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driving in south africa and swaziland

Reading, United...
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driving in south africa and swaziland

is it safe to drive from the kruger through swaziland to pongola ?

we are a family with 2 teenage boys in a hire car.

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Cape Town Central...
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1. Re: driving in south africa and swaziland

Yes!

Just drive as carefully as you would in the UK and, like there, look out for the other guy as well!

Edited: 13 years ago
Reading, United...
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2. Re: driving in south africa and swaziland

Thanks for your comment , would you recommend a hire company in SA that would allow travell via Swaziland as well? and is there a particular route from north to south Swaziland that you would take ?

Cape Town Central...
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3. Re: driving in south africa and swaziland

Virtually all hire company's allow you to take a hire car into Swaziland - although you must let them know beforehand so that they can provide you with an authorisation letter. Some charge a small fee for this - most don't.

For car rental, coming from the UK, it is much cheaper to use an Internet broker such as http://www.carhire3000.com - http://www.carhire4less.co.uk or http://www.arguscarhire.com (there are lots of others). These companies negotiate worldwide deals with the major car hire companies - Hertz, Europcar, Budget, etc. They get very big discounts - much of which they pass on. The car will be the same car from the same airport desk, with the same service and support, as renting through the company's own website - but will be around 40 pcent cheaper! And you save forex fees, as you are quoted and pay in pounds with a UK Credit Card.

Edited: 13 years ago
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