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Margate Guide

On the coast of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, Margate is a resort town close to Port Shepstone. It was named by Englishman Henry Richardson after the UK resort in Kent. This resort is most accessible to visitors with a hire car. It remains quiet in the off-season, though tourist numbers have picked during December and January.

Of course, the most popular attraction is the coastal area, with its sandy beaches and lush, tropical flora. Tourist numbers peak during the summer (November to May) when the waters of the Indian Ocean are warm and inviting. With car hire in Margate it is easy to escape the resort and explore the coves and secluded beaches in the countryside.

Parking can be limited during the summer, so the best time to arrange cheap car hire in Margate is on the shoulder seasons, especially October to November or again from April to May. A short drive out of town brings you to beaches with ample parking, the nearest being a short drive south along the coast in Ramsgate.

The main coastal highway is R620 (Marine Drive), which is backed by the more prominent R61. These roads connect north to Umlazi, Chatsworth and Durban, where the M13 cuts west to Pietermaritzburg. The numerous and quiet coastal communities in between are best seen with car rental in Margate.

There are no railways in the immediate area, a fact that makes car hire in Margate all the more attractive. The local airport is in Margate town a few blocks east of the R61 and is mainly serviced by charter flights.

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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