Top Tips Available Via fo World Cup Travellers

Published: Sat May 29 2010

The World Cup is just around the corner and as with every year that means hundreds of thousands of travellers around the world looking for travel advice. is providing all the advice needed for those looking to travel to, from and around South Africa.

Cheering on the national football team in the world’s biggest sporting event is hugely popular and with June nearly here; car hire giants,, are encouraging Britons to be prepared for their trip.

Managing Director of, Gareth Robinson says: "The excitement to the World Cup is beginning to build up and for those lucky enough to be travelling to see a game it is important that they are as prepared as they can be when they arrive. We have collated some great tips and hints to help South Africa World Cup travellers to ensure their trip is a good one."’s advice for those travelling to the World Cup finals in 2010:

Plan Ahead – Make sure your passport has at least 30 days left on it before you leave the UK and check that your insurance for travelling covers South Africa and look into the possibility that it may be cheaper to get a one year plan. Check out what jabs you may need and ensure your credit/debit card has no international block on it before you leave.

Getting Around – Hiring a car is the best way to get around for World Cup travellers as the distances that need to be covered are vast. Remember that South African’s drive on the left and at petrol stations, assistants will help you to fill up your vehicle. If you decide against hiring a car then only use official public transport or taxis.

Accommodation – Book before you get here and remember that if you are camping, the weather will be cold as it is winter in South Africa during the finals.

Staying safe – Thieves and pickpockets will be rife so be aware of where you are and what you have on you at all times. Keep valuables in the hotel safe and use official ATM machines only as fraud is common place.

Match Day – Arrive early to matches as security will be tight. Tip parking attendants and ensure you note where you left the car as there will be countless cars in the car park at the end of the game. 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.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit

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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