These Terms and Conditions apply to the general rate rules for Budget retail rates.
Policy items (e.g. ‘age’ policy) are subject to change and may vary slightly depending on location. Budget cannot be held responsible for discrepancies against the generic information provided here. Kindly refer to the Policy pages in the GDS at time of booking for location-specific policies
CURRENCY: BOTSWANA PULA
VAT / TAX RATE 12%
All values stated are INCLUSIVE of TAX (VAT) and subject to change
|RETAIL RATE - GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS|
WAIVER and PROTECTION OPTIONS
The only variable elements for inclusive vs. exclusive retail rates are CDW and TP.
All mandatory charges e.g.: airport surcharge, VAT and RFR (VLF) are included in all rates (inclusive and exclusive)
|Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)||If an INCLUSIVE rate, CDW is included in the rate|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate, CDW is excluded from the rate; please refer to the table below for charge details|
|Car group||Cost per day||Excess (if CDW is included in rate or purchased)|
|C||100.00||26,000.00||(All costs are quoted in PULA and include tax)|
|Excess charge in case of damage||If an INCLUSIVE rate or CDW is purchased the excess charge detailed in the above table will apply|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate (and CDW is not purchased), the excess charge payable will be the full value of the vehicle|
|Theft Protection (TP)||If an INCLUSIVE rate, TP is included in the rate|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate, TP is excluded from the rate; please refer to the table below for charge details|
|Car group||Cost per day||Excess (if TP is included in rate or purchased)|
|C||65.00||26,000.00||(All costs are quoted in PULA and include tax)|
|Excess charge in case of theft||If an INCLUSIVE rate or TP is purchased the excess charge detailed in the above table will apply|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate (and TP is not purchased), the excess charge payable will be the full value of the vehicle|
|Included in rate||Excluded from rate||Cost per day||Cost per rental||Percentage of rental|
|Contract Fee||From the 1st of March 2012 the contract fee will be included in the rental rate||Yes||65.00 PULA|
|Personal Insurance (PAI)||MOT APPLICABLE IN BOTSWANA||Yes|
|Third Party Liability unlimited?||Yes No, max.:||
Third party liability is included in the rental price.
Maximum coverage in case of personal injury is 5,000,000.00 PULA.
Maximum coverage in case of death is 5,000,000.00 PULA.
|Deposit Requirements and Payment Options||We will take a deposit to cover any costs in case of damage or theft. Please refer to the Waiver and Protection Options section for further information on driver liability. Cash Payment by cash is not accepted. Debit Cards Payment by debit card is not accepted. Credit Cards A credit card in the name of the main driver must be produced at the time of rental. The following major credit cards are accepted: MasterCard Visa Diners Club American Express A credit card used to prepay for a rental on the internet must be produced at the rental counter for verification purposes. If the renter is not able to produce the credit card then the prepaid voucher will not be accepted. Rates including unlimited mileage are not applicable to South African, Namibian and Botswana residents. To qualify for unlimited mileage rates, renters must produce an international passport and return airline ticket to their country of origin. Southern African renters can obtain quotes on www.budget.co.za. Credit card Deposit A deposit will be held on the renter's credit card for the duration of the rental. The authorisation deposit will reduce the funds available in the credit card. Budget does not have the facility to allow the use of Debit or Electronic cards as a method of payment. The Authorisation deposit is as follows: Group A = Day 1 = 2,000.00 PULA plus 400.00 PULA per additional day...example 4,400.00 PULA for 7 days Group M = Day 1 = 2,000.00 PULA plus 400.00 PULA per additional day...example 4,400.00 PULA for 7 days Group B = Day 1 = 2,000.00 PULA plus 400.00 PULA per additional day...example 4,400.00 PULA for 7 days Group C = Day 1 = 2,900.00 PULA plus 500.00 PULA per additional day...example 5,900.00 PULA for 7 days Group D = Day 1 = 3,900.00 PULA plus 600.00 PULA per additional day...example 7,500.00 PULA for 7 days Group E = Day 1 = 4,200.00 PULA plus 800.00 PULA per additional day...example 9,000.00 PULA for 7 days Group F = Day 1 = 5,700.00 PULA plus 800.00 PULA per