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Hi Winny
Another option is the VW Combi. The driver and front passenger seat might be problomatic, but the side sliding door is easy to enter and exit, with handles to help. It is also higher than most sedans.


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Hi Max and welcome to the forums!

I think a Volkswagen Touran will fit you nicely. They are available at almost all rental companies.

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MAx space will be in a vw caravelle or mercedes vito .
These have 3 rows of seats , and enough boot space for all your luggage .

Only minus is no opening windows for the 3rd row .

It is the highest hire car you can rent , I prefer the VW .


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I think its either a Mercedes Vito or Volkswagen Touran
But with bagage for 5 and camera equipment i think a Touran could be a bit cramped.

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With 5 adults the Touran would be absolutely hopelessly too small - you would not have room for your baggage and groceries and 5 adults would be very cramped. We have just bought a 2.5 TDI which falls into the Kombi or MicraBus category and went to KNP with 6 adults in January and we were comfortable without being too squashed. I think that either a Kombi or Vito rental would be the only option open to you. A Touran and the X trail are also not nearly as high as the Volkswagen TDI or the Mercedes Vito! Some hire companies still have Condors (Toyota) and this might be your only other option!

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Max,

I would recommend a VW SHARAN. Available through most rental companies. I used one over Christmas and New Year in the park and found it very versatile, up to 6 can have window seats, also seats can be removed if required, nip down to your local VW dealer and have a look, you can compare it with a Touran. I believe that Budget are replacing their Sharans with Toyota Avansa under no account take one of these, they are IMHO totally unfit for the park. Ours was the 1.8T with 6 speed box which I found to be very economical.

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I think any VW kombi type or Merc Vito should be ideal. Just remember to make sure you have aircon, especially if it is our summer.

Good luck!


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eladn wrote:
Hi Chris,

Can you specify what's exactly wrong with the Toyota Avanza? It looks like the perfect vehicle for KNP/KTP - relatively cheap, has high clearance (190mm), fairly equipped, economical and not too big (at least for myself - we would be just 2 people).

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I was a big fan of the Condor. I couldn't find one for my last trip so I rented a VW Sharan which was great for three of us, same size as a Condor but more luxurious.

I feel the Sharan would be a bit cramped for 5 people plus all their luggage. I think a Caravelle would be ideal and it is a good bit taller so you'll see more.


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I have searched for this info and can't find it - but apologise if it is out there!

I nearly always use Avis and have had excellent service. However I want to do a couple of the 4x4 trails in September and they don't seem to rent these.

Can anyone suggest:

a: a good and reliable company who do 4x4 rental

b: bearing in mind end September is still dry (usually) and the trails are not (apparently) for world class 4x4 experts only, which vehicle would you go for? I will be on my own - except for loads of camera equipment!

Thanks

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Richard, we hired the Nissen X Trail 4x4 from Budget Rental when we visited the KTP and it was ideal.
Sure it would also be perfect the trails you are planning. :D

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Just got back from the park and had a hyundai tuscan for the 8 days.

Nice car to drive very comfy with only 2 of us in but boot was tiny. Wouldnt of been any good for 4 people.

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Richard,

I always use this website for my car rental. I've been very happy with their services the last couple of years, I haven't rented a 4x4 from them though. I have rented a fully equipped 4x4 in Namibia but I guess that's not going to be helpful for you (if you're thinking of doing trails in the KTP you might consider renting in Namibia though).

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iLoveMeerkats! wrote:
Has anyone used drivesouthafrica.co.za car rental agency? Their prices seem competitive and they have the particular model that we want (automatic x trail) but I have not seen any mention of them on the forum.

If I don't see it on the forum, I am not certain I can trust it! :D

When I was in SA last November I rented an X-Trail Automatic from Avis through AutoEurope on the suggestion of Arks.

The rate was pretty good - definitely better than directly with Avis.

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Only for dutchies
If you are a member of the ANWB (our AAA) you get 10% on Hertz

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