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4x4 | 4WD Car Rental Africa - New Vehicles

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Explore Africa with your own 4WD and enjoy the ultimate wildlife experience! We offer guided self drive safari's, just 4x4 rental and we do have a campsite service where we will prebook all campsites for you. Start in Johannesburg, Cape-Town, Windhoek, Maun, Victoria Falls or Livingstone. We offer 4x4 rental cars in South-Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Mozambique. These countries are great to explore by yourself, searching for the big 5!

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Highlights

Travelling with your own 4x4 through the African bush is an experience you will never forget; watching the wild animals from your own rooftop tent; exploring game parks with your own vehicle allows you to stop whenever you want; camping at the beautiful located and well equipped camp sites of Africa. Our 4x4 vehicles are new and very well maintained. We offer equipped (roof tents) and non equipped 4WD's.

Included

  • 14% VAT (Value Added Tax) in South Africa and 15% in Namibia
  • Standard Excess Insurance Cover R/N$45 000 excess
  • Administration and Credit Card Fees
  • Free transfer to and from the airport or accommodation

Excluded

  • Cross border charges
  • One Way Rental Fee
  • GPS and/or satelite phone (recommened of travelling through remote areas)
  • E Toll Policy
  • Super Cover
  • Weekend surcharge
  • Visa
  • Flights (bookable via African Travels)
  • Travel insurance or cancallation policy (bookable via African Travels)

Please Note

Campsite reservations or lodge reservations can be booked according to your budget and preferences! Please contact us for sample itineraries and price indications!

Restrictions

Minimum age drivers is 21.

Extras/Upgrades

  • Full cover insurance
  • Booking all camp sites of a route of choice
  • Booking a self drive tour with car and lodge accommodation in South-Africa

Hotel Pickup

The vehicle will be dropped of at the airport or your accommodation (if more than 25 km away from the depot there will be extra charges). A full on explanaition of the vehicle is included. This will take about one hour

Itinerary

Select your very own ‘home in the bush’ from our range of quality 4x4 vehicles and leave the details to us! With us it is all taken care of.
If you like your freedom and look forward exploring the bush on your own then a 4x4 rental is the way forward. You have to be a little advanterous as the road in most Southern African countries can be quite challenging. Specially in the game parks during the dry or wet season. Campsites are alle pretty comfortable wherever you go. Some have swimming pools, eletricity and wifi, some don't.

We offer: Toyota Hilux; Toyota Landcruiser; Toyota D/Cab; Toyota S/Cab; Landcruiser Double Cab; Nissan X-Trail; Mercedes Sprinter; Land Rover Defender.
We offer 4x4 rental cars in South-Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Mozambique!

Standard included
14% VAT (Value Added Tax) in South Africa and 15% in Namibia;
Standard Excess Insurance Cover R/N$45 000 excess;
Administration and Credit Card Fees;
Unlimited kilometres;
All living, kitchen & sleeping equipment (for equipped vehicles only);
Full water tank and gas bottle(s) (for equipped vehicles only);
Vehicle cleaning & grooming fee;
Nationwide 24/7 road side assistance & phone help-line;
Fold Out Maps on applicable Southern Africa country visiting, with list of Caravan Parks in Southern Africa;
Airport / Hotel Transfers included (Within 25kms from depots);
Additional Driver (Max 2).

Camping/lodge reservations
If you want us to do your route planning and do your campsite and lodge reservations, we will provide you with your own route that also is accessable via an App (offline available as well). Please let us know your preferences (camping inside or outside the parks) and we will suggest a route! You will have your route, addressess, emergency phonennumbers etc. all together. An overview of most campsites in Southern Africa you find here: https://www.caravanparks.com/, http://campsa.co.za/ or https://tracks4africa.co.za/ and https://www.sanparks.org/ for all South-African National Parks.
Please have a look for all campsites and fuel stations on https://tracks4africa.co.za/maps/africa/.

Insurances
All vehicles come with a standard cover. This cover carries an excess of R/N$45,000.00 / US$3230.00 which is applicable in the event of any accident or damage to either our vehicle or third party property. This excess of R/N$45,000.00 / US$3230.00 is pre-authorised on the renter’s Visa or MasterCard credit card at the time of collection. Funds will only be deducted from this amount, should the renter return the vehicle in a damaged condition or for any 3rd party damage. If no claims exist, this excess is released within 21-30 working days from date of return, by the renter’s financial institution. Standard liability cover does not include repair to or replacement of tyres and windscreens.

