Standard Rates include:
• Unlimited kilometres
• Airport / Hotel Transfers (Within 25kms from primary depots)
• 2 x Drivers (third, fourth and fifth driver charged separately)
• Living, kitchen & sleeping equipment
• Full water tank and gas bottle(s)
• Standard Excess Insurance Cover R/N$45,000 / US$3462 excess
• 15% VAT (Value Added Tax) in South Africa, 12% in Botswana and 15% in Namibia
• Credit Card fees
• Emergency assistance (08h00 - 22h00)
• Fold out maps (subject to availability)
Minimum Rental Duration and Costings
Minimum rental period: 7 days. Vehicle rentals are calculated on a per calender day basis, i.e day of collection or return is always counted as a full day irrespective of what time it is collected or dropped off. A rental day is not calculated on a 24hr cycle.
Depots (Vehicle collection & return)
Primary: South Africa - Johannesburg, Cape Town. Namibia - Windhoek. Botswana - Maun
Secondary: Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, George, Kasane, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Gabarone, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Harare, Maputo, Vilankulo
Office Hours: Rental Locations
Monday to Friday: 08h00-16h30 (last handover at 15h00, last return at 16h00)
Saturday: 08h00-13h00 (last handover at 11h00, last return at 12h00)
After Hour surcharge applies at a cost of R/N$500 / US$38 per collection or return outside of the normal Office hours. After hour operations are as follows:
Sundays & public Holidays: 08h00-16h00
(Late returns will be charged on a per day basis)
All branches are closed 25 December (Christmas Day)
Vehicle handover can take approx. 2-3 hours, depending on the questions asked and client feedback. This involves a thorough explanation and demonstration of the vehicle and its equipment. Kindly note that signing the vehicle condition report is an acceptance of the condition of the vehicle. THRSA must be notified within the first 24 hours of collection (clutch damage within the first 3 days of collection), should the renter experience any glitches, problems, malfunctions or discomfort. No consideration will be given to claims against such experiences, and no compensation or liability for lost time will be given, if issues are only reported on return of the vehicle. Rental days lost due to a vehicle that has been collected after the agreed date will not be credited.
When returning the vehicle, please set aside an hour for the vehicle and equipment to be checked. Although we request that the vehicle be returned with a full fuel tank, as a courtesy to the next renter our representatives will take the vehicle to our refuelling station to ensure that the vehicle is full. Should top-ups be required, the fuel amount will be deducted from the renter’s nominated credit card. Vehicles must be returned clean, in order for the vehicle check in to be done. Vehicles returned excessively dirty will be charged a cleaning fee of R/N$1,500. Any vehicles returned later than the agreed return date, or outside of normal office hours (without prior arrangement), will be charged a full day’s rental per calendar day.
• The company reserves the right to charge a cleaning fee of R/N$1,500 in the event that the rental vehicle is returned in an extremely dirty condition. The company at its sole discretion reserves the right to determine whether a vehicle is extremely dirty in a true and fair manner. An extremely dirty rental vehicle will include but not limited to when the rental vehicle/s possible damages cannot be assessed properly.
• The renter knows and understands that no smoking in the rental vehicles are allowed, and that a fee of R/N$1,500 will be charged to remove any fumes or smells caused by smoking from the rental vehicle.
• The renter shall return any motorhome toilet cassette in a clean condition if applicable, failing of which the company reserves the right to charge a cleaning fee of R/N$1,500.
A valid EB or code 08 national or an ENGLISH international driver's licence for vehicles less than 3500kg, is required.
The minimum age permitted to rent is 23 years and the maximum is 85 years.
For all rentals departing and/or returning to our Johannesburg depot will be charged a fee of R500 / US$38 per rental agreement. This fee will be included in your quotation when applicable. eToll tags are installed in all our vehicles. These tags are debited with gantry levies in Gauteng, and also open gates on debit at toll gates on the major roads in South Africa that carry the eToll logo.
THRSA offers 2 liability cover options, namely, Standard Cover & Super Cover. This cover is NOT a personal liability cover, but cover for damage to our vehicles and/or 3rd party property. Details below:
This cover carries an excess of R/N$45,000 / US$3462 which is applicable in the event of any accident or damage to either our vehicle or third party property. This excess of R/N$45,000 / US$3462 is pre-authorised on the renter’s Visa or MasterCard credit card at the time of collection. Funds will only be deducted from this amount, should the renter return the vehicle and/or equipment in a damaged condition or for any 3rd party damage. If no claims exist, this excess is released within 21-30 working days from date of return, by the renter’s financial institution. Standard Cover does not include repair to or replacement of tyres and windscreens.
