Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:45 pm Posts: 5 Location: Melbourne
In my humble opinion you don't really get a good rate if you go direct to the major car renters. There are many car hire brokers around who will give you a better deal, try Google it worked for me. I am going to KTP next week and have used Nova Car Hire, the only draw back is the car is to be collected at Europecar in Upington, they do not have a depot at the airport, but no big deal I got a great rate for a Nissan X Trail 4x4.
With regards to hiring a fridge, major car renters do not offer that option, but the other companies in Upington will offer this service. I am not using a fridge, but the good old esky/Cool box/chilly bin (other names for them depending where you come from), using 1L water bottles frozen to keep things nice and cool. But it is up to personal choice and the costs.
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:42 pm Posts: 8 Location: Birmingham, UK
*********** EDIT are cheapest and quite responsive. The 4x4's are bare so if you need a additional spare tyre, compressor, tools, fridge, etc then you will need to pick up separately. Their rates are significantly cheaper tho' that hiring local and on a longer trip you can buy stuff and still be well in pocket.
Last edited by Dotty on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Still working on our trip to KTP this coming July. We got all the accomodation booked and we are now on to the next step: what kind of car should we hire. We have been to KTP once before and we drove a NIssan Xtrail 4x4 then, which was great. We tried to hire one for this trip aswell, but we can not find one. We will have to choose between a Xtrail two-wheel drive or a Toyota Hylux 4x4 single cab. Now we would rather like to drive a 4x4 allthough we will not be driving on the reall 4x4 tracks (we will go up to Grootkolk from NOssob and back). The reason that we are in doubt is the fact that it will be a single cab: meaning that we can not sit on the same side of the vehicle if we wanted to (we both like photografy...). What is your opinion about this decision? Thank you for any input!
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:48 am Posts: 31 Location: Pahoa, Hawaii
Update: I did get a quote from ******* and they seemed to be the cheapest. Thanks for suggesting them. When I got the confirmation it was through ******** in the Upington airport. Also booked the last night in S.A. at the ******* in Upington. Any comments? Basically we chose that as the website said walking distance to restaurants. Thanks for your help! 139 days until KTP
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Last edited by Dotty on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Was there in March used a Nissan X Trail found it adequate for about 85% of the time. The only problems were around Nossob,
The verges south between the dune rd and camp are quite tall and when combined with tall grass found it difficult to see. Also a similar story North of Nossob. Again some area's worse than others, but overall vehicle was more than up to the task.
Rest of the park no problems.
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