Cross Border Information
Around Aboput Cars is dedicated to ensuring that you know all the information you need before you cross to neigbouring countries.
We do not recommend that you cross any borders
But if you insist:
It is your own responsibility to ensure that you have all necessary papers and documents (like finance papers that the car is paid off etc) . We shall not be held liable or responsible should you fail to have all the necessary papers that the link advises you to carry with you. We are equally not liable should you be forced to pay any bribe or legal fees for whatever reason. Refusal of entry into another country for any reason shall at all times be at your own risk.
This is africa. Not Europe. The back up does only apply effectively in South Africa. We recommend to not cross borders. There are additional charges and regulations at the borders and it is the renters responsibility to find that out. Here are some guidelines but it changes so quick that we can't be held accountable if something is not correct. The cross border fee gets charged from the car rental companies. They have nothing to do with the actual entering into another country.
There has been numerous reports of Extortion and corruption from traffic police especially Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe is completely non-functional at the moment because of currency collapse, supply problem for Petrol as well as food.
When you are beyond South African Borders your excess doubles (also with executive cover double standard cover excess applies). Please consider this if you choose your excess insurance options. We do have an option to cover your Excess amount through our partner Hepstar, refer to link below;
And other things that might apply to all:
Like the extra charges e.g Visas, levies etc
Please click on the respective country link to view more information