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
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
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.
- Just to let you know that we are very happy with our new addition…..what a treat to camp with the Bushwakka Sundowner. I don’t think I will want to make food again without it! We had about 60mm rain in 2 days and not a drop in our trailer! Very pleased!Aubrey and Erika
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
Ek wil net met hierdie brief vir julle bedank vir julle moeite met my wa. Ek wil julle as Bestuur komplimenteer vir julle mooi gedrag en dit laat my as n klient altyd welkom voel. Enige werk wat julle doen, is nooit te veel moeite nie en as enige klient daar stop is julle altyd maar net te gewillig om te help. Julle werk is regtig van n baie goeie gehalte. Dit is vir my n voorreg om te kan se ek is deel van die Bushwakka familie en n trotse Bhoma eienaar. Baie dankie vir julle omgee. Dit word waardeer!James Steenkamp
- Until fairly recently, a sundowner was what we enjoyed as our group of friends gathered around a campfire in some isolated places on this most beautiful continent to recall, as well as re-live the highlights, laughter and memories that we had created that day. Together, with our travel companions we have journeyed to some isolated and breath-takingly beautiful places. The Sundowner, proved to be the best choice for us, and Jasper, and his team, have proved to be the most amazing and professional group of people who have taken obvious pride in our delight. Thank you, Jasper, Jaco and the Bushwakka team too!Malcolm Cowell
Hi, it is with great pleasure that i can tell about my Bushwakka experience.
I shopped around quite a bit and went to different manufacturers to see for myself what I could possibly buy. In the end it came down to workmanship, practicality and service from the specific company. The workmanship on my Bushwakka Bhoma is of the highest standard of all the off-road caravans I considered, and I was considering five manufacturers.
From the first time I walked in at Bushwakka I got excellent service and even after the deal was done they contacted me numerous times to ensure that everything was in order and that I was satisfied with everything. The Bhoma is a very practical caravan and the layout just works for me and the kids just love the built in basin and geyser. Another bonus is that I can set up camp all by myself, no need for help from someone else. That is a definite bonus!! The Bhoma also tows like a dream, very stable.
Thanks Bushwakka for the memories we have made thus far and the many more that will surely come.Ferdinand Hayes