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Harrismith Guide

The charming South African town of Harrismith is located in the Free State between Durban and Johannesburg on the N3 highway. The area is surrounded by buttes and mesas and lies at the base of Platberg 'Flat Mountain'. For visitors to Harrismith who wish to explore the region, car rental at Harrismith is available.

Many people know Harrisburg as a convenient place for refuelling as they travel through South Africa and it is the home of Highway Junction, the Southern Hemisphere's largest truck stop but there is plenty for the visitor to do. With cheap car hire in Harrismith, you can explore the Drakensberg foothills and easily reach the Mont-Aux-Sources.

Other places worth visiting close to Harrismith include the Harrismith Wildflower Gardens which lies between two dams and is a lovely place to have a picnic. Platberg is the most well known landmark in the Free State and a great place for hiking.

With car hire at Harrismith, you can visit the Sterkfontein Dam, which is the third largest in South Africa and a great place to do water sports and fishing. About five kilometres outside of Harrismith are caves where you will find well preserved Bushmen paintings.

For visitors to Harrismith who plan to spend a few days here, there is a wide range of hotel accommodation to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets.

Frequently asked questions

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
  • Avis
  • Bidvest Car Rental
  • Budget
  • Europcar

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