Go on a Cape Town Self Drive Holiday

Explore South Africa’s oldest city, the ‘Mother City’.

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Our Recommended Campervan Vehicles for Cape Town

Toyota Single Cab 4×4 Trax Camper TX

A self-drive with our Toyota Trax 4×4 is ideal for the traveller looking to explore this majestic country on their own terms.

The Toyota Trax is a two sleeper 4×4 equipped vehicle. It is comfortable, reliable and efficient and offers a truly wonderful way to tour and enjoy all that Johannesburg has to offer.

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2 Berth Camper

South Africa has a great variety of camping sites for your Southern African road trip pit stops. Renting a 4×4 camper eliminates the hassle of looking for suitable accommodation to match your travel itinerary.

This 2 berth 4×4 camper is ideal for two people travelling. It is built on the popular Ford Ranger 4×4 classic chassis, with a six speed manual or automatic gear box. Inside you will find a main bed and fitted kitchen. Packing space is generous.

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Discoverer 4 Berth Camper

The Discoverer 4 berth camper is a popular option for a family of four travelling. It sleeps four adults or two adults and two children comfortably and has all the luxury and comfort needed for your trip. There is air conditioning in the drivers cabin and in the rear living area.

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Discoverer 6 Berth Camper

Exploring Namibia by camper is an unbeatable way to see the delights of this magnificent country.It also gives you the liberty to access places off the beaten track.

We recommend the Discoverer 6 berth Camper for your trip. It is ideal for 6 adult passengers travelling. The living area is air conditioned. There is a bathroom, shower and wash-up bin too.

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Cape Town Camper Travel Advice


Based at the southernmost tip of the African continent, Cape Town is a traveller’s dream. Blessed with white sand beaches, an abundance of flora and fauna, towering mountains and winding rivers. if adventure and entertainment is what you seek, you’ll get it all in this world-class city. Camper hire in Cape Town is one of the best ways to explore the Western Cape province.

South Africa Official Languages

South Africa has 11 official languages but English is the primary language of the country (urban areas, government and the media). The most spoken first languages are Zulu (23%), Xhosa (16%) and Afrikaans (14%). Xhosa and Afrikaans are prominent languages in Cape Town and the rest of the Western Cape.

South African Currency

The currency used in South Africa is the South Africa Rand (ZAR).

Best Time to Visit Cape Town

Cape Town is best visited during the summer months of December to February. The weather is ideal to explore Cape Town sights and attractions. Camper hire Cape Town is a great way to get out there in the majestic Western Cape wilderness as you will have more places to stay. The Western Cape has many campsites just waiting to be experienced.

Where To Stay Cape Town

visit cederberg western cape south africa


Situated two hours outside of Cape Town, the Cederberg region is well worth exploring. Towering mountains, purple and orange sunsets, winding rivers, it’s an unspoiled paradise waiting to be explored. Some of the destinations to explore within the Cederberg region include Clanwilliam and Citrusdal

West Coast

Featuring coastal towns such as Paternoster, Langebaan, Saldanha and many more, the Cape West Coast is an excellent road trip route for travellers looking to explore the Western Cape province and beyond

Stretching from Cape Town to the Northern Cape border, the West Coast is made famous by its centuries-old rock art, historic towns and small fishing villages. Camper hire Cape Town is your best option for ensuring you get to see these locations within a limited time schedule.

Around the Area

Kagga Kamma Private Nature Reserve

Once home to the traditional bushmen, the Kagga Kamma Private Nature Reserve is home to fascinating rock-art paintings dating back 6000 years. The geology in the area is breathtaking as well, providing spectacular scenery. There’s also a variety of wildlife in the reserve, such as zebra, eland, gemsbok, kudu, wildebeest and the rare bontebok.

Getting Around

One of the best ways to explore the city is with Camper Hire Cape Town. This gives you unrivaled privacy, and the freedom to explore Cape Town’s surrounding areas at your own pace.

Public transport is adequate, but with so much to see and experience, it’s far better to rent a campervan in Cape Town and explore.

Length of Stay

A one week stay in Cape Town is enough time to make the most of your stay in the city. Be sure to plan your travel itinerary well so that you don’t miss out on any of the attractions or events available in the Mother City. Camper hire Cape Town will enable you to travel further if you wish so it might be a better option to stay for two weeks minimum.

What to Pack

The summers are generally hot and pleasant, so be sure to pack sunscreen, light clothing and comfortable shoes.

Cape Town’s winters are generally more wet, cold and windier than most parts of South Africa, so be sure to pack in warmer, waterproof clothing items.

Hiring a camper in Cape Town

Drive South Africa operates through an established network of camper hire Cape Town affiliates to bring you high quality, latest model and lowest mileage campervans from convenient locations in Cape Town, Cape Town Airport and throughout South Africa.

Our wide selection of campers start at the basic 2-berth cheap camper hire, suitable for couples or pairs of people wanting to experience a self-drive South African holiday. If you need to accommodate larger families, 6-berth and luxury camper travel is also an option.