Nelspruit car rentals

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Nelspruit car rental information

Pick-up locationNelspruit
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Rental locations28
Airport locations15

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Nelspruit

  • Car hire in Nelspruit, otherwise known as Mbombela, is an excellent opportunity to explore everything this part of the country has to offer. You can take a roughly 1 hour drive to the famous Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in South Africa and home to a plethora of wildlife, including the big five: rhinos, lions, leopards, African elephants and African buffalos. It's also just under 4 hours from Johannesburg, the country's business capital. The public transport system is difficult to figure out, so car hire in Nelspruit is an easy option to bypass the hassle.
  • When considering Nelspruit car hire, there are two airports that might suit you. OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), in Johannesburg, is about 4 hours away, while Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) is roughly a 30min drive away. There are usually more flights available to OR Tambo, but Kruger Aiport tends to be more convenient. There are various international car hire companies that operate from the airport arrival terminal, as you exit the luggage claim area. Book online to avoid any availability issues and to save time.
  • Driving in Nelspruit is usually easy. The roads are fairly well maintained and wide enough to accommodate vehicles of any size. Large intersections are usually controlled by traffic lights, dubbed "robots" in South Africa, and roundabouts. You'll need to be aware of the road signs leading into roundabouts. Some of them give way to vehicles already on the inside, while others require cars inside to yield to those entering the roundabout. When driving in the city centre, be aware of pedestrians walking across the road where there aren't pedestrian crossings.
  • One of the most difficult things about driving in Nelspruit is the number of local taxis, which are minibuses hailed using various hand signals. These taxis are notorious for overloading and not adhering to the rules of the road. Be aware of them driving down the bike lane and cutting you off or stopping in the middle of an intersection to offload passengers. Avoid confrontation with the drivers and accept that this is simply a part of driving in and around this city.
  • Book your rental car in Nelspruit at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Nelspruit are around 72% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Nelspruit

  • How much is gas price in Nelspruit?

    The average gas price in Nelspruit is ₪18.95 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪227 and ₪303, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Nelspruit?

    Mini (Suzuki Celerio or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Nelspruit.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Nelspruit?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Nelspruit?

    A Mini car rental in Nelspruit costs ₪65 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Nelspruit?

    An Economy car rental in Nelspruit costs ₪145 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Nelspruit?

    An Intermediate car rental in Nelspruit costs ₪261 per day, on average.

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

    As all of the roads are well maintained and wide enough for any vehicle size, you have a wide range of choices for car hire in Nelspruit, depending on your plans. If you're staying in the city, any vehicle will do. If you, like most who visit the area, are planning on visiting Kruger National Park or driving to the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg, a 4x4 is usually the preferred choice.

  • What’s the speed limit in Nelspruit?

    The speed limits in Nelspruit are the same as in the rest of South Africa, and you'll need to be aware of them. If you're driving on any major highway leading into the city or between cities, stick to 120 km/h or below. There are various "speed traps" along these highways. Most public roads vary between 100 km/h and 120 km/h, depending on how remote the road is. If you're driving in the city, stick to 60 km/h. There are some areas, typically around schools and other places where children frequent, with a limit of 40 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Nelspruit?

    The majority of parking spaces in and around Nelspruit are free on-street parking spots. However, there are usually local "car guards", who aren't always officially employed as security guards, that take it upon themselves to watch the vehicles and expect some small change in return. If you're parking in shopping centres, you'll generally be given a ticket upon entry that you'll have to pay before getting back to your vehicle. It's important to find accommodation that offers free parking, as it's difficult to find secure overnight car storage.

Nelspruit car rental reviews and directory

Avis

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga Airport

+27 13 750 1015

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

Meander Crescent

+27 13 757 8760

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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4.4 Mediocre

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We rented from Avis on 3 different occasions in Sputh Africa. Each time they are very lax pn checking the car when upu leave and will not mark diwn any problems, however when upu reyurn the car they go over it with a fine tooth comb. They will not close out the contract either, just give upu a return receipt. The only place theu were nice eas picking up.the car in Cape Town.

6.0 Okay

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Did not get the vehicle model that I ordered, rest was okay

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Nelspruit

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Corner R40 & Willie Street

+27 13 757 0335

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Kruger Mpumalanga Inter. Airport

+27 13 750 2871

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6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Staff was pleasant and car was clean. We returned the car with a full tank of gas but were still charged for re-fueling.

1 out of 1

Sixt

4.0

Mediocre

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Nelspruit

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Madiba Dr, R40, Riverside Park

+27 11 230 9999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

R538

+27 11 230 9999

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:0015:30 - 19:30

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The company was difficult and wouldn't let me rent the car because my credit card did not have embossed letters. The company also doesn't have email customer service which makes complaints and real time information difficult.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The rental agent and the manager would not fulfill the already paid rental car contract because the credit card we used to make the reservation was not imprintable. We were asked to show the card we had made the reservation with to charge a deposit for incidentals. They looked at the card, a Chase Visa, and said because it would not imprint with a decades old credit card imprinter we could not have the car. I will be disputing the charge on my credit card and as I said will not rent from this company ever again.

5.2 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

did not have make i requested and i had checked in cape town to make sure that model would hold my golf clubs. the one they gave me was a bit smaller and golf clubs could not fit s had to upgrade making rental quite expensive.

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Did not get the car that i paid for. Not even the second choice. .

1 out of 2

Budget

5.0

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

One location in Nelspruit

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Meander Crescent

+27 13 757 8760

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

2 locations in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga Int'l Ap

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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP)

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Nelspruit

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Corner R40 & Willie Street

+27 13 757 0335

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

White River AH

+27 13 750 2871

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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1First Car Rental

9.2

Wonderful

No reviews available

4 locations in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Karino Road, Nelspruit

+27 137 502 538

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Madiba Drive, R40

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Nelspruit Airport International NLP

Opening times not available

The Hotel Promennade Corner of Samora Machel Drive and Henshall Street

+27 137 533 313

Opening times not available

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Tempest Car Hire

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Nelspruit

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Nelspruit Airport

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga Int'l Ap

+27 13 750 9150

Monday07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:30
Friday07:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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Dollar

3.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga Int'l Ap

+27 13 750 9150

Monday07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:30
Friday07:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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Bidvest

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP)

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Protea Hotel, 30 Jerepico Str, Orchards

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

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2 locations in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, R538

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R40 Volvo, Madiba Dr, Riverside Park

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Bluu

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2 locations in Nelspruit

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Jerepico Street

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Lowveld Lifestyle Centre

+27 13 752 3738

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First Rent

No score available yet

One location in Nelspruit

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R538

+27 130 011 266

Opening times not available

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Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Nelspruit

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Kruger Mpumalanga Int'l Ap

+27 13 750 9150

Monday07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:30
Friday07:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Nelspruit

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Desk in arrival hall!

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8 travelers who rented a car in Nelspruit gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.5

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Mini

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