Sanitised car hire in Durban

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies in Durban, South Africa offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies in Durban have committed to offering sanitised cars.

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This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS

Cheapest car hire in Durban


Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 8.63 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 60.43 EUR from August 24

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  Manual |

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.01 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 63.13 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.44 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 66.13 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |

Nissan Micra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.52 EUR/day
Nissan Micra

7 Days rental at 66.64 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.44 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 73.13 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.87 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 76.13 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 11.10 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 77.75 EUR from August 24

  4 |
  Manual |

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.68 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 81.77 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |

Kia Dropside

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 12.43 EUR/day
Kia Dropside

7 Days rental at 87.06 EUR from August 24

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  Manual |

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

Useful to know about Durban

  • Durban is the 3rd largest city in South Africa behind Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively.
  • It’s the country’s busiest port city.
  • The area was first inhabited over 100,000 years ago.
  • The coast was first spotted in modern times by Vasco da Gama who named the area Natal.
  • The modern city was founded in 1824.
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Shop L 8 Arbour Crossing, 2 Oppenheimer Road, Umbogontwini, 4120


Cabana Beach Hotel, 10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga, Umhlanga, 4320


10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga, 4320


Shop 2 Umhlanga Plaza Lagoon Drive, Durban, 2000


108 Old Main Road, Pinetown, 4000, Kwazulu Natal


Arbor Crossing Shopping Centr, Amanzimtoti, 4000

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Durban car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
  • € 60.41
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 8.63
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 27
    Most Popular Type:
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 132
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Durban

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

FAQs about car hire in Durban

How much does car hire in Durban cost?

Car hire in Durban costs as little as €8.60 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €13.00 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €94.40 per day from AVIS for a BMW X3.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Durban?

6 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Durban, including AVIS, EUROPCAR, BUDGET, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Durban?

None of the car hire companies in Durban are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Durban?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Bidvest has the highest customer rating for car hire in Durban with a score of 8.7/10

with Tempest rated second best with a score of 8.4/10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Durban?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Durban is €77.75 per week from WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Durban?

The cheapest car hire company in Durban is WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Suzuki Alto available from as little as €60.41 per week.

How much is fuel in Durban?

You can expect to pay €0.67/ltr of petrol and €0.71/ltr of diesel in Durban. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Durban?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Durban with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BIDVEST, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, TEMPEST, THRIFTY, WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Durban?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Premium Elite, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Durban.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Durban?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Durban, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Durban is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Durban?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Durban at the moment, however WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS rates start from just €60.41 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €60.41 from WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS in Durban - Downtown or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Durban?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Durban is €60.20 per week with an average price of €91.00 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Durban

Most popular car hire companies in Durban:

  • First (tel: 27 31 335 8401 )
  • Tempest (tel: +27 313 685 231/ +27842341118)
  • Europcar (tel: 0027 31 337 3731)
  • Thrifty (tel: 324363040 )
  • Woodford exclusive rentals (tel: +0313378602)
  • Bidvest (tel: 27-31-3049023)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 27 31 3373731)
  • Dollar (tel: 324363040 )
  • Budget (tel: 27 31 310 9700)
  • Avis (tel: (27) 31 3109700)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Durban:

  • First (206 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street (formaly known as West Street), , Durban, 4001, Kwazulu Natal)
  • Tempest (47 Victoria Embankment, Durban, 4001)
  • Europcar (50 Prince Alfred Street, Durban (corner Milner & Prince, Alfred Streets), Durban , 4001, KZN)
  • Thrifty (125 Bram Fischer Road, Durban)
  • Woodford exclusive rentals (34 HUNTER STREET, , DURBAN CENTRAL, KWA ZULU NATAL, ZA, 4001)
  • Bidvest (108 Bram Fischer Road, Durban, 4000)

Car hire company ratings in Durban:

  • Bidvest: Rated 8.7/10 from 108 reviews
  • Tempest Car Hire: Rated 8.4/10 from 57 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.1/10 from 97 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.9/10 from 220 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Direct: Rated 7.9/10 from 148 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 7.8/10 from 38 reviews

Durban Mini Guide

About the City
There are only two cities larger than Durban in South Africa. It was originally called Port Natal and today the city is a major port and tourist destination and home to South Africa’s largest Indian population.

It was first discovered by Vasco da Gama at Christmas in 1497 and so he gave it the Portuguese name for the season. In 1825 a small group of British soldiers landed here and claimed the territory. They were given 3,000 square miles of land by the Zulu King Shaka for saving his life from a stab wound. The city was named after the Governor of Cape Colony, Sir Benjamin D’Urban. It was taken by the Dutch before being recaptured by the British. During British rule the city came under attack from the Zulus and was completely evacuated. When normality was restored, sugar cane was cultivated here with Indian workers brought in to help.

Getting There
King Shaka/La Mercy Airport is situated 25 miles north of the city and many international airlines fly here from countries such as the UK, UAE, Germany and France. Taxis to the city are expensive but the airport shuttle is much more reasonable.

What to see in the City
The Hindu weddings which take place in the Botanical Gardens at the weekend are often a spectacular riot of colour to challenge the natural colours here. On the outskirts of the city you’ll find the settlement set up by Mahatma Gandhi to teach his followers. Tours of the settlement are available and give a fascinating insight to the man’s philosophy.

Outside the City
Crocodile Creek is a very different experience. Here, over 7,000 crocodiles of different types live in the creek. The centre works hard to conserve them and the visitor centre offers talks, slide shows and displays about the creatures. KwaZulu is also home to several national parks which are definitely worth a day’s drive.

Things to do
Of an evening you can chance your luck at the Sun Coast Casino or during the day walk the Golden Mile, the main tourist stretch of Durban and whilst here, sunbathe, swim or surf.

You have to visit the largest shopping mall in the southern hemisphere at Gateway Mall. Here, hundreds of shops combine with leisure activities including a skateboard park and artificial surfing reef. Essenwood Crafts have a lot of South African crafts and souvenirs, some from other African countries. You can haggle over the price there too.

Eating and Drinking
Durban, with its large Indian population, is famous for its curry and in particular the Bunny Chow, a bread bowl filled with curry. The best place for this is The Workshop. Also try some of the region’s delicious biltong for a real South African experience. In the city, The Firkin micro-brewery is famous for its ales.

Durban hosts many festivals, especially those linked to the Hindu population. There’s also an international poetry festival held in October each year and the Umhlanga Festival which in winter takes place on the beach and in summer is a jazz festival in the city streets. Finally, if you’re in Durban in September, get tickets for Awesome Africa, a world music festival very popular with local young people.

Durban Car Hire Q&A
Q. Can I rent a 4x4 in Durban with Rhino?
A. Of course... we rent all types of cars including 4x4's
Q. How much is the excess on car hire in Durban?
A. It varies from car type to car type, you can check under 'rate details' for each car type / class?
Q. I need to rent a minibus / van in Durban, what is the biggest capacity vehicle you ren?
A. We offer 8 seat minibuses for rent in Durban and can sometimes arrange up to 12 seat vehicles
Q. Can I book one way rental in Durban
A. Sure, one way rentals are no problem, you can return the car to any
other major locaion in South Africa, there is no extra charge.

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Durban is developing as a tourist destination but remains most popular with domestic tourists. The Golden Mile is the main area with gorgeous beaches to tempt sun seekers and surfers and is crammed with attractions for visitors.

If shopping is your thing drive your hire car to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping for a day of retail therapy then follow it up with a night trying to win back what you’ve spent at the opulent Suncoast Casino. For those interested in history, visit the Mahatma Gandhi Settlement to see where the great leader formulated his ideology.