Additional driver charge ZAR 500.00 per person, per rental.
Additional driver weekend restrictions:
Inbound: One additional driver permitted which must be a direct family member. Renters must present a flight/boarding pass/e-ticket printout (within one week of rental check out). Applicable at all locations.
Local, weekend, commercial: one additional driver permitted which must be a direct family member. Only applicable at airport locations and Sandton Gautrain, not permitted at off-airport locations.
Flight/boarding pass/e-ticket must be produced (flight must be on the same day as the rental check out). Name on the boarding pass must be the same as the renter.
All other local credit card or prepayment rentals: no additional drivers permitted over weekends.
Minimum Age 18 years. Licence must be valid for a minimum of 1 year . It is a legal requirement in RSA to be in possession of your driver's licence at all times whilst driving a vehicle.
A Young Driver surcharge of ZAR60.00 per day will apply to drivers under the age of 25 years.
There is no maximum age, however, super PAI is not available to persons over the age of 75 years.
Renters and additional drivers must be in a possession of a valid unendorsed driver's licence in country of residence and an Avis accepted method of payment. Licence must be valid for a minimum of 1 year. To avoid possible complications when collecting a vehicle, foreign travellers need to present the following at time of rental:
• valid passport,
• valid driver's licence issued in the same country as their passport,
• licence is in English,
• licence has a signature,
• licence has a photo or ID/Passport number on it.
In the event that, the photo is not present, an ID document or passport with a photo is required for identification. If the licence is in another language, an international driver's licence should accompany the foreign driver's licence. A translated version of the licence stamped by the embassy can be accepted when accompanied by the licence. No driving permits or certified copies of the original driver's licence will be accepted. Rule of the road: left. There is no maximum age, however, super PAI is not available to persons over the age of 75 years.
Accepted Avis honoured credit/charge cards, American Express, Diners, Visa and Master Cards, Actos, fixed value and full credit vouchers. WEB/GEB rentals are accepted. Please note that debit cards from any bank are not accepted
The credit card being presented must be in the name of the renter. The words credit/cheque card must be reflected at the front or back of the card. The estimated authorisation amount will be held on the card for the duration of the rental and charged on termination. All South African local and regional country renters renting car groups F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N and O must present two payment cards when collecting the vehicle. One of the two cards used must be a credit card. If two payment cards cannot be presented the rental cannot take place.
President club card holders are exempt from this rule.
If you do not cancel your booking before the reservation date and time shown on your booking and fail to pick up your vehicle within 24 hours from that time, a non- cancellation fee will apply. For South African rentals a fee of ZAR 500.00 will apply for all no show rentals. For rentals occurring outside of South Africa the fee will be £40.00, €50, 70 CHF or the equivalent amount in the local currency. This will be inclusive of VAT where applicable.
No cross border rentals are allowed from South Africa to Malawi, Angola or Zambia, even if returning to South Africa.
One-way cross border rentals into Zimbabwe and Mozambique are not permitted.
Renters wishing to enter Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho must be in possession of a letter of authority obtainable from an Avis location at time of rental. If this is not obtained, the customer will be refused entry. An additional ZAR 2200.00 (incl tax) will be charged for cross border rentals (excluding Swaziland and Lesotho).
Cross border fee for Swaziland and Lesotho: ZAR 750.00 (incl tax).
Cross border to Namibia is permitted at an additional cost of NAD 227.00 road tax fee (to be paid at the Namibian border), if driving a non-namibian vehicle.
A road tax fee of ZAR 50.00 will be charged at Swaziland's border (to be paid to Swaziland authorities) for all cars with a foreign licence plate.
General one ways are subject to a one way fee of ZAR 2050.00 (incl tax).
Note: For all other one way fee exceptions, please refer to the reservation quote.
One way rentals are allowed outside South Africa to the following countries:
Swaziland - ZAR2000.00
Lesotho - ZAR2000.00
Namibia - ZAR6600.00 in addition customers will have to pay a cross border charge of NAD 277.00 at the Namibian border if driving a non-Namibian vehicle.
Botswana - ZAR6600.00
Mozambique and Zimbabwe: not permitted
Above fees include VAT.
Renters wishing to enter Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho or Namibia must be in possession of a letter of authority obtainable from an Avis agent at the time of rental.
Purchase of standard CDW covers 90% of the renter's liability amount.
A higher liability applies for weekend rentals.
CDW excludes undercarriage damage resulting from water.
SUPER COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVER (SCDW)
Purchase of super collision damage waiver reduces the renter's liability amount. Super CDW is sold in addition to standard CDW, cover not applicable on cash rentals.
