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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Pietermaritzburg

  • When visiting Pietermaritzburg, car hire offers numerous advantages over alternative transport options. Having a car allows for flexibility and convenience in exploring this historic town and its surrounding attractions. With Pietermaritzburg car hire, you can easily visit places like the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, and the Tala Private Game Reserve. Public transport options are limited, so, car hire in Pietermaritzburg ensures hassle-free access to these sites and the opportunity to discover the region's scenic landscapes and cultural landmarks at your own pace.
  • Options for car hire in Pietermaritzburg are available at Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB). The car hire desks are conveniently located inside the main terminal building. Upon arrival, follow the signs to the luggage claim area and proceed to the designated car hire desks. Alternatively, there are more frequent flights to Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR), where you can hire a car from inside the arrivals terminal and make the roughly 1h 20min coastal drive to Pietermaritzburg.
  • When driving in Pietermaritzburg, it's important to be aware of the presence of informal minibus taxis on the roads. These taxis often load and offload passengers at undesignated spots, which may result in sudden stops or swerving. Exercise caution while driving and maintain a safe distance from these vehicles. Additionally, keep an eye out for cattle and other livestock that occasionally wander onto the roads, especially in rural areas surrounding Pietermaritzburg. Many of the city roads are narrow, with several twists and turns, so drive slower than recommended.
  • In Pietermaritzburg, rush hour typically occurs on weekdays from 07:00 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:00, when the N3 highway and the city centre roads, such as Chief Albert Luthuli Street and Church Street, can become congested. Additionally, during the winter months (June to August), certain areas surrounding Pietermaritzburg, like the Midlands, may experience heavy rain showers, affecting driving conditions. It's essential to drive cautiously during these times and be prepared for potential traffic congestion and inclement weather.
  • Book your rental car in Pietermaritzburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Pietermaritzburg are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Pietermaritzburg

  • How much is gas price in Pietermaritzburg?

    The average gas price in Pietermaritzburg is ₪17.31 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪208 and ₪277, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Pietermaritzburg?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Pietermaritzburg.

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

    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 Pietermaritzburg?

    A Mini car rental in Pietermaritzburg costs ₪142 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Pietermaritzburg costs ₪84 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Pietermaritzburg costs ₪123 per day, on average.

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

    Hire a versatile SUV or a comfortable sedan when driving in Pietermaritzburg. The city offers a blend of urban and rural environments, including nearby Midlands with rugged terrains. An SUV provides ample space for travellers to explore the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, offering better traction and ground clearance for uneven roads. Alternatively, a comfortable sedan is suitable for city driving, allowing for easier navigation and parking in Pietermaritzburg's urban areas. Car hire in Pietermaritzburg offers a range of vehicle options tailored to different types of travellers' preferences and needs.

  • What’s the speed limit in Pietermaritzburg?

    The speed limits vary depending on the type of road. In residential areas, the speed limit is generally 60 km/h (37 mph) to ensure pedestrian safety. When driving on main roads within the city, the speed limit increases to 80 km/h (50 mph). On the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, where the roads are more open and rural, the speed limit can go up to 120 km/h (74 mph). Pietermaritzburg has strict speed limit enforcement, with speed cameras in certain areas. Always adhere to the posted speed limits and any signage indicating lower speed limits for specific reasons, like roadwork areas or dense residential neighbourhoods.

  • Where are the best places to park in Pietermaritzburg?

    Pietermaritzburg offers various parking options throughout the city. In the city centre and commercial areas, paid parking zones are common. The cost typically ranges from 5 to 10 ZAR per hour (about 0.25 to 0.50 GBP). There are car parks available near popular attractions such as the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and Liberty Midlands Mall. Additionally, parking garages like Parklane Shopping Centre and Parklane Spar provide secure parking facilities. When visiting Pietermaritzburg's parks or markets, it's recommended to find designated parking areas nearby.  

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Oribi Airport

+27 33 386 6101

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

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The car was in good condition, it never gave us the problem.

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Hertz

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+27 33 386 6850

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Oribi Airport

+27 33 386 6101

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Van Woodburn Garage

+27 333 450 661

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Pharazyn Way, Oribi Airport, Pietermaritzburg

+27 333 865 252

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Oribi Airport, 1 Phazaryn Road

+27 11 230 9999

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Pietermaritzburg airport

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Duzi Motors

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Oribi Airport

+27 33 386 2077

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Oribi Airport

+27 333 866 850

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337 Boom St, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa

+27 860 999 500

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1 Pharazyn Place, Pietermaritzburg Airport

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1 Pharazyn Way, Oribi Village

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391 Langalibielele Str (Formerly Longmarket Str)

+27 31 461 2050

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Terminal Building, Oribi Airport

+27 33 386 2750

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+27 33 386 6850

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Pietermaritzburg Airport

+27 33 386 2077

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2 Pharazyn Way

+27 33 386 5252

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Pietermaritzburg Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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One traveler who rented a car in Pietermaritzburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Mini

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