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Attending your first festival in Cape Town?

No worries – Comet Car Rental Cape Town has all the advice that will make your first festival experience one worth coming back for!

In case anyone from work asks you “What’s Rocking the Daisies”?

Here are 5 facts to help you answer this besides “Weekend Away!”

  • Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival is South Africa’s biggest outdoor gathering, and takes place on the first weekend of October to kick the summer season off! Only the best local and inspiring international artists perform and entertain the crowds. There are multiple stages, camping sites and wonderful memories to be made at this annual event! Artists like Black Coffee, AKA Ricky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Beatenburg can be seen on the local stages.

If you need an affordable car rental to fit all your friends and family for the weekend – Comet Car Rental can help

Here’s how:

  1. Log on to www.cometcar.co.za / email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 021 386 2411
  2. Select your dates, times and car rental choice for the weekend – in our opinion, because the festival takes place at Cloof Wine Estate Farm in Malmesbury area we recommend either a spacious minibus hire or sweet SUV rental.
  3. Select ‘Book Now’! – And you’re done.  An awesome reservation agent will reply with your car rental booking confirmation and help you complete your booking.

At Comet Car Rental we also offer a GPS Navigation system in case you get lost on your way, and for those without credit cards, no stress, payment for your car hire can be done through EFT*, cash* or debit card – we know, pretty awesome!

Things you will need to pack for your trip before collecting your vehicle

ü  Your ticket

ü  Tent

ü  Sleeping bag

ü  Strong Wellingtons / rain boots

ü  Warm night attire

ü  Roll mat

ü  Sunscreen

ü  Toiletries

ü  Medical supplies

ü  Torch

ü  Extra clothes – (it’s really dusty)

ü  Hat

ü  Money/cards – kept safe at all times

ü  Food, snacks and refreshments

ü  Water!! – Stay hydrated

ü  Campchairs for the late night campfires

ü  Sunglasses

 

 

And you’re set to make fantastic new memories with old and some new friends!

And just in case you come back to normal life to a faulty car after your time away – don’t even sweat it, Comet Car Rental has long-term car rental options too.

So, either way you’re sorted with Comet Car Rental if you’re headed to your next festival!

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If you are looking for a good indication on how much the first service on your Datsun Go should cost, then you have come to the right place.  As a car rental business in South Africa, we specialise in long term car rental, with quite a lot of Datsun Go’s on our fleet.

It is always a good idea to ask the car service dealership to provide you with a quote for the service in order to ensure that you will not be overcharged before they start with the service.

The quote for the 15000km service on the Datsun Go in 2018 should look as follows:

1 x Screw R5.82
1 x Oil Filter R69.89
3.0l Engine Oil @ R81.00/litre R243.00
Labour R749.00
Total Ex. VAT R1067.71
VAT R149.48
Total Incl. VAT R1217.19

It is important to note that different Nissan branches charge different rates and prices on their parts as well as labour, so it is a good idea to shop around at a few different Nissan dealerships for 15000km service quotes in order to ensure that you get the best deal on your next Datsun Go 15000km Service.

It is also important for the dealership to do a battery load check test, some dealerships will just replace it without checking if it is in good condition, always ask if they have conducted the test.

It is also important to ensure that they have checked the brakes all round and that they find them to be in good condition.

Another important thing to check is that they did not charge you for more than 3.0 litres of engine oil as overfilling is not advisable.

 

How much did you pay for your last Datsun Go 15000km Service? Please leave your thoughts and comments below.

Comet Car Rental not only provides cash car rental to South African citizens but we also are one of the only car rental companies in South Africa offering this convenient option to overseas visitors and foreigners with our cash car rental option this means paying using Cash*, EFT* or Debit Card! This applies to both short and long-term car rentals. So this means you can enjoy your holiday and not worry about payment for your car hire.

