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discoverer 4 motorhome hire south africa
Features:  Manual  2011  2.3 Litre Turbo Diesel  Toilet  Shower  Air Conditioning  Fridge/Freezer  Gas Stove  Microwave  4 people  toilet  shower 

Based on the award-winning Iveco 35S14 chassis, this roomy and luxurious camper sleeps four adults, and will ensure that your holiday is as comfortable as it can be.

Features include:
Radio/CD/MP3
Hot/cold running water
Two plate gas stove
80 lt. built-in fridge/freezer
Air conditioning in the cabin
220V air conditioning in the living unit
Built-in safe
Microwave
Chemical cassette toilet with separate wash basin
Shower
Roof ventilator
2.3 lt. Turbo inter-cooled commonrail diesel engine with 5-speed
Manual gearboxes.

Specifications
Sleeps four adults
70 lt fuel tank
60 lt water tank
Hot and cold water
2 bucket seats in cabin
hand-held shower
Lockable safe
 
Dimensions:
Main bed 1: 1300 x 2010 mm
Main bed 2: 1250 x 2000 mm
Length: 6800 mm
Height: 2780 mm
Width: 2170 mm
Interior height: 1920 mm

Please note: All vehicles come complete with cutlery, stainless steel crockery, bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, camping table,
camping chairs and road maps. Be assured of a complete inventory. Slight changes to interiors and chassis can occur. We reserve the right to make improvements and/or changes without prior notice.

Driving licence
Please note if you have a foreign drivers licence you are required to produce both your national drivers licence as well as a international drivers licence.

Please note:
Campervan/Motorhome/4x4 Camper types displayed are for illustration purposes only. Actual vehicle may vary from photographs and illustrations.
The operator reserves the right to change specs and/or supply similar or higher class vehicle for the advertised price without notification.
***Please note floor-plans and interior shots are indicative only***

Energi Campers South Africa information

The supplier was started in 1991 in Durban. Since then we have grown from strenght to strenght, and are now situated close to Johannesburg International Airport, in Cape Town and in Windhoek, Namibia.

The supplier is a family operated rental company specializing in only motorhome rental for the individual as well as for group tours.

This means that we can concentrate only on one type of leisure vehicle (a motorhome), and all our resources are therefor used to present a top quality product at affordable rates.

We know motorhomes, and also know that travelling by motorhome is the best way to enjoy and experience Africa with all its wide open spaces and natural beauty. We have four models to choose from. They range from the four berth Iveco Discoverer 4, the spacious 6-berth Iveco Discoverer 6, and now also the tough Nissan Patrol 4x4 Discoverer X. Whatever your needs, we're sure to have a motorhome that is suited for you.
DAYS COST PER DAY
5-7 R 1555.50
8-28 R 1500.60
29+ R 1464.00
These prices are for pick ups this week.
Prices may vary according to seasonality.

Energi Campers South Africa Rental Terms for travel between 01-Nov-2013 and 31-Oct-2014

Upon confirmation of this booking a non-refundable deposit will be taken from your nominated credit.  This will secure your booking. In addition to this, the following terms and conditions apply:

1. Hire of camper

Energi Campers (the owner) hires to the customer this vehicle in terms of these general conditions of hire.

2. Deposit and hire charges
(a) The customer shall sign a credit card imprint on collection of the camper. This is not returned to them immediately after the rental and will be kept for a further 3 months after the end of the hire period for traffic fines and unreported accidents.
(b) The hire charges, at the rates signed for, are payable in advance unless otherwise arranged.
(c) The customer shall pay for any damaged item that belongs to the owner when an excess applies.

3. Rental Period
(a) The initial period for which the Camper is hired shall be stated on the contract.
(b) The hire period shall commence when the customer takes delivery of the Camper, and shall end when the owner accepts the return of the camper.

