Safety Aspects of Driving A 4 x 4 Over Rough and Unpredictable Terrain
The southern regions of Africa are filled with natural beauty, ready for you to discover and enjoy. We offer 4×4-vehicle and-camping gear rentals to make such an adventure a possibility for you. If you are yearning for a true African adventure, our packages are ideal for locals and foreigners alike. Therefore, you can start planning your itinerary and know that we can provide the vehicle and the necessary equipment and gear for such a journey. Safety is one of the biggest concerns when traversing unpredictable terrain. Taking care not to damage the vehicle is your top priority.
When booking a rental package with us, we request an itinerary to accurately determine the driving distance and the period over which you will be renting the 4×4 and gear. Each package is tailored to suit the specific itinerary, which means unique, customised pricing for each package. We also offer the option to hire one of our professional drivers to take the wheel on your African adventure. This option comes highly recommended for those who are not completely comfortable behind the wheel of a large, double-cab pick-up and an important safety consideration if you are a tourist.
Safety When Driving Off-Road
When taking a 4×4 bakkie into the bush, there are several safety aspects for the driver and passengers to take into consideration. First, the integrity of the vehicle. Should your vehicle break down, you might end up being stranded in the middle of nowhere for a while. Therefore, always take care of the vehicle first. Our rental options for vehicles include both the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger. Both pick-ups are durable and tough to minimise the possibility of sustaining damage while traversing rough terrain.
The second aspect of 4×4 safety is to know what the vehicle is capable of. This principle also applies to those who drive with their own, personal vehicles. There will be situations where the driver must respond to what is happening in front of and around them. By attempting to do something beyond the capability of the vehicle, you could cause permanent damage to it. By knowing what the vehicle is capable of, you can react accordingly to ensure that the vehicle keeps going, whatever the conditions.
The third aspect is the safety of the passengers. When driving in a 4×4 and exploring areas where wild creatures live, many people have experienced the dangers of driving with their windows open. This scenario could lead to dangerous situations for the passengers and driver. The driver is also in charge of choosing the safest route through such areas. By unintentionally driving into wild animals’ territory, chances are that you can aggravate them. This can be the case with elephants especially.
Ivory 4×4 Hire is your first choice for an adventure in the southern parts of Africa. We offer complete package rentals that are tailored to your itinerary. For more information on our available gear and vehicles, please peruse our website for details. And remember that safety is of critical importance while exploring the bush.