4x4 Hire Pretoria
Pretoria the administrative capital of South Africa is a great place to start your South African adventure. 4x4 enthusiasts will be treated to a world of hiking, camping and off road fun as the city has many natural places to explore within close proximity to the urban areas. Hiring a 4x4 in Pretoria is easy with Drive South Africa all you have to do is complete the online booking form below or contact one of leading travel and sales consultants who work for this pivotal car hire company.
So it really is as easy as that and in no time you will be exploring all that Pretoria and the Gauteng province has on offer in terms of 4x4 fun. 4x4 hire Pretoria allows for a gerat off the beaten track experience in one of South Africa's most beautiful and freindly cities.
Best time to visit
This really depends on what you would like to experience if 4x4 trails and nature are what you are after visiting during the drier winter months might be beneficial but be prepared for some cold conditions especially in the early mornings.
Pretoria is famous for its blooming jacaranda trees and from late September to the middle of November the streets become lit up by the beautiful purple jacaranda flowers this surely is one of the most breathtaking scenes you are bound to experience when visiting Pretoria.
Around the Pretoria area
Pretoria boasts many beautiful public parks and when the jacarandas are in bloom picnics are a must. Some of these include Burgers Park, Venning Park and Springbok Park. Other noteworthy places to visit include the Voortrekker Monument, the union building gardens, the Reetvlei Nature Reserve, the Pretoria Nature Reserve, the Pretoria National Botanical gardens, Kruger House Museum, National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, the Groenkloof Nature Reserve and the Loftus Versfeld Rugby Stadium.
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Getting around Pretoria
Public transport in the Pretoria area is governed largely by buses, minivan taxis and trains from both the metro rail service and the Gautrain service. However many of these modes of transport will only get you to certain urban areas. If you want to experience the abundance of nature and wildlife within the Gauteng province hiring a 4x4 in Pretoria is your only option, but of course Johannesburg 4x4 hire is also an option. Many of the nature reserves are on private land and some of them will only offer self-driving options in terrain often not suitable for normal 2 wheel drive vehicles.
Length of stay
2 weeks around the urban areas of Pretoria will suffice; however there is so much nature to explore as well as the sprawling urban area of Johannesburg nearby, 3 weeks would be ideal. This also takes into account if you wish to go on a few camping trips whilst in South Africa.
What to pack
It’s always great to be prepared, Pretoria can become rather biting in the winter months so make sure you pack some warm clothes if you plan on being there during this time of year. However it can get rather hot and dry in the summer months with many thunderstorms, so pack for warm weather but also be prepared for some rain. Pretoria 4x4 hire means you need a couple of wellies to go in the boot as well as you might get some rain in the summer.
If you are going camping make sure to pack all the necessary extras as some lodges or camp sites might be limited with certain amenities found in the city.
Where to stay in and around Pretoria
Groenkloof Nature Reserve
This is a great place to enjoy nature and wildlife almost within the city itself, arrange to go on a guided tour at night. It’s advised to make bookings up to a month in advance. Visit this website for more.
Hennops 4x4 trails and hiking
This is a real rugged natural area designed entirely for the 4x4 junkies and outdoor enthusiasts; they have accommodation facilities in the form of cottages and campsites. They also boast some of the nicer hiking trails in the Gauteng area not far from urban environments. Visit this website for more information.
De Wildt 4×4 Camp grounds
This picturesque location is situated in the Magaliesberg Mountains between Pretoria North, Hartbeespoort and Brits. It’s a great place to really show off your 4x4 skills, camp and just forget about the stress of city life for a day or two. Visit their website for more information.
Why Drive South Africa?
Drive South Africa provides specialised Pretoria 4x4 rental. We’ve been seating adventurers in 4x4 recreational vehicles since 2002. We have first hand experience in off-road holidays and 4wd safaris. A comprehensive industry knowledge and a team of specialist consultants mean we can assist you on every aspect of 4x4 self-drive African safari holidays.
A trusted and established network of Pretoria 4x4 rental affiliates supply our 4x4 vehicles, these established 4x4 car hire companies offer a wide range of late model, low mileage vehicles. Drive South Africa’s online 4x4 hire booking service lets you obtain rental quotes and compare car hire packages to ensure you find the right set up for your holiday, the best value and cheap 4x4 rental in Pretoria. Our online reservation service is quick, easy to use and requires no obligation, give it a try!
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 - http://bit.ly/2h5daLK
When is the best time to visit Pretoria?
September to October is the best time to visit Pretoria - during the spring season.
Can money be deposited into the company’s bank account?
Yes, money can be deposited into the company’s bank account.
Can I cross rivers with a 4x4 vehicle?
Crossing through water with a 4x4 vehicle should be done with care. A general rule of thumb is to not try to cross any water source that is deeper than half the wheel.
When crossing a river, always take a look at the terrain around you and walk in the river before trying to cross it. If you can’t walk or stand in the river, find a different place to cross. Drowning a 4x4 is negligence, and won’t be covered by your vehicle insurance.
We do not have 4x4 hire branches in Pretoria, but for a fee we can deliver to most locations in or near Pretoria. The rental can be delivered to all major airports, towns or hotels (fees may apply).
Use the form alongside if you'd like to enquire about 4x4 hire in Pretoria.
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