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Daily Car Hire Rates in East London Airport

  • Mini

    Hyundai i10
    4 |
    1 |
    5 |
    From € 11.87
  • Economy

    Volkswagen Polo
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 12.69
  • Compact

    Toyota Corolla
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 14.97
  • Standard

    Toyota Corolla Quest
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 23.66
  • Van / minivan

    Toyota Avanza
    6 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 27.38

*daily rates in East London Airport 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.

Customer questions about East London Airport car hire

Dood day Fiona, I am looking for cheap car hire from 28-12-2017 to 08-01-2018 , to collect from East London airport. I did search your wesite and that gave me a Hyundai i10 for about R2440.24 for that period. what I need to know is it unlimited mileage and full cover?

Hello, I can see your quote here and can confirm that there is unlimited mileage on this rental and that full insurance is included in the rate with a excess deposit of R15,000 is required.

East London Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • 700,000 passengers passed through the airport’s terminals last year.
  • Half the arrivals are tourists helping to build the economy of the East London district.
  • The airport opened on a dirt track in 1927.
  • East London centre is 5 miles east of the airport.
  • The airport handles only domestic flights.

East London Airport Mini Guide

About the Airport
East London Airport is in the eastern cape of South Africa. The airport is 15km from the town of East London which lies almost halfway between Port Elizabeth and Durban on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

How Can I Fly There?
Every day 20-30 flights land at the airport bringing in mostly holidaymakers to the region. The flights are domestic only with scheduled services operated by South African Airways and low cost flights operated by 1Time. You can fly from the major airports in South Africa to East London Airport, for example from Cape Town or Johannesburg.

East London Airport

How Can I Get to the Town?
If you have decided to explore the area by hire car, meet your representative in the main terminal. From the airport, you take the N2 highway into the town. There is not much public transport in this area and it tends to be unreliable so car hire is a good option. You can get a shuttle bus into the town, they leave from the front of the terminal and are operated by Gateway Shuttle or Red Shuttle Bus Services and should be booked in advance.

What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
The airport is small and has basic facilities. There is an information desk in arrivals if you have any questions about your trip or the airport. The airport has a restaurant if you get hungry whilst you wait or you can have a snack at the coffee shop. Browse the shelves at the bookstore or try a sweet treat from Cosmic Candy sweet shop. There is an ATM in departures should you need to get extra money.

Where can I Stay Nearby?
The 3 star Premier Hotel King David is probably one of the closest hotels to the airport. They have an airport shuttle service which takes around 10 minutes. The hotel has 80 rooms and is close to the shops and attractions in the town centre. Enjoy regional cuisine at the hotel’s own restaurant.

Why do Tourists Visit This Area?
It is ideally located for visiting one of the big five game reserves, just two in the area are the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve and the Mpgongo Private Game Reserve. You could also visit the Lion Park and Camdeboo National Park or go on a shark or whale watching trip. This area is popular for adventure sports too, like rock climbing, mountain biking and scuba diving. The beaches are the attraction for local tourists, Gonubie Beach is probably the most scenic and is 25km north of the town. In East London, the surfers head for Nahoon Beach and families go to Orient Beach, where there are purpose built swimming pools and gardens

East London Airport Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

Latest Update from East London Airport:

06/06/12 - Despite many ugrades and enlargements since 1994, the airport has now reached its capacity again and is having to consider further work. As a busy and growing airport serving an important destination, industry watchers expect it to announce further  expansion soon. 

Driving in East London Airport - Need to know



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    ZAR  14.71/Ltr

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East London Airport takes you right into the heart of the nascent tourism industry of East London which markets itself as Buffalo City. There you can take your hire car through several game reserves in the hinterland of the city as well as head for the beaches which have great surf for the specialist.

The city has plenty to see including the memorial to the work of the journalist Donald Woods and his subject, Steve Biko. You can also visit the track and museum of the Prince George Racing Circuit, home of the South African Grand Prix in the 1960s.

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