Pre-plan your car rental and experience great weekends with Budget

What’s better than a weekend?  A long weekend of course!

It’s never too early to start pre-planning those extended breaks that seem to come at just the right time every year.

If you’re worried about car rental during these peak holiday periods, Budget Rent a Car advises you to book your car rental early to avoid the rush, hustle and bustle.

There are many long weekends throughout the year, which is a good time to explore South Africa’ s tourist hot spots or hidden treasures for a #GreatWeekend. With incredible weekend car rental rates from Budget, you have no excuse to stay at home.

If it’s gems you’re after, drive about an hour and a half from Johannesburg to Cullinan, where the world’s largest diamond - 3106 carats was discovered.

If you are up for some fun with the family, rent a vehicle such as the Toyota Fortuner 4x2 from the Budget vehicle fleet for a comfortable drive and head to Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Here you will find the largest artificial pineapple in the world. It stands at 16,7m, 70cm higher than the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. You can also visit the auditorium, and watch a short film on pineapple production and view an exhibition on local agriculture.

Re-live your childhood memories in Mpumalanga, and visit the Shoe House. You may not find children or eat broth and bread, but it’s as close to making the nursery rhyme come alive. The shoe house is a little museum showcasing wood carvings. The shoe is part of a complex that includes an eight-chalet guest house, camp site, restaurant and pool. If you want to experience everything, plan in time and rent the vehicle that best suits your travelling needs.

If you’re driving to the Northern Cape, stop off at the Giant Post Box, Calvinia. This gigantic, revamped water tank stands at 6,17m. The enormous red post box will make you fall in love with snail mail, and letters posted here are hand-stamped with a flower emblem. Post it on Instagram, you may even break the internet!

With all the great sites to see and activities to do, pre-plan your #GreatWeekend and map out your fun-filled calendar for 2018 with Budget Rent a Car.