Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport

If you're looking for car rental in Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport, look no further. We offer low CO2 vehicles that are at the cutting edge of environmental technology, with a choice of hire vehicles right across the range, from small city cars to luxury limousines all of which give our customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions.

Tips for renting a car in Port Elizabeth

Before you rent
Choose wisely. In 2019 we introduced our multi-product system which helps you choose a car based on your needs and easily see the final price. Car rental insurance can be tricky to navigate and often isn't what you expect, by booking with us direct you'll receive the correct insurance for your rental.

When you collect your vehicle
Plan ahead. We recommend planning your route before you leave, especially when renting a car at an airport. Are you sure where you're meeting your chaperone or where the rental desk is? Your confirmation email will have the contact information for the location, so we suggest saving the number in your phone ahead of time.

Have the correct documents ready. We try and keep the check in process as painless as possible but we do need to process certain information for legal reasons so having these ready ahead of time can help speed up the process. Make sure you have your booking details ready, along with your driving licence, passport and valid credit card.

Complete a vehicle check. It's essential when you are taken to your car you complete a Vehicle Condition Report (VCR) and note any existing damage, paying particular attention to the five damage hotspots. If you don't report this, you may be liable for these damages when you return the vehicle. We don't want you to get caught out, so we've put together a handy vehicle inspection video to help you check everything thoroughly.

While you rent
Take care. Unfortunately you may be liable for any damage caused to a vehicle in your care, and this will vary depending on the product you choose. A large proportion of damages to any car can be dings you pick up in car parks, so be mindful when space is limited and park further away and walk a little further to your destination.

When you return your vehicle
Complete a vehicle check. It's time to carry out a VCR again and even more essential to fully log any damage, no matter how small, to ensure you are fully covered and we can process your return effectively. Be sure to check the vehicle as before, paying special attention to the five damage hotspots.

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Why choose Green Motion for car rental?

Our pricing is transparent

With Green Motion, you always easily see the total final price. Car rental insurance can sometimes be difficult to understand - by booking with us, you always get the right insurance easily.

Get your car with ease

Our car rental points are located within easy distances from central locations - near airports and train stations, as well as in the heart of cities.

We are eco-friendly

We strive to minimize our environmental impact. We invest in, among other things, biodegradable chemicals and less water-consuming methods to clean our cars, such as steam cleaning.

We are always happy to help

You can reach us by phone from 9 am to 5 pm and at other times by email, [email protected].

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Good to know about car rental in Gqeberha, South Africa

Once you have landed in Gqeberha (formerly Porth Elizabeth) and picked up your rental car from the designated office at Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport, we wish you a safe and delightful journey!

For those navigating Gqeberha's roads for the first time, take a moment to get acquainted with the vehicle, understand South Africa's traffic regulations, and plan your routes.

In South Africa, driving is on the left-hand side. A valid driving license from your home country is required, and depending on your country of origin, you may also need an International Driving Permit (IDP).

The speed limits in South Africa are generally 60 km/h in urban areas, 100 km/h on secondary roads, and 120 km/h on highways, subject to change based on road conditions and signage.

Driving conditions in Gqeberha are generally good, especially within the city where the roads are well-maintained. The city benefits from its status as a major economic hub in the Eastern Cape, which contributes to regular road maintenance and infrastructure development. The traffic flow is usually smooth, although, like any urban area, it can experience congestion during peak hours.

However, travelers should exercise caution when driving in rural areas surrounding the city, as these roads can be less well-maintained. Additionally, drivers should be alert to the possibility of encountering pedestrians and livestock on rural roads, which are common sights outside urban centers in South Africa. Weather conditions can also affect driving; while Gqeberha is known for its pleasant climate, unexpected rain can make roads slippery.

Gqeberha is considered relatively safe compared to other major cities in South Africa, especially for tourists who take standard safety precautions. However, like many urban areas, it does have varying safety levels depending on the specific neighborhood.

If you need help while in Gqeberha, don't hesitate to contact our office. In an emergency, the national emergency number is 10111.

Useful Information

Where to collect your car

You can collect your car from Rental Car Park East

Side of road

Drive on the left side of the road in Malta

Nearest Petrol Station

If you drive down Vjal L-Avjazzjoni and take a left at the roundabout, there will be a petrol station on your left

Nearest train station

The nearest train station is Port Elizabeth Railway Station, situated in the central business district of Gqeberha

Nearest bus station

There are several shuttle buses that operate from the airport, connecting to various parts of the city, including the central bus station in Gqeberha.

Local currency

Euro (€)

Average temperatures

13°C (55°F) - 27°C (81°F)

FAQ car rental in Gqeberha, South Africa

How much does it cost to rent a car in Gqeberha, South Africa?

The average prices can be as low as R228/Day (€10.36). Please check our booking system for more accurate prices!

Do I need a car in South Africa?

Yes, we highly recommend renting a car! Public transportation is often crowded and unreliable, and it is more cost-efficient to self-drive than take tours. Renting a car is especially worthwhile in South Africa, where public transport is limited in big cities and non-existent in rural areas.

Can I drive a rented car from Gqeberha to other parts of South Africa?

Yes, you can drive across South Africa, but please let us know your travel plans before-hand. Be aware of varying road conditions, safetiness and driving practices.

Are there any specific driving rules I should be aware of in South Africa?

Yes, here's some! Stop signs mean complete stop, and the first vehicle to stop at a four-way stop is the first to move. The wearing of seat belts is mandatory for all occupants of the vehicle, and failure to wear a seatbelt is subject to fines. South Africa has strict drink-driving laws, with a maximum allowable alcohol blood content of 0.05%.

Is it safe to drive in South Africa as a tourist?

Driving in South Africa as a tourist is generally considered safe, but it requires awareness and caution due to various challenges. It's advisable to use major highways, avoid driving at night, and always lock doors and close windows while driving. It's common to find informal street vendors approaching cars at traffic lights or stop signs to sell goods or beg. It’s advised to keep your doors locked and windows up in urban areas to avoid potential theft. Drink driving is another significant issue, despite legal limits.