The Bidvest Group

Bidvest Automotive

Steve Keys
Chief executive

Bidvest Automotive is one of South Africa's largest and most respected motor retailers, with a trading history going back more than 100 years. Bidvest Automotive is an industry-leader and innovator, known for setting the national standard in technical training with its rapid adoption of online motor retailing and the development of sophisticated systems to drive customer service. It also operates in the car rental sector.

Motor retail

  • 26 vehicle brands retailed
  • New, demo and pre-owned vehicles
  • Vehicle range includes passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles
  • Online retailer
  • Aftersales services include vehicle service and parts sales
  • Full finance solutions offered through all major banks, including Bidvest Bank
  • Insurance products offered through multiple insurers, including Bidvest Insurance
  • Fleet Tracking solutions offered through various partners

Club McCarthy

  • 24/7 emergency road assistance
  • Automatic geo-located distress call via the Bidvest Club McCarthy mobile app (free download)
  • Vehicle towing
  • Tyre replacement/change
  • Fuel top-up
  • Locksmith services
  • 24/7 legal advice

Vehicle auctioneering

  • Drive-through auction facility
  • Auction centres in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Free valuations on all vehicles
  • Finance and insurance products offered through all major finance institutions
  • Value-added Bidvest Insurance Products

Car rental

  • Car rental
  • Van and truck rental
  • Chauffeur drive services
  • Door-to-door transfers
  • Coach charter


  • Simplified car rental
  • Keyless car operation
  • Entire rental process via mobile device
  • Seamless transition from plane to car

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Chief executive: Steve Keys
Chief financial officer: Carla Seppings
Commercial director: Preeban Munian
Tel: +27 (11) 384 6900

Contact us address:
Worcester House 
Eton Office Park 
Cnr Sloane & Harrison