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Driving license requirements for renting a car im Cape Town

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Hi

Anyone aware about the following:

Is it mandatory to be a licensed driver for a minimum of 12 months to rent a car in Cape Town? Because I have a license since May 16 and would need to rent a car in Jan 17.

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Most rental agencies in South Africa, AFAIK, require a driver to be licensed for 12 months before they will be allowed to rent a car.

Others may know more.

Good luck

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Oh. That is pretty disappointing. Is it possible to rent a car someone else's name like a local contact and then use it for driving?

Edited: 7:21 am, October 13, 2016
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Sounds a bit dodgy. Contact all of the rental places and explain, some may have a policy that is different. Whilst a car makes things a lot easier, it is not required to get around cape town. Use MyCiti, HoHo buses, taxis or uber. If you want to do tours of wineries or Cape of Good hope people on here can point you towards tour companies.

I seem to remember from your past posts that you're on honeymoon. I assume your bride to be doesn't drive either?

Edited: 8:06 am, October 13, 2016
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Sounds a bit dodgy. Contact all of the rental places and explain, some may have a policy that is different. Whilst a car makes things a lot easier, it is not required to get around cape town. Use MyCiti, HoHo buses, taxis or uber. If you want to do tours of wineries or Cape of Good hope people on here can point you towards tour companies.

I seem to remember from your past posts that you're on honeymoon. I assume your bride to be doesn't drive either?

Edited: 8:04 am, October 13, 2016
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" Is it possible to rent a car someone else's name like a local contact and then use it for driving?"

And what would happen if there was a mishap.. even a tiny "bumper bashing"?

This could lead to all sorts of legal consequences, I would think

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