Rental Guide

Additional driversAdditional drivers
Budget AssistBudget Assist
Budget’s FleetBudget’s Fleet
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Cross Border RentalsCross Border Rentals
DriversDrivers
Extension of rental periodExtension of rental period
General Information on Liability WaiversGeneral Information on Liability Waivers
In The Event Of An AccidentIn The Event Of An Accident
One Way FeesOne Way Fees
RatesRates
Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW)Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW)
Super Theft Loss Waiver (STLW)Super Theft Loss Waiver (STLW)
Terms of PaymentTerms of Payment
Theft Loss Waivers (TLW)Theft Loss Waivers (TLW)
Tyre and Windscreen DamageTyre and Windscreen Damage
WaiversWaivers

All vehicles are hired subject to the terms of conditions set out in the Budget Rent a Car standard Rental Agreement, copies of which are available at all rental branches and on the internet under terms and conditions of rental;

Budget’s Fleet

The group/models mentioned may be altered without notice. Budget reserves the right to substitute vehicles reserved should the vehicle not be available at time of hire;


Extension of rental period

Rental beyond the stipulated termination date must be authorised by Budget. Should the extended rental not be authorised by Budget the vehicle will not be covered by any form of waiver and the vehicle shall be held at the sole risk of the renter.


Drivers

For security reasons, renters need to produce a valid form of identification and a valid unendorsed driver’s licence at time of rental.
International visitors are required to produce their passports when collecting their vehicle. Foreign Driving licences are acceptable provided the language used (printed thereon) is English and there is a photograph present. Should a licence be in any other language, other than English, we require an International Driving Licence to be produced at commencement of the rental or an official translation by a consulate / embassy.

The minimum age for drivers and authorised co-drivers is 23 years. In the event of the driver being below 23 years of age, the following will apply:

Between 21 and 22 years: An additional charge of R200.00 per driver per rental (N$200.00 per driver per rental, P200.00 per driver per rental) will apply.
Between the age of 18 to 20 years: The renter/driver must provide proof of private insurance cover for the budget vehicle.


Additional drivers

Waiver charges will increase per driver by R250 in South Africa, N$250 in Namibia and P250 in Botswana in the event of a co driver being nominated.


Rates

The minimum rate charged will be for a period of 24 hours.

All rates are quoted per day in the currency of the country of rental origin. R = South African Rand, N$ = Namibian Dollar, P = Botswana Pula).

VAT: All rates are inclusive of VAT, where applicable.

Fuel: Rates quoted include maintenance and oil but exclude petrol/fuel. Fuel is for the renter’s own account. Each vehicle is refueled by Budget on termination of the vehicle at the standard government legislation fuel tariff regardless of whether the fuel gage indicates that the vehicle is full, as vehicles that are refueled at independent stations are not guaranteed to be filled to capacity.

Contract Fee: R60.00 (N$60.00, P60.00) contract fee will be charged per rental agreement.

Tourism levy: All rates are subject to a 1% Tourism levy on net time and kilometre charges in South Africa only.

Airport Surcharge: Rentals from certain Airports are subject to a surcharge on nett time and kilometre charges.

Delivery & Collection or Lost Key Call Out Fee: During office hours-: Monday to Friday 08h00 to 17h00 = R275.00 (N$275.00, P275.00). After hours & weekends = R550.00 (N$550.00, P550.00). This charge applies to deliveries/collections within 25km of the rental office. Delivery and collections outside city limits (>25km) will be charged at the applicable fee plus R10.00 (N$10.00, P10.00) per km. Lost Key Call Out Fee excludes the cost of replacing the keys - this will be levied separately.

Baby/Child Seats: Available by prior arrangement at a charge of R300.00 (N$300.00, P300.00) per rental.

GPS Rental: Available by prior arrangement at a charge of R75.00 (N$100.00; P100) per day.

Claim Administration Fee: An administration fee of R550.00 (N$750.00, P600.00) will be charged on ALL liability waiver claims. Please note this includes claims where the renter/driver has taken Super Collision Damage Waiver and/or Super Theft Loss Waiver.

Assssors Fee: An assessor’s fee of R550(N$550; P550) will be levied when damage to the vehicle is over R5000(N$5000; P5000)

Overdue Rental Administration Fee: Should the rental vehicle not be returned by the agreed date & no prior arrangements have been made to extend the rental, the vehicle will be collected by Budget and an Overdue Rental Admin Fee of R550(N$550; P550) will be charged.

Traffic Fine Handling Fee: A traffic fine handling fee of R230.00 (N$230.00, P230.00) will be charged for every fine the renter receives in the duration of the rental.

Towing Charges: The renter will be liable for the full cost of the service rendered.

