Rent a 4×4 and Enjoy a Self-Drive Trip in South Africa
If you are planning to visit South Africa and want to enjoy a real African safari, there is a lot to think about and arrange. Of course, if you want a self-drive tour in South Africa, you will need to rent a 4×4, but you will not only need a vehicle for your trip. Below are a few things that you will need to enjoy a comfortable and safe off-road adventure in South Africa.
Every 4×4 trip must have the basics included, such as a first-aid kit (make sure you have anti-diarrhoea and anti-nausea medication included), water, food, spare wheel, jack, tow strap, tools, and a spare key, just in case.
You might think that the personal essentials will be easy to remember… until you find yourself without something simple that you really need. As part of the basic personal essentials, make sure that you are always taking along enough water and food, and always take more than you think you will need, as well as extra clothing, toilet paper, hand sanitiser, sunblock, mosquito and bug repellent, a raincoat, cellphone and charger, radio, rubbish bags, maps/GPS system, and torches or lights.
The Essential Essentials!
Along with the basics, there are a few other essential items that you must have with you. The first category to consider is vehicle recovery. What happens if you get stuck and need to extricate your rented vehicle out of a bog or tricky situation? The recovery items you need include a jack, towing straps, shackles and D-rings, spades, and winches. Some tools should also be packed, including socket sets, wrenches, fire extinguishers, screwdrivers, hammers, utility knives, air pumps, and jumper cables.
The Camping Gear
Your trip will not be comfortable at all if you forget about the items you will need on a daily basis. Think about eating, drinking, socialising, and sleeping. Do you have everything that you need to cater to those needs? Tents, tables, chairs, cookware, crockery, cutlery, and various other camping items must also be included. These are essential to your comfort.
At this point you are might be starting to wonder if it is wise to rent a 4×4 to travel in South Africa, because of all the gear that you need to buy for the trip. That is where Ivory 4×4 Hire really saves the day. We have designed complete 4×4 hire packages and you can rent the 4×4 vehicle, along with all the camping equipment, accessories, and more from us. All you do is pay one daily rate and everything you could possibly need will be included in the deal. It is that simple!
If you are shopping around for the best deal to rent a 4×4 in South Africa, look no more! We have everything that you need. Simply get in touch with us so that we can help you plan and prepare for your upcoming 4×4 safari in South Africa. Send us an email or give us a call for more information and advice today.