AVIS Car Rental

'Zeda Car Rental and Tours (Pty) Ltd' birthed way back in 1967 in Bloemfontein and it wasn't long beforeit was snapped up by a division of Sanlam wholater formed a joint venture with 'Avis Rent a Car Systems Incorporated'. With its new name the company grew steadily and by 1972 had branches in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.Today Avis Car Rental has more than 80 locations including 24 airports andprovides servicesthat incorporate every facet of car rental travel that any renter may require.


All vehicles receive regular services with maintenance of the highest standard. Avis Car Rental covers all your needs whether for business or pleasure by offeringyou a great selection of manual and automatic small, medium or luxury vehicles. The fleet range includes Mini, VW, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Hyundai or similar vehicles.

'Avis Luxury Cars' fleet comprise the plush Audi A8, A3 Convertible or BMW 650i. These vehicles are no older than 12 months with less than 60 000km mileage and include air conditioning, power steering, airbags, central locking, a GPS and radio/CD ensuring you, absolute travelling comfort.

The 'Avis Van Rental' fleet comprises 4x4 off-road single or double cabs, vans of one, three, five or eight tonnes (open or closed), panel vans and 14-seater busses. Vans and bakkies are aged around 3 years with +-120 000 kilometres while trucks are aged 5 years with 400 000 kilometres on the clock. These vehicles are maintained on a regular basis in strict accordance with manufacturer specifications.

When you're looking to hire a trailer, with 'Avis Trailer Hire' you can relax knowing you'll receive a high quality product, custom-made for Avis that has passed specific Avis standards. You have a choice of renting a trailer with or without a vehicle, returning it to a different location or convenientlyyou may select to have the trailer delivered and collected.

Couples in love, a familyor a small group of 4 going on safari will ensure a successful bush excursion with all their travel needs met by hiring an 'Avis Safari Rental' camper vehicle.These Ford Ranger safari campersare fitted for convenience and comfort with the latest solar charging systems, traction and trailer sway control, tyre pressure monitoring and an improved safari suspension system. To perfect your safari, hire a professional tour guide who will assist you in planning your worthwhile, cost effective route.


When your Avis Car Rental won't start, is in for its monthly service or has been stolen, the 'Avis Point 2 Point' service is a quick fix solution to overcome these predicaments. This service is available in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in an economy, sedan or MPV vehicle and is suitable for inner city transport or to the airport, where an extra 30 minutes should be added to your time,should you need to check-in.

'Avis Chauffeur Drive' is available countrywide in luxury vehicles, 4x4s and convertibles. Whether you require a transfer or need to have on-hand, your vehicle and chauffeur for a specific amount of time, you'll be relaxed as you travel safely in luxury. This service will ensure you arrive at the church on time, relaxed and looking perfect.

Ensure the success of your conference or event with one total transport solution and allow 'Avis Conference and Events' to oversee your transport requirements, giving you precious added time to focus on other important matters. This service covers events of all kinds, big or small by a specialist team.

If you're looking to upgrade on your vehicle, contact 'Avis Buy a Car' where you can trade in your old one. Get a great used vehicle in good condition with low mileage at a good price.


To make your journey that much better with peace of mind, take advantage of additional services offered by Avis Car Rentalsuch as 'roadside assistance or breakdown', special equipment, a free mobile phone package, maps and a 24-hour free care-line to contact if necessary.

Keep your child safe and secure by renting a baby or child seat,also allowing you to fully enjoy the drive while you are safely guided by aGPS in your own language, saving you time and leading you right to where you want to be.

On offer to make your Avis Car Hire travelling experience unique to your needs are 'Shorter Distance Specials', 'Super Cover Rates', 'Monthly Rates', 'Weekend Car Hire' and for visitors from afar, 'International Visitors Specials'.


Avis has numerous lucrative partnerships under its belt affording rewards and savingsto their clients. Airline partners include South African Airways, Voyager and Express, SA Airlink, British Airways, Lufthansa and SN Brussels Airlines.Accommodation partners are 'City Lodge' situated throughout the country with attractive, comfortable rooms and en-suite bathrooms.The 'Three Cities Exceptional Hotels& Safari Lodges' established in 1988 with itsmain focus on providing the tourism sector with specialised services. Today the group manages more than 32 superior leisure properties of hotels, resorts and game lodges, all located at major tourist and business hot spots.

Contact Information

24-hour Roadside

& Emergency : 0800 001 669 or +27 11 387 8432

Email : reservations@avis.co.za

Call Centre : +27 11 923 3518 (when unable to get online)

Email : info@avis.co.za

Car Sales : 0861 036 770

Truck Rental : +27 11 626 2356

Email : sharon.cooper@avis.co.za