Durban is the third biggest city in South Africa and you will need to consider a car rental service if you plan on travelling during your time here. If you are renting a car in Durban, make sure that you have the following included in your car rental agreement:
- Theft and collision waiver : Not all cheap car hire services offer this, but it is an important consideration because you may be held responsible for car theft if a car theft waiver isn’t included in your contract.
- Unlimited mileage: You probably won’t be travelling hundreds of kilometres per day (unless you plan on visiting other nearby towns and cities), but make sure you won’t be paying a fine if you travel more than a pre-determined number of kilometres per day.
- Third party insurance : In South Africa, full third party insurance is often necessary to ensure you aren’t liable for damages during any type of collision.
When hiring a car in Durban, you will often have to pay more if you want a GPS unit included in your car hire. You will also have to pay for your own petrol and you will have to pay for any traffic fines that you may incur on the roads. A good tip is to hire a car with sufficient air conditioning because it can get quite hot and humid in Durban during the summer!
Cheap Car Hire in Durban
A good place to start looking around for cheap car hire in Durban is the Car Hire 4 Less website. The car hire services on this website generally operate in all areas of Durban and KwaZulu-Natal and you will be able to pick up your car at the airport (please note that the La Mercy Durban International Airport, also known as the King Shaka Airport, is currently operating so you will be able to pick up your car from this airport as well). The prices of cheap car hire in Durban generally vary depending on the time of year, where you will need to pick up the car and which extras (such as a GPS unit, size of the car and extra insurance) you want to include. The prices of cheap car hire in Durban will come down if you book the vehicle for over a week.
How far is it from Johannesburg to Durban?
The flight distance from Johannesburg to Durban is 497 km (309 miles). If you are driving down to Durban from Johannesburg, it will take you approximately 6 hours to get there.
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