Smart Car Hire

Can I rent a car from Smart Car Hire with a foreign Driving license and not an international license?

Yes, as long as it is a valid US, UK or European license.

Can we leave the car at the airport?

No. We can meet you at the airport for collection at an additional fee of R450.

Is there insurance on the vehicle?

Yes, the insurance is included in the price.  The excess is R5000 in the event of an accident or the car getting stolen.  Any damage to the vehicle including scratches, dents, damaged tires, windscreen damage etc. will be deducted from the R5000 deposit.

Can I do the Garden route?

Yes, as long as you are within the 250km zone.

Can I go out of the 250km zone if I pay extra?

No, as our cars can only be used up to 250km and no further.

Do I have to wait while you inspect my car?


Can I have more than one extra driver?

Yes, the main driver is included at no charge, and the price is R200.00 once off per extra driver.

Are there any hidden costs?

Smart Car Hire has no hidden costs as they are all stated in our terms and conditions.

Can I use my deposit to pay my rental at the end of my contract?

No, as we then do not have a deposit.

Can I rent a car on a long-term basis?

Yes, we offer monthly special rates.

Does Smart Car Hire deliver or drop cars at the airport?

Yes. However, we charge a R450 fee per delivery or collection.

Can we pay with a credit card?

Yes, but we do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards.

What happens if something goes wrong with the car?

Call / Phone smart car hire.

Do you offer cars with Air-conditioning?

Yes, all of our vehicles have air-conditioning.

Can I rent a car with no excess?

No, but you can take the Excess Reducer option @ R100.00 per day and reduce the excess to R3000.