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4×4 Hire Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg might be the biggest urban area in South Africa. Yet what is so revealing about all South African urban hubs is that they are generally situated close to nature, wildlife and 4×4 trails.

The best way to experience this splendid natural abundance would be 4×4 hire Johannesburg and with Drive South Africa it really is as easy as 1, 2, and 3. Fill out the online booking form below and you’ll be driving around some of South Africa’s most untouched roads. 

There really is a world of natural splendor in the Gauteng province so get out there are explore this magical country. 4×4 hire Johannesburg will get you out there enjoying these amazing places in no time.

Best time to visit

Weather in South Africa differs quite drastically depending on which town you happen to be visiting. Johannesburg gets most of its rain in the summer months and depending on your level of driving skill this might be a blessing. Most 4×4 drivers like a challenge and the rain can create some very challenging driving conditions. Drive South Africa’s 4×4 hire Johannesburg ensures you will be out there on the best trails possible. 

However some 4×4 trails or game parks might be closed during certain times of year. South Africa is generally a dryer climate than other African countries. East African countries such as Tanzania experience almost monsoon like conditions whereas South Africa’s rainfall is more seasonal and moderate. 

Around the area

Anyone knows that city life can become taxing, yet in Johannesburg that never really needs to be an issue with so much hiking and 4×4 locations nearby or even within the city itself.

Some of the areas within close proximity include private game lodges, the Magaliesburg Mountains which have a variety of lodges, hiking trails and 4×4 routes. There are also areas literally in the city which proudly boast a diverse range of fauna and flora. Notable areas for 4×4 driving include Klipriviersberg another great place within close proximity to the city is Hennops 4×4 and hiking trails.  

Getting around

You want a real African adventure right? So to achieve this the only real way would be with 4×4 hire as it really does open up your trip to a world of opportunities and exploration. 4×4 hire gives one the option of travelling far and wide. South Africa is an African country blessed with world class facilities and cities with first class amenities and first class roads.

However many of the amazing sights and scenery of South Africa is located in rural areas where roads can become inundated with potholes and dirt roads which seem like they could go on for days. A 2 wheel drive won’t suffice, so to really see what the country has on offer hiring a 4×4 really is the only option.

Length of stay

This really will depend on your budget on how much time you have to spend in the country. Two weeks would have to be the absolute minimum if you want to get a nibble of everything on offer in the Southern tip of Africa. However a month or more would really be a way more sufficient time spent in the country to really get a real understanding of the dynamics and landscapes on offer. Check the visa requirements for your country of origin before planning on how long you would like to be in the country.

What to pack

South Africa geographically and in terms of weather patterns is as diverse as it comes, so pack for all conditions. If you decide to travel up and down the country all at least get out of Johannesburg and explore the Gauteng Province this really does ring true. You could be in for hot, humid Durban the one day or in the colder mountain regions within a few hours of beach weather conditions. 

Where to stay

South Africa really does have options for all budgets however if you are going to be tackling grueling 4×4 trails it’s likely that you will be camping or staying in bush lodges.

There will be options for day trips if you are mixing business with pleasure after all Johannesburg is the financial hub of the country.

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