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Frequently Asked Questions

Where will I collect the car?

The car can be collected on arrival at Kasane International Airport, Johannesburg International Airport or Windhoek International Airport Namibia.

Will we be supplied with towels, sleeping bags etc.?

Please kindly see the full equipment list sent with your quotation or when selecting the vehicle type on our website.

What will be supplied with the vehicle package?
A/C Cabin
ABS Breaks
Air Compressor
AM/FM & CD
Bedding
Central Locking
Dual Airbags
Fridge
Gas Cooker Top
Gas Supply
Kitchenware
Power Steering
Spare Wheel

Full GPS and infotainment system

Table and two chairs
Recovery equipment
Where can we take the car?

You are free to take the car across all Nature Reserves from, Kasane, Botswana, Namibia, and Southern Africa.

Does the vehicle have a Tow bar?

We do not permit towing.

Where are we allowed to go?

We allow travel in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia Malawi

What if we need to cross water.

The Essentials to know

Your insurance does not cover water crossing more than 300mm deep

  1. Check the depth of the water if possible and the bottom. Is this soft or rocky? Are there any holes that you could get stuck in?
  2. Work out a path to follow, If possible watch someone else go first!
  3. Reduce tyre pressure for grip.
  4. Go in slowly and cross slowly and steadily (less than walking pace) If the water looks like it will be above the wheel hubs consider not crossing at all.
  5. Make sure you are in full 4WD.
  6. Have your windows down so you can exit the 4×4 if something does go wrong – though you shouldn’t be in water anywhere near that deep!
  7. Once you are in, accelerate gently and maintain a steady pace to create a bow wave.
  8. Avoid changing gear if possible. This can let water into the clutch plates and increase slip. If there is a problem

If there is a problem, say, you get stuck…

  1. This is very, very unlikely if you follow the rules above, but if you do – just keep the engine running. This stops water entering the engine from the exhaust end.
  2. If you stall, restart the engine and move on. Sometimes that might mean backing up before going forward again or finding another way.
  3. If you do get stuck, say in a hole you can’t get out of, stay with the vehicle and await help. If it’s too much for the vehicle, it’s certainly much too much for you. You will find other people will be generally happy to help out.
  4. And of course, the Chobe4x4 team are just a phone call away if you need, and can answer all your questions when you pick up your 4×4 vehicle from us at the start of your trip.
Must I have a credit card to rent with you?

Yes you will need to have a Visa or MasterCard credit card in order for us to place a hold for any security deposits on the day of collection.

Do you accept Diners or American Express credit cards?

We do not accept Diners or American express credit cards, we only accept Visa or MasterCard credit cards.

What is the minimum rental period?

7 days is our minimum but exceptions can be made on request.

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