Thursday, 27 January 2011

27.1.2011 To Germany via Abu Dhabi

While preparing our next journey, we are heading to Germany to see friends and family for a few days. I didn’t see my 88 years old mom for two years and nobody knows, when we will be back “from the jungle” of Central Africa….  
We booked quite cheap flights with ETIHAD Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, worlds leading airline since 2009. After flying with South African Airways, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa in the last years, we expected nothing worldshaking. But we were pleasantly surprised. Extrem cordially and friendly staff, very god food, excellent organisation. 
We started at 10:40 in Cape Town, the airplane quite empty until we reached Joburg. Although less than an hour in the air, we received a “sandwich”, a mixture between wrap and springroll with a delicate filling. Aaah, I like the arabian cusine! In Joburg again we were lucky, only few other guests did get on the plane and we could spread ourselves in a window and a middle row of the in the posterior part of the plane. Where the seats were sufficiently far apart…..
Before starting the crew offered us water, than juices, some snacks again, than came Dinner:
Chicken tandoori breast on three bean salad
Chicken breasst Tikka
or grilled Hake fish fillet
or Penne pasta in creamy sauce, for which I decided,  for desert, served with Americano, Cappucino, Espresso, Hot Chocolate or Tea reached us a warm Apple and raisin crumble which was fingerlicking good.   
 
With an a generously poured Wodka and Orange, a propper filled belly and a good film on the screen in front of us, we slept until we had to get off at Abu Dhabi around midnight. With only 2 hours to go we couldn’t see the town, bute we felt the rhythm and the heat of the desert night. The language, the temperament, the beautiful women, the arabian flair, we sat an hour and wtched the peole, before we checked in for the second part of the flight. 
Abu Dhabi is now on our to do list for future travel destinations. Did I mention the cute arabian Oryx, which I discovered in the meantime?     
The night was quick over, again we had space to lie in a 4 seater row and could sleep, again a delicoius “arabic sandwich” and an unfortunatly early breakfast (3:30) where again we could choose À la Carte. At 5:30, one hour before our estimated landing time (we started also one hour earlier), we landed safe in Frankfurt and after a heartily greeting from the crew we headed into a cold, grey and winterly town with 0°. 

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Amazing makeover

In June 2012 we added another Echo 1 4x4 offroad trailer to our "fleet". In the same time as we equipped it, we did go through a whole bunch of upgrades and I also uptated the website. Ouh. Only 10 month in the business and a makeover needed?


Next to change was our old Echo 1 offroad trailer. The new Echo 1 trailer has a 4 drawer system. Clever. Our Echo 3 trailer  had a 4 drawer system, it was space consuming, as there is the kitchen + 4 more drawers on the backside, so we took that out and builded it in our old Echo 1. Finally there's more space in the Echo 3 trailer and the old and the new Echo 1 trailer are of the same layout and value. 


We equipped our new Echo 1 trailer, in the meantime we adjusted the equipment in all 4 trailers. After three more days of work, four blinking trailers were ready for pick up for the winter holidays. Two more days and the website is up-to-date and booking forms and equipement lists can now be downloaded.

Finally I added a section Customers adventures. If you have any story or pictures of you and one of our trailers, let us know.

Echo 3 trailer at Africa Burn

Mudslinging at the Africa Burn? Lions in the camp at Kgalagadi? Write us and I will publish your story here!

Lions in the camp at Mabuasehube Campsite

We would love to hear from you! 

If you have any questions, ideas, stories, please send an Email to Cape Town Trailer Rentals or call us.
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Cape Town 4x4 Trailer Hire - Where is the adventure? Let’s go !

There are many reasons why to rent a camper trailer and why to rent from us.
Our Echo 3 4x4 trailer models are fully equipped affordable family trailers with brilliant offroad abilities.


Our hassle free service is unbeatable and our travel knowledge is unsurpassed in the
Offroad Trailer Rental business.
You won’t find grubby melamine plates or plastic cups in the trailer kitchen and the mattress is extra high (12 cm) to accommodate you conveniently on a longer trip.


We've added all we think its useful and helpful on a short or long trip. We help you with planning of your trip much further than only giving you the right trailer for your needs. We have several trailer options and this is only an example how our trailers are equipped.



