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Car rental companies in Umtata

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  • First Car

    8.1 (608)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    7.9 (9734)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    9 (6046)
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  • Hertz

    7.9 (6966)
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Car rental companies in and around Umtata

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Available locations in Umtata

K. D. Matanzima Airport

Umtata Guide

Also known as Mthatha, Umtata is located on the east coast of South Africa. This charming town was once the capital of the former Transkei homeland and is now one of the largest towns in this region of South Africa. Many people stop here on their way to South Africa's Wild Coast and this is a good place to take a break and pick up car hire in Umtata.

Getting to Umata is relatively simple as the town has its own airport, which boasts regular connections with Johannesburg. Getting around can be rather tricky and by far the easiest way to travel is by booking cheap car hire in Umtata in advance and simply collecting it from the airport upon arrival.

A number of South Africa's black leaders were born in Umata and those interested in the history of this region will want to pay a visit to the interesting and informative Nelson Mandela Museum. Taking the time to explore Umata is a good way to get a real feel for South Africa and provides a rare insight into the people who call this intriguing nation home.

With car rental in Umtata it is possible to drive up the east coast all the way to Durban, which is located just over 400kms away. The road winds its way along the coast for much of the way, providing stunning ocean views. There are also some stunningly beautiful sandy beaches in this area, and soaking up the sun on the sand for an hour or two is a good way to break up the journey.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
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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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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?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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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 Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • First Car
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Hertz