The city of Durban is part of KwaZulu-Natal and often referred to as KZN or Natal and known as the ‘garden province’. Its location in south-east of South Africa with the Indian Ocean as its shoreline and shares its borders with the countries of Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho including provinces of Mpumalanga, the Free State and the Eastern Cape. Durban is the largest city in Kwa-Zulu with Pietermaritzburg serving as the capital.
The only way one can take full advantage of the beauty and vast array of attractions that Durban has to offer is to utilise a car hire vehicle, saving you from being reliant on others or unreliable transport services and affording you the freedom to come and go where and when you please.
KZN is proud of two Declared UNESCO World Heritage sites, the ‘iSimangaliso Wetland Park’ and the ‘uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park’. The Drakensberg and northern Lebombo mountains respectively form a solid basalt wall rising over 9,800ft beside the Lesotho border with low parallel ranges of ancient granite running southward from Swaziland. The area’s largest river, The Tugela, flows west to east across the centre of KZN.
KZN’s coastal region typically has subtropical thickets and deep ravines of steep slopes with some Afromontane Forest, the midlands is made up mostly of grasslands with isolated pockets of Afromontane Forest and the north having mainly moist savanna habitat while the Drakensberg area is primarily alpine grassland. KZN is rich in areas of biodiversity with a range of flora and fauna with areas of wetlands of international importance for numerous migratory species and thus declared RAMSAR sites.
For students planning holidays with dreams of adventure such as abseiling at Oribi Gorge on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, V Rentals car hire do not reject young drivers or incur a driver’s licence surcharge because of age, they offer vehicles to people of all ages provided a valid driver’s licence is produced.
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Many major events are hosted in KZN, for runners the world-known ‘Comrades Marathon’ is run between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, for swimmers, the ‘Midmar Mile’ held annually at Midmar Dam. Canoeists have their annual ‘Dusi Canoe Marathon’ starting in Pietermaritzburg and ending in Durban while horse racing enthusiasts never miss the ‘Durban July’, South Africa’s premier annual horse racing event held at Greyville Racecourse in Durban and for surfers the ‘Mr Price Pro’, previously known as the ‘Gunston 500’ is an international event held in Durban during winter.
Participants or spectators for any of the above events, young people indulging in extreme sports, holiday makers or for those just visiting family in Durban, the quickest, cheapest and most convenient way to get around is by cheap car hire Durban, as events and places of interest are often far distances from Durban itself.
Durban has many car hire companies to choose from, catering for all different tastes, needs and affordability with a large choice of vehicle brands. Many are based at the airport, in the city centre, in surrounding areas and most have the convenience of online booking. Other than well known car hire companies like Avis, Budget, Europcar, Tempest, First Car Rental and Hertz, also available are Woodford, Nova and Windermere car hire. Reserve your cheap car hire vehicle well ahead of time especially if you require a specific make of vehicle or if your travel arrangements coincide with a major sports event, believe it or not, car hire companies have been known to run out of vehicles for hire, especially cheap car hire vehicles.
The best priced car hire Durban deals can be found on websites in partnership with car hire companies where they’ll do all the work for you by sourcing a car hire vehicle specific to your needs and requirements: be it a luxury vehicle to get the bride to the church on time; a cheap car hire durban saving you money for betting on that horse race you wouldn’t want to miss; a 4×4 to get you safely and in comfort to the Drakensburg for mountain climbing, trout fishing or bird watching or a passenger van for touring with a group of friends. Irrespective of your taste, budget or need there is a car hire vehicle available for you. It’s just a matter of simply entering ‘cheap car hire’ and you’ll have choices on hand too numerous to count
Always bear in mind when hiring a luxury or cheap car rental vehicle what the company’s policy is on fuel fill-up, does the insurance cover tyre/windscreen damage, theft or high-jacking and personal belongings and what would the excess charges be in case of an accident? Do they offer special waivers and importantly e-toll tags, not forgetting additional extras you may require such as a bicycle rack, GPS or a child seat? If you’re a group of young ladies travelling long distances, find a car hire company that offers free roadside assistance for additional peace of mind and enjoyment. Also taking into account the period of time you need your cheap car hire vehicle for and checking what specials are on offer to save money. Some companies offer reduced rates with unlimited mileage, or a weekend/monthly special, different payment options, terms and conditions.
To make your decision easier, before going on-line have a list of every requirement, noting distances to be covered and what you can afford with your budget, you won’t be disappointed with the offers that pop up.