Are you trying to rent a car in South Africa, but don’t have a credit card?  Then use South Africa’s biggest independent car rental company with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. Comet Car Rental can help with cash car rental; we have a wide range of rental cars on our fleet and allow you to pay with a credit card, debit card, EFT or cash* for your car hire in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban or Port Elizabeth. The best part is that you can rent a car without a credit card, and you will not pay a surcharge or exhorbitant rates.  This really is cheap cash car rental.

All you need to rent a car with cash* from Comet Car Rental is proof of your identity and the cash car hire amount plus the refundable deposit. For more info on our daily rates and deposits, see our Car Rental Rates.  Usually clients will give us the following documents:

–  Drivers license

–  ID

–  Payslip or Bank statement with home address reflecting

When you return the rental car, Comet will refund your cash car hire deposit within 72 hours if there is no damage to the vehicle.  If you want your deposit sooner, we will put your deposit on top of the pile and refund you within 1 working day of your rental return.

Don’t be stuck without a car again because you don’t have a credit card – Rent a Car Cash from Comet today for affordable, reliable, and easy car rental!

A few requirements regarding your drivers licence:

1. South African law requires a driver to have a valid unendorsed driver’s licence in their possession whilst driving a vehicle on the road in South Africa.
2. Comet requires the driver/s to have held their drivers licence for a minimum of one (1) year.
3. An additional driver is authorised only if you pay an additional driver charge, and provided that the additional driver has held a drivers licence for a minimum of one year.
4. In the event of the driver being under 23 years, a young driver surcharge will apply providing the driver has held a drivers licence for a minimum of two (2) years.

5. The driver and or person hiring the vehicle in possession of a foreign drivers license is required to have an international drivers permit or English Translation should the foreign drivers licence not be in English

6. A Foreign Drivers License needs to have the recipients signature and photograph to be valid

Comet Car Rental adheres to this according to the National Road Traffic Act, Act no 93 of 1996 as some foreign Driver’s Licences may not be covered if an incident occurs without an International Drivers Permit

7. An International Drivers Permit is not a licence and cannot be used independently or instead of your Foreign Driver’s Licence

Purpose of International Drivers Permit

– It authenticates your Foreign Driver’s Licence.

– Is only valid for driving a vehicle within the categories that are covered by their Foreign Driver’s Licence;

– Is no longer valid once the actual corresponding Foreign Driver’s Licence has expired;

To make a booking, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office on 021 386 2411 or 041 581 4904 and request an application form. Complete the form and send it back to Comet with a copy of your ID and Drivers License. One of our friendly Comet Car Rental agents will make contact with you within 48 hours.

Let us know when you frequently visit South Africa and which parts are your favorite destination!

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Do you want to know how much a 45000km service on a Renault Sandero would cost? Well as a South African car hire company that specialises in long term car hire, Comet Car Rental has a lot of Renault Sanderos on fleet and thought we could share some tips and tricks in order to help you save money on your Renault Sandero 45000km service.

As on 01 April 2018, the quote should look as follows:

Labour R1,035
1 x Screw R5,12
1 x Oil Filter R102,50
4,2 Litres of Engine Oil @R140,00/Litre R588,00
Total Excl. VAT R1,730.62
VAT @ 15% R259.59
Total Incl. VAT R1,990.21

As mentioned in our previous service posts, be sure to check that they only charged you for the correct amount of litres of engine oil and correct labour hours.

You might also be asked to change the brake pads during this service, you might even already feel a shudder on the steering wheel. Renault will suggest that you change the brake pads as well as the brake discs, be sure to remember not to do this at the dealership, rather take the car to the nearest Speedy and get the brakes changed there, ask them to skim the discs rather than buying new ones (just remember that you can only safely skim the brake discs once).

Depending on the age of your Sandero, you might also need to replace the wiper blades at this service, again the Renault Sandero uses very generic wiper blades, so if you are handy, it will save you money on the labour to just install new wiper blades yourself.

