Cross Border Information

Around About Cars is dedicated to ensuring that you know all the information you need before you cross to neighbouring 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 the 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 everything 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. Vehicle backup and replacement is understandably slow. There are additional charges and regulations at the borders and it is the renter’s responsibility to find that out. The cross border fee levied by the car hire company has nothing to do with any charges at the actual border. 
 
There has been numerous reports of extortion and corruption from traffic police especially in Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is completely non-functional at the moment because of  the currency collapse, supply problem for petrol as well as food.
Here are some general guidelines but it changes so quick that we can't be held accountable if something is not correct.
 
 
 
General information
 
When you are beyond South African Borders your excess doubles (even with executive cover the double standard cover excess will apply). Please consider this when you choose your excess insurance options. We do have an option to cover your excess amount through our partner Hepstar, refer to link below;
 
https://insurance.hepstar.com/aroundaboutcars/Home/Products/2
 
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

Botswana

https://www.aa.co.za/travel/into-africa/cross-border-information/botswana.html

 Botswana

 

Namibia

https://www.aa.co.za/travel/into-africa/cross-border-information/namibia.html

 

Zimbabwe

 
 
 
Swaziland
 
 
 
 
Mozambique
 
 
 
 
Lesotho
 
 
 
 
More information