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Thrifty in South Africa

Find great prices with Thrifty in South Africa, see customer ratings - and book online, quickly and easily

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Rental location must be specified
Tue 17 Jul 2018
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Fri 20 Jul 2018
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Why use Thrifty?

  • Dropping a car off with Thrifty in South Africa is quick and easy
  • We work hard to find you the best prices - book with us and get the best price on a Thrifty rental in South Africa, guaranteed.
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Ratings for Thrifty in South Africa


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the Thrifty rental desk or representative


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Reviews of Thrifty in South Africa

Real customer reviews

Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if Thrifty is the right company for you.

Anonymous Durban Airport 13 July 2018
had a problem with a/c did not work but your Durban branch swapped the car handled efficiently
Anonymous Durban Airport 01 July 2018
Great service
Anonymous Centurion - West Avenue 17 June 2018
The radio seems if it wasn't fitted correctly. every time you just drove on a road that is a little bit bumpy then the radio front panel came of and then you must switch on the radio again. It was really frustrating.
Anonymous Durban Airport 11 June 2018
We got an upgrade on the vehicle that it we hired. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The general interaction with the staff was extremely pleasant.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 04 June 2018
Wiper bottle had no water
Anonymous East London Airport 29 May 2018
Your staff very friendly
Anonymous East London Airport 23 May 2018
The service was good and the online booking was easy. My phone was off due flat battery and the consultant manage to retrieve the voucher for me form the system. The car was bit noisy and funny sound coming from somewhere.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 18 May 2018
Battery went flat
Anonymous Sandton Downtown 17 May 2018
Staff were nice. Car was poor.
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown 15 May 2018
The staff is really good! Please, clean the inside of the cars. You don’t need water for this, just cleaners!
Cornelius Cape Town Airport 13 May 2018
Thembani Cape Town Airport 02 April 2018
very helpful and quick staff are serious not smilling
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 22 March 2018
Was good service allround
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 19 March 2018
Took too long too long to pick the car up
Mario Durban Airport 19 March 2018
Prompt and efficient service,
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 10 March 2018
Staff warmth Nothing
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown 08 March 2018
A good car The washing screen was not working
Anonymous Centurion - West Avenue 08 March 2018
Friendly and very helpfull staff
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 06 March 2018
Very Clean Boot cover was not fixed
Anonymous Lanseria Airport 06 March 2018
The service met my needs No Tolgate unit in the vehicle
Anonymous Durban Airport 03 March 2018
Very efficient service both at the rental desk and at the collection point. Good car
MERVYN Mthatha Airport 01 March 2018
Overall service and friendliness/helpfulness nil
Eberhard Johannesburg Airport 27 February 2018
Size of rhe car was good Engine had not enough powersizr
Anonymous George Airport 26 February 2018
Staff were very friendly and I liked the fact that the vehicle was brought to the front, rather than leaving me to walk and locate the car myself. There were no vacant parking bays upon returning the vehicle, but not too serious.
Anonymous East London Airport 23 February 2018
Friendly staff
Anonymous Durban Airport 22 February 2018
Excellent service Nil
randheer Durban Airport 22 February 2018
Your staff was very friendly and very efficient. Well done.
Colin Johannesburg Airport 20 February 2018
Manuel gear shift not ideal in Johannesburg
Anonymous Lanseria Airport 18 February 2018
The Datsun Go+ was surprisingly quite capable. Only complaint SMELL OF SMOKING , in the car , uurgh.
Johannes Durban Airport 16 February 2018
The vehicle was brand new, yet it was very unstable on the road
Anonymous Durban Airport 13 February 2018
Excellent Service!a,a,
Anonymous Pretoria Downtown 13 February 2018
Very good service, staff very professional and helpful. Nothing.
Jean Cape Town Airport 12 February 2018
Easy, clean, professional and fast Nothing
Godfrey Cape Town Airport 12 February 2018
Keep up the good work.
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 12 February 2018
Excellent service Nothing
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 11 February 2018
The price! The waiting time at the desk for pick up
Hilton Johannesburg Airport 11 February 2018
Excellent vehicle and service and helpfullness Not much
Anonymous Stellenbosch - Bird Street 10 February 2018
The Datsun is a really bad car to drive .
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 10 February 2018
Excellent None
Jonathan Durban Airport 10 February 2018
The professionalism and helpfulness of the staff who went over and beyond. Well done thrifty. I will recommend them to whoever I know who is going to need to hire a car. There was nothing I did not like.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 10 February 2018
Overall experience It took some time cos the system went up n down so the booking was done manually...
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 08 February 2018
Staff service and professionalism I had to complete the forms again when I collected the car. I was expecting all my details to be there.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 08 February 2018
Very slow at handing over vehicles.
GEORGE Lanseria Airport 08 February 2018
We are absolutely thrilled by the service and kindness we received from Thrify and would highly recommend them. Thank you very very much for making it so easy for us. n/a
Anonymous Durban Downtown 06 February 2018
Cleanliness of the car Shortage of staff when dropping the car
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 05 February 2018
Quick service NO ANSEWERS
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 03 February 2018
I was surprised that there was a 200km/day limit and I couldn't upgrade to an unlimited plan
Ian Durban Airport 28 January 2018
Like chalk and cheese from the last hire. This car new and prestine condition. Last hire old and poor condition
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 20 January 2018
Passenger seat belt did not work and petrol cap was missing (had to buy new one)
Anonymous Port Elizabeth Airport 15 January 2018
everything nothing

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