You can travel all countries up to the equator including Kenya and border documentation is free of charge. The setup of the trailer is done in minutes. The towing is nice and easy.


The rate for this Echo 4x4 trailer is R 500 per day. The rate includes the specialised 4x4 insurance. Other models are available like this Echo 3 trailer with 4 Jerry Cans and 80 l fridge freezer.


All you need is your food and your clothes and off you go.

 
Contents of our Echo 3 4x4 trailer with 50 l fridge-freezer (all included with no extra charge!)
  • The 50 liter National Luna fridge-freezer is able to cool and freeze at the same time with it's unique high-performance design.
  • For your convenience its not build in into the trailer, but travels easily into your car. You don’t need a dual battery system either as it plugs into your 12 V plug.
  • The fridge-freezer runs 4 to 5 days from the two in the trailer built in deep cycle batteries, once you arrived at your remote campsite with the temperatures setted on + 4° for the fridge and on – 12 ° for the freezer compartment.
  • It comes with all (3) cables you need for 12 V (Hella and DC socket, Echo plug) and for 220 V.
Echo 3 Offroad Trailer with Echo Trailertoptent with huge side room
  • Extra high cover, 8 poles, pegs and guy ropes
  • Spare wheel with bracket
  • 100 l water tank with electrical pump and convenient water tap at the kitchen side
  • Echo 4x4 AC Board with 3 x 220V plugs
  • 2 deep cycle batteries
  • Cable with Brad Harrison Plug to charge the batteries while you travel
  • Built in lights at kitchen and load box and extra 12 V lamp in the tent
  • Condensation sheet in tent
  • 2 DC Lighter sockets outside
  • Drawer system with 4 drawers
  • Removable jockey wheel
  • Stone net to protect your car
  • 2 ground sheets
  • Strong Echo ladder
  • Extra convenient mattress 1,45 x 1,90 x 0,12 m. One or two extra mattresses
    are added if more than two travel to accommodate the whole family.
  • Bedding: sheet, pillows, queen size duvet, cotton throw, all covers
  • Build in 2 plate stove with windbreaker and a full gas bottle
  • Jerry can holder with 2 Jerry cans
 Kitchen stuff (all in the build in kitchen, no ammo box disorder)
  • Cutting board
  • Big knife
  • 4 metal glasses
  • 4 porcelain cups
  • 4 porcelain plates (big, small, soup)
  • 4 knifes, 4 steak knifes, 4 forks, 4 large spoons, 4 small spoons
  • 2 kitchen knifes
  • 3 cooking pots
  • Scissor, can opener, cork screw
  • Salad bowl
  • Pepper and salt
  • 2 kitchen towels, sponge and dish washing liquid
  • Grill tongue, dipper, spatula, wooden spoon
  • Pan, sieve and kettle
  • Braai grid
  • Wash up bowl
  • Washing line and cloth pegs
- If the trailer is rented for 5 persons we will stock up plates, cutlery, chairs etc. to 5 -



Other stuff (essentials and more)

  • Solid large catering table with 4 safari chairs and tablecloth Plenty of large V shaped and small pegs
  • Axe and hammer
  • Broom and hand broom
  • 10 and 4 m cable, blue high voltage adaptor, multiplug
  • Wheel spanner and warning triangle
  • 2 chock blocks
  • 1 big awning for the “living room” in front of the trailer
  • 1 big awning along the kitchen and the living room side
  • 2 side awnings with windows
  • Fire extinguisher
  • 2 small poles for the kitchen window
 
2 x 55 Watt Solar Panels are available separate if you intend to travel into remote areas.

 
For more info call us or send us an email. Specially during the South African holiday seasons
and at weekends with public holidays our trailers are quickly rented out. Phone +27 72497 1758

Also available:
Echo 1 Trailer byo fridge
Echo 1 Trailer with 50 l fridge-freezer
Echo 3 trailer byo fridge
Echo 3 trailer with 80 l fridge-freezer


Book online

If you have any more questions, please send an Email to Cape Town Trailer Hire or call us
under +27 72497 1758. Our contact details. We would love to hear from you.


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Visiting or trading at the Breedekloof Outdoor Festival?


The Breedekloof Outdoor Festival takes place from 12. to 14. October 2012.

