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Daily Car Hire Rates in King Williams Town

  • 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
  • Van / minivan

    Toyota Avanza
    6 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 27.38
  • 5 seat minivan

    Toyota Avanza
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 27.54

*daily rates in King Williams Town 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.

King Williams Town Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • King Williams Town was named after William IV by the founder Sir Benjamin d’Urban 
  • The town survived for only a year before being abandoned. It was a decade before it was reoccupied
  • It was the capital of the colony of British Kaffraria for eighteen years and the region has many people of German ancestry after the British German Legion was disbanded.

King Williams Town Mini Guide

What can you Tell me About King Williams Town?
The town has just over a hundred thousand inhabitants and is part of the much bigger metropolis of Buffalo City. Recently, attempts are being made to rename it with an African name to dispense with its current colonial name. It’s a mainly residential and commercial town leaning heavily towards farming although its proximity to the beaches and sights of East London means that it is starting to gain in importance as a tourist base.

King Williams Town welcome sign

How do I get to King Williams Town?
The nearest useful airport is East London Airport, around half an hour away. The airport takes flights from South Africa’s major airports; Johannesburg Airport, Durban and Cape Town as well as Port Elizabeth Airport. A flight to any one of these will see you get a connecting flight to East London without any problems. From East London Airport, buses leave regularly to King Williams Town or you can take a taxi or hire a car at the airport.
What Should I do When in King Williams Town?
King Williams Town is home to the oldest post office in South Africa which was founded by missionaries. It’s still in operation and is worth a visit.
The Amathole Museum in the city centre has an excellent collection including the stuffed remains of a hippopotamus that had travelled south to the town. 
For beaches, the nearest and best ones are found on the coast near East London. White sandy beaches and warm clear seas there attract the majority of Buffalo City’s visitors.

King williams town sandy beach

Latest Update from King Williams Town:

06/06/12 - The 12th September marks the 35th anniveersary of the murder of the human rights campaigner, Steve Biko. There will be a special celebration of his life at the town's Garden of Remembrance on the day. 

Driving in King Williams Town - Need to know



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    ZAR  14.71/Ltr

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