BLUU Car Rental East London


Are you heading to the beautiful East London? Don’t get yourself in a pickle by skipping over the need for vehicle hire when travelling to the Eastern Cape.

Whether going to East London on business or for pleasure, you are in for a treat. The Indian Ocean’s warm seas hug the shores, and due to South Africa’s subtropical climate, it’s a popular tourist destination for both local and foreign visitors.

However, one thing is for sure: to make the most of your trip to East London, you will need a car to get around. The public transport system is worth a skip, and Ubers will dry your pockets.

Not to worry – here at Car Hire South Africa, in conjunction with BLUU Car Hire, we strive to bring you the convenience of hiring a car at super-low rates.


BLUU Car Rental East London


Benefits of Using BLUU Car Hire Services

Firstly, we’d like to start answering this question by pointing out that hiring a car is simply the best way to enjoy your trip to East London hassle-free.

You’ll never have to plan your commute ahead of time or struggle to fit everything into a smaller-than-requested Uber when heading off for a family beach day.

Need more reasons? Keep reading for more reasons to hire a car with BLUU:


Flexibility and Quality

The new and improved Bidvest Car Rental, East London – BLUU Car Rental – seeks to bring together the best aspects of its past and all the potential of the future.

You won’t ever have to waste a day waiting for a taxi or the bus again with a BLUU rental car. When you rent a car, you can plan your day to the last detail, and if those plans alter, it won’t be a problem because you’ll have full flexibility.

In South Africa, BLUU Car Rental has 40 branches. They have a fleet of approximately 5000 economy, luxury, and specialised vehicles, as well as a wide range of added extras to satisfy your car-hiring needs.


Excellent Customer Road Support

For mechanical failures and car accidents, the 24-hour BLUU Assist call centre has access to a national network of motor vehicle service providers. This means you can drive, assured that you’d be well looked after if anything were to happen.

Further roadside assistance with BLUU Assist includes:

  • Relay Message Service
  • Vehicle Lockout Service
  • Flat Tyre Assistance
  • Fuel Delivery
  • Battery Jump Start
  • Assistance with accommodation and other travel arrangements


Convenient Car Rental in East London Airport

Every day, East London Airport – also known as King Phalo Airport – handles a sizable number of local flights for a variety of airlines.

It’s obvious how convenient it is to have the BLUU East London airport car rental location. It allows you to pick up your preferred vehicle as soon as your flight lands – meaning you don’t have to organise anything other than which car you’d prefer to jump into.

Car rental at East London Airport is quickly booked through our easy-to-navigate booking tool.


Requirements for BLUU Car Rental East London

Whenever you’re hiring a car with BLUU Car Hire anywhere in South Africa, you’ll need to bring along some essential documents and items:

  • A Valid Driver’s licence: If a licence is in any language other than English, BLUU will require an International Driving Licence.
  • Credit Card: To make payment for your rented car. The card must match the name of the person who hired the car.
  • D/Passport: Renters need to produce a valid form of identification.
  • Contract Fee: This fee is R115 for administrating, storing and retrieving all rental contracts.
  • Additional driver waiver: The cost of a waiver will increase by R520 for each additional co-driver named.
  • Young drivers surcharge: Applies to Renters under the age of 23 at an additional cost of R150 per day.


BLUU Car Hire East London Locations

When looking to rent a car, East London Airport is the only branch in East London. This makes hiring a car upon arrival into East London really easy.


East London Airport


East London Airport/ Breezyvale Road

Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 07:30-18:30

Saturday: 08:00-18:00

Sunday: 08:00-18:30

Public Holidays: Per prior arrangement

Tip: Before climbing into your rental car, check out our top tips for driving a rental in SA.


Additional Features of BLUU Car Rentals East London

  • Child Seats: Available by prior arrangement – R500 per rental.
  • GPS Rentals: Navigation system available by prior arrangement – R140 per day.
  • Bicycle Carrier Rental: Available at all major airports in South Africa by prior arrangement – R125 per day.
  • Trailer Rental: Available by prior arrangement and limited to certain car groups and specific locations – R400 per day.


