South Africa is ideal for travelling with a rental car. An international driving license is required when renting a car, especially in case of an accident. It is therefore necessary to apply for an international license in time at the appropriate licensing board. The international driving license is also only valid in conjunction with your national / state driving license. Before taking over the rental car the following items should be checked because of liability: visible damages, tyres, spare tyre, jack, instruction manual, toolkit and lights. It is advisable to make a rental contract at home because it is definitely more expensive to rent a car upon arriving in South Africa!