A cleaning / valet service may be charged at the sole discretion of Budget.

Paraplegic hand controls are available (for certain models) by prior arrangement at no extra cost in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.


One Way Fees



One Way Fees
(Only most frequent one way destinations noted below. The one way fee specific to your rental will be quoted at the time of quotation/reservation)
South Africa
General > 50kms from renting branch
R 750
* Port Elizabeth incl Garden Route to Cape Town
R 500
* Johannesburg to Sun City/Rustenburg
R 250
* Port Elizabeth/East London to Port Alfred
R 175
* Durban to Richards Bay
R 250
* = vice versa
OR Tambo Airport to Sandton Gautrain Branch
R110
All one ways from Upington; Kuruman & Kathu
R850
Namibia
* Windhoek to Swakopmund & Walvisbay
N$1125
* Windhoek to Oshakati & Ondongwa
N$1450
* Windhoek / Walvisbay / Swakopmund to Luderitz
N$1450
* Windhoek to Katimo Mulilo
N$2750
* Walvis Bay / Swakopmund to Oshakati & Ondongwa
N$3590
* Walvis Bay / Swakopmund to Katimo Mulilo
N$3590
* = vice versa
Botswana
Gaborone to Francistown
P850
Gaborone to Maun / Kasane
P1700
Francistown to Maun / Kasane
P850
* = vice versa


Cross Border Rentals

No cross border rentals are allowed to Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, even if returning to South Africa/Namibia/Botswana.

Any renter wishing to cross borders (South Africa/Namibia/Botswana/Swaziland/Lesotho) must be in possession of a letter of authorisation from Budget, obtainable from the rental agent at the time of rental.
Cross border fee between South Africa; Namibia and Botswana is R1 100.00 N$1100 and P1100. There is no charge from South Africa to Swaziland/Lesotho.




Terms of Payment

Authorisation is required on American Express, Diner's Club, Visa or Mastercard credit cards;

Authorisation will be reserved on your credit card at time of rental. The authorisation amount will reduce the funds available in your credit card. For further details on Authorisation Amounts visit www.budget.co.za - Car Rental - Credit Card Authorisation.

Budget does not have the facility to allow the use of Debit or "Electronic use only" cards as a method of payment.


Waivers

Despite the caution taken by Budget Rent a Car and the driver alike, theft and accidents do occasionally occur. Budget, however, provides four forms of liability waivers for the renter against financial loss; namely Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Theft Loss Waiver (TLW), and Super Theft Loss Waiver (STLW).


Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

In the event of an accident where the vehicle is damaged or written off, the liability of the renter is limited to the liability as set out in the table below (under "Standard Liability") irrespective of fault or cause.

This is provided that the renter is not in breach of any provision of the rental agreement. The renter will be liable for the full amount of damages to the vehicle, or the full replacement value of the vehicle in the event of an accident, where the vehicle is damaged or written off.

A double liability is payable should the vehicle be damaged whilst travelling on gravel roads, dirt roads or any other surface which is considered unsuitable by Budget.


Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW)

In the event of an accident where the vehicle is damaged or written off, the liability of the renter is limited to the liability as set out in the table below (under "Super Liability") irrespective of fault or cause.

This is provided that the renter is not in breach of any provision of the rental agreement. The renter will be liable for the full amount of damages to the vehicle, or the full replacement value of the vehicle in the event of an accident, where the vehicle is damaged or written off.

A double liability is payable should the vehicle be damaged whilst travelling on gravel roads, dirt roads or any other surface which is considered unsuitable by Budget.


Theft Loss Waivers (TLW)

In the event of theft, hijacking or loss of the vehicle and/or any accessories, the liability of the renter is limited to the car group liability as set out in the table below, (under "Standard Liability") irrespective of fault or cause.

This is provided that the renter is not in breach of any provision of the rental agreement.

Should the renter decline to take TLW, the renter will be liable for all damages suffered by Budget, resulting from theft, hijacking or loss of the vehicle and/or any accessories.


Super Theft Loss Waiver (STLW)

In the event of theft, hijacking or loss of the vehicle and/or any accessories, the liability of the renter is limited to the car group liability as set out in the table below (under "Super Liability") irrespective of fault or cause.

This is provided that the renter is not in breach of any provision of the rental agreement. Should the renter decline to take STLW and TLW, the renter will be liable for all damages suffered by Budget, resulting from the theft, hijacking or loss of the vehicle and/or any accessories.



