Standard Excess Policy
All Britz vehicles come with comprehensive insurance cover. A standard excess of R/N$45,000.00 applies in the event of any damage to either our vehicle or third party property. The renter will also be fully liable for replacing or repairing damaged windscreens and tyres. A security bond of R/N$45,000.00 will be taken on vehicle collection.
The security bond can be paid by traveller's cheque or credit card. Should the bond be paid by credit card the amount will be authorized with the bank, and will not be available until the return of the vehicle to the agreed location, on the agreed date, with no damage incurred to the Britz vehicle or third party property and the toilet cassette has been emptied and no items are lost or damaged.
Britz offer the following two (2) options to reduce or waive the Standard Excess:
Excess Reduction 1
Excess Reduction 1 at R/N$ 150.00 per day will reduce the excess for any damage to either vehicle or third party property to a maximum of R/N$ 20,000.00. The renter, however, will be fully liabl
Should the bond be paid by credit card the amount will be authorized with the bank, and will not be available until the return of the vehicle to the agreed location, on the agreed date, with no damage incurred to the Britz vehicle or third party property and the toilet cassette has been emptied and no items are lost or damaged. In case of any damage to the Britz vehicle or third party property a second bond will be collected to cover the excess for any subsequent damage.
All Inclusive Rate
An All Inclusive rate as quoted per day will waive the excess for any vehicle and third party property damage and the cost of replacing or repairing of windscreens and tires (including repairs), radio theft and recovery costs. A security deposit of R/N$3000.00/US$215 is payable at the time of pick up to ensure that the vehicle is returned to the agreed location, on the agreed date in clean condition and with the toilet cassette and waste water tank has been emptied and no items are lost or damaged.
For travel into the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Savuti areas in Botswana a holding deposit of ZAR / N$ 25, 000.00 is required due to the high water damage risk which is not covered by any of the Britz Waivers. This deposit will be released upon return of the 4WD.
Please note that single vehicle accident is included in all insurance options, applicable excess shall apply.
Clutch replacement or damage due to client negligence is not covered with any of the insurance options. Britz allows an allowance of up to three days after vehicle collection where the costs are the responsibility of Britz. A handling fee of R500.00 is charged on all accident damages irrespective of the insurance option taken.
The renter is fully liable for any damage to the Britz vehicle or third party property if
- The terms of the rental contract are breached.
- Damages sustained whilst the renter/driver is in breach of any traffic laws or ordinances.
- Damage to the vehicle which is caused by careless, wilful or reckless driving.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Driving on restricted roads.
- Water submersion or salt water damage.
- The vehicle was driven in a country in which written approval was not obtained from Britz,
- Incorrect use of diff locks and/or transfer cases, i.e. driving on tar roads with diffs engaged.
A replacement vehicle will only be dispatched once payment of all damages / recovery costs to the first vehicle is made.
Britz reserves the right to withhold a replacement vehicle; this does not entitle the client to any claims against Britz.