Rent Car and Driving in Zimbabwe
Hi, we are planning on being in Harare August 2014 from the U.S. and plan on visiting Vic Falls. Bus and Air schedules have changed and will not work for us. If we rent a car to drive to Vic Falls is it generally safe for married couple to travel the county this way... Have read of some scams on the roadways by bad people or police. Not sure what to believe. thanks for the help and your website. Timothy
Advise about rent a car
by Grigory Melamedov
Dear Tony and Boo,
My name is Grigory, I`m from Moscow, Russia.
Thank you for this catchy and very informative site. Your site inspired us (me and my GF Sveta) to plan a visit to Zimbabwe. We vould like to come to Harare, hire a car and make a trip Harare - Great Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls - Hwange - Matobo Hills - Harare.
We are not absolutely beginners in Africa (Sveta even lived about two years in Rep.South Africa) but this time we face a problem. We are googling and searching for 4X4 vehicle which has an automatic transmission and can`t find it neither at Harare airport nor in the downtown.
So we please your advise if it is possible. Maybe you vould so kind to recommend some place or company in Harare where we could find such a vehicle? Allthough I understand that your site isn`t about rental car.
Many thanks in advance.
my mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking at hiring a car in Zimbabwe. I have heard that some companies ask to hold on to your passport or credit card during the hire period. Is this just a photocopy or the real thing?
Zimbabwe Commercial Vehicle Guarantee
by David Swindler
(Boise, ID, USA)
I recently purchased your travel guide and found it to be very helpful for the Victoria Falls area. I just found one mistake that I was hoping you could correct in future additions. In the section on bringing a hired vehicle into Zimbabwe, you stated the Commercial Vehicle Guaratee was 120 SAR. In fact, it was $120 US which definitely changed the amount needed to cross the border. It cost us nearly $250 total to bring our vehicle from Botswana to Zimbabwe!
buying a 4X4 in VicFalls or Livingstone
We live in Cape Town. We want to buy a 4X4 in Zim or Zambia and leave it in Vic Falls. & Never bring it into SA.
Is that possible?
Your site is great, we will be booking through you for visit 25 - 29 April 2011.
Bringing a car into Zimbabwe
by Ian Gardner
We are borrowing a friends car when we land in Jo Burg. We are wanting to drive up to Vic Falls.
What is required to be able to drive across the border at Beit Bridge? I understand all about personal visa's, but the car side is a bit confusing. Other than documentation for the vehicle, I am assuming they will try to put various 'extra' charges laid on. I have some basic information from AA about what to expect. Is there anything else that you think we may need to be aware of? I understand we will need to pay about r60 for carbon tax. About r200 for insurance. Any others you know about?
Basically I want to avoid too much hassle as it may very well be easier to just head into botswana.
Thankyou for your time.