A visit to South Africa features the best of both worlds. With sophisticated urban experiences and exciting adventure travel, there’s something here for everyone. From the top in dining and cuisine, to the exotic locales for beaching and safari, here are our top ten picks for the best places to visit in South Africa.

1. Cape Town

Cape Town is the top destination in Africa for visitors, and is also its legislative capita. The city sits at the tip of the Western Cape Province, and is the ideal jumping off point for all that South Africa has to offer.

Cape Town is surrounded by extraordinary beaches and jaw-dropping scenery, while also offering easy access to the beauty of the Cape Land Winelands. With its Mediterranean-like climate, Cape Town is a dream destination filled with eye-catching infrastructure and a multicultural population with delicious cuisine.

It includes exciting tourist spots like the world-class aquarium and premier shopping along the waterfront. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an attraction you can’t afford to miss.

Getting around can be done via Uber, local public transport such as taxis and car rental. A local car rental company named – Comet Car Rental, deals with affordable cash car rental which is a bonus for all the tourists.

 

2. Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the premiere park of the South African network of reserves. It features awe-inspiring landscapes of savannah and bush country. With its well-known abundance of magnificent wildlife and vegetation, the park is one of the most popular among tourists.

Well-kept roads make self-guided tours an absolute must. An SUV hire is also on the cards from Pace Car Rental Johannesburg.

 

3. Cape Winelands

Just northeast of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands have been producing some of the world’s best wines. The lush river valleys are perfect for producing Cabernets, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon varietals.

The area is set against a gorgeous backdrop of mountains, and offers a luxurious indulgence of boutique wineries and hotels, exclusive restaurants, and breathtaking scenery.

A great idea would be to hire a minibus (7/8/9/10/14 Seater) from Comet Car Rental and go on a trip to the winelands and taste wine all day with friends and family. Bliss!

 

4. Drakensberg

For a wild, raw landscape visit the mountain region of the Drakensberg. Located between South Africa and Lesotho - Pace also does cross border rentals, the dramatic views have inspired the Dutch and Zulu for centuries.

 

5. Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape region is home to over 600 elephants that can be seen in their natural habitat. The park features numerous other species, including rare birds, water buffalo, warthogs, ostriches, and lions.

Day trips are feasible, but you can also elect to stay overnight in accommodations that range from camps to luxury lodges.

Never fear Comet Car Rental also has a branch in the Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth, you can zoot around this gorgeous region in your rental vehicle.

 

6. Johannesburg

Touch down in Johannesburg (aka Jo’burg / Jozi) for the excitement of the city life. Johannesburg is not only the second largest city in South Africa, but is also the financial center of the continent, and houses the richest square mile in Africa – Sandton.

If you want something more personal for getting around, you can trust the home of long term car rental Johannesburg in Sandton, Marlboro – Pace Car Rental for awesome cars at low rates.

The nearby Soweto township has been the scene of major historical advancements, and today is a vibrant community of over one million people.

 

7. Hermanus

The main attraction here is the whale-watching. The sheltered waters off Hermanus are the ideal spot for the Southern Right Whale to mate and breed. While tour boats are available, the whales are easily watchable right from shore along a six-mile cliff walk complete with benches and telescopes.

 

8. Durban

Durban is just outside Johannesburg and is the scenic beach spot for South Africans to get away. The city is teeming with grand old English Colonial architecture that is now infused with cross-cultural vibrancy from Zulu murals, mosques, churches, and Hindu temples.

You can also find Pace Car Rental Durban here where they exclusively deal with long term car rentals.

 

9. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Herds of wildebeest, elands, and gemsbok find their home among the undulating red dunes of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari region. Apex predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards roam free and can be seen in their natural glory.

Tours by 4X4 and accommodations are available throughout the park.

 

10. Garden Route

Explore the scenic Garden Route from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape, along the Southeastern coast. The landscape is filled with lagoons, lakes, and a range of flora and fauna. It’s considered to be one of the best experiences in the country.
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