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Car Hire Port Elizabeth: Guide

  1. Port Elizabeth: A Mosaic of Culture and Coastline

    Situated on the shimmering shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, affectionately known as the "Friendly City" or "Windy City," beckons with its rich historical tapestry, expansive beaches, and vibrant urban pulse. At the heart of South Africa's Eastern Cape, this coastal metropolis serves as an ideal starting point for varied adventures, from beach days to wildlife safaris. Hiring a car in Port Elizabeth ensures that every corner of this multifaceted city and its splendid surroundings are within easy reach.


    Advantages of Car Hire in Port Elizabeth:

  2. Beach Hopping: Freely traverse the city's array of golden beaches, from Humewood to Kings Beach and beyond.
  3. Beyond the City Limits: Venture out to nearby attractions such as Addo Elephant Park and experience the thrill of encountering Africa's Big Five.
  4. Tailored Travel: Choose a vehicle that fits your needs, be it a chic convertible for coastal drives or a rugged SUV for hinterland exploration.

  5. Driving Tips for Navigating Port Elizabeth:

  6. Keep Left: Consistent with South African norms, driving is on the left-hand side of the road.

  7. License Details: A driving license in English is acceptable. If in another language, it's recommended to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) too.

  8. Minimum Age for Rentals: Car rental services in Port Elizabeth typically set a minimum age limit of 25 years.

  9. Peace of Mind: Rest easy knowing that basic insurance is usually part and parcel of your car hire in the city.


  10. Port Elizabeth's Top Attractions:

  11. Route 67: An art and heritage trail showcasing 67 public artworks, symbolizing Nelson Mandela's 67 years of political life.

  12. St George's Park: The city's green lung, perfect for leisurely strolls, picnics, and even occasional cricket matches.

  13. Richmond Hill: Wander through this charming area, with its historic architecture, trendy cafes, and vibrant nightlife.

  14. SAMREC: The South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, where you can learn about marine conservation and meet rehabilitated penguins.


  15. Helpful Insights for Driving in and Around Port Elizabeth:

  16. Condition of Roads: Main roads in Port Elizabeth are in commendable condition. However, exercise caution on gravel roads, particularly in less-frequented areas.

  17. Secure Parking: Aim for designated parking spots in the city, and be mindful of the informal parking attendants who might offer their services for a nominal fee.

  18. Tolls and Charges: The majority of roads around Port Elizabeth are devoid of tolls. Still, always have some cash handy when setting off on extended journeys.

  19. Early Reservations: To ensure both vehicle availability and competitive rates, consider reserving your car approximately three months prior to your trip.

  20. Collection Points: Numerous car hire agencies pepper the city, making the process of obtaining and returning your vehicle straightforward and efficient.

  21. Necessary Documentation: A seamless car rental experience requires you to present your driving license, passport, and reservation details when collecting your vehicle.


  22. If you are hiring a car in South Africa for the first time we do recommend reading our Drive Smart South Africa guide to ensure you know the rules of the road and can drive safely in and around Port Elizabeth.


Current Rental Rates in Port Elizabeth

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.88 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 153.17 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 161.04 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.00 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 161.04 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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

  • Port Elizabeth was founded in 1920 and named after the wife of the acting governor of Cape Colony.
  • Locals call the city ‘PE’.
  • It’s found halfway between Durban and Cape Town.
  • It has the soubriquet of ‘the friendly city’ and also ‘the windy city’.
  • The city is the home to the South African car industry.

 

Port Elizabeth - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Port Elizabeth

9.1
No.1: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 26 reviews
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95
88
92
93
16 min (average wait time)
8.7
No.2: FIRST,
based on 267 reviews
90
86
85
85
90
22 min (average wait time)
8.6
No.4: AVIS,
based on 264 reviews
88
86
85
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87
28 min (average wait time)

Port Elizabeth car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar EMEA Franchise
  • € 153.16
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 21.88
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 19
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 82
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Port Elizabeth

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February€ 62
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October€ 43
November€ 49
December€ 55
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February€ 41
March€ 37
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June€ 35
July€ 36
August€ 37
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November€ 35
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January€ 92
February€ 132
March€ 107
April€ 81
May€ 86
June€ 93
July€ 104
August€ 100
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November€ 89
December€ 118
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January€ 70
February€ 84
March€ 68
April€ 59
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July€ 65
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November€ 64
December€ 76
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January€ 90
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March€ 80
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June€ 67
July€ 56
August€ 115
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October€ 127
November€ 61
December€ 131
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January€ 72
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June€ 74
July€ 86
August€ 75
September€ 69
October€ 63
November€ 82
December€ 80

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