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Popular rental locations in East London

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in East London

Car rental companies in East London

Below are the car rental companies in East London with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Bidvest Car Rental

    8.2 (175)
  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (360)
  • First Car

    8.1 (530)
  • Avis

    8.1 (4905)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8485)
  • Sixt

    7.9 (2575)
  • Hertz

    7.8 (5737)
  • Europcar

    7.7 (6694)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2796)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3293)
  • Thrifty

    6.9 (4508)
  • Green Motion

    6.6 (1569)

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Car rental companies in and around East London

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East London

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East London Guide

East London is regarded as the Gateway City to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes of South Africa, namely the Sunshine Coast and fantastic Wild Coast areas. It is an unhurried city with a pleasant atmosphere and good beaches.

Balmy summers and an abundance of winter sunshine make East London an inviting holiday destination for all seasons. Rocky shores, sandy beaches, magnificent lagoons and the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean offer an abundance of activities for water sport enthusiasts and beach lovers.

The Border-Kei Region is rich in British and German Settler history as well as an entrenched political heritage that offers a kaleidoscope of encounters with Xhosa culture and tradition. East London is also a vibrant business centre, which offers affordable conference breakaways and a wide range of multi purpose conference venues.

The East London Museum provides a wonderful adventure into the past with stunning shipwreck and palaeontology sections. The museum also has an excellent display on the colourful Xhosa culture and some of the best examples of beadwork in the country. The Aquarium is the oldest in the country with a variety of fresh water and marine species. The Water World and Fun Park is a perfect adventure for the whole family with a super tube, speed slides, river cascades, paddling pools and a play park.

Wander along the coast and discover cliff side hikes and hidden resorts or meander through nearby forests and along country walks. Unique game viewing experiences, including whale watching and dolphin spotting, are offered at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve and Mpongo Game Park, each within half an hour’s drive from East London. The Khayalabantu Cultural Village, 30km from East London, is a great place to get acquainted with the African spirit whilst viewing Xhosa dancing and feasting on Xhosa food.

East London has its own International Airport, but most visitors arrive from Europe and North America via the busy Johannesburg airport. It’s a full day’s driving to Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Popular car category

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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.

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Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Bidvest Car Rental
  • National Car Rental
  • First Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Sixt
  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Thrifty
  • Green Motion
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