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Motorhome rentals available in South Africa

Motorhomes in South Africa vary from small 2 berth vans which are equipped for just sleeping and some cooking to big 6 berth vehicles which are a home away from home. As a general rule, the price rises with the size of the motorhome, so weigh up benefits against cost when choosing the right motorhome for your trip. South African rental suppliers also offer a range of 4WD motorhomes for those wishing to venture into safari areas and reserves.

2 Berth

2 berth vehicles are more likely to be called campervans, and are common in the southern hemisphere and amongst the more adventurous road trippers. Essentially just converted vans, these have very limited facilities, often only a bed and a simple gas stove. They are great for those on a budget, and intrepid travellers who want to get to meet new friends by using the shared facilities at campgrounds.

2 Berth - Shower and Toilet

These are a step up from the 2 berth sleepervan and are often luxurious. Still built on a van base, they contain sleeping space for two, kitchen facilities and a shower and toilet for improved ablution abilities. The self-contained nature of these allows for free camping where it is legal. 2 Berth STs can be found in petrol or diesel configurations, and with automatic or manual gearboxes. Their small size makes them easy to manoeuvre and allows them to navigate.

3 Berth

A 3-berth motorhome is usually a campervan-style vehicle, so is lightweight and easy to handle. They are great for a family of 2 adults and one child, with one double bed and one single bed. Cooking, bathroom and other facilities range from vehicle to vehicle- some will have shower and toilet facilities, some won’t- so check this before hiring.

4 Berth

These larger motorhomes are generally built on a truck chassis. They have much roomier living quarters than the van-based campervans, and often are configured with a double bed above the cab and a dining area which converts into another. Equipped with kitchen and bathroom facilities, these are great for families of up to 4, especially with small children.

4WD - 2 Berth

These are the smallest of the 4WD campers which offer adventurous road tripping! 4WD campers have various layouts and configurations but have one thing in common- they are designed to go off-road and down the paths less travelled. These are common in countries such as Iceland which has many 4WD-only roads, and South Africa for safari adventures.

4WD - 3 Berth

These are standard 4WD campers but offer a little extra space for a couple, or the opportunity to bring a 3rd person along on the adventure. 4WD vehicles are great for more remote trips such as South African safaris, outback treks or inland Iceland explorations.

4WD - 4 Berth

4-berth vehicles are the largest 4WD campers offered, and are great for an adventurous family who want to get off the beaten path. 4WD campers are the only motorhomes designed and permitted to go off-road and on unmarked roads and tracks. These sturdy vehicles are compact and generally built over a ute or SUV-style base.

4WD Campers

These are the vehicles for those really adventurous road trippers! With various interior layouts, these are usually made to sleep and seat two or three people. Some rental companies will advertise 4WD campers which are standard vehicles seating five passengers that come equipped with tents for sleeping. They are built for off-road explorations and are the only rental vehicles allowed on unmarked roads and tracks.

5 Berth

These are built on a truck chassis and can reach up to 7.2 metres in length. They can have a wide range of layouts but generally have three double beds, of which one is smaller and suited to two children or one adult. These large vehicles are a great for families, groups of friends or even a couple who prefer a bit of space to move around. Diesel or petrol, manual or automatic, these can have a range of different features. They are equipped with kitchen and bathroom facilities, and often have such luxuries as televisions, full air conditioning and heating, freezers and DVD players.

6 Berth

These are built on a truck chassis and can reach up to 7.2 metres in length. They can have a wide range of layouts but generally have three double beds, of which one is smaller and suited to two children or one adult. These large vehicles are a great for families, groups of friends or even a couple who prefer a bit of space to move around. Diesel or petrol, manual or automatic, these can have a range of different features. They are equipped with kitchen and bathroom facilities, and often have such luxuries as televisions, full air conditioning and heating, freezers and DVD players.