May 2013 – First Car Rental is proud to announce its partnership with the Orion Hotel Group. First Car Rental is now the exclusive partner of choice to all Orion Hotels in South Africa. The Orion hotels are a fine selection of heritage hotels, luxury estates, city hotels, country retreats and private game lodges making Orion the only sizable boutique hotel group in southern Africa. First Car Rental fits in perfectly because they have 46 branches nationwide covering major cities, tourism destinations and all airports. First Car Rental recently won the coveted South African Services Award in South African car hire, having received a service rating of close to 90%.