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Rent a motorhome in Johannesburg

Wild animals in the open wild

If you’ve ever wanted to see the beauty of South Africa from the comfort of a campervan, Johannesburg offers the perfect place to start. From museums and art galleries to markets and restaurants, it’s no wonder motorhomebooker.com partners can be found here. Keep reading to find out why Johannesburg is perfect for your camper holidays.

Top 5 facts about Johannesburg

  1. Standing at nearly 270 metres tall, the Hillbrow Tower is the tallest building in Africa, though tourists can only admire it from the ground as it has been closed to the public since 1981.
  2. Johannesburg is home to around 40% of the planet’s human fossils from the hundreds of thousands of years modern humans have existed there, and there are plenty of archaeology tours and exhibits in the city as a result.
  3. The city sits at an impressive 2,000 metres above sea level, which is high enough for the thinner air up there to be noticeable: it will take a whole minute longer to boil an egg, for example.
  4. One of the most popular routes for holidaymakers visiting South Africa for a campervan holiday is Johannesburg to Kruger, which takes you across the eastern portion of South Africa
  5. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and the second-largest city on the entire African continent, second only to the Egyptian city of Cairo.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Johannesburg

Being the largest city in South Africa, there is naturally plenty to do in the city. For example, lovers of art will find plenty to keep themselves entertained between the Maboneng Precinct, Nirox Sculpture Park, and the walking tour of Johannesburg’s public art.

If history is more your speed, you might want to pay a visit to the Apartheid Museum, which gives visitors an authentic taste of what apartheid was like for the residents of South Africa.

For some history that’s a little less intense, you could take a walk along the Newtown Heritage Trail. This trail shows the Newtown precinct and all its rich and colourful history in great detail, learning the stories behind things like the birth of the area.

This makes Johannesburg particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

Being the biggest city in South Africa, Johannesburg has a lot to offer just in the city itself. As mentioned above, there is plenty of history, culture, shopping, and food to experience before you even get in your motorhome and leave the city. When you do leave, you will be heading out into the eastern regions of South Africa, which contain some of the more picturesque vistas on offer in the country, away from the coastline.

The most popular route for motorhome rentals in Johannesburg takes you to Kruger National Park, where you can experience an authentic taste of Africa with various safari tours, including classic tours, lodges and even romantic safaris.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Johannesburg

To hire a camper in South Africa, you will likely need to be at least 23 years old, though some rental companies may allow you to rent a motorhome as young as 21 years old.

Technically, wild camping is not prohibited in South Africa, meaning you can theoretically pull up in locations that aren’t designated camping spots and spend the night there. In practice, however, most land is privately owned, or camping is prohibited in that area. It is not advisable to park in wild areas as you may get a little closer to the local wildlife than intended.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Johannesburg

If you’re ready to start your travel plans and get a motorhome booked for a Johannesburg camper getaway, head over to motorhomebookers.com.

Johannesburg cityscape, taken at sunset, showing Hillbrow residential centre with the prominent Ponte flats and the communications tower.

Campervan rental in Johannesburg

Britz Maui