It's not for nothing that South Africa is known as a whole world in one country. The country is home to a plethora of rich and contrasting landscapes, which range from grand safari deserts, lush mountain ranges, immense grasslands, and a biodiverse network of small forest ecosystems. This is without even mentioning the spectacular white sandy beaches which make up its huge coastline, attracting water sports enthusiasts the world over. Camping in South Africa is also a popular past time for South Africans and has its own booming infrastructure, with motorhoming becoming ever more prevalent and popular. Want to find out more about what motorhome hire in South Africa could have in store for you? Then read on to find out.
The most important decision you need to make before setting off is which motorhome you'll choose to accompany you throughout South Africa's rich and sometimes bumpy terrain. With Campanda, you could have the choice of a classic integrated model, fully-installed with kitchen and washroom facilities and capable of sleeping a medium sized family. With these models, you'll still be able to visit most of the places you want, including many national parks. However, if you're planning to head off the beaten track and into the South African savannah, then your best choice would be a 4x4. Many of our 4x4s come equipped with sleeping accommodation, a fridge, fresh water tank, and cooking facilities. Some even include a toilet, shower, and a handy awning to sit under. A 4x4 is also where all the fun of a roof-tent comes in. A roof-tent is just that: a tent fitted to the roof of the vehicle. These can be easily assembled, and is a convenient design for adding additional space, without actually using up any inside the vehicle. Awesome!
Going on safari in South Africa is a great way to see some of Africa's most famous wildlife, often referred to as the Big Five. The Big Five includes the buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and the rhino. Many provinces in South Africa offer the possibility to go on safari, but the Kruger National Park, which stretches throughout Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, is a firm favourite among tourists. You can choose to tour the park yourself in the comfort of your own motorhome. Or you can leave the responsibility to someone else and opt for the park and ride option. All you'll need to do is to hop on board a safari tour truck, sit back and enjoy one of many bewildering sightings of wildlife. You can even choose to stay in one of the onsite campsites, some of which have pitches for motorhomes and caravans, as well as washing and laundry facilities. Just be sure to book in advance, as places fill up in the high winter season from December to January; and it is forbidden, not to mention dangerous, to camp on non-designated camping grounds.
The Garden Route is another popular route and destination in South Africa, and it's not hard to understand why. Starting in the town of Swellendam and ending in Humansdorp just a outside of Port Elizabeth, this scenic route incorporates the beautiful coastlines of the Indian ocean; picturesque bays overlooked by steep cliffs and evergreen rainforests. One of the nice things about this route is that it can be done in one day, so you can choose to make it either an incredible day trip, or to draw the route out over a few days and park up overnight in one of the campsites en route which have pitches for motorhomes.
Crime stories tends to overshadow the positive aspects of South Africa, and whereas the majority of visitors to South Africa manage their trips without incident, it is wise to exercise caution. This is especially true in urban and some township areas. Crimes most often occur around cash machines, but you can minimise the risk by choosing carefully which ones you use, to avoid using them at night or in secluded areas, and to not carry large amounts of cash around with you.
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