4×4 Hire in 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 hiking, camping and off road fun as the city has many natural places to explore within close proximity to the urban areas. Hiring a 4×4 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 hire company. With Drive South Africa, 4×4 hire Pretoria really is as easy as one, two and three.

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 in 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. 4×4 hire Pretoria will enable you to experience all of this without hassle or worry.

Getting around

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 hire 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

2 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, 3 weeks would be ideal for a Johannesburg self-drive

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. 4×4 hire Pretoria gives you a few more options to pack all the essentials needed for a South African outdoor adventure.

If you are going camping make sure to pack all the necessary extras as some lodges or campsites 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. 

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. 

De Wildt 4×4 Campgrounds

This picturesque location is situated in the Magaliesberg Mountains between Pretoria North, Hartbeespoort and Brits. 

Why hire a 4×4 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 hiring a 4×4 vehicle. Do not fear with Drive South Africa’s vast experience in this area you really can’t ask to be in better hands. 4×4 hire Pretoria will make sure all your South African offroad dreams come true.