World Cup Fans Travelling to South Africa Make Use of Travel Tips From Ahead of June Kick-off

May 26, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
May 26, 2010 Some key advice is on offer from the number one car rental company, only a few weeks before the first match is due to kick start the finals.

Fans from all over the globe will travel to South Africa hoping to see their nation take home to prized trophy and the car rental specialists hope to make every trip a memorable one for all the right reasons for travelling fans.

Managing Director of Gareth Robinson said of the newly released tips: "It is vital that fans are as prepared as they possibly can be for the World Cup and we want to help them to make sure they have all the information they need. World Cup travellers can get caught up in the excitement and we are here to ensure they don't forget a few important things."

Top tips on offer by the car rental gurus:

Plan Ahead Passports must be in date for the whole duration of your trip and if you will have less than 30 days left before you leave then you must get a new one first. Travel insurance policies do not always cover visitors in South Africa so make sure that yours does. Vaccinations are also important and a visit to the doctor well in advance is necessary to ensure you get the right jabs. Cash and credit cards may have travel bans in place to speak with your company or bank before you leave to make sure they can be used.

Getting Around The South Africa World Cup is the place to be this summer and those who are lucky enough to be able to go should make use of car hire. Distances in the country are huge and are best travelled by car. Public transport is available but visitors must make sure they are travelling with a legitimate company before they embark on their journey.

Accommodation Countless numbers of people will be visiting so pre-book your hotel. Camping will be a cold experience as it will be wintertime in South Africa and hotels are advisable.

Staying safe Visitors should look out for ATM fraud, pickpockets and thieves and leaving valuables in a safe is necessary.

Match Day Park somewhere where you can find the vehicle after the match and be prepared for long waits at the gates as security will be tight. The good news is that the average price of a beer is only £1! compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

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About was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK's leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, easyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit

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