Motorhome hire in Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia).
South Africa and Namibia are the only two countries in Southern Africa, and even in Africa (with the exception of Morocco), that are really suitable for motorhome hire, thanks to the infrastructure, particularly the roads, the prevailing safety (with the exception of the centre of Johannesburg!?) and also thanks to the quality, well-maintained and recent rental fleet available.
There are only a few places to pick up vehicles: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Windhoek. On request, it is possible to make one-way pick-ups in one city and drop-offs in another (ask Cooldrive Nomad, they do this very well). Camping in the wild is not recommended near the major towns, but is perfectly feasible elsewhere, although we recommend stopping off at the campgrounds, which are generally welcoming and very well equipped (see websites provided below).
Regions not to miss during your motorhome holiday in South Africa or Namibia
Here are the main regions not to be missed. You may not be able to do everything with your motorhome in one trip, but this will allow you to make your choice according to your interests, or it will give you ideas for a second motorhome holiday in South Africa and/or Namibia. A broker like Cooldrive will be able to advise you.
Cape Town and the Garden Route
The Cape Town region, with its spectacular scenery ranging from lush forests to sometimes rugged coastal areas, offers a large number of quality campsites. Enjoy camps such as Eden Peace in the deep forests of Kysna or Buttonquail National Reserve in the beautiful Elgen region or Khwa TTU in Ysterfontein and many others along the West Coast and the Garden Route.
With its varied landscapes, natural beauty and preserved ecosystem, KwaZulu-Natal is an ideal destination for motorhomes. The Drakensberg, coastal areas such as Balito or the Dolphin Coast, the Midlands Beauties and many other Zulu treasures can all be found in this coastal province. All the campsites offer excellent facilities.
Although it’s not the most beautiful region, you’re likely to pass through it on your way to or from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Country Park in Muldersdrift, Malonjeni Guest Farm in Meyerton and Ngonyama Lion Lodge campsite in Krugersdorp are just some of the excellent options available.
Desert towns and areas such as Aus, Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop and especially the Namib Desert: an area of incomparable beauty and vistas: are perfect and made for those considering choosing motorhome hire in Namibia: they will not only be able to see but stay close to these wonders. Our favourite campgrounds: Hobas camping, Quivertree Forest Camp, Naukluft camping.
Offering National Parks each more beautiful than the last: Etosha Park, Epupa Falls, Damaraland, Popa Falls, Opuwo, Tsuneb: this is motorhome camping at its best. You’ll experience breathtaking sites, spectacular views and plenty of birdlife on your Namibian motorhome adventure. For an unforgettable holiday experience that allows you to discover the beauties of South Africa of South Africa and Namibia in the comfort of a campervan: check out Cooldrive Nomad, which offers excellent rates combined with advice and experience.
Useful links and campsites in South Africa and Namibia :
http://www.southafrica.nete This official South African tourism website offers a wealth of information about travelling in the country.
http://www.aa.co.za/live/index.php The AA is the main road organisation in South Africa. Here you will find useful maps and route suggestions for South Africa.
http://www.sanparks.org This site provides information on national parks, campgrounds and wildlife in South Africa. An invaluable aid for planning your trips to the parks.
http://www.namibiatourism.com.na This official Namibian tourism website offers a wealth of information about travelling in Namibia.
http://www.africaguide.com Travel information about the country
http://www.travelnet-sa.co.za Plan your itinerary