ABOUT BUSHWAKKA AFRICA
We build the lightest, the toughest and the best off-road camping trailers in the world Engineered not to let you down when the going gets tough, and our trailers are backed by an unbeatable 100% after-sales service.
We also offer a full range of quality Bushwakka 4*4 vehicle camping accessories.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
- A snug retreat or refuge, a resting place, a home. That sums it all up very nicely. I’m sure you could hazard a guess at what the 360 means? That’s right, from perched up high you have 360-degree views. The first thing you need to know is that you just can’t go putting one of the Bushwakka rooftop tents on any vehicle. They weigh in at 90kg, which is by no means a lightweight unit. Here’s another bonus of a rooftop tent. You only have to find a spot for your vehicle. No more worrying about whether the trailer will fit or having to reverse it into a tight spot.Camper Australia
Ons het op die Bushwaka – Sundowner besluit omdat hy baie maklik opslaan, ‘n lekker groot kombuis het, goed afgewerk is, en daar ook meer as genoeg pakplek, veral ook vir die los goed is. Die ouens wat die Sundowner ontwerp het, het rerig goed gedink. Jasper en sy span het uit hul pad gegaan om seker te maak ons is gelukkig met ons Sundowner (alhoewel hy bietjie skepties met ons keuse van ‘n hele wit karavaan was). Ons het nou al so 5 keer met die Sundowner gaan kamp, en was nog nie ‘n dag spyt nie. Ons was die laaste keer 5 dames wat ‘n fees gaan bywoon het en besluit het om sommer op die terein te kamp, ons het baie maklik reggekom met die sleep, op en afslaan, en ons almal kon tot ‘n lekker warm stort neem! Die Sundowner is ons 7nde karavaan en ek glo ons laaste.Hannelie
It was in year 2001 when my wife and I bought a “Bushwakka Shorti“. It was second-hand, but it was a starting point to travel and enjoy the outdoor life in SA. Camping was already in our veins as we had owned a caravan when our children were small and still living at home. What we wanted was some form of trailer that was capable of off-road camping, small enough for us to handle, but big enough to allow comfortable camping.
The trailer was reasonably well equipped for simple camping, and sufficient in all respects for us to enjoy the many trips that we enjoyed. During the time we had this trailer it was towed all over SA, off-road in rough terrain, and it never failed us!
We owned that trailer for five years, but after experiencing all the over-land trips that we did, the time had come for us to consider the possibility of upgrading to something that was going to give us a little more luxury. We sold this trailer, and purchased another. Incidentally, the value of the trailer had appreciated in value, which enabled us to increase the deposit on a brand new, more luxurious model of off-road trailer.
We looked at many other brands of trailers, but knowing the strength of the “Shorti“, its off-road ability, and what we had done with it, we decided to purchase the then, very current and latest in the Bushwakka range, a “Bushwakka Safari Off-road Trailer“. This was in May, 2006.
The “Safari” trailer was an ideal choice for us, as the full tent could be erected from on top of the trailer to the ground in 15 minutes. We had a canopy with side walls, fly-sheet, and many other accessories that made the living outdoor life much more comfortable. The kitchen unit was extremely well equipped, with a gas stove, partitioned safety storage facilities, drawer for knives, forks and spoons, and at a later stage an LED light.
There was ample storage space beneath and within the tent, and the kitchen facility, which incidentally, was easily available to get to, was just perfect! Other features included the 60 litre water tank, which proved very necessary when in the bush, the nose cone that stored many camping items, the easy access to dust-free clothing draws, sufficient side boxes to store all those extras needed for a comfortable camp! To set up camp took a leisurely one hour, and we had a “home on wheels”, capable of going anywhere the vehicle could go, which we towed with a Land Rover Discovery TD5. At no time did we feel unsafe with this trailer behind the vehicle, and from time to time, we did travel at high speed to enable us to pass through border posts! The handling of the trailer was fairly easy, once we had learnt how to reverse with it attached to the vehicle.
