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Recent reviews

Average rating: 8.8 / 10
Number of reviews in Pretoria: 5
Chardoleen Esterhuizen Hertz 1017 Church Street
“Literally amazing service”

“Literally amazing service”

28-05-2019 07:48
Lucas Matlebyane Budget 138 Struben Street
“Nice rates, but sort out the holding deposit mess!”

“The rental rates are much cheaper. However, when I book for same day, the site crashes , maybe because it cannot find a car on the same day. Also the issue of holding deposit. It is not clear, can you put in your process the exact holding deposit that will be required? To say it is up to the supplier it’s laziness, contact the supplier make sure we know how much will the holding deposit be”

15-03-2019 07:35

Location information for Pretoria

Car rental Pretoria
Car rental Pretoria

Introduction

Pretoria is often called the capital of South Africa, but officially it's only the country's administrative capital (the legislative capital is Cape Town and the judicial one Bloemfontein). One of the main places of interest is the Voortrekker Monument, a huge memorial dedicated to the Voortrekkers, the whites from Dutch descent who traveled from the Cape Province to the east.

Population

Officially Pretoria isn't an independent municipality; the city is part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality which has approximately 2 million inhabitants. Pretoria itself has a population of approximately 600,000.

Location

Pretoria is located in the northeast of South Africa, about 50 kilometers north of Johannesburg. The city is situated in a warm, sheltered and fertile valley surrounded by hills.

Economy

As the country's administrative capital, it's not surprising that the government is the largest employer of Pretoria, coupled with the foreign embassies and diplomatic services. It's also an educational center: the city houses two universities and other institutes for higher education. Pretoria has mainly heavy industry: iron and copper foundries, steel factories, automotive industry and engineering.

Airports

The nearest airport is OR Tambo International Airport, near Johannesburg. It's situated about 45 kilometers south of Pretoria's center and is easily reachable by rental car via the Albertina Sisulu Highway (R21). The way and exit to the airport are clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Since August 2011, public transport in Gauteng Province has significantly improved with the introduction of the Gautrain network. It's a sort of subway which links Johannesburg with Pretoria. There are also buses from the subway stations to other destinations. For security reasons we advise against using the minibuses which traverse the city. The bus connections with other cities, mostly via Johannesburg, are good. The luxury trains of Blue Train connect Pretoria with Cape Town.

Traffic and Parking

Especially between Pretoria and Johannesburg traffic is busy. It's hoped that traffic will decrease once more people choose to travel between the two cities by Gautrain. Pretoria has several parking lots and garages, but always choose a closely watched parking facility. The city lies nearby junctions of several freeways, making it easy to reach other destinations in the country by rental car.

Hotels

Pretoria has an enormous choice of accommodations, mainly midrange and luxury hotels, but you can also find basic guesthouses. It may be difficult to find a suitable hotel room, especially in the higher category, when important meetings of the parliament or other state events are ongoing. Hotels in the nearby Centurion (south of Pretoria) may then be a solution.

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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Car rental locations in Pretoria

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