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Dollar Car Rentals in Johannesburg: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Johannesburg has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Dollar rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to South Africa even better with a Dollar car rental.

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With everything to do in and around the Johannesburg region, you'll want to explore more than just the block your hotel is on during your visit. Whether you have to check out the restaurant that has gotten rave reviews across town or try some of the local favorites, you'll want your own set of wheels to see as much as possible while on your trip. No matter where you end up staying in Johannesburg, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having access to your vehicle is a must.

CarRentals.com works with several of the best companies. Dollar prides itself on fantastic customer service. Dollar's attention to customer service and fleet of quality rentals is bolstered by their impressive business travel and vacation planning services.

Frequently asked questions

How do I find the best rates on a Johannesburg Dollar rental car?

CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. However, reserving your car well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.

What should I have with me when I pick up my vehicle in Johannesburg?

Be sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Johannesburg?

Dollar's minimum age to rent a car in Johannesburg is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Dollar's policy to know what the total cost is for you.

What kind of Dollar rental car should I get for my trip to Johannesburg?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Johannesburg. Economy or compact vehicles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have more room and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a little luxury on their Johannesburg trip can choose a higher-end car model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in South Africa?

In South Africa you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Dollar. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Johannesburg. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Dollar car rental?

Dollar does require a deposit when you book your rental. Dollar will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Johannesburg. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.

What is the fuel policy on my Dollar car rental?

We advise a full tank policy. You should get your vehicle with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to Dollar. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Johannesburg definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities in Johannesburg.

Can I get a one-way rental from Dollar?

Dollar offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at a different location. Be aware there may be an additional fee when you pick one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Johannesburg, having the keys to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of South Africa, you can leave when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.

Before you head out of town, book your Dollar Johannesburg rental car and visit all the must-do activities. Go with CarRentals.com and drive the streets in Johannesburg, South Africa.