Car Hire in Durban
This information is correct as of August 2015.
The largest city within KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Durban is known for its attractions like uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Mitchell Park Zoo, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, and Durban Botanic Gardens. Start your Durban road trip with the car rental companies that operate within the city and its immediate surrounding areas.
Where to hire a car in Durban
Car rental companies that serve Durban in South Africa include local and international car rental providers like Avis Rent a Car, Europcar, Hertz Car Hire, Sixt Rent a Car, Tempest Car Hire, First Car Rental, Value Car Hire, Bidvest Car Rental, Budget Rent a Car, Wozani Car Rental, in addition to others. Car rental offices are scattered throughout the city, most especially within the central business districts and along major roads. The international car rental agencies mostly operate in the airport.
What to expect when hiring a car from Durban
Durban is served by the N3 Western Freeway; and the N2 Outer Ring Road. The N3 Western Freeway links Durban with Gauteng; N2 Outer Ring Road connecting Durban to the north and south with Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape, respectively. The city’s Western Freeway is important due to freight having been shipped by truck to and from the Witwatersrand for port transfer. The N3 Western Freeway also starts from the central business district and goes to the west under Tollgate Bridge, through Sherwood and Mayville. The N2 Outer Ring Road goes to the north coast and south coast with another road, the EB Cloete Interchange sometimes referred to as Spaghetti Junction connecting the Western Freeway and the N2 Outer Ring Road from Westville east. Other roads within the city include the M4 with its northern and southern segments the Ruth First Highway and the Albert Lutuli Highway; M7; M13; M19, among others.
Getting to your destination
The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world. It is home to attractions like the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Zoo, Lion Park, MuseuMAfricA, SAB World of Beer, and Cradle of Humankind.
Johannesburg from Durban is around five hours and 33 minutes for 567 kilometres. The route to take between these destinations is via N3, Monty Naicker Rd, Wemmer Pan Rd, and Von Wielligh St.
Pretoria has Voortrekker, Union Buildings, Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Groenkloof Nature Reserve, and National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. The city is also iconic for its Jaacaranda trees that can be found along the streets and in parks and gardens, making Pretoria known as the Jacaranda City.
Pretoria is around six hours or 625 kilometres away from Durban. The route is via N3, N1, N2, and Arcadia St.
Bloemfontein features points of interests such as the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Free State National Botanical Garden, Queen’s Fort Military Museum, Anglo Boer War Museum, Hertzog Square, State President Swart Park, and Freshford House Museum.
The drive to Bloemfontein from Durban will take around six hours and 20 minutes for 635 kilometres. The route is via N3 and N5, along with N1, Nelson Mandela Dr/R64, R64, and Jan Raie St.