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  • Distance Calculator Find out how far it is to drive from Johannesburg to Cape Town, from Durban to Port Elizabeth or any other city in South Africa? All you have to do is compare the draft and you know how to budget. Read More...
  • Road Safety In South Africa you drive on the left side. The speed limit in South Africa is maximum 120 km/h. The accident rate is very high on gravel roads. we recommend to drive slow and to avoid driving at night in rural areas. Read More...
  • Under 23 Car Hire In South Africa most car hire companies do not allow under 23 years to rent a car, some companies imposing extra fees if you are over 21 years. But we allow car rentals already from 18 years on. You just need to have had a licence for more then 2 years and you can rent from Aroundaboutcars without a problem nor an extra fee. Read more...
  • View South African School Holidays South Africa has 4 major school holiday breaks. They are pretty much the same for the whole country, not much difference per region. The longest one is over December/January and the others are in March/April, June/July and September/October. Read More...
  • View South Africa Public Holidays SA has some of the most public holidays in the world. Should a public holiday fall on a Sunday, the Monday is being credited. The city car hire branches are mostly closed on public holidays, but the airports are open 24/7. Read More...
     

Car Rental

Why more people choose car hire
Why more people are using car hire

More and more tourists are discovering the hidden gems and backroads of South Africa in their own time. Read More...

Safety Tips

How To Road Trip Safely In South Africa

Renting a Car in South Africa gives great freedom to discover the country as long as a few basic safety rules are followed. Read More ...

safety tips
Safety Tips

All the major crimes that would affect tourists, like hijacking, motor thefts or robberies are on the decline in South Africa. Read More...

Road Trip with Kids
Staying Sane While Road Tripping With Kids

Road trips with kids can be the ingredients of lifelong nightmares.  However, there is light at the end of the tunnel if you plan each day carefully and stick to a few basic rules.  Read More ...

Traffic rules
Traffic Rules and Information Concerning Traffic in South Africa

Here are some traffic rules you should abide to when driving through town. Read more...

South African Airports

Car Hire Bloemfontein Airport

Bloemfontein is the rose capital of South Africa. It is the Gateway to Lesotho and the Eastern Highlands. Read More...

Car Hire Cape Town Airport

Arriving at Cape Town Airport after a long flight you can choose which option is more convenient for you. Read More...

Car Hire Durban Airport

Durban International Airport (formerly Louis Botha Airport) was the international airport of Durban from 1951 until 2010, Read More...
 

Car Hire Johannesburg Airport

O. R. Tambo International Airport (named after Oliver Tambo, former President of the ANC) is a major airport in Kempton Park, Gauteng, Read More...

Lanseria Airport
Car Hire Lanseria Airport

Lanseria Airport is in proximity to Sandton and only 50 kilometres from the bustling centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Read More...

Car Hire Nelspruit Airport

Nelspruit Airport is no longer used for scheduled passenger services to Nelspruit, having been replaced by the nearby Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Read More...
 

Meet and Greet at Cape Town International Airport

Can you resist being met at the airport by such a smiling face? With the option of either taking delivery at the airport, Read more...

Sporting Activities

Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town Cycle Tour

Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2015. Event date: 8 March 2015. Distance: 109km. Entries Open:  September '14. In Cape town the largest timed cycling race in the world.  Read More...
 

Comrades Marathon

One of the world's top ultradistance races, the Comrades Marathon,  2015 from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, Start: 5.30am 31 May 2015 Read More...

Four Nations Rugby South Africa

South Africans are immensely proud of their rugby team. They have won the World Cup twice since being readmitted Read more...

Golfing South Africa

SA has some of the best golf courses in the world Read More...

Two Oceans Marathon
Two Oceans Marathon

Easter Weekend 3 & 4 April 2015: Rent a car if you run the The Two Oceans Marathon. Arguably the most beautiful race,  Read More...

World Cup 2010
World Cup 2010

The world cup 2014 is moving on to Brazil, but there has never been a better event held then the world cup 2010 in South Africa. Read More...

To do In South Africa

3 Best Road Trips to Take in South Africa

South Africa is full of treasures and using a rental car in South Africa is the best way to experience everything on offer in this beautiful country. Read more ...

4X4 Events South Africa
4x4 Events South Africa

The whole country has countless trails and we gladly rent you the suitable car for them. The four wheel drive club of SA will have lots of information for you. Read More...
 

An African Wedding

Jane furse, a small town in Limpopo, was the place where the wedding was held. Read More...

Backpacking South Africa

One of the best ways to travel South Africa and meet people is to rent a car and stay in all the backpackers countrywide. Read More...
 

Best 5 Safaris in South Africa
Best 5 Safaris South Africa

The options are endless, but in the cape Inverdoorn and Aquilla are well known, countrywide Sabi Sabi and Mala Mala are probably some of the best experiences in a big 5 safari. Read More...

