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

What you should know before hiring a car in East London

East London city centre
East London Airport (ELS): 5 mi from city centre

Car hires in East London: practical information

Where to rent a car inEast London

Find yourself in the beautiful south of Africa for your next trip. Tickets from London to East London are cheap as long as you can spot a deal when you see one, you'll have to stopover first in Cape Town or Jo'burg first though. The eastern coast of South Africa is gorgeous but it's much easier (and safer) to explore with economy car rentals in East London than any other way. Start your search with a car hire East London airport. There is quite the variety of car hire companies at the airport: Avis, Budget, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz, National and Tempest/Sixt.

You're more likely going to get better car hire prices at East London Airport since there is only one other car rental place in the city, that's Avis. Compare car hire companies and book your rent car in East London early! It is essential to book car rentals for East London as there is little to no public transportation.

Driving in East London: parking and other tips

It's best to book hotels in East London with parking. That way you can make sure that your rent car in East London is safe at night. There are a number of hotels with parking including See More Guest House and Jemima's Hospitality on Bunkers Hill, Cozy Nest Guest House and Regent Hotel near Quigney Beach and Palmieros B&B between Nahoon and Sterling.

Road trips from East London: what to do, what to see

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is gorgeous, to the west of East London. To get there take R72. It may be longer but it's nickname as the Romantic Coast Road will offer some amazing views and take you through some lovely and very quaint coastal towns. If you can spend a day or two there, you won't be sorry! It takes 4 hours via the R72 or 3 hours 45 minutes via the N2.

Wild Coast

Wild Coast

The coast around East London is laden with excellent beaches. It gets to be a little more rough along the appropriately named Wild Coast. Check out Coffee Bay (we love the name) for its cliffs and nice beaches. The Wild Coast is accessible via the N2 from East London. It takes 4 hours 15 minutes to reach Coffee Bay.

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein lies north from East London and is known as the birthplace of the famous J. R. R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings. There is excellent golf here as well as game reserves if you fancy going on a safari with your cheapest car rental from East London. It's a 7 hour trip so best add a couple days to your holiday in East London to make the drive.

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