop off. The car had a lot of squeaks but probably more the fault of Toyota than Bidvest! Not major extra charges (speeding fines etc) at this point - hopefully that will remain the case. Would definitely use Bidvest again!

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Morne Breytenbach

February 24, 2020

Destination: Johannesburg

10Excellent

I took the windshield and tyre protection during check out, and unfortunately a chip on the windshield happened during my rental.

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C.Koyani

February 19, 2020

Destination: Port Elizabeth

10Fast, easy and cheap

The vehicle was in a perfect condition. We enjoyed our road trip.

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Y.Egert

February 13, 2020

Destination: Cape Town

9excellent except for pick up

Really long wait for pick up

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D.Roberts

January 9, 2020

Destination: Cape Town

9.3Excellent

Although I booked months in advance you did not have the SUV which I orecered because my wife needs a tall car. We had to take a very small Toyota At least you promised a 50% refund. Very good customer service. We will book next December when we visit again

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L.Tasse

January 5, 2020

Destination: Johannesburg

6.7Will NEVER again do business with Budget-Avis

Rented a car from Oct28th to Nov11th in Johannesburg South Africa. At the counter, they were not pleased with the price already paid with "Easyrentcars". I had to pay for a second driver and an authorisation to cross border travel. They changed averythong in the contract, trying to make me pay more than the fees for these to addons. Finally, the final contract was to be R1004 more. They charged me R2275 on my card on the same day and I saw it when I received my account during december. They don't answer to my demands for a refund. A SCAM !!??

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M.ASADA

January 3, 2020

Destination: Cape Town

9The experience this time was so good as expected

The service was organized and the staff are all helpful.

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Dez

December 29, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10Very happy with first time rental with bidvest

Bidvest was awesome and gave me a free upgrade to my car. Great service but did charge an additional admin fee which was unexpected and should be listed in the price or notified of before accepting when booking on EasyRentCars

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Henri

December 29, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10Excellent

Great service, despite booking via third party. Even explained which policies we did not need due to part of eayrentcars booking.

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Morne Breytenbach

December 15, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

10New and clean car.

Very friendly and personal staff. Had a bit of a wait during pick up as there was a shift change, leaving one attendant at the counter for about 20 minutes.

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W.Schellingerhout

December 12, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

6Average

Free upgrade was great!

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N.Pugh

December 4, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

9.3Excellent

The car was pretty terrible. I ended up with a Renault Kwid which was the most underpowered basic car I’ve rented in years.

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November 26, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

8.3Good value for money

The car was not perfectly clean but with an acceptable level of cleanliness. Budget staff was very helpful.

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November 26, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

8.7ALL GOOD

ALL GOOD

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C.Chiwara

November 24, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

10Good experience everytime

The customer service was great from the start. They were helpful with extra information. The car matched the booking.

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November 19, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10awesome as always

Budget still good as always. clean car and smooth process throughout

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November 18, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

9.7Smooth and affordable rental

Great service, Car was basic (no radio/bluetooth) but that's fine for south Africa! Note- they require licenses that show an issue date of at least 3 years, which could be a limitation for Canadian licenses for example which don't show the original issue date. Nonetheless the counter staff were very helpful

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M.RUSTOM

November 17, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

8.7Everything was ok until drop off...

At drop off, they refused to give a paper or statement showing the state of the car and that the tank was full... the deposit was not an authorization- the amount had been taken off my account directly and the amount that should be retroceeded could take 10 working days and no proof that everything was ok. First time it happens to me with a society of car hire !

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C.Koyani

November 14, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

10Easy car rental

Friendly staff and good vehicle condition.

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Cristian Valenzuela

September 27, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

9.3Muy buen vehículo

La entrega fue muy rápida.

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A.Chohan

September 4, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

8.7Very good

Alarm systems should be a standard on ALL cars. This car didn't have 1.

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S.Manyange

September 3, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

10Very reliable

Yes very well

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S.RUEL

September 2, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

8Very bad - Insurance claim not taken care of after more than a month!

No issue with Budget

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August 28, 2019

Destination: Durban

10Excellent

Woodford had the correct information in their system for my rental.

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August 24, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

8.7Easy enough

Car was fine just a bit slow behind the counter.

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A.D.M

August 23, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

9.7Really easy to book and best price I found.

The car was new but a base model without any extras. Check in was slow so expect to wait a bit if it’s busy.

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August 22, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

7Need more counter staff

Car was ok but scratched on back. Took long time to get served and again at drop off

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Martin S

August 18, 2019

Destination: Durban

10Very convenient, nice service, super little vehicle

Counter staff very pleasant and efficient and suggested a more suitable car, which was super! Will use again.

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s.schlecht

August 17, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

10Perfect

Good...

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W.Davel

August 14, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

9.3Excellent

“Similar” car to vw polo was not similar. Boot space was far smaller than the polo

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M.BIN KAMARULZAMAN

August 14, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10Its a a very good apps

The process was smooth. No other comments. It was a good experience for me

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c.waruru

July 30, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

7guaranteed car

I had booked for a guaranteed VW POLO but avis insisted that they dont provide guaranteed cars and after an EXTENDED back and forth i was provided with a VW VIVO .

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November 26, 2019

Destination: Port Elizabeth

10ALL GOOD. Very nice car.

