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Car Hire Harrismith : Guide

Found at the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg and acting as a key junction in the Free State, Harrismith is not just a pitstop, but a destination in its own right. The town's strategic position offers a myriad of exploration opportunities. With a car hired right in Harrismith, every direction promises an enticing journey - from soaring mountain ranges to the mesmerizing plains of the Free State.  

When hiring a car in Harrismith with Rhinocarhire, you gain the freedom to explore this picturesque region at your own pace. With our wide range of vehicles, including options suitable for families, couples, or solo travelers, you can select the perfect car for your needs. Whether you're planning to venture into the Drakensberg Mountains, visit Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve, or discover the historical battlefield sites nearby, having a rental car ensures convenience and flexibility throughout your journey. Enjoy hassle-free booking, competitive rates, and excellent customer service when you choose Rhinocarhire for your car rental needs in Harrismith.

Advantages of Car Hire from Harrismith:

  1. Strategic Location: Harrismith provides easy access to KwaZulu-Natal's coastal wonders, the Free State's expansive vistas, and the Drakensberg's rugged beauty.
  2. Freedom of Movement: Say goodbye to inflexible itineraries. With your own vehicle, you are the master of your travel timetable.
  3. Wide Selection: Whether you're tackling mountainous terrains requiring a 4x4 or cruising through town in a compact car, Harrismith's car hire services have got you covered.

Essential Points to Remember:

  • Drive on the Left: As is customary in South Africa, always drive on the left side of the road.

  • License Information: English-language driving licenses are valid. If your license isn't in English, an International Driving Permit (IDP), in conjunction with the national license, is necessary.

  • Age Criteria: The minimum age for car rental is generally set at 25 years.

  • Insurance: Basic insurance is included with most car rentals, offering peace of mind as you traverse the terrains.

Not-to-Miss Attractions from Harrismith:

  1. Golden Gate Highlands National Park: A short drive will lead you to this breathtaking park, characterized by its golden-hued sandstone formations and abundant wildlife.

  2. Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve: Situated nearby, this reserve offers tranquil waterside vistas and opportunities for water sports.

  3. Platberg Nature Reserve: A stone's throw from Harrismith, it’s a perfect spot for hiking with panoramic views from the mountain's plateau.

  4. Drakensberg Mountains: Use Harrismith as your starting point for the iconic peaks and valleys of the Drakensberg range.

Tips for Driving Around Harrismith:

  • Road Quality: While the main roads are in good condition, always exercise caution, especially when venturing into more remote mountainous areas.

  • Tolls: Some major highways leading out of Harrismith may have tolls. It's advisable to carry cash for these.

  • Parking: Harrismith and surrounding areas offer ample parking spaces. However, always ensure you park in well-lit and secure areas, especially after dark.

Securing Your Car Rental:

  1. Plan Ahead: To ensure the best rates and vehicle availability, it's a good idea to book your car online before your arrival.

  2. Collection: While Harrismith doesn't have a major airport like big cities, many car hire agencies in the town facilitate easy pick-up and drop-off.

  3. Documentation Ready: Upon pick-up, keep your driving license, passport, and booking confirmation handy.

With the keys of your hired car from Harrismith in hand, the treasures of the Free State, Drakensberg, and beyond beckon with promise. Every road taken is an invitation to uncover South Africa's diverse landscapes and rich heritage. Embark on this journey with an open heart, and let the wonders of this region leave an indelible mark on your memories. Safe travels!

Current Rental Rates in Harrismith

Renault Kwid

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.59 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 144.19 EUR from 17/06/2024

  1 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.45 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 157.19 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 28.02 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 196.19 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Harrismith: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Explore the Drakensberg Mountains: Use your rental car to access the majestic Drakensberg mountain range, known for its stunning scenery, hiking trails, and outdoor activities.
  • Visit Sterkfontein Dam: Drive to Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve, where you can enjoy fishing, boating, picnicking, and birdwatching amidst picturesque landscapes.
  • Discover Golden Gate Highlands National Park: Take a scenic drive to Golden Gate Highlands National Park, famous for its sandstone cliffs, rock formations, and diverse wildlife.
  • Tour the Battlefield Sites: Use your car to explore nearby battlefield sites from the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars, such as Spioenkop and Ladysmith, to learn about South Africa's history.
  • Experience Local Culture: Drive into Harrismith town to experience its vibrant local culture, shops, markets, and restaurants.


Harrismith - Popular Destinations

  • Drakensberg Mountains: Approximately 100 kilometers.
  • Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve: Approximately 40 kilometers.
  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park: Approximately 150 kilometers.
  • Spioenkop Battlefield Site: Approximately 70 kilometers.
  • Ladysmith Battlefield Site: Approximately 150 kilometers.

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Average prices per day in Harrismith

January€ 66
February€ 77
March€ 64
April€ 49
May€ 57
June€ 60
July€ 56
August€ 59
September€ 57
October€ 53
November€ 56
December€ 54
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February€ 143
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April€ 96
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December€ 118
January€ 61
February€ 81
March€ 59
April€ 49
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June€ 64
July€ 65
August€ 68
September€ 60
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November€ 53
December€ 63
April€ 72
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July€ 64
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January€ 21
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April€ 20
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January€ 91
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December€ 111
January€ 74
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March€ 68
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May€ 69
June€ 70
July€ 69
August€ 68
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October€ 60
November€ 79
December€ 72

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