First Car Rental

First Car Rental has a fleet of over 6 000 vehicles with 49 car rental branches throughout South Africa in 28 towns and cities and located at all major airports including George, Kimberley, Mthatha, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Richard’s Bay and Upinton. Accommodating clients from all walks of life, First Car Rental offers cheap car hire vehicles with no fancy frills to luxury top of the range models. After just 15 years in the business, First Car Rental is listed among the top four car rental companies in South Africa with a market share of 11% (statistics provided by SAVRALA). Operating on a 24-hour basis, First Car Rental’s centralised reservation base is located in Pomona, Johannesburg. To make your reservation with First Car Rental pop into a branch nearest to you, call them direct or conveniently book online.
In 2014 First Car Rental Cape Town International Airport branch received the ACSA Feather Award in the medium category for ‘Best Car Hire Service Operator’ including the ‘Top 500: Best Managed Companies in South Africa Award’ and have since 2007, received one or more awards every single year.
Whatever your need in affordable car hire, First Car Rental cover everything from weddings to conferences including options to purchase cars, boats or bikes.
Students, friends or small families can find a cheap car hire vehicle with First Car Rental’s budget range of smart and reliable vehicles, offering affordable rates and a choice of vehicles from Opel, Citi Golf, Nissan and Ford.
For executives or travellers accustomed only to the best, First Car Rental offers an exclusive range of dependable, luxury car hire vehicles with choices from Volvo, Honda, Mercedes and BMW 320.
For the larger group or family wanting to travel together, hire an affordable and reliable passenger van with First Car Rental from a selection of vans capable to transporting up to eight people. Also applicable for anyone that needs to transport heavy items. For small groups of five or six passengers, opt for the Nissan X-Trail 4WD or Opel Zafira and groups of up to eight can choose the Mercedes Vito and those needing to move heavy items have a choice of a Nissan One Ton Pickup or a Nissan Double Cab 4X4.
First Car Rental have an extensive range of vehicles to choose from besides those mentioned above, be assured you’ll find the right vehicle suited to your taste, budget and specific need.
Besides South Africa, First Car Rental, or 1st Car Rental as it is sometimes known,  is also making a name in the overseas car rental market offering car hire vehicles in over 100 countries and 4 500 locations. Strengthened by their partnership in Europe with ‘Sixt Rent a Car’, founded in 1912 and Germany’s largest car hire company, First Car Rental can also be found in Malta and Turkey.

First Car Rental Loyalty

First Car Rental’s loyalty programme with ‘Hotel Express’ affords travellers discounted rates on car hire and hotel accommodation including their lucrative partnership with FlySafair
First Car Rental’s new ‘Show and Go’ programme with mobile checkout technology and devise, offers great benefits for corporate clients, insuring a fast, hassle free car hire with every rental you make. Apply for a ‘Show and Go’ card through your company and open the door to the ‘First World of Corporate Car Hire’ saving yourself time and energy with your check-out taking less than one minute! ‘Show and Go’ clients simply step off the plane, go to the First Car Rental ‘Show and Go’ parking area, avoiding branches, paperwork and queues and get going in less than a minute. ‘Show and Go’ facilities are available at OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka International airports.

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First Car Rental Chauffeur Services

‘Direct Transfers’, a world class, door-to-door chauffeur service offered by First Car Rental in conjunction with ‘EZ Shuttles’ accommodates clients needing reliable transport and who enjoy arriving on time and in style whether it’s to or from the airport, to a meeting or engagement or getting home after a night on the town, your specific requirements will be covered with fantastic rates. ‘Direct Transfers’ is available in all major cities throughout South Africa and offers ‘airport transfers’, ‘general transfers’ ‘chauffeur drive’ or ‘coach rental’. The ‘chauffeur drive’ service includes a dedicated driver with an economy or luxury vehicle of your choice, for a period of between two and 12 hours including security. The ‘coach rental’ is the perfect solution for groups of seven to 1000 people with your choice of luxury or semi-luxury coaches in various sizes.

If you’re a visitor to South Africa or just a local exploring unknown territory for the first time, take advantage when hiring your luxury or cheap car rental vehicle with a GPS and cell phone ensuring you’re always reachable and never get lost. When renting a cell phone with First Car Rental you can rent a SIM and 3G card or use your own cell phone and only hire the necessary add-ons, whatever your need First Car Rental will ensure your travel experience is a pleasurable one. A cell phone rental sets you back a small amount of R9.95 per day with a SIM card at R3.95 and 3G at R20.00 per day with R2.50 per MB.