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Cape Town, South Africa is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.

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Our Recommended 4×4 Vehicles for Cape Town

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equiiped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.

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Nissan Double Cab 4×4 MDE

This is one of Africas most reliable pickup trucks, with the ruggedness to take on any terrain.

Perfect for a self-drive safari. This camping equipped double cab pickup can seat up to 5 adult passengers. Its perfect for exploring the ‘world in one country’ that is South Africa.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.

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Cape Town Travel Advice

Introduction

Cape Town aptly titled the mother city of South Africa really is an absolute visual treat for anyone wanting to explore rugged, untouched nature.  Although the city is blessed with world class roads, the nearby towns aren’t.

Where to Stay Cape Town


Karoo National Park

This grandiose national park is situated in the Nuweveld Mountain Range and has a great assortment of various animals and plant life and boasts no more than 2 excellent 4×4 trails.


greyton western cape south africa getawayGreyton

Roughly 30 minute from the CBD of Cape Town is the ruggedly beautiful Greyton area which is situated in the foothills of the Klein River Mountains the Glen Oak 4×4 trail is a must for the area and there are also a world of boutique hotels and guest houses to choose from in the area.


travel in cape town garden routeGarden Route

The Garden Route really has a world of great places to explore and there really is no shortage of off road adventures just waiting to happen. The garden route really is one of the most scenic areas in a spectacular country.

In and Around Cape Town

By far the most popular attraction to Cape Town is the famed Table Mountain and there are many hiking trails and 4×4 trails within close proximity or within the city.Renting a 4×4 in Cape Town is optimal for those wanting to get under the skin of the Western Cape.

From the Atlantis Dunes not from the CBD to the Overberg or Cedarberg mountains and the majestic wine farms of Tulbagh or Stellenbosch Cape Town and Western Cape really is a mecca for 4×4 enthusiasts.

Getting Around

Cape Town is a world class city with world class roads so if you are planning on just travelling in and out of the city then hiring a 2 wheel vehicle will suffice. 4×4 hire just gives one more options. However Cape Town and the Western Cape also has a lot out there to explore and you really will only get a chance to immerse yourself in all the majestic beauty of the Western Cape with 4×4 hire Cape Town.

How Long Should You Stay In Cape Town

Three weeks is a minimal time frame if you want to get out there in the wilderness and see the wild Western Cape. However there is a lot to take in and see not just in this part of the country but elsewhere, so it’s good to plan for the fact that you might want to extend your visit. It’s wise to look at the visa requirements before you leave and make allowances for visa extensions.

What to Pack

Pack the necessary gear for the outdoors which could change drastically depending on what time of year you travel. Winters in Cape Town are cold and wet. Summer days are hot and long, however there can also be a few cold fronts. If you are renting a 4×4 you will likely be going camping due to luggage restrictions on international flights you might only be able to get camping equipment in South Africa.

Renting a 4×4 in Cape Town is a breeze, just fill an enquiry form on this page or contact one of our sales and travel experts today for concrete advice on the best way to experience the rugged outdoors of the Western Cape.

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