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Rates are calculated on a 24-hour period from the time you sign the rental contract until the return of the vehicle. We do allow a 29 minute "grace period" on the final day of return as a gesture of goodwill.
There is no charge for re-fuelling when the car is brought back to the Budget branch with a full tank.
- Delivery / Collection of vehicle within 25km within office hours - R390.
- Delivery / Collection of vehicle within 25km out of office hours - R760.
For deliveries further than a 25 km radius an additional charge of R13.00 per km will apply. This is subject to quotation.
Renters must be in possession of a valid unendorsed driver’s licence. The minimum age is 18 years and driver's licence must have been valid for a minimum of 1 year. It is a legal requirement in RSA to be in possession of your drivers licence at all times whilst driving a vehicle.
The exchange rate is applied at the time of return of the vehicle at foreign destinations.
In the event that you need your car longer that you had initially booked it, you must call the rental office where the rental originated to organise an extension. A Rental Sales Agent will explain the terms of the extension to you, once agreed to; the rental will be extended over the telephone. N.B. Keeping the rented car longer than the initial/agreed reservation length may result in an Overdue Rental Administration Fee.
A surcharge was imposed by the Airports Company (ACSA) Ltd at certain airport locations and applies to all car rental companies.
The outlying area surcharge is levied by smaller and remote locations due to higher logistics costs of operating at these locations.
We accept all credit cards issued by VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Debit cards are not accepted for car rental transactions. For security reasons, the credit holder must also be the main renter of the vehicle.
A one way fee is a set fee charged when a customer collects the vehicle from one location and returns to another. This does not apply to all locations. Generally, these charges apply when long distances are involved. This will be stated at time of reservation or when you get a quote.
The kilometre charge in car rental relates to maintenance costs. Fuel is a separate cost altogether. Budget provides a full tank of fuel and the customer will be charged to re-fuel the vehicle on return.
To avoid hussles at the time of hire, please make sure that you have your Drivers License and a valid credit card. N.B. The credit card holder must also be the main renter.
There will be a traffic fine administration fee in the event that the renter commits a traffic offence whilst renting a Budget vehicle.
Members of the South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) agreed to impose a 1% tourism levy, to be used to promote tourism in South Africa under the auspices of SATOUR and SATBC.
Budget, along with all car rental operators worldwide, make use of the words “or similar” alongside the vehicle depicted as the car operated within specific categories, as virtually no vehicle rental categories (barring a few of the higher specification vehicles with very low volumes featured, i.e. Hyundai H1 in our Group N or Mercedes Benz C-Class in Group H) contain one specific vehicle make/model therein.
In essence, while there are a number of different vehicles featured within a specific car group, the car rental companies can only depict/picture one car in brochures (print and electronic) for “example” purposes to give a visual reference point and impression of the vehicle size, type and features that are common to the type of vehicles rentable within the specific group.
Should you still be unclear on certain aspects, please contact our National Call Centre on 0800 001 669 / +27 11 387 8432.