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Welkom Guide

Welkom, situated in South Africa's Free State province, is the youngest city in the country. Established after gold was discovered in 1947, the city of Welkom is currently the centre of South Africa's gold field region. Although quite young, Welkom has a large population of over 400,00 and is continually growing faster than Johannesburg.

The provincial capital, Bloemfontein, is about 160kms away from Welkom. Nevertheless, car hire in Welkom makes for easy access between the two towns. Although Welkom produces a high quantity of mineral ore, it is also popular for its beef industry and steel industry.

Accommodation in Welkom includes guesthouses, inns, lodges and hotels, ranging in price, style and comfort levels. A selection of the hotels offer convenient and cheap car hire in Welkom, allowing expedient travel throughout the city.

Welkom has a variety of natural attractions for tourists to enjoy. The Theronia Pan hosts a stunning bird sanctuary, and the Flamingo Pan is a must-visit highlight. There are also several parks in the city, such as Central Park, Van Riebeeck Park and West Park, which provide perfect rest areas for an afternoon stroll or lunch picnic.

There are a numerous museums and other places of interest in the town of Welkom, most of which can be effortlessly reached with car rental in Welkom. Some of these attractions include the North Park Flea market, Museum of Welkom, Earnest Oppenhiemer Theatre, Gold Museum and several mining tours. There are also a number monuments dotting the city, the most famous being the WWII memorial.

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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