A daily rate of R/N$295 / US$23 is charged per day as per your quotation/rental agreement. This cover is a NO EXCESS cover and is applicable to the vehicle and third party property damage and includes the cost of replacing or repairing of windscreens, rims & tyres, radio theft and recovery costs. A security deposit of R/N$ 3,000 / US$231 (R/N$5,000 in case of special event in Cape Town) is pre-authorised on the renter’s Visa or MasterCard credit card at the time of collection to ensure that the vehicle is returned to the agreed location, on the agreed date, in a clean condition and no items are lost or damaged. This security deposit is fully refunded within 21-30 working days, after date of return, should all the terms and conditions be adhered to.
CLAIMS HANDLING FEE
A handling fee of R/N$500 / US$38 is charged on all damage/accident claims irrespective of the liability cover option taken.
Single vehicle accidents are included in all liability cover options, except in the case of roll-overs. In case of damage to the vehicle rented, the following will apply:
All accidents must be reported to THRSA, and by law, to the Local Police within 24 hours. An AR (accident report) number from the police must be obtained at the time of reporting the incident. This proves that the accident has been registered. Failing to report accidents may void all liability cover and the renter becomes fully liable for all costs. We advise that you take as many photographs of the accident scene and also obtain the third party details when applicable.
These can be recorded on the reverse side of the rental pack envelope supplied to you on collection. We also suggest you take a photograph of the driver’s licences of the persons involved. An accident report which is provided in the RENTAL PACK, must also be completed. These documents and records of evidence will be submitted to THRSA in order to process the incident.
The renter is responsible for the recovery of the damaged vehicle to the original rental branch depending on the liability cover option taken. A replacement vehicle will only be dispatched once payment of all damages / recovery costs to the first vehicle is made. THRSA reserves the right to withhold a replacement vehicle; this does not entitle the client to any claims against THRSA.
If the ranter requires a replacement vehicle to be delivered, charges will be levied according to the liability cover option taken on the rental.
If the renter is not able to take a replacement vehicle, no refunds for early termination of the contract will be made.
Should the renter continue with a replacement vehicle, this vehicle will be noted under the current rental contract and standard cover will be applicable. This includes a new R/N$45,000 / US$3462 pre-authorisation on the nominated credit card. Super Cover is not available on a replacement vehicle.
Should the applicable excess be charged, and should THRSA be successful in the reimbursement of that amount by the 3rd party, this amount will be refunded to the renter. This process could take up to three years.
Exceptions & Conditions
Exclusions of all cover options:
The renter is fully liable for any damage to the THRSA vehicle or third party property if:
• Any terms of the rental contract is breached;
• Damages are sustained whilst the renter/driver is in violation of any traffic laws or ordinances;
• Damage to the vehicle is caused by careless, wilful or reckless driving. This includes:
o Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
o Driving on restricted or unrecognised roads
o Driving over the road ordinance speed limits
o Not adhering to the vehicle height restrictions
• Related to water submersion or salt water damage:
o A vehicle may not go through water higher than 30cm in depth
• The vehicle was driven in a country in which written approval was not obtained from THRSA;
• Damage is incurred due to incorrect use of the hand brake;
• The damage is to the clutch (An allowance of up to three days after collection is given, in which time a faulty clutch can be reported. Thereafter, it is deemed as the renter’s responsibility). The customer is then liable for:
o The cost of the clutch kit which is R/N$12,500 / US$962 including VAT and installation
• Roll-overs are not covered in any liability cover options. A roll over is defined as a vehicle sustaining all types of damage due to it not being on all 4 wheels;
• The incorrect fuel is pumped into the fuel tank and/or fuel in the water tank will incur a R/N$20,000 / US$1539 cost. THRSA advises that should this occur, the vehicle is to remain turned off and not started under any circumstances. This reduces the damage caused;
• Overhead damage is covered, except for damage to the roof top mounted air-conditioning unit & Awning. Renters are reminded that the motorhomes are high. Caution needs to be taken when driving under branches, bridges, through archways or any overhead obstructions.
• Undercarriage damages by means of any and all damages including but not limited to the side sills, prop shaft, side shaft, front and rear diff and exhaust system.
The renter is responsible for any damages or accidents that THRSA has not been made aware of on the return of the vehicle. Please note the applicable charges will be charged to the nominated credit card.
THRSA is not responsible for any damage or theft to items of a personal nature. Travel and personal insurance is highly recommended.
