COMPACT FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE HIRE AND SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA
Explore The Road-Less-Travelled
Rent an affordable 4×4 and explore the back roads of Southern Africa
Tread Lite 4×4 hire offers minimalist, lightweight 4×4 rentals for adventurers eager to discover off the beaten track destinations and hidden gems across Southern Africa. Experience the ultimate self-drive safaris in one of our unique Jimny rentals and travel in complete comfort with a variety of packing options tailored to your needs.
Tread Lite 4×4 hire is so much more than a 4×4 rental company. Our travel services allow you to slow down, connect, and discover the wonders of a self-drive vacation through South Africa, in a vehicle that you are bound to fall in love with. With a passion for simplistic, no-frills travel, Tread Lite 4×4 hire offers you everything you need & nothing you don’t, for the journey of a lifetime.
Choose Your Jimny Rental
Perfect for the budget-conscious traveller looking for a real adventure! The original 1.3 Jimny is a brute off-road, a joy to drive and is guaranteed to become as much a part of the journey as the destination.
Cut from the same cloth as the Gen3 Jimny but with a few more creature comforts, more power, and a little extra packing space. This Jimny is the ideal companion for your self-drive vacation regardless of the destination.
Compact 4×4 Trailer Hire
AVAILABLE FROM October 2021
In keeping with our philosophy of minimalist travel, we have expanded our fleet to include a light-weight and compact 4×4 camping trailer ideally suited to those who want the comfort of a camping trailer. Towable on a standard Code B license with a weight of less than 750kg, the Moremi Xlt can be included in any Jimny rental or rented separately as a stand-alone package.
Tread Lite 4×4 hire head office is based in Johannesburg, the gateway to South Africa and the starting point of many self drive adventures. If however you prefer to start your vacation in Cape Town, Durban, Nelspruit & Hoedspruit (the Gateways to the Kruger National Park) we will happily have the car ready and waiting for you on arrival – a small pick up or drop off fee may be included.
Self-Drive Travel Packages
Our team is available to assist you with planning your self drive vacation to South Africa with a variety of itineraries and routes ready to be explored.
If you would like local advice on the best places to go, we are available to assist from start to finish. As South African’s with a passion for travel, we have decades of experience in planning self-drive vacations across Southern Africa offering a variety of accommodation options from camping adventures, self-catering lodging and fully-services boutique guest houses and lodges.
From our travellers!
une voiture au top du top ainsi que tout l’équipement de camping, il y a tout ce qu’il faut pour passer un merveilleux séjour en Afrique du Sud! Les gérant sont d’une gentillesse!! Et très très arrangeants! Merci encore Stuart pour tout, il est certain que lorsque nous reviendrons dans votre si beau pays nous n’hesiterons pas une seconde à faire appel à vos services.
My partner and I had a blast in the Jimny, taking it through Kruger for 5 days, and then exploring around the Panorama and Genesis Routes. The camping equipment was top notch and helped us to keep our costs down in Kruger while we opted to do a self-drive safari. The staff went above and beyond to help us out, especially on the last day of the rental period, when an unforeseen circumstance (n.b. it wasn’t a mechanical issue with the Jimny ) almost meant we missed our flight. It was a cost effective and fun rental option that I would recommend to anyone
On our recent 12 day trip through Kruger Park we decided to go with this fantastic Jimny rental and it was excactly what we needed. EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND NOTHING YOU DON’T…couldn’t agree more with your motto. Had a fantastic experience and customer service. Thank you so much and looking forward to our next trip with you.
Who Are We
We believe in the value of minimalist, experience-driven travel!
Founded on the belief in travel to affect positive change! We invite you to connect, explore, and discover our beautiful country. Leaving a lasting impression on yourself, as well as those you meet along the way.
Our travel services allow you to slow down, connect, and discover the wonders of a self-drive vacation through South Africa, in a vehicle that you are bound to fall in love with. With a passion for simplistic, no-frills travel, Tread Lite 4×4 hire offers you everything you need & nothing you don’t, for the journey of a lifetime.
We’ve Got You Covered
With low excess deposits, all our vehicles include comprehensive insurance cover ensuing peace of mind while travelling throughout South Africa.
24 Hour Roadside Assistance
Each vehicle is equipped with an emergency tracker which automatically alerts us in the case of an accident. 24 hour assistance is available throughout your stay.