4×4 rental Pretoria, South Africa
Pretoria the administrative capital of South Africa is a great place to start your South African adventure. 4×4 enthusiasts will be treated to a world of bush walking, camping and off road fun as the city has many natural places to explore within close proximity to the urban areas. 4×4 rental Pretoria is easy with Drive South Africa all you have to do is complete the online booking form below or contact one of leading travel and sales consultants who work for this pivotal car rental company.
So it really is as easy as that and in no time you will be exploring all that Pretoria and the Gauteng province has on offer in terms of 4×4 fun.
Best time to visit
This really depends on what you would like to experience if 4×4 trails and nature are what you are after visiting during the drier winter months might be beneficial but be prepared for some cold conditions especially in the early mornings.
Pretoria is famous for its blooming jacaranda trees and from late September to the middle of November the streets become lit up by the beautiful purple jacaranda flowers this surely is one of the most breathtaking scenes you are bound to experience when visiting Pretoria.
Around the area
Pretoria boasts many beautiful public parks and when the jacarandas are in bloom picnics are a must. Some of these include Burgers Park, Venning Park and Springbok Park. Other noteworthy places to visit include the Voortrekker Monument, the union building gardens, the Reetvlei Nature Reserve, the Pretoria Nature Reserve, the Pretoria National Botanical gardens, Kruger House Museum, National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, the Groenkloof Nature Reserve and the Loftus Versfeld Rugby Stadium.
Public transport in the Pretoria area is governed largely by buses, minivan taxis and trains from both the metro rail service and the Gautrain service. However many of these modes of transport will only get you to certain urban areas. If you want to experience the abundance of nature and wildlife within the Gauteng province 4×4 rental Pretoria is your only option. Many of the nature reserves are on private land and some of them will only offer self-driving options in terrain often not suitable for normal 2 wheel drive vehicles.
Length of stay
Two weeks around the urban areas of Pretoria will suffice; however there is so much nature to explore as well as the sprawling urban area of Johannesburg nearby, three weeks would be ideal. This also takes into account if you wish to go on a few camping trips whilst in South Africa.
What to pack
It’s always great to be prepared, Pretoria can become rather biting in the winter months so make sure you pack some warm clothes if you plan on being there during this time of year. However it can get rather hot and dry in the summer months with many thunderstorms, so pack for warm weather but also be prepared for some rain.
If you are going camping make sure to pack all the necessary extras as some lodges or camp sites might be limited with certain amenities found in the city.
Where to stay
Groenkloof Nature Reserve
This is a great place to enjoy nature and wildlife almost within the city itself, arrange to go on a guided tour at night. It’s advised to make bookings up to a month in advance. Visit this website for more.
Hennops 4×4 trails and hiking
This is a real rugged natural area designed entirely for the 4×4 junkies and outdoor enthusiasts; they have accommodation facilities in the form of cottages and campsites. They also boast some of the nicer hiking trails in the Gauteng area not far from urban environments. Visit this website for more information.
De Wildt 4×4 Camp grounds
This picturesque location is situated in the Magaliesberg Mountains between Pretoria North, Hartbeespoort and Brits. It’s a great place to put your 4×4 rental Pretoria to the test, camp and just forget about the stress of city life for a day or two. Visit their website for more information.
Why book your 4×4 hire in Pretoria with Drive South Africa?
So Pretoria could very well be the 4×4 driving capital of South Africa. Now you’re itching to experience this for yourself. However you are over the lengthy process of 4×4 rental Pretoria. Do not fear with Drive South Africa’s vast experience in this area you really can’t ask to be in better hands. Contact one of our highly capable sales representatives today and get out there and experience the 4×4 trail of your dreams.