Car rentals in Kruger Natl Park: All you need to know
A Kruger Natl Park car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kruger Natl Park. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Kruger Natl Park?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Kruger Natl Park has to offer. You should also:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Kruger Natl Park?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kruger Natl Park?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Kruger Natl Park. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for driving around big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Kruger Natl Park?
Usually, to rent a car in Kruger Natl Park you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to determine what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Kruger Natl Park?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Kruger Natl Park rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We recommend returning the car topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the rental car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Kruger Natl Park?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Kruger Natl Park. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur added charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Kruger Natl Park rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.