On the banks of South Africa's Mooirivier, Potchefstroom is a flourishing arts and education town outside of Johannesburg. While it doesn't have many primary tourist sites, the atmosphere in Potchefstroom is progressive and inviting because of its many universities.
Potchefstroom is equated with higher education in South Africa, with five universities and dozens of other educational institutes. As a result, the city has great infrastructure for sporting and cultural events. There's a burgeoning theatre scene along with ample shopping, dining and drinking facilities.
Potchefstroom is bisected by N12, locally known as Nelson Mandela Drive. This major road cuts southwest to northeast and hosts most of the local facilities. Tourists are likely to disembark at Potchefstroom railway station, near N12 and across the street from North West University's athletic stadium. This is also where you'll find the best selection for car rental in Potchefstroom.
With car hire in Potchefstroom it is convenient to drive to and from Johannesburg, which is only 75 miles away. Most of the driving is via the Moroka Bypass, and the entire trip takes around 1 hour, 35 minutes to complete. Visitors can easily hire a car in Potchefstroom and visit Johannesburg on a daytrip without committing to overnights in a big city.
Potchefstroom is also within reach of Cape Towns' international airport, which is an additional 15-minute drive past Johannesburg along the Moroka Bypass. Cheap car hire in Potchefstroom means you can transfer to the airport according to your own schedule without paying a hefty taxi fare.
Frequently asked questions
Is Carrentals.co.uk 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).
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- Bidvest Car Rental