When you consider just how much time we spend on four wheels, it’s no wonder that we tend to forget that we can climb out of that suburban paradigm. Getting off-road in a 4×4 vehicle is nothing if not an adventure of epic proportions, and we’re spoiled for choice here in southern Africa for some of the wildest, most scenic terrain imaginable. If you’re touring in a group or hacking it with only your significant other, you can crawl through boulder fields or head down near-vertical sand dunes, you can cross rivers or wheedle your way down to the bottom of leafy valleys.
It’s small wonder that JRR Tolkein took his inspiration from SA’s landscapes, as getting out on a 4×4 adventure opens up truly undisturbed natural wilderness – the kind that feeds the soul and replenishes us. Untamed areas and roaming wildlife dot our country copiously, and there are real frontiers left to conquer off the beaten track.
Something for the Techies
If the technical aspects of off-road driving are your thing and you want to learn how best to navigate rugged terrain in an awesome 4×4 adventure, be happy you’re in SA! There is a host of intel available on the practice, the destinations, and how to improve your driving skills over time. Self-drive 4×4 rental options are growing in popularity, as they give you both the luxury of learning at your own pace while also equipping you with the ideal vehicle.
Pretty much the best fun to be had on four wheels, climbing high ranges or getting purposely lost in the desert are exclusively 4×4 enthusiast privileges. Unlike other vehicles that perform poorly in wet and muddy or dry and sandy conditions, a 4×4 will get you there and let you have fun while doing it. Indeed, for the technically-minded who want to understand the dynamics of just how 4×4 vehicles manage to get around such rugged terrain, purposely tackling mud, deep sand, or steep terrain is part of the learning curve. Of course, game viewing doesn’t come better than in a 4×4 vehicle front row seat. Added to this is the ability to follow game as they move, without worrying about bad dirt tracks or minor obstacles.
Come to Ivory 4 x 4 Hire for the Best Off-Road Experience
South Africans have come to understand that the best 4×4 adventures happen when hiring from those who live and breathe the off-road experience. At Ivory 4×4 Hire, we’re dedicated enthusiasts, loaded with intel for you, both on driving techniques and practices, as well as the destinations best suited to your desires.
We hire at affordable rates and maintain a fleet of 4×4 vehicles in top condition for your all your 4×4 adventure needs. We expertly equip all of our vehicles with safari and camping gear as you need – no more frantic shopping before you leave the known world. We’ve got you covered already. More than that, you can collect or drop off our vehicles at a host of outlets across southern Africa, making it easier for you to concentrate on having fun! Call us, and we’ll get you rolling in no time.