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Pick up a campervan hire in South Africa to explore this unique nation and everything it has to offer. Learn about the fascinating culture, marvel in awe at the incredible wildlife, and take in the amazing scenery in every direction. South Africa sits at the bottom of the continent, with a stunning, extensive coastline and varied geography that takes you through mountains, lakes, rivers, vineyards, and so much more. Camper rental South Africa is the best way to experience this country up close and personal. Pack your bags and let’s go!
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What you need to know about motorhome rental South Africa
South Africa offers multiple motorhome pick up locations throughout the country, so you can pick-up your campervan hire from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Upington, and Port Elizabeth. If you are looking for campervan hire Gauteng or RV rental Somerset West, contact us. Each rental partner has a unique rental pick up policy, which is clearly outlined in the booking terms. It is important to organise your pick up plan with your chosen provider well in advance and keep in contact if you get delayed.
Camper hire South Africa planning tips
- To have a hassle-free camper South Africa trip, GoSee Travel recommends visiting drivers obtain an International Drivers Permit prior to entering the country. This must accompany a standard full and valid driver's license from your home country.
- In the more remote parts of the country, petrol stations can be few and far between. Stay stocked!
- Many roads between the main centres are toll roads. They take credit cards or cash, and there are several e-tolls around Gauteng. These require setting up a temporary account online—ask your camper / motorhome rental company about the protocol.
- Be safety conscious at all times during your self-drive holiday. Only camp overnight in designated camping areas, and heed the advice of your local hosts. Book a rental vehicle that includes reliable, 24-hour roadside service.
- When driving your South Africa campervan hire, always keep the doors locked, don’t open your door or window to anyone you don’t know, and don’t leave valuables in your vehicle.
- If the police or law-enforcement officials approach you, you have the right to ask officers, uniformed or not, to identify themselves with their cards.
- Plan your camper hire SA route in advance. Familiarise yourself with the rules of the road in South Africa. Remember SA drives on the left-hand side of the road. Drive carefully. Statistically, there is more chance of you being involved in a car accident than an incident of crime.
- Go to the nearest business or petrol station to ask for assistance if you get lost during your camper van hire South Africa road trip.
See the best of South Africa in your motorhome rental
In South Africa, you have the potential to encounter great history, world-class food and wine, wildlife-rich game reserves, sun-kissed beaches, and so much more. Make the most of your camper hire trip by adding the following highlights to your itinerary.
Visiting numerous game reserves should be part of your Southern Africa adventure. The region has become a destination of choice for both safari enthusiasts and experts who are looking for a superb adventure. Although your camper rental or RV hire probably won’t take you there, just park up the vehicle and jump on with one of the many tours on offer.
Great white sharks
Creatures of the deep are just as fascinating as the ones on land in South Africa, and this is one of the best places on Earth that you can see them in action. Hop on tour to witness the movement of one of the most feared fish species on the planet.
Sample the vine
South Africa is known for its full-flavored wines. While its signatures are pinotage and chenin blanc, the country offers a wide variety to suit almost every palate. Park up for the night in one of the regional vineyards and sample the goods.
Head for the coast
South Africa’s coastline offers gorgeous golden sand beaches and sparkling seas, especially in Eastern Cape province. In addition to sharks, there is plenty more exciting marine life to see—including African penguins and cape fur seals. Don't forget to have the Garden Route as part of your self-drive adventure, especially in the spring and summer months of September to April.
Learn about South Africa’s past to get a sobering education of a resilient nation. There’s no better place to take it in.
Travel guide for your South Africa adventure
South Africa is a huge, expansive country with lots of absolutely captivating places, so we’ve summed up a few points about the major travel hubs, as well as the wildlife draws to help you narrow down your options.
Must see cities of South Africa
This city is a cool place on the south coast with a lot to offer, including a great culinary scene and exciting nightlife. Major attractions to visit in Cape Town include Table Mountain, which you can ascend via cable car, and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.
