Under 21 Car Rental

Car Rental under 21

Step 1 - Select Your Vehicle

  • Hyundai Atos or similar

    Group P

    4 0 4
    from R270 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Hyundai i10 RENTING FROM CAPE TOWN or similar

    Group A - CPT

    4 0 4
    from R320 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2017-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • VW Polo Hatch or similar

    Group B

    4 1 4
    from R370 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • VW Polo Sedan or similar

    Group B1

    4 1 2
    from R390 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2017-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • VW Polo Classic or similar

    Group C

    4 1 4
    from R400 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Toyota Corolla or similar

    Group C1

    4 2 0
    from R430 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Nissan Tiida automatic or similar

    Group D

    4 0 4
    from R500 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Nissan Qashqai manual or similar

    Group O

    5 2 4
    from 720 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Nissan NV 200 or similar

    Group L

    5 1 4
    from R800 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Toyota Quantum or similar

    Group Y 10 seater

    10 0 4
    from R1200 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • TOYOTA 4x4 double cab or similar

    Group DH 4x4

    from 1400 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • VW Jetta automatic RENTING FROM CAPE TOWN or similar

    Group E - CPT

    4 1 3
    from R780 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2017-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Mercedes Benz C180 automatic or similar

    Group F

    4 1 3
    from R980 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2018-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Mercedes Benz E200 automatic or similar

    Group ME

    4 2 1
    from R1279 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2017-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
  • Mercedes E200 automatic RENTING FROM CAPE TOWN or similar

    Group ME - CPT

    4 2 1
    from R1239 per day
    Season 1 ( 2016-09-01 - 2016-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 2 ( 2016-11-01 - 2016-12-14 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 3 ( 2016-12-15 - 2016-12-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 4 ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-01-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 5 ( 2017-02-01 - 2017-04-30 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance
    Season 6 ( 2017-05-01 - 2017-10-31 )
    Insurance Type 01-07 days 08-20 days 21-30 days 31+ days Excess Inside RSA Excess Outside RSA
    Standard Insurance
    Super Insurance

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Under 21 car rental | Cape Town

One of our dearest aims here at Drive Africa is to make our clients’ time in Cape Town as enjoyable as possible. Does this mean we wine and dine them? No it doesn’t – that’s not really our area of specialisation. But it does mean that we tailor our young driver car rental deals to … Continue reading “Under 21 car rental | Cape Town”

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Under 21 car rental | Durban

There’s lot to see and do in Durban; truly there is. But it’s important to remember that there’s a lot to learn as well. The city’s mix of cultures makes it a great destination for these things. Here travellers can enjoy Indian cuisine and Zulu dances while taking in details about both groups. At Drive … Continue reading “Under 21 car rental | Durban”

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Under 21 car rental | Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a great city for students to explore. Its commercial standing, cultural and political significance, and variety of attractions make it a must see for those whose educations shouldn’t stop once they leave the lecture theatre. What a shame it would be if their experience of the city was blighted due to the inability … Continue reading “Under 21 car rental | Johannesburg”

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Under 21 car rental | Namibia

Being under 21 in a country where almost 75% of the countries roads are not tarred used to be a real problem. In Namibia the minimum car  rental age was set at 21 years old a few even had 25 as their minimum and then allowing drivers under 23 or under 21 book rental cars … Continue reading “Under 21 car rental | Namibia”

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Under 21 car rental | Windhoek

Windhoek the capital of Namibia and main car rental point to pick up young driver car rentals for any age. You need to be at least 18 years old and have had your driver’s licence for more than 1 year. You will pay no underage surcharge normally charged by other rental companies but you will … Continue reading “Under 21 car rental | Windhoek”

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Car Rental Under 21

At Drive Africa, we offer you a very interesting package for car rental under 21 drivers with no surcharge and unlimited kilometers as well as zero excess when taking super insurance. Crossing into neighbouring countries allowed.

      • The driver must be 18 years old, 
      • Own a full driving licence for 1 complete year, 
      • Have his own credit card.

Car rental under 21 without any stress choose our super insurance with no excess.

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Young people love South Africa! Students, interns and tourists visit this beautiful land each year. Many require independent transport, but find it tough to hire cars due to their age. Drive Africa caters for all the car rental needs of under-21s (yes that includes individuals under-20 and under-19) visiting South Africa as bonfide International Travelers.