additional day...example 10,500.00 PULA for 7 days Group G = Day 1 = 6,500.00 PULA plus 900.00 PULA per additional day...example 11,900.00 PULA for 7 days Group J = Day 1 = 9,000.00 PULA plus 1,200.00 PULA per additional day..example 16,200.00 PULA for 7 days Group I = Day 1 = 3,200.00 PULA plus 700.00 PULA per additional day...example 7,400.00 PULA for 7 days Group K = Day 1 = 4,500.00 PULA plus 700.00 PULA per additional day...example 8,700.00 PULA for 7 days Group N = Day 1 = 8,300.00 PULA plus 1,200.00 PULA per additional day...example 15,500.00 PULA for 7 days Group O = Day 1 = 5,200.00 PULA plus 1,200.00 PULA per additional day...example 12,400.00 PULA for 7 days Group L = Day 1 = 5,500.00 PULA plus 1,200.00 PULA per additional day..example 12,700.00 PULA for 7 days ***NOTE EXCEPTIONS: Rentals over a weekend-: Group A; M; B = 5,000.00 PULA plus 400.00 PULA per additional day Group C = 6,000.00 PULA plus 500.00 PULA per additional day Group D; I; K = 7,000.00 PULA plus 700.00 PULA per additional day Group E = 8,000.00 PULA plus 800.00 PULA per additional day Group F = 9,000.00 PULA plus 800.00 PULA per additional day Group G = 10,000.00 PULA plus 900,00 PULA per additional day Group J = 12,000.00 PULA plus 1,200.00 PULA per additional day Group N = 11,000.00 PULA plus 1,200.00 PULA per additional day Group O; L = 9,000.00 PULA plus 900.00 PULA per additional day On termination of the rental the vehicle is returned to the Budget depot where it will be refuelled and checked for damage. On completion of the check-in procedure the rental agreement is charged accordingly. The authorization deposit is then cancelled - this process takes up to 5 working days Weekend Credit Card Deposit Deposit for weekend rentals apply to all credit card rentals that take place over a Saturday or Sunday regardless of what rate code is charged. Example: any rental where the pickup is from a Thursday and the drop off is on a Saturday / Sunday or Monday. If you have a corporate or contracted agreement with us the requirements may be different. Please check your contracted terms and conditions.|
|Included in rate||Excluded from rate||Cost per day||Cost per rental||Percentage of rental|
|Airport Service Charge||Yes|
|RRF / VRF (Road Fund Fee or Vehicle Licence Fee)||Yes||65.00 PULA|
|Eco Taxes||Not applicable|
|Fuel Charges (per litre)||
Budget vehicles are provided with a full tank of fuel at the start of a rental. At the end of the rental all vehicles will be refuelled by Budget that will be charged on the renter. Fuel will be charged in accordance with the standard government legislation fuel tariff. Even if the vehicle fuel gauge indicates the fuel tank is full, Budget will still refuel the vehicle. This is to ensure that vehicles are filled to capacity.
Please be aware that you cannot purchase fuel with a credit card at petrol stations.
|Mileage / kilometre restrictions||
Domestic market - mileage restrictions will apply - price per kilometre will vary depending on season / car group rented.
South Africa, Namibia & Botswana residents do not qualify for any rate that includes unlimited mileage. International Visitors to Southern Africa must present their foreign passport and return airline ticket to qualify for rates with unlimited mileage.
Inbound to Botswana - Unlimited
|Included in rate||Excluded from rate||Cost per day||Cost per rental||Percentage of rental|
|Additional Driver||Yes||PULA 275.00|
|Additional Driver - Spouse||Yes||PULA 275.00|
|Baby Seat less than 12 month||Yes||PULA 320.00|
|Child Seat 1-4 years old||Yes||PULA 320.00|
|Child booster Seat 5 - 12 Years||Yes||PULA 320.00|
|Claim Administration Fee||Charged in the event of accident damage/theft: per incident||Yes||PULA 550.00|
|Traffic Fine Administration Fee||Charged per traffic fine received||Yes||PULA 250.00|
|Tyre and Glass Waiver||Yes||N/A|
|Snow Chains||Not available||Yes|
|Winter Tyres||Not available||Yes|
|Mobile Phones||Not available||Yes|
|Luggage Racks||Not available||Yes|
|Ski Racks||Not available||Yes|
|Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers||Not available||Yes|
|Delivery & Collection||
Delivery and collection charges during office hours: (Weekdays 08h00 - 17h00)
315.00 PULA plus 10.00 PULA per km in excess of every km over 25kms from rental location.
Delivery and collection charges after hours: 615.00 PULA plus 10.00 PULA per km in excess of every km over 25kms from rental location.
|Collecting and Returning Your Vehicle||
The driver must present proof of identity when collecting the vehicle. Please see the Driving Licence/ID Requirements section for more information.