The fun-filled weekend spans the entire Breedekloof region, with all events taking place at the wineries and cellars.Wouldn't it be a great idea to bring your own accomodation along?

Several Campsites are available in the Breedekloof.
Our Echo 1 4x4 camper trailer is for rent for that weekend and will cost you only R 990
for 2 persons for the weekend from the 11. - 15.10.12

It can be equipped for up to 5 for only R 50 once of for any extra person.The Echo 1 trailer
with its spacious trailertop tent is fully equipped and you only need to take your clothes with you.

Enjoy the Breedekloof Outdoor Festival while you enjoy staying in the nature.
Also a great idea for traders - at any event.

Call us under 072 497 17 58 

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Test Weekend Specials with Cape Town 4x4 Trailer Hire

For all of you who never camped / never camped with a trailer, want to save money or
who just think about buying a camping trailer, we offer several test weekends from R 1160
for a weekend from Thursday to Friday. Offer is valid in January and February.

R 1160 instead of R 1450 for the Echo 1 4x4 offroad Trailer without fridge
R 1360 instead of R 1700 for the Echo 1 4x4 offroad Trailer including a 50 l NL fridge-freezer
R 1960 instead of R 2500 for the Echo 3 4x4 offroad Trailer including a 50 l NL fridge-freezer
R 2060 instead of R 2750 for the Echo 3 4x4 offroad Trailer including a 80 l NL fridge-freezer

All rates include a comprehensive insurance with TuffStuff, bedding and all you need for 4 people.


Each trailer accommodates easily 4 to 5 persons
(parents and 2 or 3 kids).
If your kids are a bit bigger, or you want to travel with friends,
no problem, we've got additional ground tents available. 
Compare and book all our trailers here
Specially during the South African holiday seasons and at weekends with public holidays the camper trailers are quickly rented out. We are based in Strand, but can deliver your trailer if necessary. Get in contact with us today! 

We would love to hear from you!
If you have any more questions, please send an Email to Cape Town Trailer Hire
or call us under 072 497 17  58. Our contact details

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We moved to a new location - finally in our new premises

After our first year in Strand ended we decided, our trailers need a new roof above their head,
it was too small and private, so we couldn't really do what we want and specially, we couldn't grow.
Since December we were waiting for the big MOVE. 

Last week we moved them to 27 de Kock Street in Strand. 



We had the first customers visiting us to get some advice, the new premises enable us to keep a trailer
standing fully opened, so you can see how it works, get a feeling for the size and ask all you want to know.


So far all things are well and all trailers booked very good. They are going to Tietiesbaai,
Jazz on the Rocks, to Tankwa Karoo for the Africa Burn and last, but not least
did go for a wedding and honeymoon story.



Compare and book all our trailers here

Specially during the South African holiday seasons and at weekends with public holidays the camper trailers are quickly rented out. We are based in Strand, but can deliver your trailer if necessary. Get in contact with us today! 

We would love to hear from you!
If you have any more questions, please send an Email to Cape Town Trailer Hire
or call us under +27 72497 1758. Our contact details

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SPECIAL OFFROAD TRAILER HIRE - test an Echo offroad trailer from R 1160 for a full weekend

Did you ever go camping with a trailer?
Would you like to test drive a camper trailer?

Or do you think about bying a camping trailer?

We offer several test weekends (Thursday to Monday, you use it 5 days, but only pay 4 days)
from
R 1160 instead of R 1450 for the Echo 1 4x4 offroad Trailer without fridge
R 1360 instead of R 1700 for the Echo 1 4x4 offroad Trailer including a 50 l NL fridge-freezer
R 1960 instead of R 2500 for the Echo 3 4x4 offroad Trailer including a 50 l NL fridge-freezer

R 2060 instead of R 2750 for the Echo 3 4x4 offroad Trailer including a 80 l NL fridge-freezer
All rates include a comprehensive insurance with TuffStuff,
also bedding and all stuff you need for 4 people
 
The Eccho trailer accomodates easily 4 to 5 persons (parents and 2 or 3 kids).
If your kids are a bit bigger, or you want to travel with friends,
no problem, weve got additional ground tents available.  
Specials are valid till 8. September 2013












Specially during the South African holiday seasons and at weekends with public holidays the camper trailers are quickly rented out. We are based in Strand, but can deliver your trailer if necessary. Get in contact with us today! 

