Upon collecting your motorcycle from GS Africa, the Insurance Excess Deposit is debited to a credit card, for authorisation to ensure sufficient funds are available. The authorisation is a hold should there be damages to the vehicle, which is released when the motorcycle has been returned in the same condition as when received at collection.
The driver must be in possession of a credit card in his/her name. Debit cards are not accepted for motorcycle rental transactions.
Please notify your bank beforehand that you will be travelling abroad in order to avoid any delays on the day of your rental. Remember to factor in the amount that will be held against the card to ensure sufficient funds for the remainder of your tour.
Once the motorcycle has been returned, the amount will be lifted/debited back with the same rental deposit amount unless there are any other charges due after the rental e.g. fuel, tyre replacement, costs to recover a motorcycle which is not honoured by BMW Motorrad Warrantee Plan (SA as well as neighbouring countries).
The authorisation amount/sale amount will be released back into the card within the time frame of 7 – 10 working days.