Top 10 Car Rental Services in Bloemfontein

The capital city of the Free State is famed for its national monuments, natural beauty and South African history. This means that travellers have plenty to see and do when they visit Bloem.

Naturally, a set of wheels is a must… So, for your trip to the City of Roses, why not turn to the best car rental services in the business?

#1 Rentalcars.com

Rentalcars.com is a reliable and efficient car rental service. They are able to connect you with top car rental providers, like Tempest Car Hire, AVIS and First Car Rental to name a few.

And what’s more, there can be no question that, when you combine top service providers with zero booking or credit card fees and the best guaranteed price(s), you know you’re in for a match made in car rental heaven!

Contact: n/a

Website: http://www.rentalcars.com

Address: Rentalcars.com, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

#2 First Car Rental 

First Car Rental has a stellar reputation across the board… Add to that convenience, like quick and easy collections and drop-offs, guaranteed best prices and awesome car picks too – and you have quite the combination!

Because of this, travellers can rest assured that, with First Car Rental, they will be able to travel in style around Bloemfontein.

Contact: +27 (086) 1 178 227

Website: www.firstcarrental.co.za

Address: First Car Rental, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

tourismedition.com
tourismedition.com

#3 Europcar 

Europcar knows what locals and tourists need to enjoy safe and memorable journeys.

That’s why they are here to provide you with award-winning services, a new, comfortable car fleet and a variety of car rental options to make your experience even slicker and more enjoyable!

Contact: n/a

Website: www.europcar.com

Address: Europcar, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

#4 Sixt Car Rental

With Sixt, renting a car in Bloemfontein is as easy as one, two, three. As, thanks to their comprehensive services and fleet of luxury and economy vehicles, you can enjoy safe, affordable and reliable travel.

Throw in reasonable rates and premium vehicles, and all your mobility needs are perfectly covered!

Contact: n/a

Website: www.sixt.com

Address: Sixt Car Rental, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

#5 AVIS Rent a Car

If you’re looking for tailor-made car hire in Bloemfontein, look no further than national car rental treasure: AVIS Rent a Car.

Make use of their cars, services and other offerings and enjoy a perfect trip in and around the Free State!

Contact: n/a

Website:  www.avis.co.za

Address: AVIS Rent a Car, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

#6 Thrifty Car Rental 

This nationwide provider offers customers unbeatable car deals (for rentals and second-hand cars alike), as well as flexible kilometres, allowing you to cruise about in style.

As a bonus, you also have the option of renting a trailer, ensuring you don’t need to leave anything behind!

Contact: +27 (086) 100 2111

Website: www.thrifty.co.za

Address: Thrifty Car Rental, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

www.thrifty.co.za
www.thrifty.co.za

#7 Drive South Africa

Drive South Africa’s nationwide branch network allows you travel across South Africa and even into neighbouring African countries.

With car and camper hire, luxury cars, roadtrip tools and more, Drive South Africa is a trusted and affordable car rental service.

Contact: 087 806 7330

Website: www.drivesouthafrica.co.za

Address: Drive South Africa, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

#8 Rhino Car Hire

Explore the City of Roses with Rhino Car Hire and enjoy awesome cars from this easy-to-use, great car rental provider.

This professional, polite and knowledgeable company rakes in the good reviews. And they sure do speak for the company and what it offers… This must be why customers put their faith in Rhino Car Hire time and again!

Contact: (+27) 21 3001910

Website: www.rhinocarhire.co.za

Address: Rhino Car Hire, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

#9 Car Rental Bloemfontein Airport

Car Rental Bloemfontein Airport works tirelessly with leading car rental companies to present you, their customers, with great, affordable rental options.

Booking is simple and quick, the options are endless and the service is top notch… Not to mention the convenience of booking a car from the Bloemfontein Airport!

Contact: +1-914-368-0091

Website: www.carrentalbloemfonteinairport.com

Address: Car Rental Bloemfontein Airport, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

#10 Hertz Rent a Car

Needing little introduction, Hertz Rent a Car offers consistently good services, making them a car rental force to be reckoned with.

With over 42 branches across South Africa, including in Bloem, travellers can rely on Hertz to keep them moving, no matter where their journey takes them!

Contact:+27 21 935 4800/086 1 600 136

Website: www.hertz.co.za

Address: Hertz Rent a Car, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

When you visit Bloemfontein, be sure to rely on these top car rentals!

