Richards Bay car hire

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Richards Bay car hire information

Pick-up locationRichards Bay
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Hire locations18
Airport locations15

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Richards Bay

  • Using services like car hire in Richards Bay can be highly advantageous to anyone who wants to visit the area. When you choose to rent a car, you’ll get to explore the stunning beachside town and some of the more remote surrounding areas too. Enseleni Nature Reserve is only a 22-minute drive from the town centre. With a vehicle, you can also travel to Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park for a chance to spot the Big Five. You will also gain easy access to the beach and some of the local bars and restaurants that make Richards Bay the ideal spot for vacations and breaks from city life.
  • If you're flying into the city, Richards Bay Airport (RCB) offers customers options for car hire in Richards Bay. This means you won’t have to worry about taking public transport or calling a taxi to reach your Richards Bay destination. With comprehensive and flexible pick-up and drop-off facilities from most Richards Bay car hire outlets, particularly from the airport, this is certainly the best place to rent vehicles in the area.
  • As Richards Bay is a city in the country of South Africa, you will need to adhere to the national road rules. Drivers have to drive on the left and pass right. If you come to one of the many roundabouts in Richards Bay, you must yield to your right, which may differ from where you are used to driving. Besides the potentially different road rules, driving in Richards Bay is pretty straightforward. It’s always best to take a little extra care when you rent a vehicle from a Richards Bay car hire company.
  • Although Richards Bay is a well-maintained town, you'll have to look out for potholes in this area of the country. Richards Bay is subject to substantial rainfall and tropical storms, which can wear down the roads. As with any city, you need to take extra care of pedestrians when driving in the city centre. Richards Bay is home to many shops and schools, so people are around all the time. Some of the streets in residential areas are also quite narrow, so one should exercise caution when navigating through these areas.
  • Book your car hire in Richards Bay at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Richards Bay are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Richards Bay

  • How much is the price of fuel in Richards Bay?

    The average price of fuel in Richards Bay is $7.60 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $91 and $121, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Richards Bay?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Richards Bay.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Richards Bay?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Richards Bay?

    A Mini car hire in Richards Bay costs $44 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Richards Bay?

    An Intermediate car hire in Richards Bay costs $69 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Richards Bay?

    A Compact car hire in Richards Bay costs $82 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Richards Bay?

    The type of vehicle you decide for your car hire in Richards Bay depends on the type of trip you’re planning to take. For simply driving around in the town, you'll only need a smaller car model to get you from point A to point B. However, for excursions in outlying areas, you may need a bigger vehicle that can cope with dirt roads and slightly rougher terrain. If you plan on travelling with your family or a group of friends, consider hiring a vehicle that can accommodate your group’s luggage.

  • What’s the speed limit in Richards Bay?

    Richards Bay is a city in South Africa, so the national road rules apply. If you are driving in residential areas, you need to stick to the speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph). However, surrounding roads in Richards Bay have a speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). On the highways going into Richards Bay between other surrounding cities, speed limits can be up to 120 km/h (75 mph). Mobile speed cameras are prominent in the area, so drivers should take extra care to avoid speeding fines, which will be billed to you by your chosen car hire company.

  • Where are the best places to park in Richards Bay?

    If you’re planning to book accommodation in Richards Bay, it’s advisable to check if there is off-street parking on offer. This will help to mitigate any risks associated with damage to the vehicle and theft. There are also several car parks in Richards Bay you can choose from when out and about, particularly when you’re at the beach. These include Alkantstrand Beach Parking and the corner of Launder & Davidson Lanes. The local shopping outlets have designated car parks that are safe to park in while you get supplies. Parking in Richards Bay should not cost you more than 25 ZAR (about 1 GBP) per day.

Richards Bay car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
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10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Richards Bay

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Richards Bay Airport

+27 35 786 8100

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:30 - 13:3016:00 - 17:30

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7.6 Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was cery accomodating and my car was ready.

Cons:

The attnedant decided to give us an “upgrade” to a ford and thats when things just got bad. The car was not fuel efficient amd all the controls are corky - didnt like the car at all

10.0 Wonderful

July 2023

KAYAK
Like driving a tin can but I did get the cheapest car. :)

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

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Richards Bay A/p

+27 35 786 1201

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00

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5.6 Fair

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The guy that checked us in was very nice.

Cons:

The hidden fees. We ended up paying approximately $40 more than stated for hidden taxes and fees. Also, we returned the car with a fuel tank but they managed to somehow fill it up even more at an extortionate rate. Makes us wonder if the car was being used after we returned it on OUR rental. I will probably avoid Hertz in the future.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

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Richards Bay A/p

+27 35 786 1201

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00

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Budget

8.9

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Richards Bay Airport

+27 35 786 8100

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday16:00 - 17:3011:30 - 13:30

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1First Car Rental

8.0

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1, Bronze Bar

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Airport, Fish Eagle Flight Crescent, Richards Bay

+27 357 860 001

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Sixt

6.0

Okay

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Bronze Bar 1

+27 35 786 0001

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 10:00

Fish Eagle Flight Crescent

+27 11 230 9999

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

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Richards Bay A/p

+27 357 861 201

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 11:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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Fish Eagle Road

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Bidvest

2.0

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Richards Bay Airport

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FlexWays

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30 Fish Eagle Flight

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Unit 13, Mcgra Park, 1 Bronze Bar, Alton

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Bluu

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Unit 13, McGra Park

+27 35 786 0986

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Dollar

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Richards Bay A/p

+27 35 786 1201

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00

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Europcar

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Richards Bay Airport

+27 35 786 0896

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First Rent

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30 Fish Eagle Flight

+27 357 860 001

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Sunnycars

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Desk in arrival hall

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3 travellers who hired a car in Richards Bay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

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Most popular car type

Mini

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