Cape Town for the Family
Cape Town for the Family

There’s nothing like a fun family outing to bring everyone together for a good laugh and a great time. Read More...

Caravan Hire

Rent a motorhome, a fully equipped 4x4 with roof top tents, a caravan or NEW our panelbusses with camping packages. Read More...
 

Cultural Cape Town
Cultural Cape Town

Whilst the Mother City is famous for its majestic mountain and pristine beaches, there’s a whole other side to it as well. Read More

Discovering the Spice Route

If you're a keen food and wine connoisseur wanting to expose your taste buds to an all-round flavour adventure,  Read More...

Explore like Christpher McCandless

We can spend so much time involved with one event or area in our lives that often we experience a burnout. Read more...

Loving the South African Adventure

Horse back safaris, quad bike adventures, bungy jumping, tree top hiking, hiking the otter trail or the whale trail, mountain biking Read More...

Markets in the Mother City

If you're looking for a way to get the family out of the house and into the fresh air, then pile into your rental car and make your way to one of Cape Town's well-known markets. Read More...

Nightlife in South Africa
Nightlife in South Africa

Longstreet in Cape Town, Rocky Street in Johannesburg, Durbans beachfront or Plettenbergs Rage Read More...

Reasons to Choose Car Hire

You want to watch the sunset in your own time? You want to wait until this lion walks? You like stopping at antique shops Read More...

The Spice Route Tasting Room
Restaurants with Beautiful Views

If you're a keen food and wine connoisseur wanting to expose your taste buds to an all-round flavour adventure, then a trip to the Spice Route is definitely for you. Read More

Road Tripping South Africa
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 1: Johannesburg to Kruger

South Africa, if you haven’t yet heard, is a country of immense natural beauty, we are blessed by an abundance of diversity not only in seen in the ever changing landscapes but also in culture and ethnicity too. Read More...

Road Tripping South Africa Part 2: Kruger to Drakensberg
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 2: Kruger to Drakensberg

With the first leg of our “roadtrippin” journey almost over and our time in the Kruger National Park coming to an end we knuckled down to plan our route to our next destination... Read More...

Road Tripping South Africa Part 3: Drakensberg to Durban
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 3: Drakensberg to Durban

Last week we ended off our 620km drive from the Kruger to the Drakensberg - a place that, as previously said, translates into “Dragon Mountains” and we certainly discovered just why they call it that. Read More...

Road Tripping South Africa<br>Part 4: Coffee Bay, Bulungula and Buccaneers - The Wild Coast
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 4: Coffee Bay, Bulungula and Buccaneers - The Wild Coast

Last week we left you just our triumphant steed, or Hyundai i10, had just successfully navigated from Durban in KZN down into the red-earthed hills of the Eastern Cape. Read More...

Road Tripping South Africa Part 5 - Bulungula
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 5 - Bulungula

I have a strong desire to devote the rest of the articles in this series to the Wild Coast. Not enough can be said about this magical slice of South Africa. Read More...

Road Tripping South Africa Part 5 - Good Bye Wild Coast, Hello Hogsback
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 6 - Good bye Wild Coast, Hello Hogsback

Last week we ended our adventures along the Wild Coast at Bulungula, which is (to me) one of the most special places in the country & an absolute must-see if there ever was one. Read More...

Road Tripping South Africa Part 7 - Enchanting Hogsback
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 7 - Enchanting Hogsback

Last time we left off as we entered Hogsback, a small magical town with a fascinating history situated high in the hills of the Eastern Cape. Read more...

Road Tripping South Africa
Part 8 - Jeffrey's Bay

Last week we left the adventure paradise and enchanted gardens of Hogsback for something a little more coastal. Read More...

Road Tripping South Africa Part 9 - The Overberg, Cape Agulhas & Cape Town
Road Tripping South Africa
Part 9 - The Overberg, Cape Agulhas & Cape Town

Dear readers, I cannot believe this is the last and finalDSC_9173 instalment of the blog series documenting our epic South African Road Trip! Read more...

Robben Island
Robben Island

Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean some 9km offshore from Cape Town, Robben Island welcomes visitors. Read More...

Cape Town Seaside Drives
Seaside Drives

Chapman’s Peak Drive, or Chappie’s as it is affectionately known to the locals, is known the world over Read More...

Cape Town Shark Cage Diving
Shark Cage Diving

It has to be said that sharks are fascinating creatures but ones that are very often misunderstood Read More

Table Mountain
Table Mountain

Table Mountain cradles the Mother City in its nurturing arms, having seen it grow from a small colonial port in the 1600s to a thriving centre of tourism and iconic visuals. Read More...

Tea for Two

If you're partial to an afternoon spent relaxing with a good cup of tea in hand then hop into your rental car and pop into one of these Cape Town hotels.

