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Durban car rentals from C$ 21/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Durban with a pick-up date of 31/7 and drop-off date of 11/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Volkswagen Polo Vivo car
Volkswagen Polo Vivo
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
C$ 23/day
Toyota Agya car
Toyota Agya
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
C$ 26/day
Toyota Corolla Quest car
Toyota Corolla Quest
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
C$ 27/day
Class Full-size SUV car
Class Full-size SUV
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
C$ 102/day
Renault Kwid car
Renault Kwid
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
C$ 21/day
Class Premium Car car
Class Premium Car
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
C$ 102/day
Toyota Urban Cruiser car
Toyota Urban Cruiser
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
C$ 39/day
Volkswagen Tiguan car
Volkswagen Tiguan
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
C$ 57/day
Volkswagen T-Cross car
Volkswagen T-Cross
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
C$ 57/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Durban

  • For people who want to enjoy greater flexibility in the city, cheap rental cars in Durban are a good mode of transportation. To rent a car from any of the Durban car rental companies, you must be at least 18 years old. However, the majority of rental car agencies have a higher age limit of 25 years for specific vehicle categories, including several vans and premium vehicles. As a result, only a few categories of cars are available for leasing to persons between the ages of 18 and 24. Specifically, drivers under the age of 25 can rent Mini, Compact, and Economy automobiles from the numerous Durban car rentals.
  • In general, Durban's landscape is mountainous and very constant in elevation. Because of this, most of the city's roads—aside from the few major highways—are congested and have numerous meandering stretches. It is wise to generally keep your speed down when operating your rental car on these congested routes. Consider renting a vehicle with a higher ground clearance if you intend to drive to more mountainous locations. Additionally, keep in mind that most drivers in Durban frequently switch lanes without signaling. As a result, you should keep your eyes and ears open and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
  • You must abide by the South African rules regarding child seats if you are driving in Durban with your child(ren). These laws mandate that any youngster who is younger than 8 years old or shorter than 5 feet must always ride in a suitable restraint system. Depending on the child's age and/or height, this item may be a child car seat or a booster seat. When renting any of the cheap rental cars in Durban, you can easily obtain a suitable restraint device. For every booster seat or child car seat, you must pay an extra daily fee.
  • South Africa’s third largest city sits along the coast of the Indian Ocean and is a prominent destination for tourism. The best way to explore the long stretch of coastline and its beaches is with car hire in Durban, which affords you the flexibility and convenience of setting your own travel schedule without being limited by the scope of public transport. Richards Bay (170 miles north via N2) is popular site for canoeing and surfing, while the sights of capital Johannesburg lie about 567 miles north-west via the N3.
  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR) is the closest (22 miles) major air transit hub to the city centre and is the most practical location for securing a hire car in Durban if you’re flying into the region. The Car Hire Centre has a good selection of providers, like Thrifty, Dollar and Budget, where you can pick up your reserved vehicle or obtain one on the fly. To find them, follow the directions to the southern exit of the terminal building along Boulevard Road leading to the Car Rental Parking area.
  • With a population of over 3 million, Durban is a dynamic city with major maritime, air and road links and an enormous amount of vehicular and cycle traffic daily. During morning or evening rush hour periods and the early afternoon hours, you can expect major congestion inbound and outbound along primary roads (M4, M10 and R102) flowing through the city centre. Additionally, there will be a tremendous amount of pedestrian traffic due to the number of educational institutions and the high volume of visiting tourists from in the city centre from November-December.
  • The morning traffic rush in Durban usually begins about 06:00, peaks around 07:00 and eases around 08:30, while the evening rush begins about 15:30 and tails off around 17:30. Areas to avoid during these times are the busy M4/R102 interchange near the Grey Street Complex as well as the massive 165 cross-change between the districts of Berea West and Bonela. Be advised that interior streets are also highly active during weekdays, which will causee traffic delays in many areas.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Durban for C$ 34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Durban at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Durban are around 6% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Durban are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Durban

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Durban?

    For affordability and ease of handling in areas of high traffic, compacts and small economy cars are highly recommended in Durban. If however you are travelling with a party of five or more, then the storage and seating capacity of an SUV or luxury vehicle is more ideal.

  • What’s the speed limit in Durban?