Rules in respect of replacement vehicles (whether due to an accident or vehicle damage)
• In the case of clutch or water damage the following is applicable:
- The repairs and recovery (towing) costs of the vehicle is the responsibility of the renter. The following recovery / replacement rates will apply:
1. Within South Africa: R/N$6 / US$0.46 per kilometre
2. Outside of South Africa: R/N$12 / US$0.92 per kilometre
• Should a replacement vehicle be required, THRSA will replace the vehicle within 24 hours in South Africa; and 48 hours outside the South African borders.
• A new pre-authorisation for the standard cover excess, will be blocked on the nominated Visa or MasterCard credit card for the replacement vehicle.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT / NON-VARIATION
This document contains the entire agreement between the renter and the Company, and neither party shall be bound by any undertakings, representations, warranties, promises, or the like not recorded herein. No variation, alteration, or addition to, or omission from this agreement is valid/binding, unless reduced to writing and signed by the renter and an authorized employee of the company. Any clause which is declared unenforceable or invalid, for any reason whatsoever, by a competent Court, shall be severable from the remaining provisions of the agreement and shall not affect the validity of these provisions.
DOMICILUM CITANDI ET EXECUTANDI
The Renter chooses the address stated on the face of the agreement as registered/legal address. The Company chooses its registered address of 17 Sim Rd, Pomona, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa.
This agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
The company and the renter hereby agree and consent that this rental agreement will be governed and be enforced in terms of the applicable South African laws.
CONSENT TO JURISDICTION
The renter and the company both consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court in terms of Section 45 of the Magistrate’s Court Act 32 or 1944, notwithstanding the subject matter or cause of action involved, or irrespective whether the claim may exceed the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s court.
LEGAL COSTS AND / OR EXPENSES
In the event that the Company incurs expenses in recovering any monies due to it from the Renter or any other person arising from this agreement, the Renter will be liable for any costs and expenses incurred in doing so, on the attorney and own client scale, including but not limited to collection commission and tracing fees and necessary disbursements.
JOINT AND SVERABLE LABILITY OF AUTHROISED DRIVERS
In terms of this agreement the renter and /or any authorized driver may be held jointly and severable liability towards the company towards all monies due and owing to it in terms of this agreement.
AUTHORIZATION TO CREDIT SEARCH AND CONFIRMATION
The Renter hereby consents and authorizes the Company or its nominated representative to undertake any enquiry the Company deems fit about the Renters credit and or criminal record with any credit bureau, credit agency and/ or other third party to confirm details of the Renter as and when the need arises.
The air-conditioning supplied in the cabin of the vehicle, is designed to be used in South African weather conditions. In regions where the temperatures reach in excess of 30 degrees Celsius, or the humidity is higher than 60%, the unit may not work as effectively. This is normal and does not constitute grounds to request a replacement vehicle. Whenever the vehicle is stationary, or idling for prolonged periods, the cabin air-conditioner must be switched off to prevent damage.
Namibia and Botswana are predominantly arid desert regions and the majority of secondary routes travelled, are on dust or gravel roads. It is not possible to make vehicles dust-proof and therefore refunds or claims for any dust ingress of any nature, will not be considered.
THRSA does not accept CASH or CHEQUE as payment in any way.
Valid Visa/MasterCard credit cards, EFT or bank transfer payments are accepted for rentals.
Pre-authorisation: THRSA only accepts valid Visa and MasterCard credit cards that are embossed, in order to place the pre- authorisation for liability cover security deposits and excesses.
The holder of the credit cards needs to be present at vehicle collection.
THRSA is not responsible for any currency fluctuations that may occur in any transactions.
FULL PAYMENT must be received 14 working days prior to date of collection.
All vehicles are supplied with equipment (unless otherwise agreed upon). Our liability cover options do not cover any equipment supplied with the vehicle. Any loss or damage to the equipment including items such as GPS, fridges, compressors, tents etc. will be charged to your credit card. Should any of your equipment malfunction during the rental period, THRSA is not liable to provide a replacement vehicle. Repairs can be made according to clause 'Vehicle Repairs' of this document.
4X4 Equipped vehicles are allowed to be driven on public bitumen/tar roads or grabel roads as well as on public recognized 4X4 tracks in Botswana, Mozambique (Up to Vilanculous only), Namibia, South Africa, Zambia (up to Livingstone only) and Zimbabwe (up to Harare). THRSA does not allow any vehicles to enter the following countries under any circumstances: Kenya, Angola, Malawi or Tanzania. Any locations north of the permitted locations are not allowed. It is highly recommended to avoid driving before sunrise or after sunset.
