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Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?

Unread postby pixelpower » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:28 am

Just got a quote from Britz.

Their cost to deliver the car in Hoedspruit and pick it up there afterwards is R 8,800 on a total bill of R 23,000.

Ouch. :(

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Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:27 pm

Ouch indeed! :shock:
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Re: Auto Rental advice needed

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:56 pm

In November I am looking to fly, either to JHB or closer to Kruger & hiring a car.

How do you handle the 100 km per day option, or do you go for unlimited mileage, or is there an option in between?

Also would you fly to Joburg & drive or Nelspruit/Hoedspruit and hire a car there?
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Re: Auto Rental advice needed

Unread postby saraf » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:06 pm

You can fly directly into Skukuza airport now BB. Car rental via Avis at the airport. We always take the unlimited mileage but then we are international customers so we don't get a choice.

When we are weighing up the options we look at:

Cost of hire car - usually cheaper at Joburg
Cost of tolls, cost of petrol.
Better choice of vehicle at Joburg

Time and stress. Driving back to Joburg on a Friday was an absolute nightmare.
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Re: Auto Rental advice needed

Unread postby cheetahlady » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:22 pm

BB, when hiring as a local, you pay a lower rate but get stuck with a daily mileage limit. Try negotiating a higher limit (we had 200 km/day but it was 10+ years ago) or see if there is an unlimited option (will cost more ). The one time we did a local hire, we avoided backtracking and had to watch the mileage as the overcharges can add up quickly. Remember to factor in you mileage to and from the park.
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Re: Auto Rental advice needed

Unread postby yoda » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:59 am

I always go for the unlimited mileage option, even if it is a bit more expensive.

The one time I didn't, it annoying that every time I drove, I thought of how much extra it was costing.
I think my limit was 100km/day. Which isn't much, especially since Kruger to Jhb is 400km.
And I usually do more than 100km a day in the park :big_eyes:

So I now go for the unlimited mileage and then I know what I am in for

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Re: Auto Rental advice needed

Unread postby PietSkiet » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:16 pm

Hi BB, we booked a car for September at Avis in Skukuza.
Could not find an unlimited mileage option, but we got 200 km per day.
This should be fine if you only use the vehicle in Kruger, the problem comes in when you need to travel from Joburg
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