First Car Rental

Operating successfully for 16 years, First Car Rental has positioned itself within the four top car rental companies in the country. The company is an owned subsidiary of 'Combined Motor Holdings', a JSE-listed group with a level 2 BEEE status.

Comprisinga fleet with more than 6000 vehicles across 49 locations including all major airports, tourist and business destinations, clients are able to hire an affordable, reliable vehicle in under a minute by simply using the 3-step online booking process!As well as South Africa, First Car Rental has established itself in Namibia, Tanzania, Malta, Mauritius and Turkeyincluding an international service, in partnership with 'Sixt Rent a Car',covering over 100 countries with 4 500 locations.

First Car Rental's fleet offers clients a superbvariety of vehicles comprisingBudget Hire, inexpensive 'no frills' models,Executive Car Hirefor those that prefer a little luxury, Passenger Van Hire for people travelling in groups andCorporate Car Hire,specifically geared towards business people on the move who benefit in time saving with 'Show&Go', the world's first mobile check-out in the car rental industry! This new 'green' technology eliminates queues, paperwork or need of a rental branch allowing clients to proceed directly from 'arrivals' to their vehicle, checking out in less than a minute! These state-of-the-art mobile check-outs are available at 'OR Tambo', 'Cape Town' and 'King Shaka International Airports'.

First Car Rental Partnerships

In partnership with 'Premier Hotels & Resorts', 'First Car Rental's' 'Show&Go' clientele receive great rates forconference facilities andaccommodation with comfort and style, for business or pleasure inspecially selected locationsaround South Africa.

'Hotel Express International' membership offers discounted rates to First Car Rental clients making that holiday or business trip that much more pleasurable.

Through First Car Rental's exclusive partnership with FlySafair, clients can now book their combination 'flight and car hire' faresto Durban and East London, with the new routes commencing soon.

By partnering with 'Tourism Radio® visitors driving themselves in theirFirst Car Rental vehicle will appreciate radio broadcasts imparting information on the area they're driving through, so nothing worth seeing is missedincluding the 'First Car Rental City Guide App' that provides superb travel information, highlights historic and scenic spots, detailed maps of South Africa and has a built-in search and category filter making their driving experience easier and that much more exciting.

Supporting women, First Car Rental is the official travel sponsor for the 'South African Women's Open' golf tournament, a world-class event endorsed by both the 'Women's Professional Golf Association' and the 'Ladies European Tour'.


Avoid stressful traffic-related issues when trying to get to that meeting on time or catching that last minute flight! Rather enjoy the pleasure of being chauffeur driven with 'EZ Shuttle' 'First Car Rental's' 'Direct Transfers' service where you relax in comfort andarrive timeously in stylewith a smile on your face! Whatever your travel need, for an inner-city, cost-effective transfer, 'EZ Shuttle' will provide a package to suit your pocket. This useful service is available in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit.

'Buy a Car' and get the best deal on a 2nd hand vehicle as young as 1 to 2 years with around 60 000km mileage! You have a great selection to choose from online from First Car Rental who 'de-fleet' thousands of 'nearly-new' vehicles annually.Power-driven by 'CarCart' these vehicles come with complete service histories plus existing warranties and you're guaranteed the same superior 'before and after sales service' that you receive from 'First Car Rental'.

Every girl wants her special day to be perfect. Ensure it is by driving in a First Car Rental 'wedding car hire' vehicle. Spoil yourself on your special day with nothing but the best, be it a luxury vehicle or a comfortable economy one! Specialising in weddings with the backing of wedding planners, First Car Rental will assist you with a solution to suit your budget and your overall transport needs.

For extended holidays or business trips, 'long-term car rental' is a lot more cost-effective than you imagined! When renting for 30 days or more you'll pay less than a daily rate and if not a member, why not join 'First Car Rental's' loyalty programme, enabling you to earn points and with special treatment.


In the unlikely event that a client experiences a vehicle break-down or is involved in an accident, they should (after medical treatment has been received) contact First Car Rental. Familiarise yourself with accident procedures online.

Contact Information

24-hour Call Centre: 0861 178227

Break-downs - 24-hr Roadside Assistance:

Tel: 0860 888911 (SA only)

Tel: +27 31 335 8400 (Outside SA Borders)

Accidents: 0861 178 227