Car Hire Port Elizabeth


Port Elizabeth, a popular holiday destination for locals and tourists has plenty of attractions located a few hours out of the city, necessitating the need for reliable car hire Port Elizabeth vehicles. Most rental companies are located at the airport with some in the city and in surrounding suburbs and towns. With competition strong, each rental company continuously strives to provide excellent customer service, the best offers, specialized services and a variety of vehicles to choose from.




Well-known, reputable car rental companies in Port Elizabeth have been in operation for many years, having gained customers confidence and loyalty by providing overall excellent service. The majority of regular renters opt for well-known brands such as Avis, Tempest, Budget or Hertz, including others. Many customers base their decision on what memberships are affiliated to the rental company, in order to gain points or discounts.

Car rental companies based at Port Elizabeth Airport, for convenience of passengers are amongst others, Budget, Avis, Hertz, First, Europcar and Sixt.

Besides their airport branch, Avis is present in the city located at Greenacres Auto Centre on the corner of Newmarket & Ring Roads in Greenacres. Port Alfred, Grahamstown (famous for the Grahamstown Festival) and Jeffrey’s Bay, a top surfing destination in the world, have Avis and Budget branches. Tourists hire rental vehicles to visit attractions like the 120ha Seaview Predator Park, just 25 minutes from the airport or for the more courageous, take a scenic drive to the Bloukrans Bridge for bungee jumping down 216 metres.

A large variety of vehicles is available for hire across all rental companies. To zip around the city, from Europcar, hire a Kia Picanto or a Fait 500 1.4 sport (to be a little flashy), or for a longer, comfortable drive, opt for a Polo Vivo Sedan or Chev Aveo 1.6 LS Auto and when you need to load the kids and in-laws, the Hyundai H1 Wagon capable of carrying 8 passengers is more than adequate, with power steering, airbags, electric windows, air-conditioning, radio and cd, or from Hertz, a Toyota Quantum that takes 10 adults with all the interior pleasures. For that overland trip with four adults and one child, Hertz has on offer the Toyota Hilux 4×4 double-cab with four doors or suitable for just two adults with one child is the Toyota Hilux 4×4 single-cab with two doors. For that special occasion when you need to make a great impression or get the bride to the church on time, from the Avis Luxury Car Fleet choose a blood-red, four-door Jaguar XF with the scent of leather upholstery, a built-in GPS and to keep the bride fresh, cool air-conditioning or a sleek Jaguar F-Type S Coupe with two doors.

If you’re on a tight budget, to get the best deal log into cheap-car hire websites that cover major and minor rental companies and also check out individual car hire sites for specials like Shorter Distance Specials, Super Waiver Rates, Weekend Car Hire, offered from Avis. Renters 55 years and above can get a special deal from Hertz Car Hire, including their Hertz 30 Plus, 100km Special and Hertz 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special. Check on hotel and travel partnerships linked to the car hire companies, to further save on your budget as well as costs for hiring a GPS, a baby-seat or if roadside assistance is offered and the cost.