Welcome to FIRST TRAVEL 2014, your favourite car rental newsletter keeping you up-to-date with First Car Rental news and special offers from our loyalty partners with tips on how to get the most out of the month of October.
 
FlySafair is ready for take off

First Car Rental congratulates its official flight partner, FlySafair, as they prepare for their commercial launch into South African skies on Thursday, 16 October 2014. The airline’s maiden flight will take off from Cape Town at 5:30am on Thursday heading to Johannesburg.
   
First Car Rental drives 2014 South African Women’s Open

First Car Rental is the official transport sponsor for the 2014 South African Women’s Open, which takes place from 16-19 October at the San Lameer Country Club on KwaZulu-Natal’s Hibiscus Coast. First Car Rental Brand Ambassador, Lee-Anne Pace, is a firm favourite to take home the R675 000 winner’s prize after an outstanding performance in 2014.
 
   
First Car Rental Expands Operations into Tanzania

First Car Rental is excited to announce that it has expanded its African operations by opening new business units in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, as well as an operational presence in Arusha, the Mwanza Region and Zanzibar.
   
Buy a Car Today

All our nearly-new, de-fleeted vehicles are made available to our First Car Rental subscribers. These First Fleet cars of all ranges, sizes and prices are available in Gauteng, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal, and all come with full service histories at very good prices – you won’t find a better deal.
   
New Volvo S60 T4 on Fleet

In a commitment to further improve the customer experience, First Car Rental will be adding 30 new Volvo S60 T4’s to its car hire fleet in October. The Volvo S60 T4 is a stylish, fast and fuel-efficient four-door sedan that comes with exceptional safety features including ‘City Safety’, a system that allows the car to automatically brake if the driver fails to react in time.
 
   
Rhino Orphanage campaign joins global anti-poaching movements

Over the past month, First Car Rental’s Rhino Orphanage campaign to raise awareness, participated in two global anti-poaching movements – World Rhino Day on 22 September and the Global March for Elephants and Rhino on 4 October. The global campaign for Elephants and Rhino took place in over 136 cities across six continents.
   
WIN Flights and Car Hire

This month, one lucky reader will WIN return flights for two people, and car hire for 3 days, valued at approximately R4325, courtesy of FlySafair and First Car Rental.
 
   
New Tourist Certificate Law Postponed

The South African Home Affairs Department has postponed the implementation of new tourist laws, which will require parents travelling with children to carry the child’s unabridged birth certificate, until 1 June 2015.
   
Top 10 Things to do in Durban

Durban is famed for its golden beaches and sub-tropical climate, but that’s not all there is to South Africa’s city of sunshine. Recently named “the coolest city in South Africa” by CNN, Durban is a diverse city offering an abundance of things to do and places to see, from trendy cafes and fun-filled leisure activities, to an intriguing cultural heritage and shopping opportunities.
   
Letter of the Month

On the 2nd of September 2014, Gato Buthelezi wrote to us saying, “It was during the Grahamstown Arts Festival, all flights and car rental services were fully booked. I had missed my flight from PE so I flew to East London Airport instead and arrived at the airport an hour earlier than expected. Mimi managed to find a car for me. I arrived in Grahamstown on time for my show! Thank you Mimi for your super-friendly service!” (Shortened).
Thank you for your great letter, Gato. It seems that Mimi’s extra mile is her standard of service.
   
Winner of the September Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa Lucky Draw

Thank you all for entering the September Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa lucky draw, sponsored by Orion Hotels and First Car Rental. The winner, randomly selected by computer, was Katy Naicker. Congratulations Katy. We hope you have a fabulous time.
 
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