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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Skukuza

  • Opting for car hire in Skukuza is a great way to make the most of your South African trip. While it is a popular safari destination, Skukuza does not have many public transport options, and visitors without a car must mainly rely on private taxis or tours. When you hire a car in Skukuza, you can easily explore the surrounding areas and visit popular attractions, like Lake Panic and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, on your own schedule. You can also enjoy a day trip to the nearby city of Mbombela, which has no alternative transport links to Skukuza.
  • Many visitors heading to Skukuza arrive via Skukuza Airport (SZK), making this an extremely convenient place to pick up your hire car. Travellers landing at Skukuza Airport can collect their car at the terminal when they arrive. Alternatively, car hire services at SZK also provide a shuttle service that takes passengers from the airport to Skukuza’s main camp in Kruger National Park, where most visitors are based during their trip. Once you arrive at the camp, you can pick up your hire car from the on-site branch.
  • When you choose car hire in Skukuza, you will have the opportunity to explore remote terrain and nature reserves that are home to many species. This means that you should be mindful of the animals while you are driving and keep your speed low in areas where you may disturb herds or meet wildlife on the roads. You should also take supplies, like sun protection, water, and maps of the area, when you are driving in the more remote areas around Skukuza.
  • You will not generally encounter a lot of traffic in and around Skukuza. Instead, you will mainly be exploring country roads that are used by other tourists and conservationists. Some of these roads may not be well-maintained, especially if they are away from the main tourist areas, so make sure you use your judgement and do not drive off-road into places where you feel the vehicle might get stuck or where you may have difficulty turning around.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Skukuza for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Skukuza at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Skukuza are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Skukuza

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Skukuza?

    On average a rental car in Skukuza costs $66 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Skukuza found in the last 2 weeks is $59.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Skukuza?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Skukuza. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Skukuza?

    The average gas price in Skukuza is $4.76 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $57 and $76, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Skukuza?

    Economy (Class Economy SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Skukuza.

  • Which car rental companies are at Skukuza airport (SZK)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Skukuza airport include Budget, Avis and Bluu.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Skukuza airport (SZK)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Skukuza airport to off-airport locations include Budget, and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Skukuza?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Skukuza?

    An Economy car rental in Skukuza costs $62 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Skukuza?

    A Standard car rental in Skukuza costs $94 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Skukuza?

    In Skukuza, cars are most frequently rented at Budget Skukuza Airport (2 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Skukuza?

    On average a rental car in Skukuza costs $465 per week ($66 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Skukuza?

    On average a rental car in Skukuza costs $1,992 per month ($66 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Skukuza?

    Most car rental providers in Skukuza offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Skukuza, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Skukuza?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Skukuza.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Skukuza?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Skukuza?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Skukuza so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Skukuza?

    When you choose car hire in Skukuza, you should consider the types of activities you want to enjoy during your stay. Driving in Skukuza is ideally suited to large vehicles with some off-road capacity, such as an SUV or people carrier. Larger cars will allow you to comfortably travel on dirt roads or on more remote terrain that may involve crossing water or travelling on very dusty tracks. Choosing a larger vehicle will also put you higher up away from the road, giving you a great view when you encounter animals.

  • What is the speed limit in Skukuza?

    Before you organise your Skukuza car hire, you should get to know the rules of the road in South Africa. When you see speed limit signs in South Africa, these will be displayed in km/h, not mph. For urban areas, the speed limit in South Africa is 60 km/h (35 mph), while on country roads the speed limit is 100 km/h (60 mph). If you are visiting nearby cities in Skukuza and driving on the motorways, the speed limit is 120 km/h (75 mph). When driving in remote, rural areas in and around Skukuza, it is advisable to lower your speed slightly to avoid skidding on dusty roads or damaging your car going over bumpy terrain.

  • What are the best places to park in Skukuza?

    If you are staying on-site at the Skukuza safari park, you will find that the lodges and camp accommodation has excellent free parking, so you won’t have to walk to get to your car. Nearby attractions, such as Kruger Safari Park also provide free, secure parking, so you can drive there and then leave your car while you go on a guided tour of the area. Most roadside beauty spots and natural attractions in Skukuza also have free roadside parking. If you venture into Mbombela, you can expect to pay around R15 (less than £1) for a 2h stay in a car park.

Skukuza car rental reviews and directory

Avis

7.0

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Skukuza

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Skukuza Airport

+27 13 735 5343

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

Skukuza Reception Area

+27 13 735 5651

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
We were charged for a spot on the car we did not do. The pre-inspection on Avis behalf was not conducted properly, Dissatisfied with the service

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Worked well. No issues

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Skukuza

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Skukuza Airport, Skukuza Camp, Kruger Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Skukuza Airport

+27 13 735 5343

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

Skukuza Reception Area

+27 13 735 5651

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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Europcar

6.0

Okay

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One location in Skukuza

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148 skukuza

+27 13 735 9050

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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148 Skukuza

+27 82 657 6611

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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Bidvest

2.0

Poor

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One location in Skukuza

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Kruger Gate Protea Hotel Portia Shabangu Rd

+27 137 355 671

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Skukuza

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148 Skukuza, Kruger Natinal Park

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Skukuza airport

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Bluu

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One location in Skukuza

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Vehicles delivered from Kruger Hotel

+27 13 735 5671

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2 travelers who rented a car in Skukuza gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Skukuza

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Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$66/day

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$41/day

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