Additional drivers for your car hire

Share the reins

Adding an additional driver is a convenient way to travel with business colleagues or friends and family, especially on those long trips across our beautiful country. 

Only the main driver is covered to drive the rental vehicle and can add up to three additional drivers to the rental.

Additional drivers are required to adhere to all the same terms and conditions as the main driver and covered under the same rental agreement.

The most important thing to remember: Every driver must bring along their valid unendorsed driver’s licence that is valid for a minimum of 1 year when the time comes to collect your hire car.

Please refer to Additional Driver Terms and Conditions for weekend rentals below. 

How to book an additional driver

Your desire to add supplementary drivers can be indicated during the online reservation process. Once you've selected your vehicle group, you'll be asked to "Choose your extras". Scroll down to the "Additional Driver" box.

Costs for additional drivers vary by location but are quoted during the online booking process.

You can also book an additional driver, or add to an existing booking before collection by calling us on 0861 021 111 / +27 11 387 8431.

Booking an additional driver is easy with Avis Car Hire

Additional Driver Terms and Conditions for Weekend Rentals

  • Only one additional driver is permitted during weekend rentals at all Airport rental locations and the Sandton Gautrain branch. 
  • The additional driver must be a direct family member, i.e. spouse, child or parent.
  • Renters must produce their boarding pass when collecting the vehicle.
  • The boarding pass must adhere to the following conditions: flight must be on the same day as the rental check-out date and the name on the boarding pass must be the same as the name of the renter. 
  • No additional drivers are permitted over weekends at non-airport locations unless the renter resides outside of South Africa. International customers may add an Additional driver at any location and the boarding pass / e-ticket printout should be within a week of the rental check-out date. 
  • A weekend rental is a rental taking place between Thursday 0:01 and the following Monday at 23:59.