New Avis branch for Empangeni

A brand new Avis Budget branch has opened its doors in Empangeni.

Whether you’re looking to rent a car, van, 4×4, bakkie, truck or trailer, you can now find a complete vehicle rental solution at Avis Budget.

Conveniently located on the corner of Rex Henderson and Turnbull Street, the new branch opened its doors on 19 December 2016.

‘The opening of the new branch in Empangeni is an exciting addition for us, as it allows us to expand our footprint,’ says Caryn Scharneck, Avis Van Rental Area Manager.

‘Our services are now accessible to the people of Empangeni, Ngwelezane, Esikhaweni, Nseleni and Eshowe, who previously only had access to Avis at the Richards Bay Airport.

‘This new location means we are now central, accessible and conveniently located for our clients,’ explains Caryn, adding that the public has reacted very positively to the news that Avis has expanded to Empangeni.

‘Word has spread very quickly and we are hoping that our advertising campaigns will spread the word further,’ she says.

If you need to rent a vehicle, Avis Budget in Empangeni have 20 different groups of vehicles to choose from – from sedans and luxury cars, to vans and trucks, as well as trailers.

Avis EmpangeniYou can book a vehicle by phoning their central reservations department on 0861 021 111, or their offices in Empangeni on 087 405 4242, or visit

Useful tips when hiring a vehicle:

In order to hire a vehicle, you need a valid driver’s licence (for at least one year) and a credit card.

Caryn recommends that you always try to make a booking 24 hours in advance – and only rent from reputable companies.

‘Our rental staff will explain the process in detail. Please ask us as many questions as you like before hiring, so you understand all the terms and conditions,’ she says.

Meet the entire team:

The branch is headed by manager Caryn Scharneck and her front counter team consists of Jolene Deysel, Mlungisi Khumalo and Musa Magwaza. The delivery agent is Ntobeko Dladla.

Avis Budget is open Mondays to Fridays from 07:30 to 17:00 and on Saturdays from 08:00 to 12:00.

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