Go on a Johannesburg Self Drive Holiday

Explore South Africa’s biggest city, the ‘city of gold’.

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Our Recommended Camper Vehicles for Johannesburg

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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Johannesburg Camper Travel Advice


Johannesburg is often used as a gateway to exploring South Africa’s wilderness areas. Camper Hire Johannesburg is one of the best ways to explore the game parks and reserves situated outside the city, all at your own leisure.

South Africa Official Languages

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

South African Currency

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

Best Time to Visit Johannesburg

If you’re using Johannesburg as a base to explore the wildlife reserves outside of the city, then it’s best to travel during the dry winter months of May to September.

Where To Stay Johannesburg

nature reserve on the vaalWolwespruit Nature Reserve

Located three hours away from the Johannesburg city centre, the Wolwespruit Nature Reserve which lies along the Vaal River is an excellent birding destination. It’s also home to game such as  black wildebeest, kudu and zebra.

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Ideal for family holidays, the 12 500 hectare Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is situated two hours away from the Johannesburg city centre. The reserve is malaria-free and is home to all the Big Five wildlife.

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Pilanesberg Nature Reserve

Situated a mere two hours away from Johannesburg, the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve is home to all the Big Five wildlife, despite it only being a fraction of the Kruger National Park’s size. It’s also home to other wildlife species such as cheetah, wild dog and brown hyena. Camper hire Johannesburg is so easy and affordable from this urban hub you’ll be out there in the wild living the South African wilderness dream in no time.

Getting Around

Hiring a camper in Johannesburg is by far the best way to explore the wilderness areas outside of the city. It provides you with the freedom and independence to plan your own holiday, at your own leisure.

Length of Stay

To make the most of your Johannesburg self-drive holiday, it’s best to stay for anything between 7-14 days.

What to Pack

If you’re travelling during the dry winter months of May to September, be sure to pack in warm clothing as it can get quite chilly in and around the city.

If you’re hiring a campervan in Johannesburg during the summer months of December to February, temperatures can get quite warm, but it’s also the wet season, so be sure to pack your umbrella.

Hiring a camper in Johannesburg

Camper hire Johannesburg lets you explore essential South Africa in rolling comfort and at your own pace. In a campervan you’re geared to travel as far as your passion takes you without being restricted by the availability of accommodation. Have a different part of wild Africa on your doorstep everyday with Johannesburg campervan rental.