Call of the Wild at Discount Car Hire Rates

Matt Somers By Matt Somers, 21st Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Visit rare and endangered animal species in South Africa by with a rental car. Most folks are wising up to the affordability of rental cars for long distance traveling. Read and learn more about wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa and the pro’s of arriving at the destination with a rental car.

When Nature Calls

If the resounding call of the wild is tempting you to explore the bounty and beauty of South Africa’s rare and endangered wildlife, pack the bags and head for the proverbial hills. Don’t make the mistake of taking your own rather pricey vehicle though; join the growing numbers of sensible folk who opt for discount car hire instead.

All indications are that South Africans are slowly cottoning on to the fiscal benefits of using budget car hire over and above their trusty automobiles.

Benefits of Using Discount Car Hire

Instead of wracking up the hard yards on the aging family sedan or in the brand new, low slung BMW; rather drive away in a highly polished, well maintained and affordable hire car safe in the knowledge that the constantly deteriorating asset isn’t making a sizeable dent in your investment portfolio.


Although many uninformed travellers are likely to flinch at the perceived cost of car hire, even discount Cape Town car hire, it’s actually cheaper to travel long distances in a rental vehicle.

Total up the cost of the inevitable wear and tear - which will undoubtedly include a maintenance service, a couple of new tyres and the occasional re-conditioned exhaust – and you’ll be astounded at the unwelcome dent it makes in the pre and post holiday budget....and that’s not including the unavoidable scrapes, dings and bumps normally associated with a holiday on the wild side!

No Damage

One of the hard facts of a road trip in South Africa is that most of the popular wildlife sanctuaries and other fascinating travel destinations tend to be way off the beaten track. The rugged terrain and rough roads of rural South Africa are not ideal for sleek and sedate inner-city cars. The likelihood of irreparable damage to your dream car is definitely on the high side, so why not leave someone else to deal with the damage?

Flexibility of Choice

By opting for discount car hire you can also select the right car for the territory, passenger numbers, luggage, leg room and all the other essential holiday travel requirements.

Popular Destinations for Intimate Wildlife Encounters

Once you’ve collected your shiny new discount car hire in Cape Town, take to the highways and byways and make for any one of these sanctuaries where up close and personal encounters are part of the action:

* The Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre is located near the town of Addo in the Eastern Cape. Wide eyed owls, birds of prey, Nile crocodiles and a collection of venomous snakes are the main characters of the daily shows and tours.

* The Daniell Cheetah Breeding Program, situated 80 km from PE airport on the R75 highway, presents a Cheetah Walk tour where tactile encounters with these gracious big cats are the highlight of the day.

* Butterfly World is located outside the town of Klapmuts in the glorious Cape Winelands. Brightly coloured free flying butterflies and a host of other creatures entertain visitors in lush, tropical gardens.

Where to find discount car hire in Cape Town

Reeds Car and Bakkie Rental offers reliable car hire in Cape Town at discount rates. With a convenient presence at Cape Town International Airport and a sizeable car rental fleet designed to meet all your holiday requirements, Cape Town airport car hire has never been better located or affordable.

Browse the Reeds Car and Bakkie Rental website for current rates and all the relevant information and then book your rental car today!


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author avatar Denise O
21st Feb 2011 (#)

If I ever make it there, I will have to listen to your advice. It makes sense to me. Nice read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Martin Ray
17th Jun 2011 (#)

Hertz provides affordable car rental services from around the world. I always take car hire service from Hertz.

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author avatar Sarah Michaels
6th Jan 2012 (#)

I love these pictures, thanks for the great article!

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