No cover for loss or damage through civil unrest. Any breach of terms and conditions stated on the rental agreement renders cover nul and void.
Declining Collision Damage Waiver
The renter has the option to decline either CDW and SCDW, however, the renter is liable for the full amount of damages incurred.
THEFT PROTECTION (TP)
Purchase of standard TP covers 90% of the renter's liability amount.
A higher liability applies on weekend rentals.
SUPER THEFT PROTECT (STP)
Purchase of Super TP reduces the renter's liability amount. Super TP is sold in addition to standard TP. Personal property is not covered.
Declining Theft Protection
In the event that the renter declines TP, the renter will be responsible for the full responsibility amount should the vehicle be stolen. Personal property is not covered.
Note: In the case of CDW and TP for rentals originating in South Africa, and driven into Namibia or Botswana the conditions for CDW and TP of these countries will apply.
PAI (Personal Accident Insurance)
The renter who accepts PAI as well as other passengers in the vehicle will be covered for accidental bodily injury while driving, riding in, getting into or out of the Avis vehicle. Coverage is in effect up to ""return date"" indicated on the rental agreement or an Avis approved extension. The insurance will appy to persons up to the age of 75 years. The death benefit in respect of persons under 15 years of age shall be limited to ZAR 10 000. The benefit will be divided among all occupants of the insured vehicle.
NOTICE: The insured shall give immediate written or telegraphic notice to Avis of any claim and in any event within 90 days of injury. Avis acts as an agent for accident and miscellaneous acceptances, who is the underwriter of the PAI policy. All benefits in terms of the PAI policy are subject to the terms an conditions of the policy. PAI is available at a cost of ZAR50.00 (incl tax) per day.
WTDW (Windscreen Tyre Damage Waiver)
This product is available at the point of rental check-out. This cover includes all the glass on the vehicle. Car groups A,B,C,D,E,P ZAR 60.00 per day (incl tax), Car groups F - O ZAR 70.00 per day (incl tax). No liability charges apply when WTDW is taken, however, if this is declined the maximum liability amount will wil ZAR 11500.00.
Baby seats: ZAR525.00 per seat, per rental (incl tax) Dual baby seats: ZAR 635.00 per seat, per rental (incl tax)
Valet charges are included in the rental fee per child seat.
In the event of total loss/stolen/damage to the child seat, a liability of
ZAR2420.00 for baby seats and ZAR 5775.00 for dual baby seats will apply.
Paraplegic Hand Controls
On request with 72 hours advance reservation. Available on a Group E and H.
ZAR110.00 per day(incl tax). Maximum charge of 10 days. Accessories stolen, lost or damaged will be billed at actual cost.
In the event of total loss/stolen/damage to the GPS unit, a liability of ZAR2860.00 will apply.
ZAR 135.00 per day (incl tax)
In the event of total loss/stolen/damage to the bike rack, a liability of ZAR 3300.00 will apply. Accessories stolen,lost or damaged will be billed at a charge of ZAR415.00 per part (incl tax).
ZAR105.00 per day
In the event of total loss/damage to the Wi-Fi unit, a liability of ZAR1375.00 will apply.
Please Note: If you are completing a one-way rental to another Province with a counter product, a One-Way Fee of R475.00 (incl tax) will apply.
This is available and sold at the rental counter at a charge of ZAR40.00 per day (incl tax). This includes assistance to customers for change of tyres, keys locked in the vehicle, flat batery, no fuel and vehicle changeover due to non-mechanical failure. Charges for repairs or replacements will apply.
In the event of an accident, the following charges are applicable as an administration handling fee charged over and above the liability: Repairs up to ZAR 300.00: ZAR110.00 (incl tax). Repairs exceeding ZAR 300.00: ZAR500.00 (incl tax).
•14% location surcharge applicable at all major airports, Sandton Gautrain and Kathu.
• 9% location surcharge at outlying areas.
• 4% location surcharge at selected locations.
•1% Tourism Levy (SUR) applicable on all rentals at all locations. All charges are taxable.
An Overdue Rental Administration Fee of ZAR1000.00 (incl tax) will be charged should the rental vehicle not be returned by the agreed date and no prior arrangements have been made to extend the rental.
The renter who accepts PAI as well as other passengers in the vehicle will be covered for accidental bodily injury while driving, riding in, getting into or out of the Avis vehicle. Coverage is in effect up to "return date" indicated on the rental agreement or an Avis approved extension. The insurance will apply to persons up to the age of 75 years. The death benefit in respect of persons under 15 years of age shall be limited to ZAR 10 000. The benefit will be divided among all occupants of the insured vehicle.
