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Tempest are one of South Africa'a leading price conscious car hire companies who try to balance friendly service with quality vehicles, at a low cost price. Tempest cater for tourists, local travellers, and corporate rental clients and have a large fleet of vehicles.

Their network of location spans 30 depots throughout South Africa and are also located at all the major airports in and around the country.

Tempest has a fleet of over 3000 vehicles - from large people movers and minibuses to small economy vehicles. They have deals for one way car hire and long term renters whilst providing GPS units to help you on your journey.

The company started in 1986, when the original founders saw a gap in the market to take on the larger car rental companies like Hertz, Budget and Avis. The need to offer more personalised service and a South African smile - from people that know the country best. Providing low cost rates and newer hire cars are always top on the list of Tempest's priorities. Customers want cheaper prices and value for money so Tempest are committed to cutting the costs of car hire whilst not compromising on the level of service.

To experience cheaper car hire and the Tempest smile, please search for our Tempest rental locations in South Africa on Crazy Car Hire:

  • Cape Town International Airport
  • Johannesburg: O.R. Tambo Int. Airport
  • Durban: King Shaka International Airport
  • Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Lanseria Airport
  • East London Airport
  • George Airport
  • Pretoria East-Hatfield
  • Cape Town City
  • Durban City
  • Sandton
  • Randburg
  • Braamfontein: Johannesburg Park Station
  • Bloemfontein Airport
  • Centurion
  • Southgate
  • Nelspruit Airport
  • Midrand
  • Polokwane Airport
  • Kimberley Airport
  • Bellville
  • Soweto
  • Upington Airport
  • Upington Downtown
  • Sandton- Parkmore

Tempest Car Hire is a proud and committed member of the South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA).

Where to go in South Africa

Cape Town

Head to one of the most vibrant cities in South Africa, which is also a major South African tourist destination with plenty to offer. Cape Town has an abundance of diverse landscapes with spectacular ocean views, mountains and vineyards.


Johannesburg is the gateway to South Africa and its biggest city. The Capital of Gauteng province, is home to the Apartheid Museum and a dynamic ever changing landscape.


Durban is located on the east South African coastline in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Tourists like to frequent the uShaka Marine World, and Suncoast Casino and Entertainment world.