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South Africa's only river port, East London lies on the south east coast of the country and is growing in popularity as a tourist destination thanks to its easy access to great beaches as well as its attractive old town architecture and laid back atmosphere.

Hiring A Car In East London

East London car hire is recommended as the best way to get around the area. There are plenty of options for cheap East London car hire with a mix of international companies and local agencies. Car hire from East London Airport is very convenient for those arriving on a flight to East London. Driving in South Africa is easy for the British visitor and the area has good road infrastructure. There are however strict drink driving restrictions as well as speed limitations so it's essential to find out the rules before hiring your car.

Places To Visit In East London

There are plenty of things to see in the area of East London. Beaches are the most popular attractions with watersports, surfing and boat trips available. Some of the cheap hotels East London has to offer are near the beaches, so check when you book. There is also a nearby nature reserve as well as the local museum which is home to the world's only dodo egg. Golf courses are also popular attractions and you can hire all the equipment there.


General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in East London, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in East London. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in East London!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.