LIABILITY WAIVER CHARGES FOR SOUTH AFRICA
STANDARD WAIVER
SUPER WAIVER
ACRISS
CODES
CAR GROUP
Collision Damage Waiver
Theft Loss Waiver
Liability
Super Collision Damage Waiver
Super Theft
Loss Waiver
Liability
Top up to super waivers
MDMN
A
R83
R53
R11 000
R123
R103
R2 200
R90
MCMR
M
R89
R58
R11 300
R133
R113
R2 300
R99
EDMR
B
R95
R60
R16 300
R140
R115
R3 200
R100
CDMR
C
R100
R65
R19 000
R150
R125
R3 800
R110
EDAR
D
R100
R65
R20 000
R150
R125
R4 000
R110
CDAR
E
R103
R68
R25 500
R153
R133
R5 100
R115
SDAR
F
R113
R73
R35 500
R168
R143
R7 100
R125
PCAR
G
R113
R73
R35 500
R170
R145
R7 100
R129
LCAR
J
R143
R88
R52 000
R213
R173
R10 400
R155
SVMR
I
R100
R65
R23 500
R150
R125
R4 900
R110
IFMR
K
R103
R68
R25 000
R153
R133
R5 000
R115
PVMR
N
R133
R83
R42 000
R198
R163
R8 300
R145
SFMN
R
R85
R55
R20 000
R145
R110
R6 000
R115
SFMR
S
R122
R75
R27 000
R171
R129
R7 000
R103
FFMR
L
R144
R93
R33 000
R204
R139
R8 000
R106

Note
*Waiver charges are subject to change without prior notice.
*Waivers are charged on a per day basis.
*A liability is applicable in the event of accident or theft
*A Claim Administration Fee of R550.00 is applicable per occurrence
*An assessor’s fee of R550 is applicable when the damage is over R5000


LIABILITY WAIVER CHARGES IN NAMIBIA
STANDARD WAIVER
SUPER WAIVER
ACRISS CODES
CAR GROUPS
Collision Damage Waiver
Theft Loss Waiver
Liability
Super Collision Damage Waiver
Super Theft Loss Waiver
Liability
Top up to super waivers
MDMN
A
N$80
N$50
N$14 900
N$125
N$90
N$3 200
N$85
CDMR
C
N$120
N$60
N$26 000
N$155
N$110
N$4 500
N$85
EDAR
D
N$135
N$70
N$30 000
N$160
N$120
N$6 200
N$75
PDAR
G
N$145
N$80
N$37 500
N$190
N$145
N$8 500
N$110
IFMR
K
N$145
N$80
N$35 000
N$188
N$145
N$8 500
N$108
PVMR
N
N$150
N$90
N$48 000
N$250
N$160
N$13 000
N$170
SFMN
R
N$120
N$60
N$26 000
N$170
N$110
N$7 700
N$100
SFMR
S
N$145
N$80
N$33 000
N$250
N$160
N$8 900
N$185
FFMR
L
N$150
N$90
N$39 000
N$260
N$170
N$10 900
N$190
N/A
V
N$120
N$60
N$35 000
N$175
N$120
N$10 000
N$115
N/A
W
N$145
N$80
N$39 000
N$250
N$160
N$12 000
N$185
N/A
X
N$150
N$90
N$42 000
N$260
N$170
N$13 000
N$190
Note
*Waiver charges are subject to change without prior notice.
*Waivers are charged on a per day basis.
*A liability is applicable in the event of accident or theft.
*A Claim Administration Fee of N$750.00 is applicable per occurrence.
*An assessor’s fee of N$550 is applicable when the damage is over N$5000



LIABILITY WAIVER CHARGES IN BOTSWANA
STANDARD WAIVER
SUPER WAIVER
ACRISS CODES
CAR GROUP
Collision
Damage
Waiver
Theft Loss Waiver
Liability
Super Collision Damage
Waiver
Super Theft Loss Waiver
Liability
Top up to super waivers
MDMN
A
P83
P53
P11 130
P123
P103
P2 200
P90
MCMR
M
P89
P58
P15 835
P133
P113
P2 300
P99
EDMR
B
P95
P60
P18 835
P140
P115
P3 200
P100
CDMR
C
P100
P65
P19 000
P150
P125
P3 800
P110
EDAR
D
P100
P65
P19 000
P150
P125
P4 000
P110
CDAR
E
P103
P68
P39 000
P153
P133
P5 100
P115
SDAR
F
P113
P73
P41 000
P168
P143
P7 100
P125
PDAR
G
P113
P73
P43 000
P170
P145
P7 100
P129
LCAR
J
P143
P88
P54 500
P213
P173
P10 400
P155
SVMR
I
P100
P65
P39 800
P150
P125
P4 900
P110
IFMR
K
P103
P68
P39 800
P153
P133
P5 000
P115
PVMR
N
P133
P83
P45 000
P198
P163
P8 300
P145
SFMN
R
P85
P55
P22 000
P145
P110
P6 000
P115
SFMR
S
P122
P75
P34 240
P171
P129
P7 000
P103
FFMR
L
P144
P93
P41 000
P204
P139
P8 000
P106

Note
*Waiver charges are subject to change without prior notice.
*Waivers are charged on a per day basis.
*A liability is applicable in the event of accident or theft.
*A Claim Administration Fee of P600.00 is applicable per occurrence.
* An assessor’s fee of P550 is applicable when the damage is over P5000


General Information on Liability Waivers

Standard Liability is applicable to CDW and TLW, Super Liability is applicable to SCDW and STLW.

