TREAD LITE 4×4 HIRE
So much more than just a 4×4 rental company.
A Passion for Minimalist, Low-Impact Travel
We are South African 4×4 rental self-drive experts offering you off-road vehicles and equipment to discover the best of Southern Africa with a focus on simplistic travel.
Tread Lite 4×4 hire is so much more than just a 4×4 rental company. Our travel services allow you to slow down, connect and discover the wonders of a self-drive vacation through Southern Africa, in a vehicle which 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.
Born out of a passion for exploring the diversity of Southern Africa, Tread lite 4×4 hire is a local travel business owned and managed by brothers Grant & Stuart Parker in South Africa. With our small team, we offer highly personalised travel service from start to finish with a focus on minimalist travel. We believe in the importance of removing the clutter to allow you to truly experience the magic of a Southern Africa safari.
As a family we grew up traveling and camping throughout South Africa. Our hope is Tread Lite 4×4 hire will help you experience the beauty of our country as we have.
Our passion and admiration for the Suzuki Jimny began many years ago when Stuart purchased a Jimny for his travel adventures across Southern Africa. While packing for each adventure, Stuart developed an appreciation for minimalist travel – learning to leave the non-essentials and keeping the essentials. While out on his travels, his love for the simplistic travel life was born.
A belief in the power of travel!
We believein the power of travel to affect positive change on you, the traveller. By exposing you to foreign cultures, travel broadens your horizons, giving you a greater respect and understanding of humanity. Immersing yourself in the natural heritage of a distant country allows you to connect with your inner being, rejuvenating your soul and giving you a greater appreciation for the world we live in.
The power to transform your ideologies & understanding of the world around you.
The power to transform local communities through job creation & international exposure.
Protect The Environment
The power to transform and protect the natural environment through responsible tourism.
Creating Positive Change
Importantly, we believe in the power that travel has to transform and create positive change. As a conscious traveller, your hard earned travel spend contributes directly to poverty alleviation, creating employment opportunities, and improving the lives of the people you meet along the
way. But it goes beyond that, your desire to travel gives others purpose. Think of the safari guide in the Kruger National Park waiting to show you the big five on a game drive. Or the men and women who dedicate their time to creating African crafts by hand to sell to you at the local market. Everywhere you travel, there are opportunity to leave a mark, enriching your life and those you who’s path you cross along the way.
Protecting Our Environment
We believe travel plays a critical role in conserving and protecting our natural environment.
By travelling to the far reaches of South Africa through the many national parks, private reserves and heritage sites you are directly contributing to the protection and sustainability of these regions. Being a responsible traveller is however important in ensuring the long term protection of our natural heritage. This includes travelling with awareness and showing respect for the places you visit.
Making Travel Accessible
Lastly, TREAD LITE 4×4 hire believes that travel should be accessible for all.
Our affordable rental rates make your South Africa vacation a reality. As a conscious traveller, we encourage you to embrace the journey, experience the wonders of South Africa, and make a positive impact as you tread lightly across our beautiful land. Our vehicles (and travel support services), allow you to slow down, connect, and discover the wonders of a self-drive vacation through South Africa.
To create memorable self-drive vacations to Africa.
It is our mission to help you experience South Africa at your own pace on a 4×4 self-drive safari.
Our vehicles (and travel support services), allow you to slow down, connect and discover the wonders of a self-drive vacation through South Africa. With a passion for simplistic, no frills travel, Tread Lite 4×4 hire offers you everything you need for the journey of a life-time, and nothing more.