We would love to hear from you!
If you have any more questions, please send an Email to Cape Town Trailer Hire
or call us under +27 72497 1758. Our contact details

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Are you visiting or trading at the Agri Works Landbou Expo in Stellenbosch?

The popular new show on the agricultural scene, the Agriworks Farmers Expo, takes place at Stellenbosch for its third annual show. The dates are set for 8, 9 and 10 November 2012.


The event has firmly established itself as one of the premier agricultural shows in the Western Cape, focuses on farming, research, agricultural produce and equipment and is open to all sectors of the farming community.

Find countless exhibitors, Farm Workers Programme, Working On Fire - Demonstrations, the Giraffe House - Snake Display, the Solms-Delta - Lekker Lekker Delta-ensemble, a Wine Tasting, an Arbor Supply demonstration, a wonderful Farmers Market, kids entertainment and much, much more.


If you are exhibiting on the Agriworks Farmers Expo or if you are just visiting, why not renting an affordable Camping Trailer and stay on e nice campsite next to Stellenbosch to keep the costs down?

Our Echo 1 Camping Trailer is only R 990 from the 7. to the 10. November, it accommodates 2 persons ( R 1090 for 4) easily and gives enough space to store your goods, clothes and more.

Our Echo 3 Camping Trailer is only R 1960 for 2 persons ( R 2060 for 4) from the 7. to the 10. November.

With an easy Setup and equipped with all you need, you can stay comfortable or luxury. 

 If you have any more questions, please send an Email to Cape Town Trailer Rentals
or call us under 072 497 17  58. Our contact details

Download the booking form and equipment list

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May Special

Are you looking for a fully equiped camper trailer to experience wonderful,
stress-free holidays through Africa? But you are not sure, if you should buy one?
You don't have the space to store a trailer properly?
You don't want to invest R 70.000 or more, just to travel 3 weeks once a year?
You are not sure, what model to chose, what fitment to build in your future trailer?
A watertank? A deep cycle battery? A drawer sytem? What else?
Than you are right here. We are renting out 3 fully equipped, complete different designed
4x4 offroad trailer, and, thers a wonderful May Special coming! 
















You can choose between an Echo 1 4x4 offroad trailer, a basic model,
but though fully equiped, easy to handle (350 kg) and with a
quick-quick set up his a perfect travel companion.
You will get the Echo 1 offroad trailer for only R 950 for the Weekend Special
instead of R 990 for two. Additionally, the Weekend Special includes
the bedding for 2 - 3 kids without any extra fee.
This offer is exclusively valid for May Weekends.
Book now to avoid disappointment!



 












Or you take our rugged, trusted Overlander Buzzard 4x4 offroad trailer,
a strong trailer with a very high and spacious tent, lots of space for your stuff,
he's got even a 220 V fridge / freezer build in and comes, like all our trailers,
with all things you need, matresses, bedding, cooking stuff, electrical cables,
much more. You will find all the
Overlander Buzzards equipment listed here.
You will get the Overlander trailer also for only R 950 for the Weekend Special
instead of R 990 for two. Additionally, the Weekend Special includes the bedding
for 2 kids without any extra fee. This offer is exclusively valid for May Weekends.
Book now to avoid disappointment!

 














You want it more luxurious? Than take our Echo 3 4x4 offroad trailer,
hes got all the extras, a drawer system, a deep cycle battery to run the
also included 50 l fridge / freezer 3 - 4 days independent from elecricity,
a 100 l water tank with electrical pump, the Echo 4x4 electrical box, on board lights,
and last but not least, the build in kitchen with all tools, pots, plates you may need
to cook on the 2 plate gas stove or to braai with the also included braai grid.
Take the chance for a hassle free break. The Echo 3 4x4 offroad trailer
allows you to go anywhere in the wilderness. 
You will get the Echo 3 4x4 offroad trailer for only R 1700 for the Weekend Special
instead of R 1960 for two. This offer is exclusively valid for May Weekends.
Book now to avoid disappointment!

Don't hesitate and send an email today or call us under 072 49 71 758.

Christmas booking is now open as well.




For more information call us : 072 49 71 758 or send us an email

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