Located in the north-central part of the country is rarely called by name—Jo’burg, Jozi, or Joeys is South Africa’s largest city, and the largest city in the world not built by water. Yet despite the lack of beautiful coastline or mountainous ranges, Jo’burg delivers a lot for the casual tourist, including fascinating museums, award-winning restaurants, and trendy markets.
Durban and KwaZulu-Natal
On the east coast are the centrepieces of South Africa’s playground. The surrounding areas are lush and subtropical with beautiful sandy beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, excellent fishing, and plenty to see. Some of the best game reserves in the country can be found right on the doorstep.
The best wildlife options for your South Africa camper trip include:
This ideal destination is located 280km north of Durban. This is the only place where you will find the big five game animals.
Addo Elephant National Park
This park is close to Port Elizabeth. It offers game drives and plenty of other wildlife, aside from the beautiful elephants.
Kruger National Park
A park that is perhaps the most famous name in South African safari. It covers 20,000 square kilometres in the north-east of the country. Demand is always high for motorhome hire Kruger Park trips and the 4x4 camper vehicles certainly get an extensive workout.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Explore this place in the northern part of South Africa and located mostly in Botswana. It takes you to the stunning environs of the Kalahari, where the meerkats and cheetahs roam the desert.
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Motorhome hire South Africa: Frequently asked questions
How much is it to rent a campervan in South Africa?
Prices for a campervan rental in South Africa vary based on availability, type of vehicle, season, demand, and other factors. Use the search function on this page to find and compare the most up-to-date rates across multiple companies.
How much does it cost to rent a camper for a month?
Campervan hire South Africa prices fluctuate based on a variety of factors, but typically longer term rentals are cheaper than short term rentals. Get the most up-to-date and accurate rates using the search function on this page. This will allow you to compare the prices of motorhome rentals across multiple brands at the same time. Keep in mind that the cheapest motorhome hire will not be the best camper van South Africa has to offer.
How much does it cost to put gas in an RV?
Fuel prices fluctuate based on multiple factors. Estimate the cost of fuelling your motorhome road trip by multiplying the current prices at the pump by the size of the fuel tank you would like to rent. This information can be found under the specifications tab on the supplier pages.
Is it cheaper to rent an RV or stay in a hotel?
Generally, you can save more on camper rentals over hotel stays, especially if you prefer to hire them for extended periods. Add up the potential costs (campervan rental, fuel, campground rentals, etc. versus hotel rates and separate transportation) to compare.
How old do I need to be to be able to drive a campervan?
The minimum age requirement to drive a camper hire in South Africa is 21 years old, but the selection increases for drivers aged 23 and older. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur an additional charge.
Do I need a special driver's license to drive a campervan or motorhome?
To have a hassle-free campervan rental South Africa trip, GoSee Travel recommends visiting drivers obtain an International Drivers Permit prior to entering the country. This must accompany a standard full and valid driver's license from your home country.
Are there RVs in South Africa?
There is a variety of recreational vehicles or campers for hire in South Africa. Type your desired destination and dates into the search function to view and compare options across multiple companies. Keep in mind that 4x4 camper hire South Africa may be required for certain itineraries.
What is the cheapest RV rental agency in South Africa?
The cheapest RV hire agency in South Africa can change depending on demand and availability. However, Maui Motorhomes and Bobo Campers have consistently low rates. You may also check out other companies like Avis Safari South Africa, Avis Safari Namibia, Britz Campervan Rentals, and Caprivi Camper Hire for special offers and choose the best deal for your South African camper trip.
Which RV hire companies in South Africa have improved their cleaning and safety standards due to Covid-19?
We encourage you to carefully review the cleaning and sanitising measures used by your motorhome rental South Africa provider. We also recommend you bring your own personal protective equipment and sanitiser.
Is renting an RV worth it?
Yes, getting a camper for hire in South Africa is a perfect choice if you want to have some fun and flexibility on a road tour It also gives you a home on wheels wherever you go as it is fully equipped with linen and bedding, kitchen, and general equipment. Check out GoSee's exclusive motorhome rental deals and explore South Africa at your own pace.