CROSS BORDER DOCUMENTATION
A once off cross border fee per vehicle per rental of R/N$750 / US$57 applies for cross border documentation into Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. The vehicle documentation is for the vehicle cross border requirements ONLY. THRSA are not liable for the arrangement or payment of visas, permits, third party insurances or road taxes applicable to the countries of entry. These are for the renter’s account and can be arranged prior to travel or at the borders of the applicable countries. All cross border applications are to be accompanied by a clear copy of the renter’s passport & driver’s license to be received seven days prior to collection.
It is possible that during your rental, small repairs may be required due to the nature of the terrain. Repairs of up to R/N$1,000 / US$77 may be affected without prior authorisation from THRSA and such repairs will be reimbursed, on the submission of a claim with original receipts attached. Amounts above R/N$1,000 / US$77 will require verbal/telephonic approval from THRSA on-road assistance. (The numbers are provided in your rental pack). Should approval not be obtained the claim may be disputed.
Should a call-out fee be charged by a supplier to replace a tyre, approval must be obtained from your collection branch. Should permission be granted by THRSA for an overnight stay in a lodge, due to repairs, a maximum allowance of R/N$950/US73 per night per vehicle is granted for a maximum of one night in South Africa, and two nights outside of South Africa.
Should a replacement vehicle be required due to a mechanical fault not due to negligence, THRSA will replace the vehicle within 24 hours in South Africa and 48 hrs outside of South Africa, at no extra cost to the renter.
THRSA must be informed of keys lost or locked inside a vehicle. The replacement or recovery of keys is for the renter’s account. THRSA cannot be held liable for any time/days lost and/or accommodation or any other costs incurred, due to the replacement or recovery of keys.
The renter is responsible for the repairing of flat or punctured tyres. The driver should not exceed the road traffic ordinance speed limits of 120km/h on tarred roads, and 80km/h on gravel/sealed or corrugated roads. For your safety, THRSA recommends a speed of 100km/h on tarred roads, and 60km/h on gravel/sealed or corrugated roads, and 40km/h in National Parks. Tyres get hot and pressures increase at higher speeds. Tyres are then susceptible to damage especially on uneven surfaces. When replacing a tyre, please ensure that it is a new tyre of the same brand, size and that is has a ply rating of 4mm or more. Reconditioned, second hand or re-treaded tyres are NOT acceptable. The renter is required to check the tyre pressure when the tyres are cold (i.e. not after travelling for more than 10km), at regular intervals. All tyres should be checked, including spares. The company’s minimum tread requirement is 4mm which is within the South African Road Ordinance limits of 3mm.
All THRSA vehicles are fitted with SABS approved tracking devices. Tracking is monitored in all Southern Africa destinations as allowed by THRSA. THRSA reserves the right to repossess the rental vehicle at any time if it is found illegally parked, being used to violate the law or appears to be abandoned and if the renter is in breach of any terms or conditions of the rental agreement.
The renter is liable for all fines and penalties incurred during the rental period plus an administration fee of R/N$250 / US$19 for each infringement or penalty notice that has been redirected by THRSA to the renter.
CANCELLATION / NO-SHOW PENALTIES
Cancellations are charged according to the time of cancellation. Late collections or early returns are non-refundable.
MULTIPLE RENTALS - MINIMUM OF 11 DAYS PER COUNTRY
As a franchisee of Maui, multiple Maui rentals can be combined to qualify for a longer term rental rate. South African, Australian and New Zealand rentals can be combined to qualify if travel is within a 12 month period. Only applicable from the third rental onward.
If, for reasons beyond our control, the reserved vehicle is not available, THRSA reserves the right to substitute a comparable or superior vehicle at no extra cost to the renter. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the renter to any form of refund or claim against THRSA.
TAXES & CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS
All charges include 15% VAT in South Africa, 12% VAT in Botswana and 15% VAT in Namibia. All rates are quoted in ZAR, N$ .and US$. THRSA is not responsible for any currency fluctuations that may occur in any transaction.
Terms and conditions are subject to change in accordance with changes in government taxes.
Any claims or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to the client will be governed by the laws of South Africa. Any claim or legal action against the suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms and conditions of our contract with them.
• Locations within South Africa are charged at South African daily rates.
• Locations outside South Africa (except Botswana) are charged at Namibia daily rates.
• Locations in Botswana are charged in US$ daily rates.
• Whilst including the same facilities, some motorhomes may have different layouts and or equipment types to those shown. All measurements and volumes shown are approximate. The information provided is subject to change without notice.
• Towing is not permitted under any circumstances.
• The information provided is subject to change without notice.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Rates and terms and conditions of rental may be subject to change.