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News and Travel Updates

Your portal for travel ideas, important information, and everything you need to help you with your travels to South Africa. 

TRAVEL ADVICE

Advice and updates to help you plan your self-drive or camping adventure through Southern Africa. 

Beach time on the Wild Coast

Beach time on the Wild Coast

The Wild Coast is a popular destination for our guests in our equipped Jimny 4x4 rentals. Here's what we love about it and where we recommend you stay. When you think about travelling to South Africa, the first thing that generally comes to mind is wildlife! With 19...

Driving tips for your South Africa road trip

Driving tips for your South Africa road trip

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Prepare for your SA road trip with these tips and rules when driving in South Africa. Being safe on the roads is critical to ensuring you have an enjoyable road trip in South Africa. South Africa has an excellent road...

Five travel resources to help you plan your South Africa Adventure

Five travel resources to help you plan your South Africa Adventure

You’ve secured your travel dates, booked your international flights, and confirmed your Tread Lite 4x4 rental with us (if you haven't click here). Now the fun begins – it is time to start planning your big adventure. If you have been planning your self-drive vacation...

Are Our Rental Vehicles Right for You?

Are Our Rental Vehicles Right for You?

So, you are planning a self-drive vacation to South Africa and have stumbled onto Tread Lite 4x4 hire. No doubt you have found other vehicle and 4x4 rental companies out there and now you are unsure which is right for you. Don’t worry, we here to help!  Below we have...

Why we use the Suzuki Jimny for your rental

Why we use the Suzuki Jimny for your rental

We are often asked by travelers planning a self-drive camping vacation to South Africa why we focus on the compact Suzuki Jimny as our rental 4x4. You see, our fleet consists entirely of Suzuki Jimny’s, all fully equipped and ready for an epic adventure across our...

ITINERARIES & TRAVEL IDEAS

Our itineraries, travel ideas and guest stories will help you find those hidden gems in Southern Africa to help you plot your route.

Beach time on the Wild Coast

Beach time on the Wild Coast

The Wild Coast is a popular destination for our guests in our equipped Jimny 4x4 rentals. Here's what we love about it and where we recommend you stay. When you think about travelling to South Africa, the first thing that generally comes to mind is wildlife! With 19...

Scaling Sani Pass in a Suzuki Jimny

Scaling Sani Pass in a Suzuki Jimny

Sani Pass is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s best mountain passes. Thousands of local and foreign travelers tackle the 4x4 mountain pass to take in sensational scenery and test their driving skills. Forming the border between Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal in South...

Botswana Lite

Botswana Lite

Our guests enjoyed the wonders of a Botswana self drive vacation in one of our Suzuki Jimny’s.

Searching For Tuskers In Tembe Elephant Park

Searching For Tuskers In Tembe Elephant Park

We parked our Suzuki Jimny outside the Mahlasela Hide in Tembe Elephant Park, gathered the camera gear and quietly climbed the stairs into the raised hide. It wasn’t 5 minutes before the first large tusker appeared. Graciously carrying his impressive tusks, the bull...

Namaqua Road Trip Sparks Jimny Love Affair.

Namaqua Road Trip Sparks Jimny Love Affair.

Late December 2018 we confirmed an exciting 15 day rental for an Australian brother & sister who wanted one of our equipped Suzuki Jimny rentals in Cape Town for an epic 5000Km road trip to Johannesburg via the Garden Route, Wild Coast, Drakensberg and the Kruger...

Pilanesberg Camping Escape

Pilanesberg Camping Escape

Explore the beauty and diversity of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve at the start or end of your self drive South Africa safari in one of our Tread Lite 4x4 hire Suzuki Jimny's. Base yourself at one of two camps for three nights while you search for the big five on a...

Seven Night Kruger National Park Camping Self Drive Safari

Seven Night Kruger National Park Camping Self Drive Safari

Explore one of Africa's most famous national parks on a self drive camping safari in one of our Tread Lite 4x4 hire Suzuki Jimny's. Camp in three different camps including one of the remote wilderness camps while you search for the big five on your seven night Kruger...

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