Top Places To Visit In South Africa

Twelve Apostles

South Africa is an ecologically, cultural and historically rich, vibrant country that is filled with hundreds of amazing places to see and visit. We here at AccommoDirect know how difficult it can be to choose not just your next destination, but also the places to go and see while you’re on holiday, which is why we have put together 27 of our favourite South African places to visit on your next getaway! Comment below and tell us your favourite ‘must-see’ South African locations.

Western Cape

Table  Mountain
Table Mountain

 

Table Mountain
If you are visiting Cape Town, it’s hard not to miss the iconic mountain which in November 2011 was named one of the seven wonders of the world.

Cango Caves
Taking a trip to the Oudtshoorn or the Swartberg region? Then the Cango Caves are not to be missed! The caves are a geological wonder and the extensive tour offered is designed to show it off at all it’s best angles!

The Big Tree at Tsitsikamma forest
The tree is estimated to be between 600 and 800 years old. The tours and walks offer an enchanting and relaxing trip to remember.

Eastern Cape

The Iconic Hole in the Wall
The Iconic Hole in the Wall

 

Addo Elephant National Park
Founded in 1931, the Addo Elephant National Park houses more than 600 elephants as well as other wildlife. Being the third largest park in our country, it would be hard not to give it a miss!

Hole in the Wall
Another great natural occurrence, a pilgrimage to this fantastic site is often on to scratch off a nature lovers bucket list. With a fantastic beach to soak in the sun and get wet!

Baviaans Kloof
As of 2004 it was declared a World Heritage site, it’s no wonder due to the vast areas unspoiled by man sporting marvelous land forms, a diverse array of plants and many kinds of wildlife.

Northern Cape

The Big Hole Kimberley
The Big Hole Kimberley


The Big Hole
Between 1871 and 1914, up to 50 000 miners dug up the hole in a rush for diamonds. Today it is a geological marvel and a great tourist site in Kimberley. There’s more than just history to enjoy here!

Augrabies Falls
Derived from the Khoi word “Aukoerebis” which means “great noise”, the sheer size, volume and sound experienced by the falls is a marvel in it’s own.

Namaqualand Flower Route
With almost 4000 different species of plants, every year offers a different configuration in flowers along the route. Come between August and September to witness this bombardment of color and spectacle for yourself!

Gauteng

Cradle of Human Kind
Cradle of Human Kind

 

Lion Park
First opened in 1966 it has since expanded from being a lions-only attraction. Being able to come into contact with the king of the jungle himself and his cubs, there are great memories to take home here!

Gold Reef City
If you are going to Jozi, one thing you can’t miss is this supreme amusement park. Themed around the gold rush that started in the 1880’s, it offers atmosphere amongst fun and relaxation.

Cradle of Humankind
Housing one of the largest collections of human fossils dating as far back as 3.5million years ago, you will be nothing short of fascinated by our existence on this planet and how far we’ve come.

North West Province

Sun City
Sun City

 

The Lesedi Cultural Village
For a spectacle of traditional African culture, you can visit the Lesedi Cultural Village over night with one of the traditional families that reside there. Giving you a great window into the lives of others.

Sun City
Sun City has won many awards and houses incredible accommodation as well as a plethora of activities to choose from. You can escape ordinary life and feel like you’re living in your own lost city!

Hartbeespoort Damn Snake & Animal Park
For a relaxed day amongst beautiful surroundings, you can also see some of South Africa’s greatest snakes as well as animal handling in action. A must visit for someone going to the North West.

Mpumalanga

Gods Window
God's Window

 

God’s Window
Definitely one of the most incredible views in the whole of South Africa, the name is very fitting. On a clear day you can even see as far to the Lebombo mountains on the border of Mozambique.

Kruger National Park
Probably the most popular game reserve in South Africa. You can be sure to witness the big five here as well as South Africa’s most beautiful wildlife. You can’t say you’ve seen Africa’s real side once you’ve come here!

Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Remaining green through out the year due to heavy rainfall, you are sure to witness lush plants and over 2000 different species of flora. This is one sure way to reconnect with nature!

Kwazulu Natal

Howick Falls
Howick Falls

 

Drakensberg
It only makes sense to visit the tallest mountain in South Africa while you’re in Kwazulu-Natal. With a plethora of activities to choose from, your visit will be anything but dull.

