Car Insurance

One of the most asked questions we get is about insurance, and whether insurance is required to drive in South Africa and surrounding countries.

Insurance is not required by South African law to drive on the roads of South Africa. You as a person are insured by the fuel tax that you pay when buying petrol or diesel, but your vehicle is not. However with all schemes like this it can be slow and may not work so we suggest you always take out personal cover.

Your car is not covered under this scheme, the only way to cover your risk on the road is to take out cover within Europe that covers Africa. However there is a third party liability policy available from a company called Tuff Stuff ( that will offer cover.

We are not able to offer advise on the policy so please contact them directly.