About The Woodford Group South Africa

The Woodford Group is South Africa’s largest independent car hire company. This is a glowing achievement to the many Woodford employees locally and abroad where Woodford has an international footprint.

Woodford was founded with the aim of providing a low-cost alternative in vehicle hire that places value-for-money & service excellence first. We service a wide and ever-growing client base spread across the private, public and corporate sector. Our ability to adapt across sectors is our key differentiator. Our product offering evolves with our client’s needs, always with the aim of improving the total client experience.


Physical Address
1 Intersite Ave, Umgeni Business Park,
Durban, 4001

Owais Suleman
Managing Director

Essa Suleman

031 207 8669



Founded by Mr. E Suleman in 1991, our family-owned company provided low-cost vehicle hire from a small shop in Woodford Grove, Durban. What set us apart was Mr Suleman’s consistent dedication to his founding principles – service excellence and value-for-money. These are the principles that still guide our work ethic to this day.

We’ve come a long way since 1991– expanding our reach and fleet to an international scale – but we’ve always prioritized our relationships with suppliers, partners, and of course, our valued clients.

Our original branch in Woodford Grove operated with just 2 vehicles. Today, Woodford Group has grown into the largest independent car hire company in South Africa, boasting a fleet of over 1500 vehicles across 3 divisions, employing a staff of over 400 individuals. We now offer cars, bakkies and trucks for private and commercial hire and a logistics division that manages major local and international accounts.

We are proud that Woodford remains a family-owned company but has expanded to establishing a national footprint in major cities across South Africa. For us, the client is always at the centre of our innovation. With nearly 30 years of experience, we have diversified and strengthened our offering by growing strong relationships with the tourism industry, government divisions and the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA).


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Woodford is a 100% black owned company across all 3 entities within the Group, 25% black women owned, and Level 1 contributors to BBBEE.


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