Start your Botswana Self Drive 4x4 Holiday

Botswana 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 Vehicles for Botswana

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4x4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4x4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equipped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4x4 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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Ford Ranger Single Cab 4x4 Safari Overlander

This Single Cab Ranger camper seats 2 adults. Perfect for a self-drive safari. It has a powerful diesel engine. It’s a tough pickup truck capable of turning troublesome obstacles into an exciting adventure.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4x4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4x4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4x4 adventure.

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Botswana Travel Advice

Introduction Botswana 4x4

Famous for its spectacular natural beauty, amazing wildlife and rich lineage to early African anthropology and culture makes Botswana a must for all African safari enthusiasts.  If you’re planning to hire a 4x4 for your self-drive Botswana safari, there really isn’t a better option then Drive South Africa. We have all the best contacts and sales representatives to make sure you will be driving around Botswana in style.

Self Drive Botswana is a great way to experience Botswana especially if you hire a 4x4 to have a self drive experience.

4x4 Hire in Botswana has never been easier by using Drive South Africa as a medium.

Where to Stay


4x4 safari in okavango deltaThe Okavango Delta

There are a number of luxury camps and lodges situated almost within the Okavango Delta itself. However there are also a number of other accommodation facilities situated in the nearby town of Maun.


chobe national park 4x4 safariChobe National Park

Chobe Park really has an abundance of world class accommodation facilities to stay at from 5 star lodges and hotels to luxury tented camps.


4x4 self drive safari gaboroneGaborone

This is the capital of the country and if you’re there for the wildlife there is a good chance you might skip the capital, however if you are passing through, the city it’s definitely up and coming with various accommodation options.


Around the Area of Botswana

Botswana has a world of great natural places to experiences and a lot of the country is geared around this when it comes to tourism. However, Botswana also has a rich cultural heritage linked to some of the earliest lineage of civilization. If you find yourself in Gaborone and you need a break from safari drives in your comfortable 4x4 rental from Drive South Africa, check out the 3 chiefs Statue which pays homage to the 3 chiefs instrumental in the country’s independence.

Tsodilo Hills is for anyone fascinated by ancient rock paintings the Tuli Block is considered a great place to be spot wildlife from certain vantage points and has aptly been titled ‘The land of the giants’.

Hiring a 4x4 in Botswana will give you more options and can open up new opportunities for more adventures to have and memories to be made.

Getting Around

Although Botswana is a small country, infrastructure is quite limited so hiring a 4x4 is the optimal way of experiencing this great natural wonderland which has become a sought after safari destination. The terrain in Botswana is challenging and there are many great places to drive your 4x4 vehicle.

Hiring a 4x4 in Botswana and being able to self drive through the African bush will enable you to see exactly what you want to and for you to be in full control of your holiday.

Length of Stay

If you had to spend 3 nights in the 3 main wildlife areas and 2 in the capital just to get your bearings that would be a minimum of 11 days in total, however one has to add a few days for travel if you opting to drive yourself in your ideal 4x4 from the reputable Drive South Africa, then you will need to add another 2 or 3 days to your trip just to make allowances for travel time and stopovers. That brings your trip to just over 2 weeks.

However this does not have to stop you in Botswana you could also make your way down to South Africa by either flying or you could hire a car in South Africa and extend your road trip.

What to Pack

Make sure you don’t forget any of the necessary paperwork as some of the lodges you will be visiting won’t be close to urban areas, make spare copies of your documents.

Some sort of waterproof clothing especially for The Okavango Delta region. Unfortunately, Botswana is a malaria zone so malaria medication and a strong repellent are advisable.

If game drives is one of your main focuses then make sure you pack neutral clothing that won’t expose you to animals. Also pack for cold conditions.

When you hire a 4x4 in Botswana and depending on what type of 4x4 you get, some have a lot of the essentials that you will need. If you have a look at our range and our Youtube channel you can see exactly what you are going to get when hiring a 4x4 from Drive South Africa.

How old must I be to hire a 4x4 in Botswana

Most suppliers require you to be 21 as an international driver and 23 for Botswana drivers, you are also required to have held a valid license for at least 2 years before renting a car.

There are various options depending on the supplier so please contact us if you are below this age and need to rent a vehicle when hiring a 4x4 in Botswana

What do I need to rent a 4x4 in Botswana?

When you’re hiring a 4x4 in Botswana, you just need a debit or credit card.

At the rental counter, you’ll need:

  • Your passport
  • Your voucher
  • Each driver’s driving license
  • The main driver’s credit card (some rental companies also accept debit cards, but most don’t).

Important: Please make sure you check the car’s rental terms as well, as each rental company has its own rules. For example? They might need to see some extra ID. They might not accept certain types of credit cards. Or they might not rent to any driver who hasn’t held their driving license for 36 months or more.

What equipment must we supply when renting a 4x4 in Botswana?

When renting a fully equipped 4x4 or one of the campers you only need to bring your clothes, toiletries, food and drinks. Everything is supplied with the vehicle. A full list can be sent to you and certain optional extras can be supplied on request.

FAQs for 4x4 Hire in Botswana

Britz 4x4 Rental in Namibia, Bushlore Namibia and Botswana offer 4x4 hire in Botswana that adhere to strict COVID-19 health, cleaning and safety standards.

You can hire a 4x4 in Botswana from ZAR 1100 per day for a Nissan Single Cab 4x4 MSE from Britz 4x4.

The cheapest 4x4 to hire in Botswana is the Nissan Single Cab 4x4 MSE from Britz 4x4. You can rent the Nissan Single Cab 4x4 MSE from ZAR 1100 per day.

The cheapest 4x4 hire agency in Botswana right now is Britz 4x4. Book directly with them via Drive South Africa.

Search Drive South Africa's website to find 4x4 hire near you in Botswana

You can hire a 4x4 at Gaborone Airport from Britz 4x4, Bushlore Africa

You can hire a 4x4 at Kasane Airport from Britz 4x4

Camper 4x4 hire in Botswana costs anything from ZAR 1510 per day to ZAR 2725 per day.

With Camping Equipment 4x4 hire in Botswana costs anything from ZAR 1100 per day to ZAR 2590 per day.

Without Camping Equipment 4x4 hire in Botswana costs anything from ZAR 1850 per day to ZAR 2410 per day.

It costs ZAR 7700 to hire a 4x4 for a week in Botswana. The cheapest weekly 4x4 rental rate is for the Nissan Single Cab 4x4 MSE by Britz 4x4.

It costs ZAR 33000 per month to hire a 4x4 long term in Botswana. The cheapest monthly 4x4 rental rate is for the Nissan Single Cab 4x4 MSE by Britz 4x4. You can pay up to ZAR 33000 per month to hire a Nissan Single Cab 4x4 MSE long term in Botswana.

Petrol costs from ZAR 18.82 per litre up to ZAR 19.54 per liter in Botswana. Diesel costs from ZAR 16.58 per litre up to ZAR 17.23 per liter in Botswana. Last updated at 03-11-2021