4x4 Vehicle in Botswana.

On a Self Drive Holiday Should you Take a 4x4 Rental or an RV Rental

You’ve booked your journey and you’re looking forward to exploring Southern Africa, but wait! What will you drive? An RV Rental or a 4×4 Rental?

These are both excellent choices, but which is right for you and your trip? Let me help you work that out!

Why RV Rental?
Campervans or RV Rentals are modified vehicles to have sleeping equipment and living space in the vehicle.


Camper Hire in the Cape Winelands

Camper Hire in the Cape Winelands


The only downside to Campervans is they are not all 4x4s and are unable to go on 4×4 tracks or offroad. This makes them suited to road trips and exploring places like the Winelands, Garden Route and Safari in paved parks such as Addo and Kruger National Parks.


Why 4×4?

Go everywhere, sleep under the stars, explore the world. That’s what we all think of when we think of African 4×4 camping!

With the ability to go almost anywhere and over most obstacles. With options from rooftop tents to luxurious safari campers, there are many ways to enjoy a 4×4 Hire no matter your accommodation preference.

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Rental

Toyota Hilux 4×4 Rental

Even though the Hired 4×4 may offer more limited comfort than a Camper Hire, it does permit you to explore places such as the Okavango Delta and the Kglagadi. And trust me, waking up in a remote bush camp with a lion roaring in the distance is something not to be missed.


Which one is for you?


The question really is where are you going? Are you going along the Garden route, to AfrikaBurn, to the Winelands, to the Okavango, or to the Kglagadi? 

Land Cruiser Camper Rental

Land Cruiser Camper Rental

The campervan will offer you more comfort and living space while limiting the roads you can travel on.The 4×4 Hire offers less living space compared to the campervan rental or RV Hire but can explore more roads.

So now you know what to choose! So let’s make your booking, tick that off your list, and get ready to travel.

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