Terms and Conditions

Rental Terms, Conditions & Indemnity

The hirer must be in possession of a valid motorcycle license, acceptable by South African authorities, for the duration of the rental term/period.

The hirer is covered by Cape Town Vespa Rentals public indemnity insurance for any harm you should cause, accrue or be caused by a 3rd (third) party. The hirer is NOT covered by Cape Town Vespa Rentals. Insurance for any personal injury, theft or damage to our scooters, unless comprehensive insurance is taken when hiring the bike.
Cape Town Vespa Rentals does not accept responsibility for any damages you may cause to your person/self or other vehicles.

The rental of each scooter is subject to an R8, 000.00 deposit, by credit card ONLY, which is fully refundable on the return of the scooter and helmet(s) in the same condition (fair wear and tear excluded) as received by the hirer.

Loss or Damage

The hirer shall be responsible for any loss or damage incurred on the scooter, whether by accident or theft. This assessed loss shall be offset by any deposit held by Cape Town Vespa Rentals under this agreement, and the balance shall be payable to the hirer on the return of the scooter.
Should the hirer select Cape Town Vespa Rentals full comprehensive insurance, he/she will only be responsible for R3500.00 as the first amount payable (excess) should any damage or theft to the scooter be incurred. In turn, a deposit of only R3500.00 is required if the hirer elects the comprehensive insurance option. (The scooter must be parked off-street overnight with the steering locked to be covered by Cape Town Vespa Rentals comprehensive insurance)

An incident of accident or theft is required, by law, to be reported to the SA Police Services (SAPS) within 24 hours. The hirer will be liable for the value of the complete loss should the correct police case number not be supplied to Cape Town Vespa Rentals within 72 hours.

Daily rental charges and surcharges

All daily rental charges exclude petrol. Scooters are delivered full and the hirer shall return the scooter full, inclusive the appropriate 2-stroke to petrol ratios where applicable. If the scooter is not filled on return, the hirer shall be charged R100.00 (R200 for auto Vespa).

Late Returns

The period of rental of this scooter shall be agreed upon on signature of this agreement and any late delivery will result in a charge of R25-00 per hour. There will be a lost key charge of R600 and a lost helmet charge of R700 inclusive of collection/delivery.

Traffic Fines

The hirer shall be held liable for all traffic fines that result from any transgression during the entire rental period mentioned and indemnify Scoot Doctor from any liability resulting therefrom.

Cape Town Vespa Rentals retains the right to debit the hirer’s credit card for any fines for traffic offenses received on behalf of the hirer.


Both the hirer and passenger (where applicable) shall at all times wear a helmet, which must be clipped on and firmly attached at all times, and agree to not operate the scooter under the influence of alcohol or any illegal or intoxicating substances of any nature.

Whilst operating the scooter the hirer agrees to not behave in any manner that would bring the name of Cape Town Vespa Rentals into disrepute.


The Hirer shall use the scooter entirely at his/her own risk and agrees that Cape Town Vespa Rentals, its employees, agents or associates shall not be responsible, liable or accountable and shall be rendered blameless for any loss, injury or death sustained as a result of the rental and use of the scooter during the rental period or any extension thereof. This is inclusive of whether the hirer elects to affect his/her tire change him/herself as per the instruction is given as per the rental agreement.


Cape Town Vespa Rentals shall not be responsible or liable and shall be rendered blameless for any loss or damage to goods of any nature left or transported on the scooter. The scooter will not be used commercially or for financial gain and shall be used purely for personal transportation.

The scooter must at all times be used for the purpose that it was manufactured and may not be used for racing or the conveyance of goods or animals or more than 2 persons inclusive of the driver.

The scooter shall not be used off-road and must be driven on asphalt/tar. The scooter shall not be driven further than a 100km radius from Cape Town Vespa Rentals premises, or further north than Melkbosstrand or further east than Paarl or further South of Strand. In the event of the scooter breaking down, the hirer agrees to remain with the scooter, until Cape Town Vespa Rentals can arrange collection of the scooter.

Additional per km fees

Additional per km fees Rental-Agreement applies @ R2.00 for every extra km of more than 100km on a single day rental, R2.00 for every extra km over 150km on a two-day rental and R2.00 for every extra km of more than 75km per day on rentals of more than two days.

All vehicles are highway approved.

The renter/hirer confirms and warrants that all the information as requested by Cape Town Vespa Rentals, pertaining to the renting of the scooter, is true and correct and has a thorough knowledge of the applications of the scooter.


50% cancellation fee will be charged for all bookings canceled.

Cancellations made within less than 24hrs of the agreed date will be non-refundable.

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