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If you need to rent a car for more than 28 days give or take, you can usually save tremendously on your payments by going for a long term car rental deal. There are companies that rent out their cars for a minimum of 7 days. This makes sure that the client is already getting the car at a discount off the daily rate.

However there are some rental companies where you can save more by renting for 27 to 28 days rather than for a 30 day period. You need to check out the pricing schemes for long term car rentals and compare them with what you would be paying for the equivalent number of daily rentals to see if you should get the long term car rental from that car rental company. Or choice another car rental company to look at.

Otherwise, there are more car rental companies that offer savings on the monthly plan rather than on the daily plan. On the internet, there are many car rental websites that offer budget discounts for monthly rentals.

Other advantages of long term car rental include not having to return the car every month. All contracts for each of the months you want to use the car are filled out at the start. Some car rental companies, however, will need you to have the car checked up and serviced after some thousands of miles in mileage. You will be billed for each month automatically. And of course there is the 24 hour emergency service that you can use with a long term car rental that is included in your deal.

Long term car rentals not only give you added savings, but give you the freedom and flexibility that owning your own car gives without the overhead in maintenance and tax worries. If your work finds you far from your home, renting cars on the long term makes more sense than buying a new car for one or two years, having to worry about the maintenance of the car, spending for costly repairs and taxes. Even if you resell your car after one year, you may stand to lose more in depreciation than if you had just gotten a long term car rental plan from the start.

Make double sure that your monthly price you are going to pay covers most, if not all, of the insurance and other miscellaneous fees.

Are you looking for a cheap car rental in Cape Town? Look no further! Comet Car Rental has a wide range of vehicles available on their fleet. See our Long term car rentals in Cape Town or Call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our long term car rental specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.

Cape Town is a beautiful modern city with all the amenities that you would expect in an international city. Cape Town is on the south-west coast of South Africa. The Imposing Table Mountain with its cable-cars lies opposite the port. Take a boat trip to Robben Island in Table Bay where the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela is now a District Six Museum.

You will find the city is rich cultural events and many top attractions. Plan your travel well so that you can simply enjoy the journey.

Why you should visit Cape Town

Great Accommodation and Food

There are many excellent accommodation places of varying standards. There are several 5-star hotels on the waterfront near the centre of Cape Town.

Weather

Sometimes, the Cape Town summer weather can get a bit harsh, particularly when outdoors. Pack your favourite sun lotion, hat and glasses for protection, when sight-seeing during the middle hours of the day. Pack light cotton clothes for comfort in summer with a light coat. If travelling in winter, research the temperatures of where you are staying.

If the weather turns cold during winter times you can always go to V&A Waterfront. Other wet weather activities include the Gold museum, the Jewish museum, the Slave House, the brilliant Heart of Cape Town heart transplant museum or the wonderful Science Centre at Canal Walk.

Protection of your valuable items

Take care to protect your money and other valuable items. Keep them from general view when they are not in use. Store your cash in several places so that if you are unfortunate to experience theft, you will still have cash with you.

Keep your travel documents safe and always keep a copy in your luggage. A strong shoulder bag or a concealed wallet will cut the risk of theft.

Protection of our health

If you are travelling from another country consult your family doctor about the need for any pre-travel vaccinations. Traditionally, malaria has been one of the challenges in South Africa all depending on where you are going. There are several approaches and your doctor will be able to select the most suitable one.

Travel Insurance

South Africa have medical services that are available at private hospitals in most major cities, like Cape Town. However, it is strongly advised by most governments that travel insurance is an important investment to cover potential incidents in foreign countries if travelling from aboard.

Are you visiting Cape Town and would like to go a little sightseeing to all the popular tourist attractions that the beautiful cape has to offer?

Here are some of the top popular tourist attractions in Cape Town:

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top to experience all the beautiful views. Go for a hike or catch the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain and be sure that this will be an unforgettable experience. There is a restaurant at the top where you can go and enjoy a great meal with breathtaking views.

Robben Island is an amazing experience. Catch a boat from the V&A Waterfront to Robben island and go on a tour to learn more about the apartheid times. Robben Island is where Nelson Mandela was held in prison. There is a great tour where they take you around the prison and show you Mr Mandela’s prison cell and teach you all about all the apartheid times and the struggles. Robben Island is a major tourist attraction and people come from all over the world just to visit this island.

V & A Waterfront is a very popular and well-known mall surrounded by beautiful views of Table Mountain and the blue ocean seas. Here you will find many shops, restaurants, shows, aquarium, markets, Boat trips on the sea and much more. This is an entertainment place for all to enjoy out for the day.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical garden is truly one of the best national botanical gardens thanks to its stunning scenery, diverse flora and themed gardens. Enjoy a picnic in this amazingly beautiful botanical garden for a day out you will not be disappointed.

Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. Be sure to meet the penguins on the beach. This is the perfect beach for a day out in the sun with the family.

Two Oceans Aquarium you will get to experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. This is one of Cape town’s biggest tourist attractions. Be sure to spot all kinds of beautiful creatures at this Aquarium which is situated at the V&A Waterfront.

Are you visiting Cape Town and need an affordable car rental? Call us on 021 386 2411 or see our car rentals in Cape town.

The c –class of the Mercedes Bens gets better fuel economy, costs the same as a fully loaded Chrysler, and has more standard safety than cars that cost much more than this vehicle.

A Reversing camera is standard, it will break automatically in an emergency, getting 15 percent discount on most insurers, and it has wipe down vinyl seats that are family friendly.

The world had turned from the time when only the rich people could afford to drive this type of vehicle. But these days just about anyone can drive such a luxurious vehicle.

The Mercedes Benz C180 comes with automatic safety breaking to electric window switches. It is a vehicle that is loaded with allot of safety stuff but also benefits from a new generation of engines with stop-start and turbocharging.

With the C180 performance is almost a match for the C250 yet its claimed fuel economy is 6.0L/100km. it has old school rear wheel drive for refinement and driving enjoyment, with a seven speed automatic gear box.

The new body is bigger but nearly half of the panels are made from aluminium, which cuts weight by up to 40kg.

The body follows Ben’z latest styling, which is more aggressive than the outgoing car, but the interior has been modernised without losing its effectiveness. There is a large touch screen 7 inches. Include a choice of interior lighting colours and an agility switch for the engine/transmission/steering computer. Smart work inside the bigger body enhances usable space, particularly in the back where the outgoing C-Class was upright and cramped. The boot is also much bigger.

Regarding Safety the C-Class basics are right, from the body structure to nine airbags. The extra gear – including automatic emergency braking that flashes you a noisy warning.

The car copes easily over bumps and potholes. There is nothing nasty in the handling of the vehicle, which is generally neutral in all corners, and it cruises quietly and effortlessly.

Comet Car Rental has very well looked after Mercedes-Benz C180 and other luxury car rentals available. Give us a call on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our car rental specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.

Hiring a 14 seater minibus for your next family holiday in Cape Town is an absolute must if you have a bigger family or plan on making friends with.  There is nothing worse than traveling extended distances without the luxury of enough space.  The kids become irritated with the lack of space and room for movement and before you know it the whole family is more concerned with the lack of space than enjoying the beautiful scenes that Cape Town has to offer.

 

It is with this in mind that we offer affordable 14 seater minibus rentals in Cape Town that provide ample space for everybody, with the added benefit of being highly affordable to meet your budget requirements.

 

The other major benefit of renting a 14 seater minibus for your next family holiday is the fact that you do not put any unnecessary wear and tear on your everyday family car. Saving you in both depreciation and maintenance costs.

 

Do not be squished in like sardines on this year’s family road trip to the holiday destination – rather rent a 14 seater minibus from Comet car rental to take care of your travel requirements.

It is, however, important to note that according to South African road laws, any vehicle that is designed to carry more than 12 people requires that you have a PDP license.

 

According to the South African Government Website, this is how you go about getting your Professional Drivers Permit.

 

Go to your nearest driving license testing center (DLTC) and complete the Application for professional driving permit form (PD1).

 

Take the following with you:

  • Identity Document (ID), driving license card, or valid South African passport

  • Two Identical black-and-white ID photographs

  • A valid driving license (same code of vehicle for which you are applying)

  • Training certificate (if applicable)

  • Medical certificate (only valid if not older than two months)

  • Other professional driving permit or public driving permit that you hold

  • The prescribed fee.

You will do an eye test at the testing center. Alternatively, you may have an eye test performed by a qualified optometrist and submit the form.

After payment, you will be referred to the nearest police station to request a conviction report. If the DLTC has a live capturing unit (LCU), the conviction report will be sent electronically to the police station.

You must deposit the application fee in the account below before the application is processed.

 

Bank details for depositing application fee:

Account name: Ideco AFISwitch (Pty) Ltd

Bank: ABSA

Branch: Business Banking Johannesburg North

Account Type: Cheque

Account number: 4074078548

Branch code: 630256

Reference: Fill in the ID number of the applicant as the reference.

 

You will be informed once the PrDP card is ready for collection. Take identification such as an ID with you when you collect the card. Any cards not collected within 120 days will be destroyed.

Call us on 021 386 2411 to speak with one of our minibus hire specialists.