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Camper Vans

Happy 1

Nissan NV200 or similar

Happy 1
Low Season R 850/day
Mid Season R 1,000/day
High Season R 1,150/day

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Happy 2

COMING SOON

Happy 2
Low Season R 1,400/day
Mid Season R 1,550/day
High Season R 1,700/day

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Happy 3

Fiat Ducato

Happy 3
Low Season R 1,550/day
Mid Season R 1,700/day
High Season R 1,850/day

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About Us

Happy Campers campervan hire was founded in 2009 and has been on a mission to provide the simplest, easiest, and most fun way of traveling ever since. Based in Cape Town, our campers are the perfect wallet-friendly way to explore South Africa, combining transportation and lodging. Here are some of the reasons why our campers will make you a happy camper:

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Q & A

Questions and Answers
What are your opening hours?

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

I can’t book a campervan on your website. What should I do?

If you get an error saying “No car in this category available on this date”, I’m afraid we don’t have any available camper vans. Our booking engine on our website has the most accurate and updated information about our availability and is the best place to book. Bookings are automatically scheduled in the most efficient way possible, so if you are getting an error, unfortunately we cannot help you find availability even if we wanted to. If you are flexible, try changing your dates slightly to find available rental periods and/or change the camper van category.

What is the minimum rental period?

The minimum rental period is 3 full days (72 hours). You are welcome to rent the camper van for a shorter period of time, but the charge will be for 3 days.

Can 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 info@happycampers.co.za 20 days prior to your pickup time!

Do you offer a FREE shuttle bus service?

Yes, we offer a free shuttle bus service to our customers at Cape Town International Airport. This service is both available for customers who are picking up their camper van and those who are returning it. Please select the shuttle service option when making your booking and type in your information. Best practice is to select a time for the shuttle service that is about 30 minutes before your campervan pickup time if you are not coming from a flight. If you are coming from a flight, expect us to pick you up approx. 30 minutes after your flight arrives, since it will take some time for you to get through baggage claim and customs.

If you don’t have your address or flight information yet, don’t worry, you can always send it to us later but make sure to do so as soon as possible. We will send you a reminder a few days before your rental starts. Our shuttle will give you a ride from the airport to our office, where you will pick up your campervan and begin your rental. When you return the camper van, you can use our free shuttle to get back to the airport, but the shuttle will run approx. every 30 minutes, so there is no need to schedule it in advance. The shuttle service is available from 08:00-17:00 for arriving customers but from 08:00-16:30 for customers returning their campervan.

How can I pay for the rental?

For the online booking, you will need to pay using a credit card. The credit card will be presented at the delivery of the campervan, where full payment of the rental cost will be taken using our Point Of Sale (POS) device. We cannot accept cash in any currency, including Euros and Icelandic Krona or any other payment method, such as a wire transfer or PayPal. Just remember that we always need a valid credit card from the lessee (driver) for security and insurance reasons.

Is insurance included in the rental price?

Yes, a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is included in the rental price, which limits the driver's liability to a certain amount. The liability amount is ZAR 25 000,- for each accident. Please review the terms & conditions for CDW details before booking a campervan.

Where can we park/stay overnight?

Legislation prohibits parking overnight in a camper van outside organized campsites, urban areas or informal settlements. The most important thing to know is that different rules now apply to camper vans, so you always need to find an organized campsite to spend the night. Check out this map for information about campsites scattered throughout the country.

Be happy camper and take advantage of some of the amazing campsites all over the country!

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AfrikaBurn for Beginners (Part 2)

AfrikaBurn for Beginners (Part 2)

Published: 19. April 2018

This year's event of AfrikaBurn takes place over a week, from 23-29 April in the Tankwa. This year's theme is 'Working Title' where the word 'work' forms part of a collaborative effort to survive & thrive at Afrika Burn.

What is different about the festival, is that you choose what temporary life you want to live for the duration of the festival, and then you're urged to make this a permanent choice of living your life, after the festival has ended. You are urged to share your experiences not only with festival goers, but with the outside world as well. Quite profound really.

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