Mthatha car hire

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Mthatha car hire information

Pick-up locationMthatha
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Hire locations17
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Mthatha

  • If you are unfamiliar with the area, a car hire in Mthatha can give you a feeling of security and safety. You can pick a dependable Mthatha car hire company that provides safe, well-maintained vehicles, which can help make driving easy and secure. Enjoy the journey with your family, friends, or other travel companions without riding alongside strangers as you would on public transportation. You can easily travel to several sights, locations, and attractions in and around Mthatha with the help of car hire in Mthatha, including Coffee Bay, located 95 km (59 miles) from Mthatha, which will take you around 2 hours to complete the journey.
  • The area of Mthatha is mainly served by one airport, the Mthatha Umtata Airport (UTT), which has its Mthatha car hire facilities located in the airport's Arrivals Terminal. It ensures that those who wish to travel around the town in their vehicles can do so without any hassle. All that will be required of you is to fill out some paperwork; a process that will take you less than 10 minutes to complete, and off you leave with your vehicle.
  • Like any other city, driving in Mthatha requires familiarity with traffic laws and conditions. In Mthatha and the rest of South Africa, car hire in Mthatha drive on the left side of the road, and on the right side of the car is the steering wheel. Remember that South Africa uses metric measurements, so posted speed limits are kilometres per hour (km/h). Although Mthatha has designated pedestrian crossings, some drivers might not abide by them. When driving near schools or busy areas, it is crucial to watch out for pedestrians and yield to them when necessary.
  • Some parts of Mthatha may need more street lighting, particularly in rural or suburban areas. It can make nighttime driving more difficult and necessitate greater caution and slower speeds. Livestock like cows or goats may graze freely, and occasionally wander onto the roads in the rural areas surrounding Mthatha. Rush hours in Mthatha typically occur between 07:00 and 09:00 in the morning, and 16:30 and 18:30 as people travel to and from work or school. You can anticipate heavier traffic volumes on major roads and highways during these times, which could lead to slower travel times.
  • Book your rental car in Mthatha at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Mthatha are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Mthatha

  • How much is the price of fuel in Mthatha?

    The average price of fuel in Mthatha is $7.37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $88 and $118, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Mthatha?

    Compact (Hyundai i20 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Mthatha.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Mthatha?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Mthatha?

    A Compact car hire in Mthatha costs $86 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Mthatha?

    An Economy car hire in Mthatha costs $61 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Mthatha?

    An Intermediate car hire in Mthatha costs $87 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Mthatha?

    Paved and unpaved roads may exist in Mthatha and the surrounding areas. If you want to travel through rural or remote areas, consider getting a vehicle with more ground clearance, and robust tyres that can handle rocky or gravel roads. Roads in Mthatha are a mix of urban and rural, so having a reasonably small and manoeuvrable car hire in Mthatha can be helpful for those who wish to drive themselves in and around Mthatha and its environs. Traffic flow, parking, and handling on narrow roads will all be made simpler.

  • What's the speed limit in Mthatha?

    Unless otherwise signposted, the speed limit in built-up areas, including the city centre and residential areas, is 60 km/h (37 mph). This speed limit protects pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users in densely populated areas. Usually, the speed limit outside cities is 100 km/h (62 mph). This limit applies to open roads and highways where conditions allow higher speeds. The speed limit on national highways and major routes is, typically, 120 km/h (74 mph). High-speed multi-lane highways have this speed limit.

  • Where are the best places to park in Mthatha?

    There may be public car parks in Mthatha in several locations, such as close to retail establishments, administrative buildings, or tourist attractions. These car parks might have reserved spots and a pricing scheme. Another parking option in Mthatha is on the streets. However, depending on the locality, regulations and availability might change. Before parking on the street, look for parking signs and restrictions. Some Mthatha retail establishments, hotels, or malls offer private parking facilities for patrons or guests. These parking options are more secure, but might come with additional costs or requirements. 

Mthatha car rental reviews and directory

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Mthatha Matanzima Airport

+27 47 536 0066

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

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Liked everything,the car was clean, service at the front desk was excellent.In overall experience everything was perfect.

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Avis

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Mthatha Matanzima Airport

+27 47 536 0066

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Hertz

7.3

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Mthatha Airport

+27 47 536 0002

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Sixt

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R61 Road, Mthatha Airport

+27 11 230 9999

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Europcar

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Umtata Airport

+27 47 536 0632

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Dollar

2.8

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Mthatha Airport

+27 47 536 0002

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Firefly

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Mthatha Airport

+27 475 360 002

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keddy by Europcar

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K.D. Matanzima Airport

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Airport R61 road Ngcobo Rd, Mthatha

+27 475 360 010

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Mthatha Airport

+27 41 180 4418

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Myezo Park

+27 41 180 4418

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Bidvest

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Mthatha Airport

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Caltex Garage

+27 47 531 2500

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Mthatha Airport

+27 47 536 0917

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Mthatha Airport

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Mthatha Airport

+27 47 536 0002

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One traveller who rented a car in Mthatha gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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