About Us – Pace Car Rental

From Humble Beginnings to National Car Rental Business

The Pace Car Rental business was founded by Grenville Salmon, who was previously employed by Imperial Car Rental and thought “I can do this better”. In May 2006 he bought one minibus. As luck would have it, the first booking request was not for a minibus. Quick planning resulted in Grenville giving his mom his old GTI, while he rented his mom’s car to the customer and drove the minibus. This started an exciting journey where Gren together with his wife Berné and their friendly team started to grow Pace’s variety of cash car rental vehicles. Pace Car Rental soon became an innovative car rental company and national brand with thousands of cars from which to choose from. Today Pace Car Rental has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

We should not forget the teams of loyal staff all working together to help people get mobile and be productive in the economy.  Today Pace is one of the largest privately owned, home grown car rental brands in South Africa.

Our Customer Service Motto

For the long term – Pace avoids overloading customers with hidden charges. We believe in offering all-inclusive good value vehicles at reasonable and affordable prices.  Whether you are renting a car for a day or a month, we want to have a long-term relationship with you.

Our Clients

We specialise in urban away from airport rentals and executive meet and greet services at the major airports. We also specialise in the insurance car replacement business, the film industry, long term car rental, minibus hire, van rental, panel van hire and bakkie rentals. What makes Pace different is  that we accept enquiries for cash car rental and car rental without a credit card.

Our Mission

Pace Car Rental has a mission to help people get mobile and do their business. We do this by providing good value for money vehicle rental in South Africa (Johannesburg, Sandton, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth).

Pace is not here just to do a job, we are here to grow and build our clients, our staff and our community.  We supply a car rental service and wide variety of vehicles that make a person’s life better whether it be for leisure or business. If you are studying, the company is here to train you and build you up, and we will always try to build our community, our country and those around us.

Our BEE Status

Pace strives to make a difference and is extremely proud of our BEE status as a Car rental in South African that promotes equality and an inclusive working environment for all.

Click here to download a copy of our BEE certificate

Giving Back – Supporting the Aluwani Foundation

At Pace, we believe in giving something back to the community in order to help build and uplift our beautiful country. We proudly support the Aluwani Foundation and The Lonely Road Foundation ‘Aluwani’  is a South African development organisation that aims to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in the rural community of Ga-Dikgale, Limpopo.

They focus on community-driven support, aiming to provide any necessary education and training to community volunteers.They have also established sustainable and scalable cooperative businesses to provide essential products to meet the needs of the children as well as to meet the needs of the community at large.

SAVRALA Membership

Pace is a proud member of SAVRALA (South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing).  SAVRALA is the representative voice of South Africa’s vehicle rental, leasing and fleet management with a membership footprint of more than 600 branches nationwide.

SAVRALA is instrumental in steering industry standards and is committed to raising the professional profile of the collective industries. They continuously strive to protect both their members’ interests, and those of the public which makes them widely respected within the corporate and government sector.

Why Choose Pace Car Rental for your next South African Car Hire ?

No hidden costs. So often when renting a vehicle you get the invoice and it differs from the quote you received, a variety of admin fees, extra kilometers and extra insurance products are added onto the invoice.  At Pace, we aim to deliver “honest all-inclusive car rental” with everything you need, quoted in the original quotation.  Extras are clearly highlighted.

If you are looking for an affordable cheap car rental option in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban or Port Elizabeth, give Pace Car Rental a call on 011 262 5500 to book now.