These are a few extracts from the many letters and testimonials Tony’s Car Hire has received from clients.
THANK YOU for all the greetings sent to us throughout the years.

When you go to South Africa and you look for care, service and decency we strongly recommend Tony’s business…. You get what they promise and what you ask. Even more. Thanks Scgharnee, it was great!
Ina and Cees *from the Netherlands (3/11 – 28/11)2014 


I am SOOOOOOO jealous!!!

Please tell me your flight dates?

Car hire company that you MUST use, (Unless you get a better deal using “Lufthansa miles and more” points) is:



Ask to speak to Patricia, mention my name, (“The guy from Germany”) I hope they will look after you . . .

They have always been most competitive and the service is genuinely a pleasure.

Let me know how it goes . .

Barry  G……….. August 2013

Good morning Pat

Thanks for the invoice.

Thanks a lot for the perfect service, at our arrival, as well as Ur very prompt and uncomplicated service when we got back to Joburg last Monday.

Price / Service combination are absolutely perfect, I can only recommend U to anybody else and I for sure will come back again when I am in SA next time.

My very best regards

Bert E……Jan 2013

Thanks for your excellent friendly service and competitive prices. Helped us on the way to a great holiday and we look forward to our next visit. I would have no hesitation in recommending your service to anyone visiting SA.


Gordon S…… Nov 2010

Thank You for this and especially for the high quality of service displayed by your company. The car was delivered on time and in a very good condition and drop off was very convenient. It is this type of service that really makes me a proud South African. Keep it Up…

Paul P…….July 2010

Hi Pat,

I would like to thank you for your professionalism and a superb service that you have provided me with from the beginning to the end and I would like to take this opportunity to indicate that you are one of the few people that knows what good service is. I am sure to use the services of the company again in future if the needs arises for me to and I will also would recommend Tony’s company to other people who would like to experience the best service.

Thank you again.

Linda Z(MR) May 2010

Many thanks for the as always efficient and stress free service you and your team offer.

Kind regards

Karen and Ewen McGowan 17 May 2010

Dear Tony and Patricia!

Just to let you know that we arrived home tired, but safe!
Thanks for you email and the completed invoice.
I have to say, that we undertook the whole trip, with a great deal of trepidation. Getting travel insurance at our ages is difficult enough and Car Hire is next to impossible. I remember when I made my first contact with Tony, and said, “Let me tell you before we go any further, that I am 85 and my wife is 83”. Tony’s response was, “So long as you are over 21, I’m happy!”.
We experienced nothing but good advice: everything was on time, we finished up extremely satisfied customers, and we would recommend you without hesitation to anyone who wanted a “good deal”, without any sort of hassle.
Finally let me personally thank Patricia for her really kind yet professional approach to her job. She was a “star”!

Kindest regards, and great memories,

Stephen and Norah.Cheshire. U.K.Nov 2009

Hi Toni and crowd!

Just a short note to thank you for another extremely good service!  We knew when we were overseas where to track you down and where to get the best rates, deals and service.  And low and behold we could use your services again when we came back from overseas and were short of a vehicle. Your service is brilliant!

Toni thanks for giving the young people in your business an opportunity to work as well – you youngsters appreciate Toni and give  your best!

God bless and hope that you will go from strength to strength

Ron and Rina. UAE Aug 2009


I will be in South Africa for a month in September. I was referred via Graham B……. on this forum to Tony’s Car Hire: https://www.sacarhire.co.za/

when I wanted to look at the car hire for the trip. I have to say that I have been totally blown away with the personal service from Tony himself. He has personally responded to my e-mails within minutes on most occasions, has no issue making an immediate call to Australia when required and has car hire rates that are nearly 50 % less than all the other companies from whom I got quotes (Tempest, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty).

In addition to this he has thrown in cooler boxes and a baby seat for the duration of my hire period at no extra cost. A nice option is that they will deliver the hire car to where you are as well so this saves the effort of getting to a branch or the airport etc.

So I have not actually rented the car yet but Graham has done it several times and recommends them so I’d have to say that it is pretty safe in terms of my early recommendations. They only show a few vehicle variants on their site as being rentable but they will source any car you are looking for and do a deal to match.

Thought I’d pop this out there for anyone else that is looking for a car with personal service.


