There is no better way to see everything Hermanus has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car enables you to go to the spots you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to South Africa more enjoyable with a National car rental.
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With everything to do and see in and around the Hermanus area, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the block your hotel is on during your visit. Whether you have to try that new restaurant across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own set of wheels to see and do as much as you can during your trip. Wherever you drive to in Hermanus, if you wish to get the most from your trip South Africa, having your car is key.
Founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 international locations. National offers everything luxury to economy, allowing you to choose the best automobile for your upcoming getaway.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get a Hermanus National rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. However, getting your car ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need have with me when I get my rental car in Hermanus?
Make sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Hermanus?
Most suppliers in Hermanus set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Take time to check National's policy, as there may be added fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Hermanus?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Hermanus. Compact or economy cars are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Hermanus vacation can choose a higher-end 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. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Hermanus. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hermanus?
Hermanus certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Hermanus?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at another location. However, there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Hermanus, having access to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of South Africa, you can go when you want to, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or wave down a cab.
Before you head out of town, book your National Hermanus rental car and visit all the must-see sights. Book with CarRentals.com and cruise the streets in Hermanus, South Africa.