    Unless road signs indicate otherwise, you should observe the following speed limits when driving along streets and roads in and around the city of Durban: 35mph on streets in urban areas, 60mph along rural or secondary roads (R102) and 75mph driving on primary roads and highways such as the M4 and M10. Expect a high number of active static and traffic cams due to the sheer number of road vehicles, especially in heavily populated areas and at interchanges and road junctions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Durban?

    On-street parking is available in Durban, however there are safety concerns with parking your Durban car hire in the city, so using a private off-street garage is recommended for short or long stays. Some offer a flat rate of around 75 ZAR (3.65 GBP) for 24h parking from Monday-Sunday and accept payment via cash or debit/credit card. Others have varying hours of operation with a rate of about 15 ZAR (0.75 GBP) per hour. Several of them are multi-storey car parks that offer designated parking spots for those with disabilities.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Durban?

    On average a rental car in Durban costs C$ 55 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Durban?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget (C$ 21/day), Avis (C$ 23/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (C$ 26/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 190 Ke Masinga Road 4000 (1 kilometers from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Durban?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Durban. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Durban?

    The average gas price in Durban is C$ 6.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 78 and C$ 104, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Durban?

    Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Durban.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Durban?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Durban?

    A Full Size car rental in Durban costs C$ 61 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Durban?

    A Compact car rental in Durban costs C$ 44 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Durban?

    A Mini car rental in Durban costs C$ 55 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Durban?

    In Durban, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Durban Airport (14 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Durban?

    On average a rental car in Durban costs C$ 387 per week (C$ 55 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Durban?

    On average a rental car in Durban costs C$ 1,659 per month (C$ 55 per day).

  • Are there toll roads in Durban?

    Yes. You will pay some tolls when operating your rental vehicle on the M65 exit heading north to KwaDukuza. If you don't want to pay the tolls levied on this road, you should think about using an alternate route to get there.

  • Can I rent an electric car in Durban?

    Five EV charging stations are located at strategic locations across Durban, making it very handy for anyone looking to rent an electric car from Durban car rentals. You can easily find a place to recharge your car no matter the location to which you will be driving your electric rental car.

Durban car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

190 Ke Masinga Road

+27 31 310 9700

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

King Shaka Int Airport

+27 32 436 7800

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
Great service

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Location and clean car

Cons:

Never sent a receipt

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

190 Ke Masinga Road

+27 31 310 9700

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

King Shaka Int Airport

+27 32 436 7800

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
Consumer service

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

136-146 Florence Nzama Street

+27 31 368 1955

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Durban Intl Ap

+27 32 436 3040

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Was charged $300 USD for a scratched plastic hub cap. Will be disputing the charge via my credit card, and will spread the word about never renting from Thrifty anywhere in the world.

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We were not welcomed at the car park, in fact we were ignored on pickup and return. Taking a carrolla I expected a decent amount of power.going up hills required frequent use of first gear. On returning the car, we should have received the charges. A week later, I have not seen the final bill.

1 out of 0

1First Car Rental

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

206, Dr Pixley Kaseme street, Durban,

+27 313 358 401

Opening times not available

Car Rental Concourse 2, Durban

+27 324 360 100

Opening times not available

Liberty Towers 1st Flr Parking

Opening times not available

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8.0 Very good

Jul. 2023

KAYAK
No central locking for any of the economy cars - this is a basic feature, also necessary for basic safety in South Africa. Otherwise, the car was great

1 out of 1

Woodford

6.0

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.6

4 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

34 Hunter Street

Opening times not available

Durban King Shaka International Airport

Opening times not available

Head Office, 14 Overport Drive, Overport, South Africa

+27 312 078 669

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30
Saturday07:00 - 16:30
Sunday07:00 - 16:30

Intersite Avenue, Umgeni, Durban, South Africa

Opening times not available

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6.0 Okay

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Checking took over 30 minutes and we were the only people there. The woman at the desk was great, but the vehicle was not delivered ready.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
I booked my vehicle 2 months in advance. When I went to pick up the vehicle was not available. They offered another vehicle at no extra cost which was ok. I was offered additional insurance which was supposed to be R480 but when I saw my bank statement I was actually charged over R800 Returned the vehicle with a full tank of fuel but was charged R1088.56 for fuel charges I had to then send proof of payment for the fuel and I'm still waiting for my refund. not a great experience

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Excellent value, efficient service. Friendly team.

8.4 Very good

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was a Kia Sportage, nice car, easy to drive. Staff all helpful and friendly. Would use them again.

