Daily Car Hire Rates in Bethlehem

  • Mini

    Chevrolet Spark
    4 |
    1 |
    5 |
    From € 15.28
  • Economy

    Ford Fiesta
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 17.63
  • Compact

    Toyota Corolla
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 24.91
  • Standard

    Audi A4
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 36.79
  • Van / minivan

    Toyota Avanza
    6 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 40.48

*daily rates in Bethlehem based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Bethlehem Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The name Bethlehem means ‘house of bread’ in Hebrew, quite appropriate for the wheat growing region around Bethlehem
  • The town is at high altitude, nearly 6,000 feet, and has a cooler climate than many of the settlements in the region
  • The town is home to one of South Africa’s Premiership football teams, Free State Stars

Bethlehem Mini Guide

What can you Tell me About Bethlehem?
The town started in an unfamiliar way in 1864 being built on a farm as a collection of worker’s houses and a church. It continued to grow with the importance of agriculture in the region until recently when its natural delights came to the fore and the town focused its efforts on tourism. It now has a reputation for friendly hospitality, great accommodation and superb food.

Bethlehem church

How do I get to Bethlehem?
The nearest airport to Bethlehem is at Bloemfontein some 150 miles to the north east. Bloemfontein Airport has daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg Airport and Cape Town Airport linking it with most of Africa, the Pacific and Europe. Onward travel can be a problem although a long distance bus that passes through Bethlehem is one option. A better way to get to Bethlehem is to hire a car at Bloemfontein and make the three hour journey by road.
What Should I do in Bethlehem?
Whilst in Bethlehem you can watch a top football match involving the local heroes, Free State Stars. The area outside the city is incredibly beautiful and can be explored by car or on foot using one of the many trails in the area. Be aware though of predatory animals and if possible take a guide with you. Back in town you’ll find where it all began in Pretoriuskloof where today, as well as the historic buildings, there’s a bird sanctuary. Finally, experience some of the fine dining accompanied by top quality local wines whilst staying there.

Bethlehem Pretoriuskloof bird sanctuary

Latest Update from Bethlehem:

05/06/12 - Fans of aircraft and flying will want to be in Bethlehem on the 31st August for then, over the space of two days, the Bethlehem Air Show takes place. Now in its 13th year, the airshow is a very popular attraction for locals and visitors.

Driving in Bethlehem - Need to know



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    ZAR  14.71/Ltr

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    Friday 21 Feb 2020

    Maha Shivaratri - Hindu Holiday

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