Car hire Durban: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Durban

Distance from
Durban city centre
8 mi
19 mi

Car hires in Durban: practical information

Where to rent a car in Durban

Heading to South Africa? Durban and its surrounding region are incredible but if you really want to explore, then a Durban car hire is essential. Book your rental car in Durban, either at the airport or the city centre. You’ll find all the usual rental agencies at the airport including Sixt, Hertz and Europcar.

Driving in Durban: parking and other tips

Car is by far the best way to get around Durban but it’s essential to check the latest street names and have an updated GPS device as many street names have changed in recent months.

As for parking, alway double check that you’re following the local parking rules. If you’re not sure, ask a local. If you hire a car in Durban, ensure that your hotel offers complimentary parking.

Road trips from Durban: what to do, what to see

Golden Mile

Golden Mile

If you guess what you might find along Durban’s Golden Mile, it’s some of the country’s most gorgeous beaches, stretching from the downtown area for miles along the Indian Ocean. The wide sandy beaches are a treat, but be warned, there have been reports of shark attacks.

Durban Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durban is South Africa’s self-proclaimed sports capital so it’s no wonder the locals are proud of their stadium, built especially for the 2010 World Cup. Resembling a giant basket, the stadium can seat over 56, 000 spectators so make sure you catch a game while you’re on holidays in Durban.

Valley of 1000 Hills

Valley of 1000 Hills

Just a twenty minute drive from Durban Beach, the Valley of 1000 Hills offers breath-taking views over more than ten nature reserves, offers hiking trails and cultural villages. The restaurants all pride themselves on serving local cuisine and fresh ingredients.

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