Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:07 pm

Okie, I am sure that Nan knows it all, she has been going alone to KTP for many years now. Maybe the rental companies did not have the SUVs on the list before -O-

We went to KTP with a Nissan X-Trail and it was more than enough even if not being a 4x4, but I have seen videos of Nan's last trip with roads washed away by the rain and I am sure that she was happy to have a 4x4 then :yes: The sand is not an easy obstacle 0*\

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:11 pm

sure I was \O

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:15 pm

What kind/make of SUV's do they offer nan . Remember , normally SUV also means it is a station wagon type vehicle , so therefore a Range Rover , or Pajero can also be considered as an SUV , and they top-of-the-range 4 x 4 's .
In South Africa , generally if you just say 4 x 4 , then most people think of " bakkies ( trucks ) , which could also be double cab bakkies ( therefore a cross between a station wagon and a bakkie .) ;-)

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:19 pm

Then of course , a high clearance bakkie with diff-lock does a very good job in poor conditions too lol Then you do not need 4x4 either O**
especially if you have All Terrain tyres fitted , instead of normal Road Tyres . Most SUV's for hire are usually fitted with normal road tyres , and they can get you stuck in wet muddy conditions , even if it is also a 4x4 .

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:27 pm

It is different in Europe, Okie. We do not see many double cab bakkies around here ;-)

I do not know where Nan rent her cars, but I do it through a German based broker, who offers "All Inclusive" at reasonable prices included damages at the under wagon, tires and windows, extra driver etc. and they usually use "European" expressions ;-) Asking will do the trick O**

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:28 pm

Now you are making it difficult, Okie 0*\

For my next trip I have rented the cheapest 4 door thingie that they have lol

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:34 pm

so must ask the renter
need high clearence with one that make "good job" in the sand/bad conditions, like you said \O

and lot of place for a fridge, cameras always ready to handle
lot of water etc... lol

and like Liz said, there is not this sort of cars here ;-)

I have asked your Liz :yes:
and the travel agence is searching :yes:
but both speak about SUV

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:39 pm

When we talk about SUV here, it is a 4x4, but it is better to aks: "Is your SUV a 4x4?" ;-) Mostly people do not drive around in a desert, especially one where it is raining from time to time =O:

My armchair is calling, Good night 0/*

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:43 pm

yes indeed , you must ask . In South Africa , most SUV's are driven by housewives , and they never go off-road :O^
And most car rental companies think that their customers will never go off-road either . We experienced that when we went to Alaska , we were given a Jeep 4 x 4 , automatic , and it had ordinary road tyres on it . The first really rough gravel road we hit , tore one of the tyres tp shreds , and we were without a spare for the next 350 miles in lonesome country - somewhat scary O-/
If you want to hire a 4x4 , you should contact Britz 4 x 4 rentals ( website : http://www.britz.co.za/)) . They supply you with everything , very professional and good reasonable pricing \O

Re: Car rental advice for foreign visitors

Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:47 pm

good night Liz 0/*

thank you okie will ask at your link... tomorrow 0/0