Hiring Camping Equipment And Adventuring Across South Africa?
If you have not travelled to South Africa before, you might be wondering if you should stay in hotels or better to hire camping equipment and go on a bush adventure. Wonder no more. We are going to tell you everything you need to know about camping in South Africa. First, to get the most out of your African safari, camping is the answer. You can hire a 4 x 4 fairly cheaply and if it is fully equipped (like ours are, with tents, camping gear, and emergency equipment) then you will not need to spend much on accommodation.
The Camping Options in South Africa
If you hire camping equipment and a 4 x 4, you can camp almost anywhere in South Africa. There are various government-operated reserves and sites that offer exceptional game-viewing opportunities and well-run campsites. Some of these include SANparks, Cape Nature, and KZN Wildlife. There are also various privately run campsites and caravan parks in South Africa. While all campsites are different in terms of amenities and facilities, most offer communal kitchen/cooking areas, access to electricity, and ablution blocks. If you are staying in a reserve or national park, you can take your rented 4 x 4 and explore to your heart’s content. Make sure that you have your camera handy, as the Big 5 are often spotted in the South African bush.
Road Conditions in South Africa
If you have heard stories about poor road conditions that are putting you off a self-drive, rest assured that many of them are nonsense. Yes, there are some poor roads, but with your hired 4 x 4 and with our professional route-planning assistance, you should encounter no problems on your trip. We can advise the best and safest routes. Just be vigilant and practise some common sense and you should be just fine.
Cost of Hotel Accommodation and Camping in South Africa
Camping is undoubtedly the cheaper option by far. While you will not have a 5-star luxury hotel, you will have an unmatched experience in other ways. Camping allows you to experience the outdoors in all its raw glory and you can get back to nature and see wildlife up close and personal. You cannot do that from a luxury 3rd-floor hotel room. Camping offers real value for money.
Where to Hire Camping Equipment in South Africa
At Ivory 4 x 4 Hire, we have a range of fully equipped 4 x 4s available for hire. All the camping equipment you need is included and packed into the vehicle. This includes tents, cooking equipment, and safety and emergency gear. Need a quote and route planning assistance? Get in touch with us via email or telephone today!