ALL GOOD

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November 15, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10Great conditions: brand new car well equiped. just a long queue to get the keys...soooo sucessful!

Long file to get the keys : that must be linked to the super attractive price. Great conditions: brand new car well equiped. Strongly recommended!

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Ivan Fernandes

June 23, 2019

Destination: Durban

10Excellent

It was a simple and easy process but they could make they international form available online.

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C.Valenzuela Morales

September 18, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

8Buen vehículo para ciudad.

El inglés del personal de atención en el counter y de entrega/recepción del vehículo debe mejorar.

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N.Demuth

August 3, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

9.3Véhicule adapté à 8 personnes avec 1 grand sac 20kg/pers et 1 petit sac 10kg

adapté à notre road trip en Afrique du Sud avec 8 personnes

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LIM

September 4, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

8.7Everything was good until they billed you for a scratch without any acknowledgement from both sides

Everything was running smoothly until you return your car. The staff didn't informed us that we had the right to request a Budget staff to counter-check again, the car condition during collection & collect an inspection chit from them before driving off. Upon returning, they found a small scratch above the side window near the car roof & asked me whether I had any "inspection chit" during car collection & I said "No". INLn the returning document, they wrote "everything is returned as it is" & didn't gave me any copy of the documents or acknowledgements that everything is okay. A few days later, an email notifying me that a damaged bill was charged into my credit card. When I requested for further details, they just replied you with an email stating "It's all in the T&C. Please refer to it" ... After that, they have not replied to any of my emails seeking further enquiries & explanations of my situation. A very dissatisfied return indeed.

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F.Tong

December 1, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

8Very Good

Easyrentcars's price include all of the insurance and then I was charged on damage collision and theft protection insurance at Europecar again without explanation in advance. They told me I signed the contract so it means I accepted and could not claim it back.

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L.Halstead

November 22, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10Great car hire, clean affordable and organised.

Long lines at Cape Town airport, even though plenty of counters open. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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D.Gerdes

July 12, 2019

Destination: Port Elizabeth

8.7Stress free and affordable

Having taken the extended insurance i was not really expecting to need it but whilst driving fom PE to East London we were most unfortunate to have the driver side window shattered by a ston. The customer service staff were extremely helpful and a replacement car was waiting at EL Airport by the time I arrived.

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Cristian Valenzuela

September 27, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

9Sabia decisión

Muy amables durante la atención tanto de recojo como de entrega.

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K.Punjabi

November 13, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10Excellent

Service is excellent. Just awaiting removal of blockage of security deposit on my card.

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Ozan Y

January 5, 2020

Destination: Cape Town

9.7Great experience with Europcar Cape Town

Very smooth pick-up and drop-off at Europcar. Car was ready when we've arrived for pick-up. If there was no technical issue with the POS machine, pick-up would have been probably 5-10min only. Great service at both ends...

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January 15, 2020

Destination: Cape Town

9Easy peasy

The car seat was smelly

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C.Stuber

June 16, 2019

Destination: Durban

10Excellent

Would have preferred a smaller car. Did not ask if one was available. Just took what was offered.

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Noom

January 7, 2020

Destination: Johannesburg

9.7Great!

Excellent customer service.

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L.Tasse

January 5, 2020

Destination: Cape Town

6.7Will NEVER again make business with Budget-Avis

Rented a car from Nov11th to Nov23rd in Cape Town South Africa. At the counter, they pushed me with an « upgrade » for an increase of R1961 over the price already paid with "Easyrentcars". Finally, they charged me about R3150 on my card on the same day and I saw it when I received my account during december. They don't answer to my demands for a refund. A SCAM !! A nice plus to this situation is that there were some scratchs on a hub cover when I took charge of the car but the staff told me itw as so light, itw as nothing. After returning the car, they now want to charge me almost $100 for ONE hub cap !! ANOTHER SCAM !!??

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Dan

November 26, 2019

Destination: Johannesburg

8.7Drop-off can be improved, good value for money, no overcharge, more clarity on the tolles would help

I have 2 opportunities for improvement to recommend to Europcar and 2 watch-out for potential people renting: 1) Tolles in South Africa get automatically charge to some while sticker placed under the middle mirror (I didn`t know that, would have preferred to opt out instead of being charged later to my credit card). 2) Drop out can be improved: After a bad experience I had with GoldCar in Rome Fiumicino, Italy(overcharge because of misfuelling, even if I have pictures proving I have returned the car with even more fuel than I have taken it and I`m claiming the money back for the past 2 months), I`m asking after each rental a printout to confirm that everything is fine (no supplementary scratches, fuel level according to the contract during dro-out). It took me more than 30 minutes to find out the right person that can print a confirmation that everything is alright while returning the car. I would have prefered this would happen faster. In the previous experience with Goldcar they said everything is fine and they`ll sent out the final invoice by e-mail and then I got extra charge. In conclusion, I think that Europcar should keep the option of printing out the final confirmation of returning the car and should do this much faster (not in 2 days online or after waiting for almost 1 hour on site). Enjoy South Africa. It`s a very beautiful country!

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ALHASAN

December 29, 2019

Destination: Cape Town

10everything was super :)

the car was super great, and new ( only doing over 1000 KM ) we loved it and the family enjoyed it. the staff on the airport was so kind and helpful, she was helping with a smile.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on QEEQ.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

QEEQ will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on QEEQ, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on QEEQ.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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