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Car rental tips and GPS

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Car rental tips and GPS


My wife and I are planning on renting a small car from Jo-burg airport (JNB) and then self-driving to Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Kruger Park for 4 days. We are staying at Chitwa Chitwa.

What is the cheapest way to rent a car for 4 days if we are arriving at Jo-burg airport and also dropping the car off to Jo-burg airport?

Also, do the GPS systems provided by a car rental company (like Europcar) work well for route guidance for driving to Kruger/Sabi Sands area?

We will also have an iPad in the car (with South African SIM card) for additional route guidance. Is the rented GPS system necessary with iPad's Google Maps?

Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks much!


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11. Re: Car rental tips and GPS

I flew up, rented and car, and just used my Mapquest and didn't have a problem at all!

As to the iPhone/iPad charger, no problems at all. You can even grab a one of those cheap adapters (not converter) and plug that puppy into the wall. Apple stuff is made to be plugged in to any part of the world you can get to. :-)

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