Kelvin (no personal interest whatsoever in this endorsement)

Kelvin May 2009 Placed on Over-land Forum



Meshack M (Saudi Arabia)Nov 2008

“Hi Tony and Family and staff Thank you for the birthday wishes and also thank you for all that you did for me to make my stay in your wonderful country the best yet. Thank you for the car hire the tent, cell phone and also picking me up at the airport and taking me to a hotel and all this with 24 hours notice of my arrival When I tell my friends they Can’t believe all the effort and effeciency that went into accomodating my needs and getting back to me with in the hr to say it was all organized at your end. indebted to you forever, best wishes tou you all.

Derek S, March 2004 Perth Australia

“Dear Tony> I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the FANTASTIC service provided to me and my family by your company. Every aspect of dealing with SA car hire( should read Tony’s Car Hire) has been a complete pleasure, from booking service over the internet, to the courteous welcome at Jo’burg airport, to the claen and efficient cars provided, and the collection of the cars at the end. My family and I were hugely impressed with the service that you provided and will definitely use you again. We will certainly recommend you to our friends.”

Patrick, Feb 2004 Surrey UK

“Dear Tony and Crew. It has taken me far too long to drop a line and express my appreciation for all you did for us while in Africa. Thank you for keeping in touch – I do hope things are going well both personally and business wise. Unfortunately I left Africa from Namibia …. thus no fond farewells. What I can say is that the attention you and your staff provided while touring in the mighty Corolla, was nothing short of pure genius. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and your service to us was more than outstanding. We really did appreciate all you did for us, and have let friends know to contact you when in Africa. Thank you again for helping considerably in making our time in Africa so enjoyable. I wish you every success – you deserve it. I also hope that we beat you in the world cup.”

Peter, February 2003, Australia

“Hi Tony, Many thanks for the Birthday Postcard. What a lovely touch, and typifies the excellent service we recieved from you on our recent trip. May your company go from strength to strength, and good luck to South Africa in the cricket. Hopefully you can show us how to play the game properly!! Best Regards”

Pete, January 2003, U.K.

“Dear Tony, As promised, I am writing a brief line to say how very satisfied and impressed I have been with your service. Your communication by email while I was in the UK was first class, and gave me confidence. Your service in delivering and collecting the car from Pretoria was excellent. The car itself was utterly reliable throughout the 33 days and 6869 kms we had it. In short, a very satisfied customer who will recommend you anywhere! Kind regards,”

Edward, August 2002, U.K.

“Tony, Many thanks for the Happy B-day wishes. I hope all is well with you, your company and your cars and I will certainly promote your business to friends and colleagues who wish to travel wonderful SA by car. Cheers,”

Martin, May 2002, France.

“Dear Tony, This is just to say that we were both impressed with the car we hired, as well as your courtesy and efficiency. We are happy to recommend you to our friends. Regards”

Alex and Jane, May 2002, U.K.

“Tony, Your statement arrived today and I wanted to inform you that I am more than satisfied with the service you provided during our recent stay in South Africa. I shall be happy to recommend your service to others.”

George, April 2002, U.K.

“Hi Tony, We arrived back in the UK safe and sound after our South African holiday. I just wanted to say how good it was to meet you and to thank you for the car hire and efficiency of your company. I will always recommend our friends to use your company if ever they journey out to your country. Best wishes”

Susan & Christopher, April 2002, U.K.

“Dear Tony, Marc and I would like to extend our warmest thanks for the service that we received from yourselves. We will be recommending you to all our friends and when we visit again, will be in contact. Once again, thank you”

Fi and Marc., April 2002, U.K.

“Dear Tony, Just a short note to say thank you to yourself and your staff for a great car hire experience recently. Service was great and your charges really affordable. I would wholeheartedly recommend you to others viisiting South Africa. Many thanks,”

Andrew, April 2002, Australia

“Dear Tony, your letter and invoice has arrived. Thank you for your excellent service. We hope to get back to South Africa soon but in the meanwhile we will be recommending you to others travelling to SA. Many thanks again”

Peter & Janette, March 2002, Australia.

