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Welcome to Happy Campers

Camper Rental in South Africa

Don’t be a tourist. Be a Happy Camper. Combine transportation and lodging in one Happy campervan in South Africa to make your adventure simple, easy, and fun.

  • Most experience
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family business
  • 1,200+ 5-star reviews
  • Highest safety standards
  • Most travel resources

Our Campers

Happy 1

Nissan NV200 or similar


from R 1400/day
Seats 2
Sleeps 2

Happy 3

Fiat Ducato


from R 2400/day
Seats 4
Sleeps 4

Happy 4×4

VW Transporter


from R 2650/day
Seats 2
Sleeps 2

Happy 3 EX

Fiat Ducato


from R 2000/day
Seats 5
Sleeps 5

Happy 4×4 EX

VW Transporter


from R 2250/day
Seats 4
Sleeps 2


Check out our variety of extras and insurance options that you can book with any campervan from Happy Campers


Premium Plus

0 Self-risk / deductible on all of our insurances for maximum protection and peace-of-mind. Also includes free services such as vehicle lockout, incorrect fueling, and dead battery assistance.

650 ZAR /day


Take all available insurance in one package and get a better price.

500 ZAR /day

Gravel Protection

Gravel Protection covers damages to the entire front of the vehicle (including the windshield, headlights, and hood) caused by gravel hitting the car. This type of damage can occur when gravel is thrown into the air by the tires of another vehicle.

200 ZAR /day


A 12V/230V inverter (Europe) will allow you to charge your electronic devices using the 12V “cigarette lighter” socket in the car. Be sure to bring a converter for your plugs if they are not South African.

300 ZAR /rental

Camping Chair

A camping chair can make your trip a little extra special. You can sit in the perfect spot and watch one of our beautiful sunsets or bundle up and gaze at the stars. Be sure to check out our camping table for rent, too.

100 ZAR /rental


Renting a camping table gives you more options for leisure time. Enjoy a meal at the table, play games, tell stories… whatever makes you HAPPY.

175 ZAR /rental

Extra Driver

Would you like to make your trip more relaxing by having more than one driver? It’s only fair that you get to enjoy the views from the passenger seat a bit, too. Just bring a valid driver’s license for all drivers and you’re all set.

400 ZAR /rental

Child Car Seat

We welcome all adventurers, big and small. We have child seats of all sizes available for rent. Be sure to reserve one when you book your camper van and feel free to email us if you have any questions.

125 ZAR /day

Coffee Press

Our coffee press/travel mug combo is perfect for coffee-drinking adventures. You can make your coffee and keep it warm in the same container. We also offer conventional travel mugs if you don’t need the coffee press feature.


Gas Canisters

We’re the only camper rental that includes cooking gas for up to 12 days (4-5 canisters). Not only do you save money but more importantly, you don’t have to spend time shopping for it when you run out during your trip.



A Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is mandatory in South Africa and we included it for free with every booking. This means that we waive the right to hold you fully liable for damages. Your maximum liability, or deductible, would be 25,000 ZAR, even if you total a 600,000 ZAR van.


Safety Equipment

Safety always comes first, so we include a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in all camper rentals.



The Super Collision Damage Waiver covers the same things as the CDW, but lowers the deductible to ZAR 5000,-

350 ZAR /day

Theft Insurance

Protects you from liability in case the van or other included items get stolen. This only covers Happy Campers rental items, not personal items. If you do not have this insurance, you will have to pay ZAR 25 000,-

175 ZAR /day

Tire Insurance

If you damage a tire so that it needs to be replaced, you are not responsible for the cost.

152 ZAR /day

Crossing Borders

The fee includes:
1) R25 000 Refundable Deposit (Returned when the vehicle is returned and inspected for damage)
2) R500 per day Premium Package Insurance (mandatory) which covers the cost of preparing your campervan to cross the borders of South Africa into Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.

1000 ZAR /rental

Gas canister

Are you renting for a long time or planning on doing a lot of cooking? Then you might want to pick up an extra gas canister for your stove, in addition to the 4 canisters that are included in the rental price.

75 ZAR /unit


Renting a gazebo gives you more options for the pleasure time. Our collapsible gazebo is the perfect size to set up outside with our camping chairs or tables. Enjoy a meal under the gazebo, play games, tell stories… whatever makes you happy.

450 ZAR /rental

Happy Bundle

Save up to 40% when you bundle the gravel insurance, tire insurance, 2 chairs, 1 table.

350 ZAR /day

Happier Bundle

For seriously Happy campers. Save up to 40% when you bundle Premium Insurance, 2 chairs, 1 table, inverter, 2 coffee presses, and an extra driver.

550 ZAR /day

Happiest Bundle

The ultimate bundle! Includes Premium+ Insurance (€0 deductible) and all the extras you want and need, chosen and guaranteed at pickup. Get the keys to our Happy kingdom.

700 ZAR /day


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  • expand_moreCan I cancel my reservation?

    Yes, no problem. You can cancel your reservation but make sure to give us a 20 day notice. Our cancellation policy requires that you must send us an email to 20 days prior to your pickup time! To make any changes, please send an email to and let us know what you want to change. Remember to include your reservation number, which you can find in your confirmation e-mail.

  • expand_moreWhat are your opening hours?

    We are open all days from 8:00 to 17:00. Yes, that includes Sundays!

  • expand_moreWhat is the minimum rental period?

    The minimum rental period for our Happy 1 and Happy 3 campervans is 4 full days (96 hours). You are welcome to rent the camper van for a shorter period of time, but the charge will be for 4 days.

    The minimum rental period for our Happy 4×4 campervan is 5 full days (120 hours). You are welcome to rent the camper van for a shorter period of time, but the charge will be for 5 days.


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