NOTICE: The insured shall give immediate written or telegraphic notice to Avis of any claim and in any event within 90 days of injury. Avis acts as an agent for accident and miscellaneous acceptances, who is the underwriter of the PAI policy. All benefits in terms of the PAI policy are subject to the terms an conditions of the policy. The policy does not cover accidents that happen outside of South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland or Mozambique. PAI is available at a cost of ZAR50.00 (incl tax) per day.
Additional weekend authorisation will apply for all weekend and local rentals that checks out between a Thursday(0:01) and the following Monday(23:59).
For weekend rentals, we take a credit card authorisation for all branches in the Western Cape Province: ZAR 3 500. Additional weekend authorisation will not apply to PC cardholders, WEB rentals or upon presentation of today's valid airline boarding pass/e-ticket printout.
Additional authorisation of ZAR 10 000 will be held on the payment card over and above the standard authorisation hold taken for each rental. This applies to all rentals in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. The additional ZAR 10 000 authorisation hold will not apply to PC cardholders, WEB rentals and upon presentation of today's valid airline boarding pass/e-ticket printout.
E-toll charges are automatically charged to vehicles driven through gantries on highways in the Gauteng Province. To cover the ongoing costs incurred to manage the e-tag compliance process, customers that incur e-toll charges (irrespective of the amount) will be charged a new flat E-toll Administration Fee of ZAR 30.00 per rental (Incl VAT), in additional to the relevant toll tariffs incurred. ZAR 825.00 will be charged for lost E-Tags. The details of each e-toll transaction will be available on the Avis website at www.avis.co.za/e-tolls.
● Rental Contract Fee (VRF) of ZAR 115.00 (incl tax) is applicable on all rentals.
● Key tag replacement: A fee of ZAR80.00 (incl tax) for the replacement of key tags will be charged should they be lost and/or damaged.
● Valet: A charge of ZAR 525.00 (incl tax) is applicable per vehicle for excessively dirty vehicles returned.
● A call-out fee of ZAR825.00 per incident for non-mechanical breakdowns will be charged. Roadside assistance waivers the cost of the call-out fee.
Please note that the additional charges and terms and conditions for Avis Luxury Cars (Prestige) are different from our Rent a Car vehicles as per the below:
Additional Driver Fee - ZAR 510.00 per driver per rental
Young Driver Fee (21-25 years old) - ZAR 405.00 per rental day
Baby Seats - ZAR 550.00 per seat per rental
Accident Administration Fee - ZAR 1,210.00 per incident
Traffic Fine Administration Fee - ZAR 405.00 per fine
E-Tag Fee - ZAR 670.00 in the event that the e-tag is lost or stolen
Credit card payment: Authorization for the estimated rental amount, the applicable excess and refueling will be obtained from the bank at least 24
hours prior to the check out date. The actual debit to the credit card will be done after the termination of the rental. The credit card information must
be supplied on the customer information form in order to reserve the vehicle.
Requirements at time of checkout:
- The Credit Card holder and credit card must be present at time of collection of the vehicle. An additional authorisation will be obtained to verify
validity of the Credit Card.
- or the Voucher and the person who's name the voucher was issued in
- With his/ her valid passport or valid national identification
- And a valid unendorsed driver’s license to enable Avis to comply with traffic legislation laws effective 1 November 2001.
Please note that the rates are current at time of quotation and are subject to change without prior notice.
Renters and additional drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old.
Please note that kilometres are charged from Avis Luxury Cars Depot and back to Avis Luxury Cars depot.
Please note that windscreen breakage is not covered and the renter will be liable for the replacement.
The minimum rate charged is 24 hours. Rates are calculated from time of pick-up to time of drop-off.
A copy of the full terms and conditions are available on request.
A GPS is available on request at no additional cost, subject to availability. In the event of GPS being damaged or lost the full excess of R5000.00
will be charged to the customer.
Cancellation fee applies due to a specific vehicle (and not group) being blocked at time of confirmation:
- Cancellation or amendments less than 3 days before the check-out date will attract a cancellation fee of up to 100% of the charge of the confirmed booking, depending on the rate.
- If your reservation is being confirmed within the cancellation period, the full charges will be applied if cancelled.
- Once a rental is in progress, the full number of days booked will be charged if the vehicle is returned earlier.
The fleet and rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates on confirmed bookings will be honoured.