My wife and I borrowed the Bushwakka Sundowner on our 32 day trip through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. We, unfortunately don’t own the Sundowner but are very keen to buy one too as soon as we can afford it! Started saving up the day we got back 🙂
It was our first time pulling a trailer and we were so impressed with every aspect of the Sundowner. If you are doing an overland trip or even just going away for the weekend, there is no better way to camp! It is going to be really tough to go back to camping in a tent until we can afford our own Sundowner!
I have noted down a few points that really stood out for us:
- Incredibly quick to setup: You can honestly have it setup and enjoying a cold beverage within 15 min of arriving at a campsite.
- Loads of packing space: All you your clothes and kit pack neatly into the various cupboards and hatches. This is means that there is virtually no unpacking or heavy lifting when you arrive in camp. All you need to do is lift the roof, fold out the bed compartment, fold out the kitchen and fold out the shade awning over the kitchen. Simple as that!
- Convenient: Unlike the root top tents, you don’t have to pack it up if you want to go for a game drive. You simply have to lock the door and close the kitchen hatch and you are ready to go.
- Kitchen: The fridge, gas hob and hot & cold water etc are well placed and close to hand which enables you to cook as if you were at home.
- Solar & electrics: A detachable solar panel on the roof of the trailer keeps the battery charged and can be removed and placed in the sun if you are parked in the shade. The 90L fridge freezer runs off the battery system. There are also a number conveniently situated LED lights. When you are in campsites with electricity, there is also the option to plug the trailer into the mains power.
- Fridge: We stocked the freezer section of 90L fridge/freezer up with Woolworths meat that ended up lasting us our entire 32 day trip! All we needed to buy also the way was fresh fruit & veg.
- Water tank: There is a built in 130L water tank that supplies the hot/cold water for the basin and shower. Both work amazingly well. Really enjoyed cooling off under the showe in the midday heat 🙂
- Tough as nails: All the Bushwakka trailers are built to very high specs so they are able to handle the roughest of terrain. On out trip we went on some seriously bad road and deep sand in Bwabata, Mamilli, Chobe (Savuti) and Moremi and not once did the trailer give us any issues.