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Car Rental East London

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Car Rental East London

EasyTerra Car Rental East London is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in East London

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in East London.
  • For example: Suzuki Celerio
    Mini class
    For example: Suzuki Celerio
  • Popular category
    For example: Suzuki Swift
    Economy class
    For example: Suzuki Swift
  • For example: Renault Sandero
    Compact class
    For example: Renault Sandero
  • For example: Ford Focus
    Intermediate class
    For example: Ford Focus
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    Standard class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai
  • For example: Nissan X-Trail 4x4
    Full-size class
    For example: Nissan X-Trail 4x4
  • For example: Mercedes C Class
    Luxury class
    For example: Mercedes C Class
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    SUV class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai

Car rental companies in East London

Below are the car rental companies in East London with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
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Car rental companies in and around East London

If you are looking for a rental car in South Africa, but in a city other than East London, please click through to the Car rental South Africa page, where you can choose in which city in South Africa you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in East London

EasyTerra Car Rental East London compares prices of car rental companies at the following locations:

Location information for East London


The South African city of East London draws more and more tourists. It's no longer an independent city, but it's part of Buffalo City which also includes Bhisho and King William’s Town. The tourist office therefore promotes the entire area as Buffalo City, a bit confusing if you want to go to East London. Most tourists are attracted by the beaches east of town.


East London has approximately 400,000 inhabitants.


East London is located on the southeast coast of South Africa, in the Eastern Cape Province, on the Indian Ocean. The city is built between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River.


East London is an industrial center with an emphasis on car industry. The Daimler plant near the port produces Mercedes cars for the local market and for export to the United States. Other industries in East London include clothing, pharmaceutical industry and food-processing companies. There's a tax-free Industrial Development Zone between the port and the airport to attract investors. 


East London Airport is situated 5 kilometers southwest of the city center, on the other side of the Buffalo River. It's easily reachable by rental car via Settlers Way.

Public Transport

Officially East London has no public transport system. There are so-called minibus taxis, but they are often crowded and not safe. There are, however, bus connections with other cities in South Africa, exploited by the companies Translux and Greyhound.

Traffic and Parking

Finding your way around East London isn't difficult, but as in many other South African cities you need to be on the alert not to jeopardize your own safety. Always close your windows and lock your doors when driving. Only park your rental car at official, guarded parking lots.


The city itself has very few accommodations and they mainly consist of basic guesthouses and bed & breakfasts. Most tourists stay at one of the many holiday hotels and resorts in one of the villages along the East Coast, including Yellowsands, Glen Eden, Gonubie, Queensbury Bay, Cintsa-West and Cintsa-East.

External Sources

For more information about East London, we recommend Google and the following sources:

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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  • Popular rental companies

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
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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