Tempest Car Hire

Realising aneed in the market for super affordable car hire, Tempest Car Hire took on well established car hire companies back in 1986 and is still going strong with their total commitment in providing clients with the lowest possible rates and personalised service.

An 'Imperial Group Company', Tempest Car Hire holds a level 2 BBBEE rating and proudly supports the 'Imperial & Ukhamba Community Development Trust' with programmes at schools in the Orange Farm area. The company also presented the 'KFC Mini Cricket' programme that entails weekly cricket coaching clinics, is a contributor annually to 'Aids Week Bannerthon' and is associated with 'Dreamfields SA' including limited contributions of complimentary rental days to known charities.

With 26 branches nationwide and a fleet of over 3000 vehicles, clients can choose from a great variety of economical, luxury and group transport vehicles,some of which include 'Chevrolet', 'Polo Vivo', 'Nissan', Hyundai H1 Wagon' and the latest addition to their new 'Group A' range, the 'Chery QQ3', on a 'special' for just R145 per day including 100kms with standard cover. Whether you need a vehicle for business, pleasure or just while your jalopy's in for repairs, you'll find a branch located at each major city and most airports.


Other than just hiring super cheap vehicles,Tempest Car Hire offer clients'Maxirent' for long-term vehicle rental of 30 days or more with a range of rates and options to suit each person's specific need and budget.

Fast and convenient, allow 'Tempest Airport Transfers' to make your holiday or business trip that much more enjoyable without you worrying about getting to the airport on time or returning safely home after long meetings and a tiring flight. Allow an experienced 'Tempest' chauffeur to do the driving for you while you sit back and relax! This service is available at Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth airports.

Save even further when more than one of you are on your way to catch your cheap air flight by booking a 'Pick-up or Drop-off' service with rates quoted on a trip basis irrespective of how many passengers there may be. Be sure to check the rates applicable to 'peak', 'off-peak' and 'flexi'for the vehicle of your choice.

A welcome accessory for any visitor ensuring they're relaxed and on the right track when driving in an unfamiliar area is a GPS. Clients can rent a 'TOM TOM' navigational devise that's easy to use and available at all major airports.


Clients taking a cheap flight with Mango Airlines can look forward to an inexpensive car hire vehicle through 'Tempest's' partnership with the airline, while 'Edgars' club members receive up to 15% off their 'Tempest' vehicle including free kilometres and'Sanlam Reality' members save up to a massive 50% on their car hire!

Tempest Contact Information

Head Office:

Telephone : +27 (0) 11 479 4000

Fax : +27 (0) 11 453 6889

Call Centre:

Telephone : 0861 836 737 (local & international)


OR Tambo : 011 578 8300

Lanseria : 011 659 2741

Cape Town : 021 935 8650

George : 044 876 9250

King Shaka : 032 436 9800

Polokwane : 015 288 0219

Kruger : 013 750 2765

Kimberley : 053 851 1516/7

Upington : 054 337 8560

Bloemfontein : 051 433 2146

Port Elizabeth: 041 508 9650

East London : 043 736 1320