Accra

Is it worth getting a hire car in Accra? Generally,  Accra car hire advice leans towards not doing so. The Ghanaian capital is not a destination which is served by any of the major car hire companies, so most visitors will just stick to using local shuttle bus and taxi services. Most of the major […]

Cape Town

Should I hire a car in Cape Town? Many visitors to South Africa might be apprehensive about driving here, given the country’s reputation the having a high crime rate, although it is noted that this has tended to be more of a problem around Johannesburg, although crime has risen in recent yearsin Cape Town. For […]

Casablanca

Should I hire a car in Casablanca? Brief verdict: Casablanca is very much Morocco‘s hub city, and is also currently one of only three cities in Africa which has a direct rail connection to its city centre. Driving in Morocco is a nightmare at the best of times, but Casablanca does at least also offer […]

Durban

Should I rent a car in Durban? Our general advice is that in Durban a hire car is extremely useful, both in terms of access to coastal scenery and also national parks heading inland, especially the magnificent Drakensberg. To follow. To follow.  

Lagos

Should I hire  a car in Lagos? NOT to be confused with Lagos, Portugal (see Faro, Algarve) Public transport doesn’t leave much to be desired, xcept within the local confines of the newly developed planned community of Victoria Island, where trams are available alongside well maintained promenade trails. The suburban rail network is of limited […]

Mombasa

Do I need a car in Mombasa? The Kenyan coastal resort of Mombasa is a popular holiday destination with Europeans, and all of the major resorts are sufficiently close enough to make it be possible to get around using local taxis and bus shuttles. However, to come to Mombasa and only stay around these resorts […]

Sharm El Sheikh (pending update)

Many airlines and tour operators are currently not serving Sharm El Sheikh, although services are set to resume during 2017. Restart dates vary according to each airline. Please check with them for updates. It may come as a surprise to some visitors to know that the resort of Sharm El Sheikh was actually built by […]

Tangier

Should I rent a car in Tangier? The Moroccan port of Tangier is famous for being just that, the main gateway port into Africa, especially for shipment goods travelling between Europe and Morocco via the Spanish port of Algeciras. In recent years, the Moroccan government has started relocating most port services to the new Tangier […]

Zanzibar

Can I hire a car in Zanzibar? Situated just off the coast of East Africa, opposite the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, the small island of Zanzibar is sufficiently compact that there isn’t really much point in getting a rental car here. Unsurprisingly, none of the major European car hire brokers offered us any […]

Enfidha

The new Enfidha International airport is situated close to the town of Hammamet, and it is also ideal for the major resort of Sousse. Some visitors who might have previously flown into the older Monastir airport might now use Enfidha, although Monastir still receives plenty of traffic in its own right. Naturally for all the […]

Djerba

Our general car hire advice in Tunisia is that most of the main resort areas are relatively close together, and that public transport is often surprisingly good compared to expectations. Djerba is slightly different in that it is an island, rather than being part of the mainland, although regular ferry services are available, some carrying […]

Sousse

Sousse is one of Tunisia‘s most popular holiday destinations, being rated as one of the world’s top 100 tourist sites in terms of inbound visitors. You can transfer here by train from Monastir airport, although bus transfers are more likely, and Sousse is also closer to the new Enfidha airport. The local railway network changes […]