Planning a road trip to places such as Coffee Bay, Barrydale, the West Coast, or perhaps a self-drive game viewing holiday? Don’t have your own four-wheel drive vehicle? Want the best possible experience? Then 4×4 vehicle hire is the answer.
Indeed, it has been said that unless you have gone off-road, you haven’t seen South Africa. Whether you are an ardent outdoor enthusiast or simply want a 4×4 to explore the Kalahari, 4×4 vehicle hire is affordable.
In addition, you don’t have to pay maintenance and keep the vehicle in tip-top condition just for one or two annual off-road holidays. Add to such, not having to pay monthly instalments and insurance to have the vehicle parked in your garage, and you can understand how 4×4 vehicle hire can help you save money.
We make it possible to get the best possible deal with superb vehicles, specifically designed for the South Africa tar and dirt roads. Our consultants can also help you select appropriate camping gear to rent for your particular trip. However, there are still a few things that you need to pack for your trip, which we briefly discuss below.
Yes, the rental can include a GPS, but it makes sense to be prepared. Having a paper-based road map as backup helps you to be prepared for every occasion.
Never leave the camp or your house without it. Always have at least two bottles of water extra apart from the canisters on the vehicle. You need to keep hydrated whether on short day trips or over long distance.
It is a South African tradition when it comes to road trips and even more so if you go off the beaten track. Pack sandwiches, biltong, boerewors, vetkoek, rusks, coffee and a few sweets. Nothing can be more fun to stop at one of the picnic spots in a game reserve for a truly South African bush picnic consisting of the above and other snacks.
Though the rental vehicles come with aircon and tinted windows, you can expect sunburn on any off-road trip if you don’t wear sunscreen.
Mosquito and Tick Repellent
The mosquitos come out late afternoon and never seem to know when they have outstayed their welcome. If you are in the bush, you want to prevent ticks from feasting on you. It is thus essential to have insect repellent at hand.
Campsites may be far and in between. Be sure to keep your cellphone charged by taking along your charger.
True, modern day mobile phones come with good cameras, but if you want to take pictures that may very well win you a National Geographic award, pack the camera!
Now that you have a list of some basics to pack, plan your holiday and save money by making use of our 4×4 vehicle hire services.