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Newcastle Guide

Found in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, New Castle sits inland from the popular coast and remains an important centre of industry and agriculture for the entire region. With car hire in New Castle visitors can freely travel from the inland region to the coast without wasting time on public transportation.

New Castle is located on the national highway, N11. It connects north from Ladysmith and proceeds through New Castle to Ermelo in the north. A mile north of the city centre, Route 34 cuts east to the coast. This is the fastest way to get to Durban and the other coastal communities of KwaZulu-Natal.

New Castle is an important stopover between the KwaZulu-Natal coast and Kruger National Park. Tourists are likely to spend time in both of those regions, making cheap car hire in New Castle an important consideration. It's even possible to drive directly to Johannesburg (3 hours, 30 minutes) along the N3.

Touring the region by car rental in New Castle is the best way to enjoy the South African landscape, ranging from stunning stretches of coastline to quintessential African savannahs with lions, giraffes and elephants. This is an ideal launching pad for mobile tourists who plan on dividing time between beach life and the safari experience.

Newcastle railway station is in the city centre and connects to Johannesburg, Kruger National Park as well as the resorts on the coast. The station is across from Lyell Street southwest of New Castle golf course.

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
  • Budget
  • Europcar

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