4. Camper in good order & Conditions
(a) The camper shall be deemed to be in good order and repair and fit for the purposes for which it is intended when delivered to the customer, unless the customer notifies the owner of any defects immediately on taking delivery of said camper,
(b) The owner shall, in its sole discretion decide whether the camper is defective or unfit for the purpose for which it is intended, and shall be entitled to terminate this agreement and refund the deposit and any hire charge paid, or shall replace the defective camper.

5. Breakdowns and Repairs
(a) The customer shall, maintain the camper and its belongings, in good running order and repair to the standards required by the owner until the camper is returned to the owner.
(b) All campers are current models, but minor problems can always arise. Minor repairs done while travelling by the customer could be reimbursed on presentation of a receipt on return. The customer shall immediately notify the owner of any breakdown. The owner shall be entitled to repair or replace the camper at his cost, unless the owner in its sole discretion, determines that the breakdown is due to improper use or involved in an accident caused by hirer or third party, in which event the customer shall on demand, reimburse the owner with all costs incurred as a result of the breakdown.
(c) The customer shall return the camper in a clean state and in good order and repair, fair wear and tear excepted. In the event of the camper or any of its belongings being lost destroyed or damaged as a result of any cause prior to the return of the camper, the customer shall be liable to make good the replacement cost thereof and hire charges continue until the customer has paid for or replaced the lost camper and/or its belongings.
(d) The supplier must be allowed a realistic time frame to attend to any breakdown or problem before any lost time claim can be successful. As a rule, 24 hours should be sufficient to solve a problem before claims can be submitted. Air conditioner and fridge failures can take longer depending on the country in which the customer is travelling. We also do not take responsibility for ANY damages or claims arising out of fast speeds and/or long distance driving on the washboard roads (especially C-roads) in Namibia. These include all air conditioners, radiators, tyres and suspension systems.

6. Use of camper
(a) The customer acknowledges that he is aware of the purpose for which the vehicle was designed, as well as all safety and maintenance procedures which are required of the vehicle by any lawful authority, and shall only use the vehicle for such purpose, and shall comply with all such safety and maintenance procedures. The customer shall be liable to and hereby indemnifies the owner for all damage or loss suffered by the owner should the vehicle be used for any other purpose, or should the customer fail to comply with any required safety and maintenance procedures.
(b) The customer shall use the camper at its own risk. The customer shall have no claim of any nature against the owner of the vehicle, for any loss suffered or damages sustained by the customer arising from any cause, including, without any limitation, the use of the camper and provisions thereof. The supplier also does not take responsibility from damages arising out of fast speeds and long distances driven on the washboard roads in Namibia. Damages caused by Act Of God incidents e.g. flash floods, lightning strikes falling tree branches, sand storms, hail and storm damages are not covered by insurance waivers

7. Access
(a) The customer shall, at all times, be fully responsible for the camper prior to the return thereof, and shall return it to the owner at the expiry of the hire period or on cancellation of the agreement.
(b) The owner shall at all reasonable times be entitled to have access to the camper, for the purpose of inspecting or repairing the vehicle.

8. General
(a) The supplier, the owners, will be responsible for hotel or other accommodation due to the immobilisation of the vehicle for reasons beyond the fault of the driver, and will make refunds for time lost while the vehicle is being repaired, at their sole discretion.
(b) The customer is liable for all traffic offences incurred whilst the vehicle is on hire.
(c) Refrigerators,stoves, air conditioners and microwave are checked by the owner and the client before commencement of the rental, consequently the supplier does not accept liability for any possible malfunction of these units during the rental period.
(d) The vehicle must be returned by no later than 16h00 on the last day of hire or an extra day could be charged.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Permitted area of travel (for Discoverer 4,6 and Fun models)
All campers are allowed to travel on any properly tarred surface. Good smooth sand roads (non-corrugated) are also permitted. There are areas however that are not suitable for driving with a camper. These are: the Swartberg Pass (SA), the Sani Pass (SA), Kalahari Gemsbok Park (also called Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park), The road to the Sentech Towers in Marakele Park (SA), Baviaanskloof Pass (SA), all of Mozambique, all of Malawi, all of Angola, Zambia further than Livingstone, all 4x4 trails, the Skeleton Coast Park (Namibia), the short road from Hobas to the Viewpoint (Fish River Canyon), Van Zyl's Pass (Namibia), any sand dune, Sandwich Harbour (Namibia), the entire Kaokoland (Namibia), the Okavango Delta (Botswana) the Makgadigadi Pans (Botswana), narrow and steep single lane mountain passes and any road in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia that do not adhere to the condition of roads as mentioned above. D,G or F marked roads in Namibia(e.g. D4130 etc). Travelling in Zimbabwe is not allowed, since items like fuel or food are currently not always available. We also do not take responsibility for ANY damages or claims arising out of fast speeds and/or long distance driving on the washboard roads (especially C-roads) in Namibia. These include all air conditioners, radiators, tyres and suspension systems. Due to weather circumstances the supplier has the right to restrict road or areas.  

