Bidvest Car Rental is a truly ‘Proudly Southern African’ domestic car rental company operating in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, with over 120 network locations.
The company is committed to constantly striving to improve its operating performance and to sustain a reputation of excellence and integrity. A key focus is centred on building sound relationships with customers and suppliers.

We are committed to providing staff with an environment conducive to job satisfaction and personal development. Our staff members are acutely aware that travellers want to get to their destination as quickly and painlessly as possible. In our eyes, travellers are busy people who are on their way to a big meeting, or a small meeting that’s part of something big, or a long-awaited holiday, or to see friends and family.

We offer weary travellers a variety of products, including car rental, door-to-door transfers, chauffeur drive services, coach charters, and if the load is larger than usual, we also provide van and truck rentals.

In November 2016, Bidvest Car Rental launched Snappdrive – a leading product development set to revolutionise the car rental market. Snappdrive combines flexibility and convenience, free of any queuing and human intervention and allows for a seamless transition from plane to car, saving customers valuable time whenever they travel.

Snappdrive replaces the need for physical car keys with a smart phone app, allowing our customers to locate, unlock and start their vehicle. Customers will also receive a text message prior to the return date and time, providing an opportunity to extend their rental period should they wish to do so.

Snappdrive negates the need to stand in lengthy car rental queues ever again. Simply arrive, unlock and drive – all done using a mobile phone.

Bidvest Car Rental sees it as more than just transport, more than just getting from point A to point B – it’s part of a bigger journey that each and every customer is going through. Call it a business partnership, a friendship, at minimum it’s an understanding that the customer’s time counts.

Company Information

CEO: Paulette McGhee
CFO: Sharon Downing
Marketing & Communications Manager: Lindsay Versfeld
Sales Manager: Michelle Van Antwerp
H.R. Manager: Kenny Ncube

Company Statistics

Year founded: 1968
Founding members: Pam and Ken Levy
Employees: 859
Trade Affiliations: ASATA, TBCSA, SAVRALA
Memberships: SAACI, Travelbags, SKAL,
Turnover: R1 160 146 114
Operating profit: R114 152 373
Key clients: Purco, Naspers Commerzone, Emirates, Aurecon

Contact Details

Physical address: 494 Wrench Road, Isando, Johannesburg
Postal address: P.O. Box 1777 Kempton Park, 1620
Telephone: 011 398 0000
Fax: 011 398 0097
Email: reservations@bidvestcarrental
Toll-free / call centre / customer care number: 086 101 7722