“Caros Addie e Tony De volta a Australia…depois dumas excelentes ferias na Africa do Sul. John & I would like to THANK YOU for the excellent service and friendliness offered by yourselves. It was nice to know that Tony was always a phone call away and ready to accommodate our needs. Many thanks also for the arranging of the second car at such a short notice and for the cell phones. We sure will recommend your company to anyone travelling to South Africa. Only the very best for the future. Abracos”

Dulce & John, January 2001, Australia.

“Dear Tony Thanks for everything. Having used only the big hire companies in the past,. I now see the difference between a corporate service and the type of. friendly personal service you provide. It is nice to know that personal service still exists and I am more than happy to recommend your firm to anyone planning a visit to your beautiful country. Thanks again.”

Ian, November 2000, U.K.

“Dear Tony, Addie and Family…. … It was so lovely having the privilege of meeting you, and all the unexpected pleasure of having a cup of tea in your lovely home office. We hope we can return to your country and renew our acquaintanceship. …….It is these little things that have helped to make our trip so worthwhile. It is the reason also that your business will continue to prosper,. because you take care of the personal things. I just hope we can re-pay your thoughtfulness some day, if not by hospitality, at least by recommending your business to any future SA travellers.

Tony and Rosemary, November 2000, Australia.

“Hi Tony and Addie.. Just a note to say thank you for all your assistance and information you gave me, which helped to make our holiday in South Africa a success. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there and hope to visit again sometime in the future.”

Tony Pinto, September 2000, U.K.

“Dear Tony & Addie… Just a quick note to say thanks for the great service received, which helped to make our holiday special….”

Margie, January 2000, U.K.

“Dear Tony… We want to thank you because you have not been a “Car Hirer” but a friend for us. It is only thanks to you that we discovered the change of date for the ReedDance (otherwise we would have lost it!) You helped me in renting the phone at the airport. You confirmed our tickets when we were in trouble in Kruger! … We had a wonderful holiday in SA, and we will always be grateful to you. Hope to see you again.”

Paola, September 1999, Italy

“Dear Tony…. I would like to take this opprtunity to express sincere thanks for the most courteous way you run your business and the help and understanding you gave us during our brief stay in S.A. You are most definitely a credit to your proffession and we will do everything to inform our friends and business collegues of your fantastic service. ….ps: you certainly have a wonderful country and we were proud to have met so many nice people during our short stay.”

Rod, October 1998, U.K.

“Dear Friend… … We arrived safely in Paris and this card is to thank you for the service you provided us. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.”

Zenibia & Jiri, October 1998, France

“Dear Tony & Addie….. we no doubt always remember the great service you gave us while we were there. We always mention you and give your address to all we know who are travelling to S.A……”

Jitesh, September 1998, Kenya

“Dear Tony Many many thanks for being so helpful & friendy when we were lucky enough to find your car hire firm at the airport. We have certainly recommended you to everyone, & will pass on your information to anyone going to S.Africa…..”

Anne, July 1998, U.K.

“Dear Tony ….We are promoting “Tony’s Car Hire” locally, and trying to persuade the doctors at work to visit South Africa. We had a jolly nice time there ourselves…”

Anton & Anne, May 1998, Norway

“Tony & Addie de Pinho Thank you very much for taking the time to send me an invoice confirming the full details of my recent car rental with you. I very much enjoyed my drive around, and appreciated your excellent service. I hope to return to South Africa soon, possibly Johannesburg and if this is the case, I would not hesitate to use “Tony’s Car Hire”. It is quite a while that I had a rental car from you, but I still want to thank you for the good service you provided…”

Jens, October 1997, Germany.

“Dear Tony & Addie Jen and I would like to thank you for the excellent, personal service you provided when we hired one of your cars in January 1996. We have hired cars thoughout the world and have no doubt that “Tony’s Car Hire” was the smoothest, most personal service we have so far encountered. We are grateful to you for the hitchless running of our holiday in South Africa. Thank you. We are sure your business will go from strength to strength, with your fleet growing accordingly. We have, and will continue to recommend you to friends and colleagues who visit South Africa.”

Nick & Jenny, May 1996, U.K.

“Dear Addie & Tony We had a nice holiday in Namibia & Garden Route & Cape Town. All climates – landscapes, except snow & frost… … Thank you for all the help and organisation for our travelling.”

Chistian & Heidi, December 1995, Germany.

“Car hire is our Business, Service is our Difference”