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About Johannesburg

Johannesburg might be the biggest urban area in South Africa. Yet what is so revealing about all South African urban hubs is that they are generally situated within close proximity to nature, wildlife and 4x4 trails.

So naturally the best way to experience this splendid natural abundance would be through hiring a 4x4 and with Drive South Africa it really is as easy as 1, 2, and 3. Fill out the online booking form below and you’ll be driving around some of South Africa’s most untouched roads in now time.

There really is a world of natural splendor in the Gauteng province so get out there are explore this magical country in the best way possible.

Best time to visit Johannesburg with your 4x4 hire

Weather in South Africa differs quite drastically depending on which town you happen to be visiting. Johannesburg gets most of its rain in the summer months and depending on your level of driving skill this might be a blessing or a curse. Most 4x4 drivers like a challenge and the rain can create some very challenging driving conditions.

However some 4x4 trails or game parks might be closed during certain times of year. South Africa is generally a dryer climate than other African countries. East African countries such as Tanzania experience almost monsoon like conditions whereas South Africa’s rainfall is more seasonal and moderate. Weather will play a huge part in your driving experience and is definitely something to take into consideration when deciding on going on a South African 4x4 adventure.

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Around the area

Anyone knows that city life can become taxing, yet in Johannesburg that never really needs to be an issue with so much hiking and 4x4 locations nearby or even within the city itself.

Some of the areas within close proximity include private game lodges, the Magaliesburg Mountains which have a variety of lodges, hiking trails and 4x4 routes. There are also areas literally in the city which proudly boast a diverse range of fauna and flora. Notable areas for 4x4 driving include Klipriviersberg another great place within close proximity to the city is Hennops 4x4 and hiking trails where a selection of wildlife can also be enjoyed.

Getting around

You want a real African adventure right? So to achieve this the only real way would be to hire a 4x4 as it really does open up your trip to a world of opportunities and exploration. 4x4 hire Johannesburg gives one the option of travelling far and wide as South Africa is an African country blessed with world class facilities and cities with first class amenities and first class roads.

However many of the amazing sights and scenery of South Africa is located in rural areas where roads can become inundated with potholes and dirt roads which seem like they could go on for days. A 2 wheel drive won’t suffice, so to really see what the country has on offer hiring a 4x4 really is the only option.

Length of stay

This really will depend on your budget on how much time you have to spend in the country. 2 weeks would have to be the absolute minimum if you want to get a nibble of everything on offer in the Southern tip of Africa. However a month or more would really be a way more sufficient time spent in the country to really get a real understanding of the dynamics and landscapes on offer. Check the visa requirements for your country of origin before planning on how long you would like to be in the country.

What to pack

South Africa geographically and in terms of weather patterns is as diverse as it comes, so pack for all weather conditions. Of course when hiring a 4x4 in Johannesburg vs renting one in Cape Town would mean you're packing different things so make sure you check local weather reports at all times. If you decide to travel up and down the country all at least get out of Johannesburg and explore what else is out there in the Gauteng Province this really does ring true. You could be in for hot, humid Durban the one day or in the colder mountain regions within a few hours of beach weather conditions. So be prepared for all weather conditions if you want to get the most out of all the different areas in South Africa.

Where to stay

South Africa really does have options for all budgets of most travelers, however if you are going to be tackling grueling 4x4 trails it’s likely that you will be camping or staying in bush lodges. 4x4 hire in Johannesburg allows for the best of both worlds, a city and bush experience with world class accommodation for 4x4 camping and self catering options.

Gauteng province has a world of great places to experience nature and wildlife within close proximity to the city. This creates a world of opportunity for anyone wanting a bit of adventure and city comfort at the same time. There will even be options for day trips if you are mixing business with pleasure after all Johannesburg is the financial hub of the country but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a world of 4x4 adventures waiting around every corner.

Why Drive South Africa?

With almost 2 decades of experience in the car hire business not to mention a team of explorers and adventurers waiting to give you nothing but the best advice on topics of car, 4x4 and camper hire there really is no better bet for your next African self-drive 4x4 adventure then contacting Drive South Africa.

Get in touch with one of our experienced sales consultants today for the best possible deals on 4x4 in the entire Southern African region.

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Related FAQ's

What happens on a game drive?

Game drives are an integral part of any safari. You’ll head out into the wilderness with your trained and knowledgeable guide in one of our specialised vehicles. We have both closed and open-sided vehicles, so everyone is guaranteed a window seat for the best view of the action.

How do I change my wheel on a 4x4 vehicle?

Firstly, you must try and get your vehicle as level as possible. However, once you get your vehicle levelled - place steady rocks around the other three wheels. After that, ensure that the car won't roll or move while you’re changing the tyres. Once you’re done - you may remove the spare wheel.

Before jacking, ensure that you have a nice and securing jacking point underneath the axle. Once you’ve raised the vehicle sufficiently, you may remove the remaining wheel nuts as well as the wheel - and replace it with the spare wheel. Note, It's important to tighten them alternatively, so every second nut can swing across nicely. To know more about changing a wheel on a 4x4 vehicle, watch this video clip -

Can money be deposited into the company’s bank account?

Yes, money can be deposited into the company’s bank account.

What should I be aware of when driving in South Africa?

South Africa drives on the left-hand side of the road. A valid driver’s license or an international driver’s license permit, a photo and signature of the holder, printed authenticated in English is accepted in South Africa. Please bear in mind, if your licence does not have a photograph you have to carry your passport. Seatbelts are compulsory, If you’re caught not wearing your seatbelt you will be subject to a fine. Speed limits on freeway are 120 km/h (75 miles) and 60 km/h (37 miles) in towns or cities (unless indicated). Always check the road signs and obey the speed limit.

Can I use my credit card in South Africa?

All extensive credit cards can be used in South Africa like MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Diners Club at convenience stores and at the hotels. It will be useful to carry your passport with you at all times as a proof of identity since it may be required in some occasions.

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