Just to the southwest of the South African city of Johannesburg lies the fashionable district of Soweto. This neighbourhood has recently become the place to see and be seen and on weekends hordes of young South Africans find their way here. There are plenty of places to stay in this neighbourhood and a good range of companies providing car hire in Soweto.
Soweto is a popular area with people who like to party as there are a number of excellent places to drink and dance. Food lovers can eat their fill in one of the area's trendy restaurants and indulge in a spot of people watching people heading to a bar for a quite drink or absorbing the atmosphere in one of Soweto's clubs.
One of the most popular attractions near Soweto is Orlando Stadium, which regularly hosts football matches. Opened on 22 November 2008, this 40,000 seat stadium is home to the Moroka Swallows, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. It is possible to drive to Orlando Stadium in around 15 minutes and visitors who have already tracked down cheap car hire in Soweto will be able to get here by following the Klipspruit Valley Road.
Of course, one of the main reasons for choosing to spend time in Soweto is that it is situated so close to the city of Johannesburg. In fact, visitors can simply pick up car rental in Soweto and drive into the very heart of the city in just over half an hour. This means that visitors to South Africa can experience the full benefits of being close to the city without having stay right in the centre.
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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.
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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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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.
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