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Buying or renting a car in South Africa
Posted January 12th, 2012 - 9:19 pm by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
Hello all,

I'm in the early stages of planning a trip and thought I would ask for some advice.

I will be coming to visit a friend in South Africa around Aug/Sept after which I will have somewhere in the vicinity of three months to travel around (what "around" means is still open at the moment, but I plan to get at least to Lake Malawi). One option is to buy or rent a used car. I can run the budget myself, but I would like to know what some locals or other travelers think - is there any outstanding reason why this sounds like a good or bad idea?

Cheers,
Sam