You have read and heard that drivers 18 years old or under 21 have difficulties with the insurance for rental cars, our rental package includes a full comprehensive insurance which covers the entire insurance and there is no excess to be paid. The only restrictions in place for young drivers (all drivers in fact) is that they refrain from drinking alcohol whilst using the car and that they drive carefully and when planning a trip to neighbouring countries that they leave enough time to get to their planned destination and back.

This means if you are a foreigner and have turned 18 and you have a valid driver’s license, Drive Africa can supply you with a suitable car! Therefore, there is no need to stress anymore! Even though you’re 18, 19 or 20 we believe in your driving ability and will fulfill all your car hire needs.

* See our current Under-19, 20 and 21 Special Deals!

Your main requirements are affordability, reliability and a car that is economical to run. Drive Africa is committed to meeting these requirements and providing you with great service.

The minimum age for car rental in South Africa, however, is 21 with most car rental and car hire agencies. Here at Drive Africa we believe in our younger drivers. If you are under-21, under-20 or even under-19, but at least 18 years of age with a clean, valid unendorsed driver’s license for at least 1 full year you can hire a car from Drive Africa. Other rental companies need you to have your licence for 2 years. If you wish to do so for an extended period of time you need or for a full Gap Year, the Drive Africa long term rental option is ideal for students. The car buyback option is also ideal, if you have had your driver’s licence for under 1 year, as you can still buy a car and we can insure it for you. Slightly increased excess amounts do apply for under 22, 23, 24, 25 year old’s buying a car in South Africa.

Drive Africa student cars are supplied by one of the biggest car rental networks in South Africa. We are brokers for several renowned local rental companies including Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, First and Thrifty. Through the relationships we have established with these companies we are able to offer a wide choice of modern rental cars for age 18 car hire students throughout South Africa, at rates that are realistic and affordable.

Other conditions of service are also favourable. You are able to collect and drop off vehicles at most cities with airports around the country. Unlimited kilometers, insurance (fully comprehensive cover) and border crossing to neighbouring countries are also included.

Our special ‘under-21’, ‘under-20’ and ‘under-19’ student package is available in South Africa and also to travel the following countries: Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique.

For longer stays in Cape Town or elsewhere in South Africa, the  Long-term rental for students or interns  option make stress-free transport and travelling in South Africa possible.

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Simply select the organisation of your choice, and once you have signed up and found out the location of the project, your dates and times of arrival and departure- let us know your transport requirements. We will work out the most suitable student car rental offer and email you a quote.

Quick, uncomplicated and free of charge. Compare the quotations and rent your desired car. The following question often pops up.

Why do car renters under 25 or under 23 have to pay more with rental companies?

Why do car rental companies charge an extra fee (underage surcharge) for renting to a driver under 25 years or under 23 years for that matter? Some car hiring companies even decline renting to under age renters or have an inflated extra charge per day for the under 24 years 23, 22, 21 or 20 year old. Is this not age discrimination when an “underage” driver has a surcharge on top of his normal daily car rental costs?

The answer is purely the risk to the rental companies. The reason is that young drivers are more susceptible to damage and accidents – it is the same reason why young people pay higher car insurance rates, the world over. To state it bluntly the Rental car agencies incur more risk with young drivers. They would charge the renter the underage charge even if he wants to take the car on his own insurance.

At Drive Africa we have developed a package together with the major car rental companies that offer car hire exclusively to foreign underage drivers right down to 18 or 19 years old. The reason being that our foreign travellers have far more stringent laws for their driving licence in their respective countries and do far more practical driving hours at night, during the day on highways and secondary roads and actually clock up a number of required hours of driving before they are allowed to take up a driving licence.

So with our rental package the insurance for the student car rental in Cape Town, South Africa is already included and even drivers looking for 18 year old car hire or under age of 22, 23 or 24 are able to drive a rental car with fully comprehensive insurance cover.

In conclusion, if you hold a foreign passport and are under 21 and have held a clean, valid unendorsed driver’s license for at least 1 year, plus have an adventurous spirit, this package is ideal for you! You won’t have to pay any underage surcharge as required by many other companies and your overall costs will be much lower.
Enjoy a trouble free time in South Africa with a car supplied through Drive Africa.

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