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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 4×4. You see, our fleet consists entirely of Suzuki Jimny’s, all fully equipped and ready for an epic adventure across our beautiful country. And the answer is simple really, we firmly believe that the Suzuki Jimny is the perfect vehicle for the conscious traveler looking for an adventurous self-drive holiday across South Africa.

Self drive vacations in South Africa with the Suzuki Jimny

On the road in the Suzuki Jimny

To expand on this however, we have put together five points on what we love about our cars and why they are a great fit for you.

1. Everything You Need & Nothing You Don’t

The Suzuki Jimny is a no-frills vehicle that offers you everything you need in a 4×4, and nothing you don’t. At Tread Lite 4×4 hire we believe in the value of minimalistic, low impact travel and the Suzuki Jimny offers exactly that. Inside, you have all the creature comforts you need within none of the bells and whistles – which if you honest with yourself, you probably don’t need. With power steering, electric windows, air-conditioning, ABS brakes, airbags and large windows from which to take in the scenery, what more do you really need. For your convenience we have also added a WiFi router with free GB’s so you can stay connected.    

Tread Lite 4x4 hire Suzuki Jimny Interior

Inside the Suzuki Jimny

For the campers, we have equipped our Jimny’s with all the gear you need for a comfortable stay out in the African wilderness. From a spacious dome tent to a fridge and cookware, it is all there for you with enough space left for your personal gear. You can view the full list on Our Vehicles page.

Inside one of our Suzuki Jimny's

Inside packed and ready to go

2. A Driver’s Car for the Adventurer at Heart

There is no doubt that the Suzuki Jimny is a driver’s car and built for the adventurous spirit. You only have to look at the massive following the vehicles have around the world to understand how much they are loved by their owners. Have a look at the Suzuki Owners Club here in South Africa. The Jimny is more than just a 4×4, it represents a way of life attuned to the kindled spirit who seeks adventure.

3. A Serious 4×4

Don’t mistake the vehicles size for an inability to tackle challenging off road conditions. The Suzuki Jimny is a serious off roader, capable of tacking most obstacles laid in front of it. We do not advocate bundu bashing (South African speak for disruptive off road driving), but it is comforting to know the vehicle will handle just about any challenge you offer it while out exploring our beautiful countryside.

4. An Affordable 4×4 Rental

Owing to the little Jimny’s size and simple mechanics, this is one of the most affordable 4×4’s out there. The 1.3L engine is light on fuel if you respect the speed limits, allowing you to travel that much further on your limited travel budget. Mechanically, they are a breeze to service with low maintenance costs which makes them a pleasure to have in our fleet.

All our Jimny’s are pre-loved vehicles which have been carefully selected to join our fleet. As second-hand vehicles, their purchase price is lower making them more affordable to rent. With all our vehicles maintained by Suzuki, we are confident in their reliability.

Camping with our Suzuki Jimny

5. A Rugged Look to Match the Journey 

Let’s be honest, the Suzuki Jimny looks the part! It’s rugged looks and compact design appeal to the minimalistic, adventurous traveler looking for a vehicle that can get you where you need to go, while being a part of the journey from start to finish.

The Jimny won’t get you to your destination at high speed and we left the kitchen sink (actually there is a small foldable washbasin) and satellite dish behind, but that is not what you want is it? As the saying goes – the journey is the destination! And when you there, you want to be out taking it all in!

Here at Tread Lite 4×4 hire, we love our Suzuki Jimny’s and are confident you will too. It is the perfect vehicle for you South Africa adventure.

ABOUT TREAD LITE 4×4 HIRE

We offer affordable, fun and adventurous 4×4 hire and self drive vacations to South Africa using our fully equipped and highly capable Suzuki Jimny’s. Everything you need for your self drive adventure and nothing you don’t.

OUR VEHICLES

All our Jimny’s are equipped with the essential’s for a comfortable self drive or camping vacation. We believe in minimalistic travel so we’ve left the bells and whistles behind.

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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.

Drive Lite Pay Lite

Our Drive Lite Pay Lite concept allows you to save on your overall rental costs by simply driving responsibly by monitoring the fair use of the vehicle throughout your stay.

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