Southern African Residents: The renter/driver must provide proof of private insurance cover for the Budget vehicle if the purchase of liability waivers is declined.

International Visitors: The purchase of liability waivers are COMPULSORY. The rental will be declined if the renter/driver does not purchase Collision Damage Waiver and Theft loss waiver OR Super Collision Damage Waiver and Super Theft Loss Waiver.

Personal property is not covered by the waivers reflected above

Waivers do not include any damage to the vehicle incurred as a result of potholes, dust storms and/or sand.

A double liability is payable should the vehicle be damaged whilst travelling on gravel roads, dirt roads or any other surface which is considered unsuitable by Budget.

Towing charge is for the renter/driver’s account.


Tyre and Windscreen Damage

Tyre and Glass Waiver is EXCLUDED if no theft or collision of the vehicle has occurred. Tyre and Glass waivers can be purchased at the time of rental to waive this risk provided that the renter is not in breach of the rental agreement.

Tyre and Glass Waiver: R70 (N$100; P70) per day




In The Event Of An Accident

Please remember that under South African law, all accidents must be reported to the nearest police station within 24 hours of the accident having taken place.

In accordance with the terms and conditions as set out in Budget Rent a Car's Rental Agreement, all accidents must be reported to the nearest Budget location and all necessary documentation completed within 48 hours.

Please note that non-compliance of the above could result in your claim being repudiated.


Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)

Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is an optional insurance cover which provides limited cover to the renter and/or passengers in the event of medical costs, disability or death.


PAI is available at R11.00 (N$28.00, P19.00) per day, and the cover is as follows:

Country Incident Cover

South Africa Death R19 000
Permanent disability R19 000
Medical costs R 7 000

Namibia Death N$19 000
Permanent disability N$19 000
Medical costs N$ 7 000

Botswana Death P19 000
Permanent disability P19 000
Medical costs P 7 000

All the above cover is in total, per occurrence. Personal property is not covered by PAI. PAI is subject to the terms and conditions of the Master policy (No: BUD/PACC/01/97) Insurance by: Hollard Insurance Co Limited, Co. Reg. No.: 52/03004/06 and Mutual and Federal Limited, Co.Reg.No.:70/06619/06.Budget Assist.

Included in PAI is Budget Assist, which is offered throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana to the renter. These services are rendered by Budget Assist and are subject to their standard terms and conditions.


Budget Assist

Budget Assist offer the following:

Medical Assistance - 24 hour service for all medical emergencies, be they accident or illness related
Free transportation to the nearest appropriate medical facility by ground or air in the event of a medical emergency;
Access to medical doctors, ICU, nursing sisters and paramedics;
Assistance with admission to the medical facility;

As many hospitals require a deposit upon administration, Budget Assist will guarantee payment of such deposit up to an amount of R2 000.00 (N$2 000.00, P2 000.00), which will be recovered from the renter;

Monitoring of the patient’s condition and, on request, updates to family;

Telephonic medical advice for minor ailments;

Telephonic immunisation or prophylaxis advice;

Please note that these services are access only. The renter will be liable for the cost of the service rendered.


Roadside Assistance in South Africa
The 24-hour Budget Assist call centre has access to a national network of motor vehicle service operators for mechanical breakdown and/or vehicle accidents.


When requested by the customer, Budget Assist will:
* Dispatch an approved towing vehicle to remove your rental vehicle to a specialist workshop.
* Provide roadside assistance for common minor problems. For example: flat tyres, lost keys, lack of fuel, etc.
* Relay messages to family and colleagues in the event of a collision or breakdown.
* Assist with accommodation and travel arrangements.
Please note that these services are access only. The renter will be liable for the cost of the service rendered.


Directions in South Africa
If the renter is unable to find their way, they need only contact Budget Assist toll free number to be assisted with directions, whether it be a specific street address or assistance on the shortest route to take to a destination

Budget Assist Contact Details
  • * South Africa: 0800 11 57 67
    * Cross Borde: +27 11 991 8092




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