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Recent reviews

Average rating: 8.8 / 10
Number of reviews in Durban: 63
Sthembiso Malinga Budget King Shaka International Airport
“I started using Easyterra in 2018 since…”

“I started using Easyterra in 2018 since then I never had any problems with it so I always recommend you to my friends”

21-09-2020 05:03
Lesley Zemp First Car King Shaka International Airport
“Overall a good experience”

“Overall a good experience. Had a locking issue, which in South Africa was not a good start, but was resolved quickly with a dedicated effort. Rear brake light was out from get go, but didn’t do much night driving so ok.”

11-07-2019 22:15
Rowena Penberthy First Car King Shaka International Airport
“The value for money is excellent”

“The value for money is excellent. It is a huge drawcard to have a R0.00 excess as well as an additional driver at no extra cost. It is easy to book and receive confirmation. I will definitely continue using the easyterra website to book vehicles and have told friends about it. However, we have not found the service at Europcar in South Africa that efficient.”

07-07-2019 07:16

Location information for Durban

Introduction

The South African city of Durban is a pleasant mix of sun, sea, beaches, a busy port and traditional African culture. Its population is also very diverse: Africans, Europeans and Asians (mostly Indians) define the scene. Tourists are mainly attracted by the so-called Golden Mile along the beach: a chain of hotels, tourist attractions and amusement centers. In the hinterland you can learn more about South Africa's history and the Zulu culture, for instance in Phezulu Safari Park.

Population

Durban has 3.5 million inhabitants. There is a large minority of Indians, descendants of people that were taken from India by the British to work on the sugar plantations.

Location

Durban is located in the east of South Africa on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Except for the business district and the port, Durban is built on hills. The western suburbs are high above the city (up to 850 meters).

Economy

The local economy relies on the port and tourism. Durban's port is the largest of South Africa. The sugar plantations close to the city still play an important role. Through the port, a large proportion of the sugar is exported. Furthermore, Durban is a popular tourist destination. Yet, the city also has major problems. Many companies have moved away and the unemployment rate is around thirty percent.

Airports

Durban has a brand new airport, which was built for the 2010 World Cup. King Shaka International Airport (also known as La Mercy Airport) is situated 35 kilometers north of Durban. The airport is easily accessible by rental car via the N2 highway. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated.

Public transport

For many visitors the Durban People Mover is the best form of public transport. These buses run frequently (every 15 minutes) between important destinations in the center and along the beach. Moreover, these buses are equipped with security cameras. The other public buses in Durban run irregularly and are not as safe.

Traffic and Parking

Just like in other cities where 2010 World Cup matches were played, Durban has improved its infrastructure greatly for this event. In and around the city the roads are excellent and you'll have no trouble to find your way around with a rental car.  However, you should keep a few simple rules in mind. Keep your doors and windows locked at all times. At night, be careful at red lights: if there are people standing around, it is safer to slowly drive through the red light than to stop. Rather a fine than to be robbed!

It is recommended to park your car in a garage or at an official parking facility.

Hotels

Most tourists stay in one of the many hotels alongside the beach, Durbans Golden Mile. Accommodations around Victoria Street Market are popular too. Outside the summer months (October to March) it is easy to find a hotel which you like. If you would like to travel to Durban in the summer months (October to March) then we recommend you to book your accommodation well in advance.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental 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? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). 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 EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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