- Sales person Tobie at the Beeld Show was extremely friendly and helpful. He calmly responded to our questions without knocking other products.
- Important to us was Ease of use and Quick set-up having just sold our Exclusive Caravan after 9 years. The “Bush fans” were a big attraction in this regard. Once opened, the rest of the set-up work is in the shade and protected from rain!
- The Bhoma comes fully equipped – no extra tents and poles necessary. This is a huge plus for us.
- If you have to pack up in the rain, no tents are wet, only the fans which can easily be opened for drying upon arrival at destination.
- Very practical and easily accessible kitchen and wash-up basin with geyser. Fact oh having hot water readily available is a huge plus. Have not used shower yet but same will apply there.
- Design allows for wonderful airflow through camper with both bed tents unfolded.
- “Light” to tow.
- Well designed, solidly built. Good looking, practical.
- Fact that it is not a “take what you get” deal. I discussed requirements with Jasper which he turned into active modifications specifically for my requirements.
- Friendly staff – I actually visited the workshop where Jaco gave me a tour.
We are so pleased with our purchase we can’t wait for the next long trip or short weekend away. Planning the trips are so much more fun and now with the Bhoma we have such a variety of places to choose from.
- The quality of the build
- The amount of space you have when both tents are open as well as being able to stand up without crouching, you can even sit up in bed!!
- The general layout of the Bhoma
- The weight (not excessive)
- Plenty of storage space
- Ease of use of the awning
Once Bushwakka had sold us the Bhoma things didn’t stop there; the after sales service from everyone at Bushwakka has been fantastic. Right from when we decided on the Bhoma, then adding the various bits and pieces we required to customise the Bhoma to our taste, through to receiving the finished Bhoma and being given a detailed demonstration of the set up.
Any help is always just an email or phone call away and it is greatly appreciated by people who are new to caravanning.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Sundowner 4×4 Off-Road Caravan Testimonials
Testimonials, feedback and reviews that we have received from customers regarding the Sundowner 4×4 Off-Road Caravan.
We have been camping in our new Sundowner for seven weeks while touring Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. Now in our seventies and with experience of trailer camping in these countries for the last twenty years, my blond companion, and I, consider ourselves veterans of the bush. Our decision to take your advice and get the caravan has filled us with the enthusiasm we need to tackle more routes.
You may remember that we began with a Rooftop Tent mounted on our Defender Land Rover. It was easy then to scramble from the bull-bar to the ladder and into a rather high double bed. To make our days in the bush more comfortable we bought a Bushwakka Fargo off-road trailer, and put the rooftop tent on top with a ladder to the ground. The swing-out kitchen, storage and recovery features of the trailer reduced the monotony of un-packing and re-packing the Defender.
We later traded the Fargo for a Safari Scout with independent coil-spring suspension, and fitted with a drop-down tent with canvas room to walk into. However, it took a while to erect, and there was still the long ladder for us to climb into bed. The trailer was a joy to tow because the quick acting suspension ironed out any pothole.
As we got older, it took longer to break camp. There were windbreaks, awnings, ground sheets, bags of clothing, not forgetting the actual tent, guy ropes and pegs, and sometimes the dog with all his stuff. If the tent was wet from rain or dew there were more delays. Years of accumulated paraphernalia, which came with us for no other reason than the day that would surely arrive when it would be found essential to our survival, rather than adding to our packing frustrations.
As you know, I found it difficult to part with the advanced features of the Scout, particularly the coil spring suspension that smoothed out potholes. For ten years, we camped with the Scout, becoming very attached to it. The wonderful adventures, not to mention the photographic records we have kept will remain a major part of our lives.
Notwithstanding the past, we have fallen in love once more, this time, and for the last time, with the Sundowner. The caravan is light, takes punishment, quick to operate, with lots of space and storage. We find it is much better to camp off-ground, allowing one to choose uneven sites. It takes me less than a minute to swing the steps to the ground, pop the roof, open the door, and walk in. I then drop the double bed on the side of the caravan. My blond companion, in the mean time has opened the kitchen on the opposite side, and got busy with setting up the kitchen sink. All our clothes and bedding are stored in three ample cupboards, and still there is just as much packing space to spare.
We developed a routine for setting up camp and our best time, including putting out two chairs, the kettle on the stove, was four and a half minutes. Even so, my blond companion, as usual had the last word; camping is not about speed, it is about slowness, and the deep feeling of satisfaction that comes at the end of a day in the bush. Good luck guys
We took the Bushwakka Sundowner on a month-long off-road trip through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, putting it through its paces on some pretty rough roads and it came out unscathed! The engineering is second to none and the luxury and comfort of the fittings and accessories makes living in the Sundowner like a true home from home. Quick and easy to set up and take down, Bushwakka really have thought of everything and it totally transformed our camping experience – we have been spoilt and will never be able to go back to camping in a tent again! Kind regards Natalie White
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.
Safari Weekender 4×4 Off-Road Trailer Testimonials
Testimonials, feedback and reviews that we have received from customers regarding the Safari Weekender 4×4 Off-Road Trailer.
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.
Ons het ‘n Bushwakka weekender wa gekies omdat die wa baie pakplek het, ‘n gemaklike kombuis met baie pakplek, ‘n groot “slaapkamer” en ‘n groot tent het. Die wa is hanteerbaar vir wanneer dit net ons 2 is wat kamp en daar is genoeg plek vir almal wanneer ons meer as 2 is. Die personeel van Bushwakka Worcester is baie behulpsaam en vriendelik, ons het nog net goeie en vriendelike diens gekry. Jasper is ons vriend en Jaco en Johann het al ons vriende geword, dankie vir uitstekende diens Jaco!