The 6 best road trip movies

Road trips are the staple of the restless soul. With a satchel of necessities, a good play list, a friend or two and a reliable vehicle Read More...

The five best car movies of the century

Nothing is better than sitting back, relaxing and getting lost in the celluloid world of film. Read more...

The Skinny on Somerset West

Somerset West is a dream destination for city slickers who would one day to own a two-storey home with a sprawling garden where the kids and daschunds can cavort –free from roaring traffic and 4am noise. Read More...

V & A Waterfront
Things to do at the V&A Waterfront

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is arguably one of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions. Read More...

To do in Tanzania

Things to do and see in Tanzania
Things to do and see in Tanzania

Tanzania offers spectecular destinations, a magnificant coast line and friendly, welcoming people. Explore the beauty that is Tanzania. Read More

Zanzibar
Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an archipelago of Zanzibar(locally Unguja), Pemba ISIsland and several smaller islands. Read more...

Travel Destinations

Visit the Town of Hermanus

Hermanus, a small town on the south coast of the western cape, is world famous for southern right whale watching during winter. Read More...
 

Bloemfontein

It is said that the people of the Free State province, of which Bloemfontein is the capital, are the friendliest and most hospitable in South Africa. Read more...

How to get to Botswana
Botswana

There are various means of travelling to Botswana. The easiest route is to fly. Air Botswana and South Africa airways will fly to Gaborone from OR Tambo international airport. Read more...

Camping Sites in South Africa

The camping sites are numerous, save, clean, well-organized and some of the most beautiful sites in the world. Read more...

Cape Peninsula Day Tour

With fantastic vistas, lovely bays and rugged coastlines, penguins and the south-westerly tip of Africa – if you only do one thing in Cape Town. Read More...

Cape Town Travel
Cape Town City Centre

The safest city in the country is a real jewel as the mountains almost all around cradle you like the safe and warm arms of a mother. Read More...
 

Cape Town Travel

The tourist information centre in Cape Town is extremely informative and the staff knowledgeable. Read more...

 

Windhoek Airport
Car Hire Windhoek Airport

Through the influx of tourists that ffrom all over the world in order to enjoy the many facets that constitute the city of Windhoek, Read more...

Car Rental South Africa

With over 100 associated branches throughout South Africa, Aroundaboutcars makes car rental easy. Read more...

Durban

A real melting pot of cultures, Durban is home to South Africa’s largest Indian community and sits at the heart of the Zulu Kingdom. Read more...

 

Etosha Pan

If you ever want the feeling of wide open spaces and a real sense of Africa, then a visit to Etosha Pan is an absolute must! Read more...

Farewell Nelson Mandela

A nation in tears! The world is mourning! Today we lost a great man, a Father to our nation. Read more...

Joburg Car Rental

With over 15 branches In Johannesburg Aroundaboutcars can ensure that we get you on the road with few hassles. Read more...

Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is a charming fishing village situated on the False Bay coastline and a place that will undoubtedly find a special place in the hearts of all those who visit. Read More...

Namibia

If you want to move on from the tranquil to the more adventurous, Namibia caters to adrenaline junkies too. Read more...

More Holiday for your money
South Africa - More Holiday for your money

Thanks to the Current Exchange Rate the Country and the Cape is establishing itself as an affordable dream destination. Read more...

South Africa Car Hire Tips

When hiring a car, it is extremely important to do a thorough car check ensuring the roadworthiness of the vehicle Read more...

South African public holidays

SA has some of the most public holidays in the world. Should a public holiday fall on a Sunday, the Monday is being credited. Read More...

The most scenic routes and roads in South Africa
The most scenic routes and roads in South Africa

Without a doubt Chapman’s Peak drive in Cape town is a must. Read more...

Top 5 destinations in Namibia
The Top 5 Destinations in Namibia

Namibia draws tourists from all over the world because of its diverse terrain and fascinating off-road trails. Read more...

Tips for Mozambique car hire
Tips for Mozambique Car Hire

Mozambique in a rental car gives you the freedom to go to secluded beaches, sunbathe in Tofo,  stop in every village market, Read more...

Tips for Namibia car hire
Tips for Namibia Car Hire

The best way to see the former German colony (called Sued West Africa) is without a doubt in a rental car. Read more...

Travel through Windhoek on a budget
Travel through Windhoek on a budget

The most practical and cheapest way to see Windhoek is to rent a car. Read more...

Windhoek Car Hire
Windhoek Car Hire

Windhoek is Namibia’s premier tourist destination, owing to its celebrated heritage and an exceptional multicultural society, Read more...

Wine Route Travel
Wine Route Travel

This legendary Wine Route is situated less than 100 km outside Cape Town and passes through the town of Stellenbosch. Read more...

Map of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe formerly known as the bread basket of Southern Africa, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. Read More...