SA-Airlines | Thrifty Car Rental South Africa

Thrifty Car Hire, established in 1981 by the Moolla Brothers, is an affordable car rental company operating across South Africa and Namibia. The company incorporates Dollar Thrifty Car & Van Rental too. Established in 2002, Dollar Thrifty Car & Van Rental, is a specialist rental concern offering commercial and passenger vehicle rentals at affordable rates.

Thrifty Car Hire supports South African Black Empowerment and currently holds a Level 3 BEE status. The company also believes in maintaining an excellent level of customer service and guarantees this through its membership to the South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, which has regulations in place to govern its members.

About Thrifty Car Hire in South Africa

Dollar Thrifty has car rental branches across the country, located at major airports and city centres. The fleet is designed to cater to both leisure and commercial travellers and includes the likes of double cabs, single cabs, 4x4s, panel vans, and both entry-level and luxury high-end rental vehicles.

Where does Dollar Thrifty Car Rental fit in? Dollar Thrifty Car Rental is a division of the Thrifty Group that was taken over by Hertz in 2012 and still operates under the company name. In fact, the company has earned itself a sound reputation in the industry and was given the Feather Award for Best Car Rental Company by ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) for 5 years running.

This car hire company is available at over 10 000 locations worldwide and has a fleet of over 5 000 vehicles. Thrifty prides itself on offering safe, affordable car rental deals to all of its customers.

Thrifty Car Rental's Fleet in South Africa

The Thrifty Car Hire fleet offers a range of vehicle types to suit every budget. According to Thrifty Car Hire's website, the company features the following types of vehicles:

Polo Vivo Mercedes Benz C-Class
Datsun Go Nissan X-Trail Auto 4x4
Hyundai i10 Toyota Fortuner 2x4
Nissan Micra Nissan NP300 4x4
Nissan Almera Toyota Quantum 10-seater/14-seater
Toyota Quest Toyota Corolla
Nissan NP200 VW T6 Kombi
Nissan NP300 Single Cab 2x4 Hyundai i20 Hatch
Ford Ranger 4x4 BMW X3
Nissan NV350

Thrifty Car Hire believes in ensuring the safety of its clients on the road and because of this, they endeavour to replace all of their vehicles every year, or every 30 000 km.

Thrifty Car Hire Rewards Club - MyBucks & Thrifty Miles

Customers of Thrifty Car Hire can join the rewards club called MyBucks. For every car rental, members receive points in the form of "Thrifty Miles". These miles can be collected and redeemed for discounts on future car hire bookings.

To take advantage of this loyalty program, travellers must register as a member on the Thrifty Car Hire website.

Where Are Thrifty Car Rental Branches in South Africa?

You can find a Thrifty Car Hire branch in the following provinces:

  • In Gauteng, you can find a Thrifty Car Hire branch at O.R Tambo Airport, Lanseria Airport, Midrand Halfway Gardens, Centurion, Pretoria Stanza Bopape Street, and in Sandton just opposite the Gautrain.
  • In the Western Cape, you can find Thrifty Car Rental Cape Town at the Cape Town International Airport, Greenpoint, Somerset West, and George Airport.
  • In KwaZulu Natal, find Thrifty Car Hire in Durban City, King Shaka International Airport, and Richards Bay.
  • In the Free State, you can find Thrifty Car Hire at the Bloemfontein Airport.
  • In the Eastern Cape, Thrifty Car Rental branches are at East London Airport, Umtata Airport, Port Elizabeth Airport, and in Walmer.
  • In Mpumalanga, you can find Thrifty Car Rental at the Kruger International Airport.

Additional Costs to Expect

The advertised prices on the Thrifty Car Hire website and partner websites reflect the daily rental rate or special package deal. In addition to these costs, customers need to consider damage and theft waivers, which usually amount to R100 to R300 per day depending on the vehicle category, and the length of the hire period. In addition to these fees, customers should be aware of possible excess km charges when hiring a vehicle that don't come with unlimited mileage.

Deposits are required for each rental and are returned at the end of the rental period if the car has no damage. Deposits usually take between 4 and 10 working days to be refunded.

Thrifty Car Services - South Africa

Thrifty Car Rental in South Africa offers a variety of valuable services, including:

  • Passenger & Luxury Car Rental

    Travellers can select a vehicle to hire from a wide range of options. The company offers passenger vehicles, luxury vehicles, and commercial vehicles too.

  • Chauffeur Services

    Need a driver to get you from A to B while you deal with business or simply relax? Thrifty Car Hire offers a chauffeur service that comes with vehicle and driver. All drivers are licensed and familiar with all routes in the area. These services need to be booked in advance.

  • One-way Rentals

    Thrifty Car Rental understands that sometimes a traveller needs to go in one direction. The company offers One-Way rentals where customers can collect a vehicle at one location and drop it off at another. One-Way rentals are provided at cost-effective rates and must be arranged in advance.

Thrifty car sales is an extra service offering of the Dollar Thrifty Group and can be found in Boksburg, Gauteng. An extension to the car rental side of the business, at Thrifty Car Sales you will find the same attention to detail and vehicle quality that you would get with a car rental. All Thrifty vehicles have to pass a systematic inspection before they are offered to customers.

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