Telephone costs
The supplier does not reimburse costs incurred through telephone calls to offices. The customer is advised to purchase a local SIM card instead. The costs for local calls are usually much cheaper.

Vehicle substitution
The supplier reserves the right to substitute, under special circumstances, the desired vehicle with an equal or better vehicle without prior notice before the start of any rental period.
If a vehicle needs to be substituted because of an accident or mechanical problems, and the hirer refuses to accept this replacement vehicle as stipulated above, the hirer is seen to terminate the contract, and no reimbursements will apply.
Vehicle substitution replacement costs because of an accident or mechanical failure resulting in non-drivable caused by own fault or negligence, water damages or Act Of God (legal term) damages (floods, strong winds, storms or lightning) will be for the hirers' account. This includes towing the damaged vehicle to the nearest depot.
We also do not reimburse costs made through telephone calls. The client is advised to purchase a local SIM card. These costs are usually much cheaper.
Driving distances can be great and the supplier must be given a realistic time to cover a distance before lost holiday time becomes a factor for a claim submission. Non-essential items like air conditioners can take longer (up to two days) to be repaired, depending on the country or area the customer is travelling in. As a general rule The supplier has 24 hours at its disposal, starting from the time we are informed of the breakdown to solve a problem before lost-time compensation becomes applicable. In other countries like Namibia (for example the Caprivi Strip), Botswana or Zambia, a more realistic time is sometimes needed. We also do not take responsibility for ANY damages or claims arising out of fast speeds and/or long distance driving on the washboard roads (especially C-roads) in Namibia. These include all air conditioners, radiators, tyres and suspension systems.

Breakdowns
In the unlikely event that a breakdown occurs, please contact the stand-by mechanic on the number as per your contract. Before phoning, please consult your Info Book. It might not be necessary to make contact. Please state your breakdown and listen to the mechanic. He has proper knowledge on mechanical issues. The mechanic will ask certain questions relating to oil and water levels, warning lights etc. Please follow their instructions carefully. His advice will also be the best in the situation. Please always follow the advice of the mechanic. This is very important to avoid further damages.

Accidents
By law all accidents must be reported to the supplier and the local Police within 24 hrs.
Failing to report accidents voids all insurance cover and the hirer becomes fully liable for all costs.
If the rental vehicle is involved in an accident or Vis Major incidents and is not drivable, a replacement vehicle, if available, may be collected from the closest branch at costs of the hirer.
Take as many photographs of all vehicles involved as well as persons involved and their drivers licenses.
Obtain an AR (accident report) number form the police on the scene. This proves the accident was registered by the police.
Fill in the accident form in the back of your Info Book.
If the hirer requires a replacement vehicle to be delivered, then these charges will be for the hirer's account. None of the excess reduction options (CDW) cover this process.
The hirer is responsible for the full recovery (e.g. towing) of the damaged vehicle to the original rental depot.
Should there be no replacement vehicle available, no refund for lost rental days will be considered.
If the hirer is unable or unwilling to take a replacement vehicle, no refunds for early termination of the contract will apply.
No refund of rental days lost will be considered during the period in which a replacement vehicle is being arranged.
Should the hirer continue with a replacement vehicle then a new rental contract and insurance conditions will apply.

