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Re: Car Rental Question

Unread postby nighthawk2 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:44 pm

The drive from OR Tambo to Malelane is about 4 hours but depending upon where you are flying in from & how long that flight is as well as arrival time, I would recommend staying overnight in JNB if you plan on renting the vehicle in JNB.
If there are 3 adults & depending upon how much baggage you have, a sedan may be a bit on the cramped side.

Depending upon where you hire the vehicle, rooftop tents are not part of the package - certainly none at OR Tambo that I have seen.

Usually for international visitors, unlimited mileage is the standard option.
As for insurance, check out your options.
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Re: Car Rental Question

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:39 am

pviral

Just a thought :hmz: You are aware of the fact that you can fly in from JHB to Skukuza airport and rent a car at the airport?

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Re: Car Rental Question

Unread postby pviral » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:51 am

@leena yes we are aware.. however, if we have to rent a car inside park the cost of renting car inside park is same renting from JNB. So we are looking for some budget friendly options.

@nighthawk2 thanks for suggestion. We have 10hr long flight and landing at 7 am.. so I am assuming we would be fresh to drive.

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Re: Car Rental Question

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:49 am

:thumbs_up: true pviral - that flight is expensive :whistle:

Happy planning :think:

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Questions on vehicle rental

Unread postby Esusino » Sun May 03, 2015 8:38 pm

Dear all,

we are planning our first trip to KNP and we just started to look into the vehicle we would rent
Can you give us some advise on this questions?

- any good experience with Thrift at Tambo Airport?
- we will be visiting in December, is the grass high?
- we are planning to get a Nissan Xtrail 2x4, anyone knows if it s possible to fully open the rear window?
- any other advise is some then appreciated

Thanks
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Re: Questions on vehicle rental

Unread postby Elsa » Sun May 03, 2015 9:56 pm

Esusino, do have a read through the very good topics we have on car rentals Here and also Car choice/best vehicle/Insurance for Kruger
Loads of very good advice and info in there. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Questions on vehicle rental

Unread postby carolv » Sun May 03, 2015 11:40 pm

Hi Andrea

Just back from time in South Africa, including Kruger, and between us we had 5 rental SUVs - Nissan X Trails, Honda CRV and Hyundai IX35 - none of these vehicles had rear windows which fully opened. Coming from the UK this is not a spec which we are accustomed to but it seems to have become the norm for vehicles in RSA. Apart from that, they were all good in other respects. The other point I would make is that no matter what you book ahead, it is never guaranteed that you will get exactly the vehicle you have actually 'booked' and depending on what time you arrive at the rental office, the earlier you get there the more likely you are to actually get the vehicle ordered. Please pm me if you need any other details as to the differences we found in each vehicle.


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