Tread Lite 4 x 4 hire offers Self Drive Safaris specialising in 4×4 rentals in South Africa and has offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. 

Your Self Drive Safari Starts Here

Choose your 4×4 rental and secure your travel dates today for the adventure of a lifetime.

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 or Durban we will happily have the car ready and waiting for you on arrival – a small pick up or drop off fee may be included.

Our off-road rental rates are valid for travel within South Africa. Cross-border adventures into our neighbouring regions (Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, etc) may attract additional surcharges. Please contact us for a quotation. 


GEN3 1.3 Jimny

Our daily rental rates include all the gear you need for your travels to Southern Africa.



All-New GEN4 1.5 GLX Jimny

Our daily rental rates include all the gear you need for your travels to Southern Africa.

Low Season

10 January 2022 to 30 August 2022

*Note April Exclusion*

High Season

10 April 2022 to 23 April 2022

01 September 2022 to 10 January 2022

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.

We’ve Got You Covered

Comprehensive Insurance

All our vehicles include comprehensive insurance cover with MiWay Business Insurance ensuing peace of mind while travelling.

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.

Discover South Africa on a self drive vacation with Tread Lite 4x4 hire and our Jimny Rentals