Travelling to Mozambique, Namibia, Kalaghadi, Richtersveld, Orange River, and many other camping spots was never a problem. The off-road ability of the trailer was exceptional! We used the trailer over sand, many a dirt road, through water, and over very rocky terrain. It never once failed us! We had it regularly serviced by the manufacturers at a minimal cost, who also, incidentally, added the little improvements to our trailer that Bushwakka had discovered with their experiences. This was always done free of charge, or at very lttle cost!
The trailer was very easy to keep clean, and on the return from a trip, a hose down, was normally more than sufficient. The body work never showed any signs of rust, the tent never leaked, the battery/electric system was very reliable and more than adequate. We did, however, regularly recharge the batteries when camping for long durations when electricity was not available, but the vehicle charging system could easily take care of that.
Regretfully, we sold our trailer this year. The reason being was that at our ages of 75+ and that my wife has had her third back operation, we decided that it was time for it to go whilst still in an excellent condition. In all the years we had used it, camping with the Bushwakka was really pleasurable, and we were often envied by other campers for our comfortable camping set-up!
Thank you “Bushwakka” for your wonderful products and your great service, which has made an impact on our camping career of over 14 enjoyable years.
Dave LockDave Lock
My wife and I have followed a fairly typical evolution in our camping; tents when we were younger and when the kids were still small we moved to a “conventional” type camper trailer with a canvas rooftop tent that opened into a room down on the ground level with the bed up a ladder. Once our boys were old enough to be using their own tent we found the whole drama of packing away canvas, especially when wet, just wasn’t what we wanted. We got rid of the canvas tent and replaced it with a hard shell roof top tent; this was quicker and far easier and it kept us quiet for a few more years until I happened to see a video of the Bushwakka Sundowner Evo… mind is blown!
Why were we still climbing up dodgy ladders into claustrophobically small paces when we could be doing it like this?! Enter into our lives a brand new Sundowner Evo; 5 minutes to open up the door, drop the step, pop the top, drop the bed and get the awning out, MASSIVE amounts of storage space, incredibly easy to access the kitchen and perhaps most importantly… easy access to a massive 95-liter fridge! With such easy access in and out and roomy enough for us to sit inside and have a cuppa in the rain. The Sundowner ticks all of our boxes and we look forward to many happy years exploring the Australian Outback!Rory and Michelle
- Sjoe ek wil net vir jou sê : ONS HET DIE ONGELOOFLIKSTE LEKKERSTE tyd gehad in die nuwe bushwakka. Die verbeterings is fenominaal. Dit hanteer maklik , is gerieflik en ons het so maklik op en af geslaan. Een oggend toe ons haastig was het ons alles binne ‘n halfuur opgeslaan en nog koffie ook gedrink. Moet darem byvoeg ons het nie toe die “awning” oopgehad nie. Ek kan alles van die wa alleen opslaan en afslaan. Toe ons in Etosha aanland was ons nog besig om ons “spot” uit te kyk wie waar opslaan toe kom daar al ‘n man met sulke laaang tree aangestap. Hy wil net kom kyk na die nuwe bushwakka. Nogmaals moet ek julle gelukwens met al die tegnologie en gerief. Ons het dit baie geniet.Naomi & Gawie du Bois
My husband John Stewart and I have just had an amazing 8-day trip in our new Bushwakka Bhoma! Thank you so much Jasper and Tobie for your support and assistance whilst we were away and as complete novices.
The next trip is next month and we’re going to be doing Camdeboo, Kgalagadi and Namaqualand later on in the year. We will keep you posted!Sandy Stewart
Would like to compliment Bushwakka on a brilliant piece of engineering. We have just returned from a 3 week (4300 km) trip through Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Set up camp 11 times and on the 11th time it took only 7 minutes which is not recommended as this was an Olympic-style contest between myself and a conqueror owner and if not in good shape can lead to some stumbles. The outcome: Bushwakka 1 : Conqueror 0 – BY FAR . Our average setup time (excluding wings) was around 15 minutes and around 20-25 minutes with wings. Really quick and easy, trouble free and best off all everything that really matters works every time.
We did not get tired of camping as the beds were comfy, hot water on tap to do all cleaning and washing was a true plus to the experience and the easy opening on the side of the road provided some really good meals on route.
We really enjoyed the Bhoma and are looking forward to many more camping trips in this off-road marvel. Hats off to some really smart and reliable engineering design.