Super Cover
A daily rate is charged per day as per your quotation/rental agreement. This cover is a NO EXCESS cover and is applicable to the vehicle and third party property damage and includes the cost of replacing or repairing of windscreens, rims & tyres, radio theft and recovery costs. A security deposit of R/N$3,000/US$215 is pre-authorised on the renter’s Visa or MasterCard credit card at the time of collection to ensure that the vehicle is returned to the agreed location, on the agreed date, in a clean condition and no items are lost or damaged. This security deposit is fully refunded within 21-30 working days, after date of return, should all the terms and conditions be adhered to. Roll overs are never covered. In case you have a roll over accident and you don't want to get charged the full amount of the vehicle (starting at R340.000), we suggest you get an additional cover in your home country for car rentals that cover roll overs.

Pick up and drop off points
You can start and finish wherever you like: Johannesburg, Cape-Town, Windhoek, Kasane, Maun, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Maputo, Port-Elizabeth, East London, Vilanculous. Please download the tour dossier for additional information about one way charges.

Vehicle Collection
Vehicle collection will take approx. 2-3 hours, depending on the questions asked and client feedback. This involves a thorough explanation and demonstration of the vehicle and its equipment.
Please note: Should there be any problems with the vehicle whilst in your care, please advise THR within 24 hours, we will not be held liable or compensate for any time lost if the problem is only reported to us on drop off.

Questions? Please contact us!

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(7) Average Rating:
Reviewed by Maree on
Excellent company- highly recommended

African Travels (and Marinjke) provided us with an excellent and diverse itinerary for our fairly last minute trip to Southern Africa (from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then back through Botswana). Marinjke was always on hand via email to provide comprehensive price breakdowns and helpful and easy to understand information. She was able to work to our dates and preferred locations and it made for a fantastic trip. The campsites particularly in Namibia were absolutely excellent and of a very high standard. Thank you African Travels for making a trip of a lifetime. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
Reviewed by Penny on
A little belated but we did make it back in one piece! Just wanted to let you know that the trip went very smoothly, the campsites were superb and the trip mostly went very smoothly. The real highlight was Khumaga for us, driving conditions were much easier than Chobe, campsite was in a beautiful location and the game viewing along the river front was superb. The car was very reliable, we did make it to Zelda guest farm on the 25th and to the airport the next morning for an on-time family pick up! We will certainly return to Botswana, though likely booking earlier in advance, and we suspect the shorter Toyota Landcruiser with slightly larger wheels would be much easier than the Nissan for our next rental, as we did watch several cruise past us with ease in the sand on a few occasions! It also crossed our mind that the WeTu app could provide more information in terms of general guidance on getting to the next locations, what to expect on arrival etc., given the rest of the booking information is already on there. We really enjoyed the self-navigating and figuring things out along the way, so it was a minor point for our purposes.

Thank you so much for helping us arrange the self-drive trip with such short notice, and for the fantastic service & support along the way, we would be happy to recommend African Travels to anyone interested in a self-drive adventure :-)
Reviewed by Anonymous on
We contacted African Travels for our preparations for a private tour in Botswana and Zimbabwe. We never had any regrets about this decision. African Travels always answered all our questions with advice. They answered more than 100 questions promptly and correctly. Now that's service! For our next trip (Namibia and Caprivi strip), we definitely go back enlist African Travels for all bookings.
Reviewed by Group of girls on
We safely returned home, the car was super! Unfortunately during the last hour on the gravel road a stone flying up of an oncoming vehicle at the windshield, resulting in a star but fortunately we were insured.
Reviewed by Couple on
I'm still kind of acclimating. What a great trip this! It sounds cliché, but really it was one big highlight.

Full campsites (but two) were certainly no pun intended, rather a wake up call. In that respect, it was nice to have a home to helpdesk (African Travels :-)) to determine what to book in advance. When we did the riverboat cruise in Kasane we were, in retrospect, glad we were not in the Chobe safari lodge or Thebes. They did the cruise boats where up to 50 men were on, incl. Serving of liquor (you can imagine how that went around to after two hours). Kwalepe Lodge did the river cruise with a small boat where max. 12 persons could sit on. Ideal. The small boat was silent and could be anywhere in between.
This was our first African experience and we'll definitely go back!
Reviewed by Anonymous on
We contacted African Travels for our preparations for a private tour in Botswana and Zimbabwe. We never had any regrets about this decision. African Travels always answered all our questions with advice. They answered more than 100 questions promptly and correctly. Now that's service! For our next trip (Namibia and Caprivi strip), we definitely go back enlist African Travels for all bookings.
Reviewed by Pat on
The trip was amazing and the 4x4 was the best way to discover Southafrica and Namibia. In fact, it was very difficult to say goodbye. We are very pleased with your service.

Hope to return someday!