Start your Gaborone Self Drive 4x4 Holiday

Gaborone, 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 Gaborone

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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. Equiiped 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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Gaborone Travel Advice


Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana. Hiring a 4x4 vehicle from this part of Botswana is easy.  Drive South Africa are here to assist you in any way possible.

To hire a 4x4 in Gaborone just get on the phone or fill out the simple online booking form.

Alternatively, you can also send us an email and an eager sales representative is ready to make your ultimate 4x4 self-drive Botswana experience a reality.

Best Time to Visit

If you are planning a road trip to Botswana, the best time to visit is during the dry season from May to October. During this season the grass is low which allows you to spot the wildlife easily. However, be sure to make provisions for cold evenings and mornings.

A summer visit from November to April may be a little too hot for comfort. Most of the country receives its rainfall from December and February, this will affect certain areas which are good for 4x4 adventures.

Where To Stay Gaborone

As the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone has plenty of accommodation options such as hotels, lodges, backpackers.

Getting Around

Most roads in Botswana travel through subsistence farming areas and wilderness areas, therefore exploring the country by road using a 4x4 is the best option.  This also gives you the option of going off-road and if you have a tent, it also broadens the scope of your Botswana vacation.

What To Pack For Your Trip

1. Make sure you don’t forget any of the necessary paperwork, and make spare copies of your documents.

2. Pack waterproof clothing especially for The Okavango Delta region if you will be headed in that direction.

3. Unfortunately Botswana is a malaria zone so malaria medication and a strong repellent are advisable.

4. If game drives will be your main focus then make sure you pack neutral clothing that won’t expose you to animals.

Hiring a 4x4 in Gaborone with Drive South Africa?

If you are planning a trip to Botswana the best way to experience the country is by using a 4x4 vehicle that will be able to handle different terrain. With Drive South Africa, 4x4 hire Gaborone is a straight forward and simple process.