Drive South Africa Partners With Africa on Wheels

Africa’s leading car rental service, Drive South Africa, recently partnered up with veteran 4×4 hire specialists Africa on Wheels, offering self-drive safari enthusiasts even greater access to southern Africa.

Africa Unlocked

Africa on Wheels vehicles are cleared for adventure in an array of exciting destinations, including Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.


Above: Camping in the Dunes of the Namib Desert. Photo by Simon

This perk opens up epic African adventure routes that will satisfy even the most serious case of wanderlust. Of note are the exclusive trips to Angola and dune driving expeditions in Namibia, not offered by any other suppliers.

Toyotas All The Way

With 25 years of 4×4 experience under their belt, the Africa on Wheels fleet is made up exclusively of Toyotas.

These trusty 4×4 workhorses have more than proven their worth traversing Africa’s most challenging terrain, and come both equipped and unequipped.


Above: Land Cruisers in Front of Baobab Tree. Photo by Matej Smucr

All vehicles are serviced in the Africa on Wheels workshop by qualified and experienced mechanics, ensuring your 4×4 rental is in perfect condition for your journey.

Professional and friendly staff are also on hand to give you detailed explanations of your vehicle and its equipment.

Tailored Training

Africa on Wheels offers a well-developed off-road training program for all levels of self-driver, which can go a long way to boosting your confidence levels before you head out to tackle the trails on your own.

Driving your own rental vehicle helps you get to grips with all its features, too.

Sterling Services

Africa on Wheels offers its clientele an impressive range of services and features, not least of which include:

  • 24-hour Car Hire Breakdown Service
  • 2 Spare Tyres and a Double Volume Fuel Tank
  • Affordable and Effective Motor Vehicle Insurance
  • 2 Free Transfers to and from Windhoek Airport
  • An Extensive Range of Camping Gear

Do The Dunes

Looking for an extra thrill? Africa on Wheels has a range of specially modified vehicles equipped for epic dune-driving expeditions.


Above: Dune Driving. Photo by Simon

These trips entail journeys through arid parts of Namibia and Angola in restricted areas only accessible with an operator’s permit.

You could organize your own operator, but going through an Africa on Wheels referral will set you up best for an unforgettable adventure.

Tried & Trusted

While Africa on Wheels offers an extensive range of Toyota 4x4s to choose from, these are just three of our favorites:

  1.  Toyota Fortuner: Outstanding performance when driving on sand and gravel roads, and well-equipped to handle challenging off-road terrain. This SUV has a 2.8l diesel engine and higher ground clearance, offering a better vantage point for game viewing.
  2. Toyota Land Cruiser HJ 76: For lodge or camping tours, this extended cab SUV offers space for a bigger family or small group. Comfortably seating 8 people without camping equipment, or up to 6 with camping equipment, there’s ample room for everyone.
  3. Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8l: The ideal rental vehicle for a self-drive safari with 4 to 5 people, this ultra-reliable 4×4 can handle testing terrain with ease. It’s a great choice for a bush camper or taking friends on an adventure through southern Africa.

Africa is Calling

There’s no better way to see southern Africa than from behind the wheel of your very own 4×4 rental car. Pick your adventure and hit the trails in a reliable 4×4 vehicle for Drive South Africa today.

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