Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Bed and breakfast close to joberg airport
  2. 2 South Africa Visa question please help!
  3. 3 Timing of Great Migration in Northern Serengeti
  4. 4 Soweto tour guide recommendations?
  5. 5 Need advise
  6. 6 Trip Report Fes opinion and rates + video
  7. 7 Advice, please: Addo Elephant Park to Cape Town AIrport on Garden Route
  8. 8 Trip Report Keep watching the news and DON'T believe my trip report
  9. 9 6 Nights in Morocco want the desert.
  10. 10 Trip Report Rabat opinion and prices in Rabat + video
  11. 11 Flooding at Ngamba Island
  12. 12 Insect Repellent
  13. 13 Feedback on Victoria Falls visit please
  14. 14 First Attempt South Africa Itinerary - Advice Please
  15. 15 Israel in April - itinerary help
  16. 16 Help Us With Our Trip to Morocco
  17. 17 house exchange
  18. 18 Trip Report TRIP REPORT – 5 fantastic weeks in South Africa, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Mauritius
  19. 19 casablanca airport taxis
  20. 20 Is it Possible to Buy Advance Tickets to the Hassan 2 Mosque?
  21. 21 Trip Report Now is a GREAT time to visit Egypt! (Trip Report)
  22. 22 Marrakech, Demnate, Essaouira on slow
  23. 23 Which Would you Recommend as an Outdoor Day trip from Marrakech?-Imlil or Cascades d'Ouzod
  24. 24 Tiberias with kids
  25. 25 Lion World
View next 25 » Back to the top

renting a van/truck/SUV in J'burg

Jump to last reply

hey folks...in need of some transpo advice (and more advice later I'm sure). I'm part of a small film crew going to South Africa and Swaziland in just about a month to film a short documentary. We are figuring out logistics right now. We do have contacts there on the ground, but I'm looking into seeing what it would be like to rent a vehicle at JNB airport for our 15 day trip. We'd be driving the next morning to Swaziland (anybody know how long that will take?) and we'd use it to get around in Mbabane and rural areas too. We'd drive back to J'burg after a week and use the vehicle for a week around J'burg. We can get a truck from Hertz for just over US$1100 for the whole time, which is just a bit cheaper than air tickets for the 4 of us roundtrip between JNB and Swaziland. But we still need transportation around each place... Any advice on all this? Can we even rent a car legally? We're all US citizens with US drivers licenses. Would we need a local driver? Is getting used to driving on the left difficult? I've heard there are a lot of car accidents, any insurance advice? We're staying at the Mountain Inn in Swaziland. Any hotel suggestions for J'burg?

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement