Lanseria International Airport - HLA is the smaller of two airports in the Gauteng region. The region mainly consists of the two cities Johannesburg and Pretoria. There are several airports in the region. The most important one is the O.R. Tambo International Airport of Johannesburg. If you are flying from Europe or America, the probability of arriving at the Johannesburg Airport is pretty high. Nevertheless there are also a lot of flights departuring and arriving at Lanseria Airport. Where is Lanseria Airport? The airport is located right in between the two cities. Therefore the distances to the city centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria are similar to each other. There are non-stop flights from Europe to Gauteng offered by several European airlines and Southern African Airways. If you are not bothered by stopovers, there are connections to all airports in Gauteng from mostly all European and American cities. Are there rental car stations at Lanseria Airport? You will be able to find many different rental car companies that are partners of DriveBoo.
As soon as you have arrived at the airport you just need to go through immigration and get your luggage. Afterwards, you can directly approach the rental car center. Mostly all internationally popular companies are located at the airport. If you rent your car at an airport station you don't just profit of direct independence. At the same time you won't need to book and pay any shuttle to either Pretoria or Johannesburg. Furthermore, as there are several different providers, therefore the competition is pretty high. You can expect cheaper offers and you won't need to pay an additional fee if you arrive very early in the morning or during night time.
Please be sure, to bring the following documents with you.
As in Europe or the USA, there are traffic rules and laws which have to be followed in South Africa. Please note that fines and penalties are relatively high compared to other countries. Which rules do I have to follow in South Africa? How fast can I drive in South Africa?Here are some tips for driving a car in South Africa.
|City||60 km/h or 37 mph|
|Highway||120 km/h or 74 mph|
Please make sure to fill up the gas tank of your car before leaving major cities. Once out of town, there are way less gas stations avaiable en route.
The airport of Lanseria is located in the provinve Gauteng. There are eight more provinces in South Africa. You may be able to compare them to "states" of other countries. There are more than 15 Million people living in Gauteng. This is over 1/5 of the total countries population. There are two important reasons why so many people reside in Gauteng. The first is Johannesburg and the second is Pretoria. In both cities, you will be able to find a lot of partners of Driveboo. What can I do in South Africa? Here you can find some places you shoulnd't miss while traveling to Gauteng.
Unfortunately Johannesburg still carries a rather bad reputation. Beside some single neighborhoods the city became super trendy and artsy though. When you will drive around the city with your rental car, you will realize pretty quickly that there are a lot of safe areas. Neighborhoods like Maboneng and Braamfontein are considered the new places to be. People are creative, energetic and open towards foreigners and tourists. Experience art, markets and diverse cuisine during your rental car trip.
Pretoria Botanical Garden
Pretoria won the prize for "the most livable city in the world". One more reason to start your rental car trip from Pretoria. The capital is located in a valley surrounded by mountains. Where can I pick up a rental car in Pretoria? There are many different stations in the city centre. Another solution would be to pick up the rental car directly at the airport. The next one is O.J. Tambo Airport. Pretoria is famous for its parks and gardens. Be sure to check out the Botanical Garden of the city.
Here you find some hot-spots you shouldn't miss in Pretoria.