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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), which is just over 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 25km).

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    Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in Johannesburg are Budget, Bidvest, Hertz, Avis and Europcar.

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    Local currency

    Rand (ZAR)

  • Average temperatures

    Warmest month: January (21°C)
    Coldest month: June (10°C)

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Hire a car in Johannesburg

A city of overwhelming urban vigour, Johannesburg is shedding its old skin and shaping up.

South Africa’s powerhouse and richest city, Jo’burg has been centre stage since the discovery of gold in the area. Today, the city most fondly draws ties to Nelson Mandela, who’s legacy can be seen throughout its insightful museums and notable landmarks. While still rough around the edges, Johannesburg is finally showing off its colourful mix of cultures and flavours without hesitation.

If you hit the road and travel beyond the city’s suburbs and townships you’ll be greeted by the South African wilderness. There’s the Magaliesberg mountain range and various safaris, as well as interesting archaeological sites close by.

Sights to see

South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg is a diverse, exciting and sprawling metropolis often said to show the real South Africa. Car hire allows you to explore this fascinating city and the surrounding African countryside.

Things to do in Johannesburg

The most powerful commercial centre in Africa, Johannesburg has contrasts of great wealth and terrible poverty. The centre is very modern and hi-tech, with shimmering office buildings and a vibrant urban atmosphere. Johannesburg is one of the only cities in the world to be based on neither an ocean port nor a major river, and its high altitude (1753 metres above sea level) takes some getting used to for many people. You can take a bus tour of both the rich suburbs and the townships to get a real flavour of the city with the benefit of an informative guide. Johannesburg can be a dangerous city – but if you listen to the advice about where to go and what not to do, it is a safe and fascinating holiday destination.

Johannesburg: Discover more

Johannesburg’s central municipal area is huge, and hiring a car is a very useful way of navigating your way around. Further afield from Jo’burg is the amazing Kruger National Park, where you can arrange a Safari and spot all of the 'big 5' - lions, leopards, rhino, buffalo and elephant.

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