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Average rating: 8.9 / 10
Number of reviews in Durban: 11
Rosanne Le Jeune
“carrental through bidvest in Durban”

“It was simple and straight forward and the staff at Bidvest were friendly and helpful.The only dissappointment was that we were given a suzuki swift instead of a ford Fiesta.”

08-12-2019 15:48
Kenneth Dawson
“Never a problem”

“Used for last 8 years without a hitch”

22-07-2016 13:50
Mrs Sandra Wilson
“very easy”

“easy to go through the booking and was put in laymans terms that i could understand and could easily see they are controls to the fca”

29-03-2015 17:29

Durban Guide

Situated on the subtropical east coast of South Africa, Durban is one of the country’s largest cities. It’s endless beachfront, lined with hotels, and a heady mix of Zulu, Hindu and colonial culture has made it popular with tourists and locals for decades.

Marine Parade is Durban's focal point. From the port entrance in the south to the Tugela river mouth in the north this vast stretch of waterfront is divided into several beaches, meaning you can literally stroll out of your hotel (or office) with a surfboard and tacking the fantastic surf. The beaches are clean and safe, with a great variety of food and entertainment on offer. A small amusement park is squashed between the marine parade avenue and beach, and the strip is lined with high-rise apartments and hotels.

Apart from the sandy strip, 'Durbs' has a fair bit to offer. The impressive city hall houses an art gallery which has a good collection of contemporary South African works and a natural science museum. The African Art Centre has some excellent examples of unique local art.

The sizeable ethnic Indian population of the city has left a strong influence on the area ever since being imported as indentured workers a hundred years ago. Their bustling community is concentrated to the west of the city centre, particularly around the Victoria St Market, where there are bargains galore.

Inland, suburban Durban gets hilly and a drive westward reveals some excellent views, it is also a good way to escape the sticky humidity between October and March. The lush undulating hinterland of Kwazulu Natal, with its rural villages and distinctively colourful Zulu culture is intriguing and several cultural shows are offered in the city.

North of the city is the resort town of Umhlanga Rocks, another great beachfront, minus the city, while a drive south reveals several charming seaside towns such as Amanzimtoti.

Durban has an international airport, though most the long haul flights arrive in Johannesburg. It’s worth hiring a car to make the five-hour trip because you pass the spectacular Drakensberg mountains.

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Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
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