4 wd camper hire is a marvellous solution to explore southern Africa, and South Africa, especially that offers very good camping amenities as camping is very popular with the local people. The priciest facet of travelling remains overnight accommodation and a 4wd camper not only supplies transport but also cozy lodging. A 4wd camper is the perfect way of venturing through a territory if you want to see the world and enjoy the outdoor life. Travelling away from the highways in South Africa can be quite satisfying but ideally needs a 4wd vehicle as the real rural roads in many cases are not conducive to traveling with a sedan, due to corrugation and fine sand. It is definitely off the main roads where much of the appeal and charisma of the country can be experienced as the more out of the way areas are well-known for its hospitality, friendliness and scenery. Some of the spots might be a bit more tough to reach, but well worth the effort, although a 4wd camper is a satisfying vehicle in this regard. Also Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Lesotho and Swaziland offer some intriguing and celebrated places to visit. So well liked is hiking and the outdoor life in South Africa, that many owners of 4×4 vehicles change their vehicles into a 4wd camper for personal use on days off and holidays. The drivers of such vehicles enthuse about the concept as it brings together the pleasure they see in camping with transport suited to reaching distant spots. Mostly loaded with a rooftop tent and an awning these motor vehicles offer comfortable and safe sleeping lodging as well as cozy seating facilities. In most cases designed with a mobile kitchen and fridge/freezer storing and making food is not a dilemma and water requirements are addressed by built in water tanks. The luxury models even offer toilet and shower amenities as well as sat tv for those that don’t really understand the meaning and delight of camping. The real charm and comfort of a 4wd camper, however, lies in the ‘getting in close proximity to nature’ aspect, as opposed to the luxuries it may offer. Holidaying or touring in this way does require some planning as the more out of the way regions may not be in a position to provide such food and other goods that you need. So, stocking up is essential but also part of the enjoyable aspect of driving around in a 4wd camper. Maybe the maximum fun is in taking pure pot luck and simply turning off the main roads safe in the knowledge that you are properly taken care of food and accommodation wise, notwithstanding weather or any other inclement conditions. Intriguing and rewarding areas to tour in South Africa, exploring from Cape Town, would be going north up the Cape west coast, exploring the far northern towns of Alexander Bay and Port Nolloth on your way to the Richtersveld. The Richersveld is a national park area and is rather remote and dessert like with exclusive fauna and flowers, which will not be experienced elsewhere and is very much worth an outing, particularly for those hooked on camping – no luxuries here aside from what you pack!