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 Post subject: Re: CAN YOU HIRE/ORDER A PROPER SPARE WHEEL?
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:58 am 
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(The answer is simple, NO.) Rooies, do you mean that you can't get an extra spare in SA? I have read in Namibia you can oder an extra spare wheel, I know, of course they have massive distance to travel on gravel roads.
So in Kruger if you get a second puncture, you sit and wait and hope for the best!
saraf ; there is no such in the optional extras but I have contacted and waiting to hear form Avis.
iedman; good to hear Avis has a helpful service.
I will let you know all how I got on when/ if I hear from Avis.


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 Post subject: Re: Auto Rental advice needed
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Hi all,

I usually rent a Fortuner from Avis as it has a nice high ride and enough space for 3 adults.

For January 2014 the Avis price has almost doubled and I am looking at R25000 for 18 days.

On addition to the high price I also have a fourth adult joining me and am not sure the Fortuner will be big enough or comfortable.

In the past I have rented a VW Kombi and a H1. Whilst the H1 was bigger the Kombi was more comfy. Both of them were problematic regarding the rear windows. The opening mechanism was PAINFUL (sliding) and very small.

Here the large opening rear windows of the Fortuner assist better with Photography.

Does anyone know of a LARGE vehicle with excellent opening rear windows that allow for large lenses to poke through? As well as a vendor that may be a little more competetive regarding price?


All advice is gratefully received!

Does anyone know if the VITO has opening rear windows that open wide?

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Sean


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 Post subject: 4 x 4 Hire
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Hi all, Admin I apologise if this is the incorrect forum and will welcome a "point in the right direction"... or please move my post.........I am in the UK and want to hire a 4 x 4 with roof tent, pick up Jo' Burg airport.... wonder if anyone has any experience of decent firms ?


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 Post subject: Re: 4 x 4 Hire
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Not sure about the roof tent option.

But I always use EuropeCar or Thrifty


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 Post subject: Re: 4 x 4 Hire
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Need a rooftent and equipment.


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 Post subject: Re: 4 x 4 Hire
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MOGGYMINDER wrote:
Hi all, Admin I apologise if this is the incorrect forum and will welcome a "point in the right direction"... or please move my post.........I am in the UK and want to hire a 4 x 4 with roof tent, pick up Jo' Burg airport.... wonder if anyone has any experience of decent firms ?


I have pm'd you the details of a rental agency I use.
Very helpful lady I deal with. Hope she can do something for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Auto Rental advice needed
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Thank you Yoda very kind


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 Post subject: Re: Auto Rental advice needed
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Hi all just to update, we have booked with Britz after speaking with someone on the facebook forum, they have been good and fairly priced, got what we needed 4x4 with double cab and roof tent,fridge,full kit etc. Thanky ou for the advice.


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 Post subject: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?
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Hey all,

I'd like to hire a double-cab 4x4 for a self drive in Kruger. But when I Google for this, I get all sites from Jo'burg or CT etc. But I need mine in Hoedspruit, as I'll be at the private reserves near Kruger, prior to starting my self drive.

Anyone know any addresses of companies who can provide me with what I need?


Actually, I wouldn't mind an open vehicle either. I know it needs a canvas roof top, and I know you need to get a permit at SANparks head office. I should be able to get the permit as I'm FGASA/CATHSSETA registerd. But this type of vehicle gets rented even less, so it's not to be found on the web (although I'm sure there must be companies renting them out, but I assume it's more a business-to-business thing).

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?
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I believe a 4X4 is not needed in Kruger . just a nice high clearance vehicle none of the roads are that bad!!!
A doubt whether they will allow a n open vehicle in Kruger to a private person but i am no expert in such things and i may be wrong

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 Post subject: Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?
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Hey Hugh,

The reason why I'd like 4x4 is because I'm planning to do more than Kruger. Also Mapungubwe, and a few provincial parks.


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 Post subject: Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?
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Hi Pixelpower,

Have a look at this topic............. Game viewing vehicle

It does seem as if it will not be possible for you to enter the park in such a vehicle.

So a normal Double cab 4X4 it will have to be for visiting the Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?
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Thanks Lion Queen. Well that rules that out. 4x4 bakkie it is then! :D
But where to get one near Hoedspruit??


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 Post subject: Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?
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Did you Google Car rentals in Hoedspruit???

All the major car rental companies seems to be represented at Hoedspruit Airport.

If you do struggle send me a pm and I'l forward some links to you. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Rent a 4x4 in/ Hoedspruit; possible?
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lion queen wrote:
Did you Google Car rentals in Hoedspruit???


Yes I did.

I get plenty of big companies renting out regular cars (like Budget Car & Avis), but none of these rent out double-cab 4x4's. Like a Toyota Hilux or something.

There's also some websites of the type of company I'm looking for (ic that rent out 4x4s, equiped or non-equiped). I find them because they managed to smuggle "Hoedspruit" into their key words. But then if yo look closer, it says that pick up / drop off is in Jo'burg.


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