KZN Battlefields
Don’t be fooled by the picturesque landscape as the history involves the bitter conflict between Britain and South Africa. You can dive back into our past and enjoy some of the history that has built our country today.

Howick Falls
A principal tourist attraction of Kwazulu-Natal, it is a must see, not only for the luscious scenery and majestic waterfall, but the history that surrounds.

Limpopo

Sunland Baobab
Sunland Baobab

 

Warm Baths Bela Bela
Bela Bela was built around the natural hot springs in the area, giving rise to the resorts and natural baths you can enjoy.

Alpha Omega Cave
What makes this cave different, is that it’s man made and basically an entire art piece. Inspired by the holy spirit there is much to enjoy and be observed by the tours that run here.

Sunland Baobab
This popular tourist attraction is well deserved as a unique and magnificent artifact of nature. Due to hollowing in the tree dating as far back as 1650AD, there has been a pub and wine cellar established in the tree for your enjoyment.

Free State

Tiger Canyons
Tiger Canyons

 

Oliewenhuis Art Museum
With a large array of historical and contemporary art pieces, you can enjoy a casual visit to soak in the artworks and relax. A must visit for those in the Free State!

Tiger Canyons
As an attempt to introduce a self sustaining tiger population out of Asia. This offers a unique outlook on nature outside our beautiful country, as well as personal walks with the Tigers which is sure to be something magical!

Anglo Boer War Museums
Believed to be the only one of it’s kind, it offers a peek into a unique part of South Africa’s history with very knowledgeable staff who are sure to tell you all you want to know about the Angle Boer War as well as where to find the battlefields.

Top Five Summer Road Trips

Road Tripping SA

South Africa has some truly incredible  routes that allow travellers to escape, and  get lost (in a good way) on the long roads that wind through the provinces. Our Travel experts have chosen their top 5 routes for road trip adventure this summer, so pack your bags, fill up and grab some road snacks – we’re going on a road trip!

Cape Town to Lambert’s Bay (240km)

The roads of this approximately 3 hour journey, takes you through magnificent ocean scenery, which makes it tricky to keep your eyes on the road! One of the best views is of the Langebaan Lagoon and it’s small fishing village.  When the sun rays are peaking, and the car is too hot to bear, Muisbosskerm beach is an ideal chill out area to soak in the Summer sun and cool down in the blue waters. If  you’re looking to lengthen your journey, stay overnight at the 19th century farmstead campsite in Bosduifklip – it’s a perfect stay-over for a midnight star gaze. When the morning sun starts to rise, head back on route along the long railway and beach roads – where you’ll possibly see dolphins and whales frolicking in the waves.

Muisbosskerm

Crook’s Corner to Pont Drift (160km)
This is South Africa’s north-most road trip route, taking the traveller through the country’s popular bush-land. Further along the route you’ll get to take in the sights of the Limpopo River and when you pass through the ancient landscapes of the north,  you’ll more than likely get to see baboons also travelling (or sleeping) along the dusty roads.

Crook's Corner

Bloemfontein to Durban (670km)
This freeway will take you across interesting farmlands and hills, which will evolve into dangerously beautiful mountains. The scenery doesn’t end there, further along the route is the Free State Eastern Highlands with lush and then suddenly dry lands and blue summer skies; followed by country villages, and the astounding Drakensberg Mountain Range. And when the evening arrives, the west view offers a spectacular sunset and coastal view when entering the subtropical Durban.

Drakensberg

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn (850km)
Travel through the beauty of the Cape’s Winelands,  and into Matjiesfontein; a  19th century railway village with vintage appeal. Further along the route the view and landscape transforms into the dry Karoo, and passes through Prince Albert, which is a typical Karoo village with many galleries, museum and mountain views.

Oudtshoorn

The Garden Route (1700km)
The Garden Route is not named the Jewel of the Cape for nothing. The route allows the traveller spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, and when it’s not in sight, the breathtaking mountain scenery and lush lands won’t leave you bored or disappointed.  There are many coastal villages and towns along the route which are worth visiting. These include Oudtshoorn, George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Garden Route

5 Essential Road Trip Tips
– Ensure that the vehicle is in perfect long distant travel condition
– Have a fully charged cellphone
– Keep bottles of water
– Have a map
– Have emergency contact details

Find the perfect accommodation for  these areas right here!