Cons:

Rear cover was missing in the boot. Wasn't noticed on pickup and only noticed on return. I thought it had been left out because they get stollen or damaged? Cruise control would have been nice to have on the car.

1 out of 1

Sixt

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

206 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street

+27 11 230 9999

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Car Rental Building 2

+27 11 230 9999

Monday05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday05:30 - 22:00
Thursday05:30 - 22:00
Friday05:30 - 22:00
Saturday05:30 - 22:00
Sunday05:30 - 22:00

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6.0 Okay

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

The antenna was missing and the running board was loose.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The entire staff at the Durban airport were very helpful, accommodating, and cheerful. Wonderful experience all around!

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

Durban Airport

+27 32 436 0300

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
Sunday05:00 - 22:00

Mahindra Durban

+27 324 360 300

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was not sent my reservation so did not use the car. I ended up using another rental company instead.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

High price for automatic

6.8 Okay

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was new and comfortable, worked great.

Cons:

Pushed the insurance too hard on us.

8.8 Very good

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent little car, clean and ran well.

Cons:

Agent at pickup was stressed and abrupt not helpful with explanations and the service was very slow. It took over 1 hour to pick up the car even though we were the only customers.

1 out of 0

GREEN MOTION

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Durban

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Locations in Durban

Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 119 756 790

Opening times not available

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Tempest Car Hire

7.0

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

216 Stalwart Simelane Street

+27 313 685 231

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

47 Victoria Embankment

+27 842 341 118

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

3 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

216 Stalwart Simelane St, North Beach

+27 31 337 3731

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

50 Florence Nzama Street

Opening times not available

King Shaka International Airport

+27 32 436 9500

Monday05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday05:30 - 22:00
Thursday05:30 - 22:00
Friday05:30 - 22:00
Saturday05:30 - 22:00
Sunday05:30 - 22:00

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Durban

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Locations in Durban

Shop B3 12-14 Walnut Road

+27 313 352 570

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Durban

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Locations in Durban

1 Intersite Avenue

+27 31 207 8669

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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Bidvest

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

108 Bram Fischer Road, Durban

Opening times not available

King Shaka Int. Airport. La Mercy

Opening times not available

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National

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

Car Rental Terminal

+27 32 436 3030

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Serviced By Europcar

324369500

Opening times not available

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Durban

Locations in Durban

206 Dr Pixley Kaseme Street

Opening times not available

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Bluu

No score available yet

3 locations in Durban

fromC$ 33/day

Locations in Durban

214 Chris Hani Road

+27 31 461 2050

Opening times not available

Bram Fischer ROAD

Opening times not available

Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 32 436 5500

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Europcar

No score available yet

3 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

216 Stalwart Simelane Street

+27 31 337 3731

Opening times not available

50 Florence Nzama Street

+27 313 373 731

Opening times not available

Bld1,kisk2,the Farm,king Shaka Apt

+27 32 436 9500

Opening times not available

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Dollar

No score available yet

2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

136-146 Florence Nzama St

+27 31 368 1955

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Durban Airport

+27 32 436 0300

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
Sunday05:00 - 22:00

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7.2 Good

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very friendly and polite. Vehicle was in good condition.

Cons:

Although the booking had been made correctly by my company and the card payment details were provided, I had to leave my personal credit card details as security before the vehicle was released to me. I then had to return the following day with my company secretary to avoid being charged twice for the booking. A very inconvenient experience, as this involved a 50k round trip to the airport. The booking was for a SUV, but the vehicle provided turned out to be a 4wd pick-up truck with a hard cover at the back, no luxury features and no built-in GPS system, which was disappointing considering the price we paid.

First Rent

No score available yet

2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

206 Dr Pixley Kaseme St

+27 313 358 401

Opening times not available

King Shaka Dr

+27 324 360 100

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

216 Stalwart Simelane Street, Durban Central

Opening times not available

Desk in arrival hall

Opening times not available

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Al Wefaq

No score available yet

One location in Durban

Locations in Durban

21 Bram Fischer Road

+27 313 378 602

Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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CABS Car Hire

No score available yet

One location in Durban

Locations in Durban

Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 315 695 869

Opening times not available

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9 travellers who rented a car in Durban gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Durban

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

C$ 55/day

Good deal

C$ 34/day

When to book a rental car in Durban

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