Turn a trip to a marathon into a weekend of fun!

The Old Mutual Om die Dam Ultra Marathon is a highlight on the sporting calendar and Budget Rent a Car is excited to be the official car rental partner for the second year running.

The marathon will take place on 17 March 2018 and is the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa, offering a 50km ultra marathon, a 21km half-marathon, a 10km route and a 5km fun run.

The Old Mutual Om die Dam Ultra Marathon has been voted as one of the top national races with the ultra being the flagship event. Why?  It’s route – via the scenic Hartbeespoort Dam.

If you are renting a vehicle to get to and from the marathon, why not get there a day earlier or extend your stay for a #GreatWeekend and make the most of the trip. With incredible weekend car rental rates from Budget, you have no excuse not to enjoy Harties.

Whether you are a travelling with the kids, with an adventurous group of friends or a laid-back crowd, Budget has a vehicle in its extensive fleet to suit your needs without leaving you with an empty wallet. It’s never too early to start pre-planning your trip, and this is especially important as the marathon attracts over 10 000 participants every year and you need to pre-book your car rental to avoid disappointment.

If you are in the mood to explore the beauty Harties offers and spoil your family to a #GreatWeekend, then here are some ideas.  You can drive to the Elephant Sanctuary in a Nissan X-trail 4x4 Auto from Group L, that’s safe, comfortable and spacious to accommodate the kids and keep the peace and for your friends to enjoy a comfortable ride. Here kids can ride on the majestic creatures or visit the Harties Market where you can buy curios and enjoy delicious food while sitting in large open spaces where you can relax and kids can play. 

Rent a zippy town car such as the Hyundai i10, from Group A and up your ‘fun budget’ to go on adventures like parasailing, windsurfing and jet skiing on the dam or head to the aerial Hartbeespoort cableway, to see Harties in the most mesmerizing way.

“To all the Om Die Dam participants, we would like to wish you the best of luck. We encourage our customers to make the most of every experience. Our affordable weekend offers mean you can make memories that will last a life-time.” said Budget Rent a Car Chief Executive, Rainer Gottschick.