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Essential car hire offer just for you

Cheap car hire essential workers

We are reducing our car rental rates to as little as R134* per day, for rentals picked up and returned during the lockdown period, until 31 May 2020. If you are an essential worker, working in one of the sectors which are allowed to operate in Level 4, you qualify for this offer. 

This is our way of saying thanks for the amazing work you are doing on the frontline.

*Terms and Conditions apply

Terms and conditions of offer

  • Valid for rentals picked up and returned during the lockdown period, until 31 May 2020.
  • An official permit to perform an essential service must be presented at the Budget counter
  • Free cancellation - Cancel with no charge up to the moment you collect
  • Available for domestic South African rentals only.
  • This offer applies to standard cars in Group B (e.g. VW Polo Vivo), C (e.g. Toyota Corolla), N (e.g. Mercedes Vito) or O (e.g. Toyota Verso)
  • All rentals are subject to additional surcharges for voluntary options (e.g. special equipment, additional drivers, fuel, etc.)
  • Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or offer
  • Renters must meet Budget age, driver and credit requirements. Budget accepts Budget honoured credit/charge cards, American Express, Diners, Mastercard and Visa. Budget South Africa does not accept debit cards, EFT or cash payments
  • Offer is non-commissionable
  • Offer is subject to availability and subject to change without notice
  • Standard Budget Rental Terms and Conditions apply

Rates Include

  • Super Collision Damage Waiver (Liability applies*)
  • Super Theft Loss Waiver (Liability applies*)
  • Windscreen and Tyre Damage Waiver
  • 100km free kilometres per day
  • Rental Contract Fee
  • Tourism Levy
  • Airport Surcharge
  • VAT

Rates Exclude

  • Fuel
  • Delivery/Collection Fees
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Additional Drivers Fee
  • Frequent Flyer Miles
  • Other optional services e.g. Baby Seats, GPS, etc. 

Branches open for essential services

The following branches are open from 8:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 12:00 Saturdays and closed on Sundays and public holidays:

  • Amanzimtoti
  • Bethlehem
  • Bloemfontein City Centre
  • Cape Town City Centre
  • Centurion - Pretoria
  • Durban City Centre
  • East London City Centre
  • Empangeni
  • George City Centre
  • Harrismith
  • Isando - Johannesburg
  • Jeffreys Bay
  • Kathu
  • Kimberley
  • King Williams Town
  • Kokstad
  • Krugersdorp
  • Ladysmith
  • Margate
  • Menlyn - Pretoria
  • Milnerton
  • Mmabatho City Centre
  • Mossel Bay
  • Mthatha
  • Nelspruit City Centre
  • Pietermartizburg
  • Pinetown
  • Polokwane
  • Port Alfred
  • Port Elizabeth City Centre
  • Potchefstroom
  • Pretoria City Centre
  • Richards Bay
  • Rustenburg
  • Secunda
  • Somerset West
  • Stellenbosch
  • Sunninghill
  • Thohoyandou
  • Tygervalley
  • Tzaneen
  • Umhlanga
  • Upington
  • Vereeniging
  • Vryburg
  • Welkom
  • Witbank
  • Wynberg
  • Zambesi