During Office Hours (Weekdays 08h00 - 17h00)
If you are delayed and arrive outside of office hours due to a delayed flight no additional charge will apply. This only applies if you enter your flight number when booking. If you are late we will guarantee your rental for 24 hours. After this time your reserved car may be released and rented to another customer.
Out of Office Hours - Collection
It may be possible to collect the vehicle out of office hours. This must be requested at the time of booking. The charge for this service is 70.00 PULA.
We need the following information when you make your booking.
Contact telephone number
Credit card details
Out of Office Hours - Return
If the vehicle is returned outside of office hours the driver is liable for damage or theft until the car has been inspected by a member of Budget staff.
You may return the vehicle out of hours if you request this at the time of booking. There is no charge for this service.
Instructions to return your vehicle outside of office hours: vehicle keys must be placed in the key returns box.
|ONE WAY RENTALS|
One way rentals are permitted within Botswana: (all vice versa)
Gaborone to Francistown 950.00 PULA
Gaborone to Maun 1800.00 PULA
Gaborone to Kasane 1800.00 PULA
Francistown to Maun 950.00 PULA
|International:||" You may take the Budget rental vehicle out of Botswana, the following charges will apply (the charges below do not include the Cross Border Fee):-|
You may take the Budget rental vehicle out of Botswana, the following charges will apply:
To Namibia - Windhoek 5200.00 PULA
To South Africa - Gauteng and Northern Province 3000.00 PULA
To South Africa - Mpumalanga 3000.00 PULA
To South Africa - KZN and Free State 3950.00 PULA
To South Africa - Eastern Cape and Western Cape 4500.00 PULA
Maun/Francistown/Kasane to South Africa 4950.00 PULA
Any renter wishing to enter Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland must be in possession of a letter of authorisation from Budget Rent a Car, obtainable at the time of rental. The terms and conditions of the rental agreement of the country of origin will apply to cross border rentals. Cross-border rentals are not allows into Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia or Malawi.
|OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION|
South Africa, Namibia & Botswana residents do not qualify for any rate that includes unlimited mileage. International Visitors in Southern Africa must present their foreign passport and return airline ticket to qualify for rates with unlimited mileage.
Claim Administration Fee - in the event of theft or damage to the vehicle a charge of 650.00 PULA will apply (per incident)
Assessors Fee: 950.00 PULA per incident - All damages sustained in excess of 5000.00 PULA are appraised by an independent assessor
Overdue Rental Administration Fee - Should the rental vehicle not be returned by the agreed date & no prior arrangements have been made to extend the rental, the vehicle will be collected by Budget and an Overdue Rental Administration Fee of 550.00 PULA will be charged.
Contract fee - a charge of 65.00 PULA will apply
Traffic Fine Administration Fee - a charge of 250.00 PULA will apply (per traffic fine received)
Tyre and Glass Waiver - not available to purchase.
An authorisation deposit will be held on the renter's credit card for the duration of the rental. The deposit will reduce the funds available in the credit card. Budget does not have the facility to allow the use of Debit or Electronic cards as a method of payment. Deposit is as follows:
Group A = N/A
Group M = Day 1 = 6000.00PULA plus 500.00PULA per additional day...example 9000.00PULA for 7 days
Group B = Day 1 = 6000.00PULA plus 500.00PULA per additional day...example 9000.00PULA for 7 days
Group C = Day 1 = 8000.00PULA plus 500.00PULA per additional day...example 11000.00PULA for 7 days
Group D = Day 1 = 8000.00PULA plus 600.00PULA per additional day...example 11600.00PULA for 7 days
Group E = Day 1 = 9000.00PULA plus 800.00PULA per additional day...example 13800.00PULA for 7 days
Group F = Day 1 = 10000.00PULA plus 800.00PULA per additional day...example 14800.00PULA for 7 days
Group G = Day 1 = 10000.00PULA plus 900.00PULA per additional day...example 15400.00PULA for 7 days
Group J; N; P = Day 1 = 15000.00PULA plus 1500.00PULA per additional day...example 24000.00PULA for 7 days
Group I = Day 1 = 8000.00PULA plus 800.00PULA per additional day...example 12800.00PULA for 7 days
Group H; K; O = Day 1 = 12000.00PULA plus 800.00 PULA per additional day...example 16800.00PULA for 7 days
Terms of booking on this website
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Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
In the event of cancellation, any deposit amounts paid at the time of booking are non-refundable.
If you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
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