Europcar is proud to offer 59 rental centres in South Africa, spread throughout the country and including all popular visitor destinations like Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as the nation's main air and sea ports. So, whether you're visiting on business, enjoying a full family vacation or just stopping for a quick look, we can help get you where you need to go. Useful services like easy online booking, express pick-up, optional satellite navigation, child seats and additional driver cover can help to make your driving experience around any of South Africa's amazing landscapes a pleasure. Plus, Europcar's fleet of safe and reliable vehicles is always standing by to allow you to select the hire car that best meets your requirements, however many passengers, however much luggage, or whatever size budget you may have.
South Africa, with hippos in the Limpopo River and penguins waddling on the Cape, can be considered one of the most diverse countries in the world. Benefiting from its position at the southern end of the world’s most incredible continent, with more types of different and varied terrain than most other nations can even imagine, such as: The hostile Kalahari desert; the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point; Kruger National Park’s wildlife filled Savannah; the Namakwa district's springtime collection of wildflowers; and the Drakensberg mountains in the east, to name just a few. KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins. In the urban centres of South Africa, however, a different form of wildlife exists. Cape Town and Pretoria are known for their jumping nightlife and popular bars, Johannesburg is the place to go for world-class shopping, and Durban's Indian district can offer some excellent culinary delights. The unfortunate history of South Africa tarnishes it in some people's eyes but, similar to the country's excellent wine-making industry, the nation is improving vastly with age.
The City of Cape Town – While South Africa has no official capital city, Cape Town holds its seat of Parliament. Given, or perhaps because of, the nation's difficult past, Cape Town is a proudly multicultural city with different races, ancestries and religions coexisting together, in the shadow of the spectacular Table Mountain and its surrounding scenery. The city itself earned the title of World Design Capital of 2014, thanks to its brightly painted architecture and 'Afro-chic' décor, while its vibrant personality shows through in its exciting nightlife, including excellent restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Kruger National Park – In order to see any of the big safari crowd pleasers – lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes or zebras – you need look no further than the huge Kruger National Park, where they live wild with another 140 species of mammal and over 500 types of bird. And, with almost as many different types of accommodations as there are places to stay, you can go with a guide, a tour, or strike out on your own personal exploration expedition, and see just what you might find.