About Us

Hambanathi Vehicle Rental is a growing brand specializing in short, medium and long term vehicle rentals in both the commercial and passenger market.

We started operating in January 2007 with a fleet of 30 vehicles. From this small fleet of vehicles Hambanathi have secured contracts with major South African companies, government, semi-government organizations and also the leisure/tourism industries. These organizations have come to realize the focus that the staff at Hambanathi place on customer service and continue to return to us for their rentals.

We have recently opened an operation in KZN following in the successful footsteps of our branch in Johannesburg. Our KZN branch is conveniently based in Scottburgh to allow us to service our clients on both the north and south coasts.

Hambanathi is a member of the Halfway Group of companies. The group consists of 8 Toyota Dealership, 2 Ford 3 Ford Dealerships and a Nissan Dealership. We also own two Toyota approved panel shops, an insurance company as well as several fuel stations. Our businesses are spread throughout South Africa and include a Toyota Dealership in Maun, Botswana.

Hambanathi is BBBEE certified with its current rating being a level 6. We have just opened up an Enterprise Development company called “Halfway Vehicle Hire” which is 51% black owned and qualifies as a level 2 EME. We are excited about this new venture which confirms our commitment to the growth and development of our customers, suppliers and local community.


Our fleet has grown in excess of 500 vehicles, mainly consisting of Toyota models. We have included Ford Figo’s to the passenger range because of their generous boot space. Our vehicles are all new models ensuring the highest quality and reliability for our customers. Having the Toyota brand in our fleet ensures the strong support of the Toyota dealer network which spans across South Africa.

Our model mix includes the following vehicles:

    • Toyota Etios
    • Toyota Corolla
    • Ford Figo
    • 10 Seater Quantum
    • 14 Seater Quantum
    • 2.5 D4d single cab
    • 2.5 D4d SRX Raised Body single cab
    • 2.5 D4d SRX Raised Body 4x4 single cab
    • 2.5 D4d SRX double cab
    • 2.5 D4d SRX 4x4 double cab
    • 3.0 D4d double cab
    • 3.0 D4d 4x4 double Cab

Corporate & Individual Packages

At Hambanathi we understand that each customer has their own individual needs, be it for an individual renter or even companies. We are here to provide a solution to your rental needs that works for both parties. We gladly tailor make rental packages and rates according to each renter’s needs. For corporates, we offer the opportunity of opening a 30 day account, which means that there is no necessity to produce a credit card each time you wish to rent. No deposits are required. Payment is only required once a month and not after each rental. (Subject to a comprehensive credit check and terms and conditions apply!)


The staff at Hambanathi take pride in their work and ensure that every vehicle goes out to our customers in the way that they would expect to receive the vehicle themselves. All of our vehicles are delivered to our client’s void of any body or mechanical damage. Our fleet are all covered under the manufacture service plans which allows for easy maintenance at dealerships around the country.

We have a dedicated team to support you in booking your vehicle in for according to the service interval requirement to ensure that the impact to you our client is kept to the minimum.

Our entire fleet is fitted with a Tracker retrieval unit as well as a fleet management system. With the assistance of our business partner, Tracker, we are able to provide you with detailed trip log reports for each vehicle as and when required.


Why the name Hambanathi?
Hambanathi is a Zulu word that translates into English as "Go with us"

Hamba means ‘go’ or ‘to move’. This in itself is a play on words: we want our customers ‘to go’ with us, meaning that they make the choice of using us as their service provider; and we also want our customers to be able ‘to move’ with our vehicles.

Hence the name Hambanathi and our slogan ‘Go With Us!’.