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AndreaB
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Caravan Rental for Kruger Camping

Unread postby AndreaB » Tue May 19, 2015 12:49 pm

I am always jealous of you campers raving about experiencing Kruger in its purest form but schlepping all the camping gear from NL isnt really an option for us.

We looked at hiring a camper van but that was as and sometimes more expensive than staying in the bungalows.

Then I had a brainwave today and looked up caravan rental which seems to be brilliant solution to all our issues, we can leave the caravan at the camping and have the freedom to drive around with the car which would also be lacking with a camper van.

My question, has anyone any experience renting a caravan in SA and does it come fully equipped with everything you need?

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Re: Caravan Rental for Kruger Camping

Unread postby George_Brits » Tue May 19, 2015 2:05 pm

Hi Andrea,

There is a few companies (well actually a lot) that do offer caravan/offroad trailer hire available. My suggestion would be to look on the web to find a suitable and reputable company that you can get it from.

And yes most of these are fully equipped.

On a recent trip to Kgalagadi, I rented an offroad caravan but as you indicated, that too can be rather a pricey option as you are from the Netherlands, so you look at vehicle rental, caravan rental and then on top of that your campsite tariff.

A few reputable companies:

Britz 4x4 hire http://www.britz.co.za
Bobo Campers http://www.bobocampers.com
Bushtrackers http://www.bushtrackers.co.za

Please feel free to reply on this post, should you require any other information

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Re: Caravan Rental for Kruger Camping

Unread postby harrys » Tue May 19, 2015 7:46 pm

Hi Andrea

Try Kempton caravans(www.kemptoncaravans.co.za)

They are near the airport and they have normal road caravans at reasonable prises for renting. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Caravan Rental for Kruger Camping

Unread postby cheetahlady » Fri May 22, 2015 12:49 am

Andrea, we once hired a vehicle with a roof top tent. I don't think the company we rented from is in business anymore (it was small, family owned). It was fully equipped. We found that it was slightly cheaper than a regular vehicle rental and a bungalow. The big advantage is being able to stay at some of the rustic campsites where there is no hut accommodation. I don't think that it is necessarily a cheaper option, but provides a different experience.
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Re: Caravan Rental for Kruger Camping

Unread postby Grit1962 » Thu May 28, 2015 2:25 pm

Hi AndreaB

We have always the same problem as we prefer camping over renting chalets/bungalows.

This year we will be in Kruger for 6 weeks starting mid of October and have rented a so-called Bushcamper from Africamper. They have a good reputation and the camper is equipped with everything you need. We pay a little more than 100 EUR per day which is okay as you have the 4x4 car as well as the camper. The advantage of this kind of camper is that you sleep inside and not in a roof-top tent.

We have already booked the camps in Kruger and will stay most of the time in the smaller satellite camps.

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Re: Caravan Rental for Kruger Camping

Unread postby AndreaB » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:30 pm

Thanks everyone for your input, have to confess I have bottled out again this time and just booked a trip in park accomodation for next Feb, I will however bear all your tips in mind for when I do get around to alternative Kruger parking :gflower:

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Re: Caravan Rental for Kruger Camping

Unread postby George_Brits » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:42 am

Hi AndreaB,

I think once you are used to the "creature comforts" that the normal accommodation provides, its quite difficult to make the crossover from traditional accommodation to camping... maybe its a good idea to start with accommodation without any amenities like the ones you would get at Balule/Malelane.

I have to admit, I haven't done the camping thing in years, its also quite pricey in the beginning with the initial equipment costs.

Anyways, enjoy the trip!!


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