WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
- 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
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
- 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
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
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
- 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
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