Services Offered by BLUU Car Rental

BLUU has some convenient services on offer for those needing a little extra looking-after:

  • Minor Damage Waiver fee: When acquiring this waiver, minor damage with a repair cost of less than R2500 will be covered. This fee is R40 per day.
  • Theft Loss Waivers: The renter’s liability in the event of theft, hijacking, or loss of the vehicle and/or any accessories is capped at the automobile group liability.
  • Medical Assistance: Emergency medical care is available around-the-clock for any accidents or illnesses.


BLUU Car Rental Vehicle Prices

BLUU Car Rental has an extensive rental fleet with various cars. With so many options available, you are bound to find the perfect vehicle to suit all your travel needs.

See some of the BLUU Car Rental options below to get an idea of what you may pay for your rental vehicle:


Car Rental Fleet Options

Small cars:

  • Hyundai Atos (Manual) or similar: R560 p/day
  • Toyota Corolla Quest (Manual) or similar: R732 p/day
  • Audi Q2 (Auto) or similar: R3,392 p/day

Medium-sized cars:

  • Toyota Urban Cruiser (Auto) or similar: R1,524 p/day
  • VW T-Cross (Auto) or similar: R1,561 p/day
  • Audi Q2 (Auto) or similar: R2,531 p/day

Large cars:

  • VW T6 (Auto) or similar: R3,285 p/day
  • Toyota Hilux 4×4 Double Cab – Canopy (Auto) or similar: R3,877 p/day

BLUU Car Hire East London Town FAQs

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    Is It Worth Renting a Car in South Africa?

    Yes. Renting a car in South Africa is the best way to see and do everything you want to do without the stress of relying on unreliable public transport.

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    How Old Do You Have to be to Rent a Car in East London?

    Anyone older than 18 with a valid driver’s license and identification can rent a car in East London.

    If you are older than 23, then you will only have to pay the standard renting fee. However, drivers younger than 23 will be charged an extra fee to rent a car in East London.

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    What Is The Easiest Company to Rent a Car From?

    BLUU Car Rental works hard to deliver top-notch service. This makes them one of the easiest companies to rent a car from.

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    Who Took Over Bidvest Car Rental?

    The Thesele Consortium has acquired the JSE-listed Bidvest Group’s Bidvest Car Rental (BCR) under a legally binding agreement.

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    What Is The Cheapest Website To Book a Rental Car?

    Car Hire South Africa is one of the cheapest websites to book rental cars. We at Car Hire South Africa work to make renting a car affordable and straightforward.

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    How To Get Cheap Car Rentals?

    Getting cheap car rentals is simple when you use the Car Hire South Africa booking tool. Simply select your pick-up location and desired dates, and click search. The booking tool will generate various options for you to choose from.

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    Is It Cheaper to Rent a Car For a Week or by Day?

    It is always cheaper per day to rent for a longer fixed period than to pay a set daily fee, as most car rental companies will give discounted rates when hiring a car for longer.

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    Do You Need Insurance to Rent a Car?

    No, as rental cars are already covered by insurance that is worked into your fee, you don’t require extra insurance.

Top Tips for Hiring a Car With BLUU Car Rental

  • Remember to include fuel as an extra cost when estimating your total cost, as rates quoted include maintenance and oil but exclude fuel. Fuel is for your account.
  • To rent a car, a driver must have a credit card. The rental firm does not accept debit cards and “electronic use only” cards.
  • There is an extra cost for rentals picked up at airports. Other airports and ACSA airports both charge 13% per rental.
  • Return your car on time to avoid an overdue rental fee charged at R1100 per incident.
  • Always take pictures of your rental car, especially any damage you may notice, and email the pictures to yourself. This way you will have a papertrail (with time and date) proof of the condition of the car upon receiving it.

Tip: New to renting a car? Check out our top tips for renting a car for the first time.