If you want to see everything Johannesburg has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Sixt. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride enables you to go to the sites you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming getaway to South Africa even better with a Sixt rental car.
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With everything to do and see in and around Johannesburg, you'll want to take in more than just the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you have to check out that new cafe across town or try some of the local favorites, you'll want your own car to take in as much as possible while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Johannesburg, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having access to your vehicle is key.
When Martin Sixt created his company, Germany did not have a proper network of roads. But with forward thinking, like the first worldwide car rental company to let you book via your iPhone, and a priority on offering superb customer service, Sixt has grown into one of the most well-known international car rental companies worldwide.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get a Johannesburg Sixt rental car at a great rate?
We strive to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. However, getting well ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I have with me when I pick up my vehicle in Johannesburg?
Make sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Johannesburg's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Johannesburg set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Make sure to check Sixt's policy, as there could be additional 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 Johannesburg?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Johannesburg. Compact or economy automobiles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a sedan or SUV is going to have more room and provide a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Johannesburg vacation can choose a higher-end model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in South Africa?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through Sixt. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Johannesburg.
Does Sixt require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Sixt, like several other rental companies, requires a deposit when you book. The amount can vary based on the size of the car. Be sure you have enough on your credit card to make the deposit.
Do I have to return my Sixt rental with a full tank?
Sixt and most other suppliers give you a full tank of gas. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning the car with topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Sixt.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Johannesburg?
Johannesburg certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Sixt offer one-way rentals in Johannesburg?
Sixt and most other suppliers typically offer one-way return. If you decide on one-way drop, be aware there is typically an extra charge.
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With so much to do and see in Johannesburg, having the keys to your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of South Africa, you can drive when you want to, without trying to signal for a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your Sixt Johannesburg car rental and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and drive the open road in Johannesburg, South Africa.