Currency fluctuations
All credit card transactions are conducted in South African Rand (ZAR). Due to exchange rate fluctuations there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. If a credit card is presented as payment, the credit card holder will be jointly and severally liable as a customer.

Drivers license
A valid non-endorsed national driver's license together with a valid international drivers license is required. Drivers must be 21 years or older (23 years of age is applicable for 4x4 vehicles - see under our 4x4 terms further down this document).
 
Personal injury and belongings
Personal injury and belongings are not covered by the supplier's insurance. The client is therefore responsible to obtain his or her own travel insurance in advance.

Traffic fines/ penalty
Should the customer receive a traffic fine(s), the supplier will notify the customer via email. The amount of the fine plus an additional admin fee of R150 will be charged to the customers' credit card. On request, the supplier will email a scanned copy of these fines. It can take up to three months for traffic fines to reach the office.

E-toll fees
All major Gauteng highways will be subjected to toll fees. These costs are billed per kilometer. All motorhomes travelling on the amongst others the N1, N3, N12, R24 and R21 roads will be billed monthly by the government. To cover these costs, the supplier will ask for a small once-off cost. To simplify matters, the supplier has decided on a fixed fee. This fixed fee includes the travel distance and admin fee. This will only apply for customers driving in Gauteng. To depart from and arrive at the depot in Benoni, Johannesburg you will probably make use of these new toll roads.

INSURANCE CDW (Collision Damage Waiver)
Minimum age of driver is 21 years with valid international and national drivers license. Basic excess is applicable on all vehicles involved in a collision or accident – this is R45 000. This is included in the rental contract. If this option is taken, the hirer is liable for the first R45 000 damage to a vehicle or third party vehicle / property. This excess can be paid by cash or credit card (a manual imprint of the credit card will be taken) and the amount will have to be authorised by the bank). Taking the following options can reduce this excess:
CDW Midi is from 3 days onwards. This daily fee reduces the excess to R19000
CDW Maxi is from 8 days onwards. This reduces the excess to Nil (see exclusions below).

The hirer is responsible for the following damages under all circumstances with no CDW waiver applicable:
- Engine damages due to negligence or abuse (e.g. failed to respond to dashboard warning lights).
- Clutch failure due to driver abuse (e.g. burnt pressure plate due to excessive slipping, shredded clutch plate).
- Any water damages due to water entering the engine or drive shafts.
- Roll-over damages of any kind without exception - whether speed, loss of control or steep tracks related.
- Act of God (legal term) incidents like sand storms, hail storms, lightning strikes and flood damages.
- Illegal behaviour, negligence, or a breach of law (e.g. speeding, illegal parking, driving on the wrong side)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving on restricted roads / areas.
- Vehicle was driven by person other than permitted driver.
- Towing costs, if required, for all above damages.

Roll-over explanation
a Roll-over is defined as a vehicle sustaining all types of damage due to not being in its normal position – on all 4 wheels. Just by lying on its side a vehicle is seen as a rolled-over. Roll-overs that were not caused by a collision are not covered by any CDW insurance. These incident occur very rarely and should never happen if the driver sticks to the speed limit, scans the road ahead and is fully awake.

Towing cost
In case of damage to any part of a motorhome it must be assessed if the unit is drivable. If not, the vehicle must be towed to the nearest depot by a reputable towing company authorized by the supplier. Towing and recovery costs arising due to any type of accident is to be paid for by the customer irrespective of CDW.

Vehicles (two-wheel drive)
The supplier has the largest camper fleet in Africa, and growing continuously.  The supplier's fleet is no older than 2010 and consists only of good condition vehicles.

4X4 models:
 
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS for the Discoverer X and DJ ( in additional to above conditions)
 
Please also read your info book provided to you during collection of your vehicle. Many tips and important info are contained therein.
 
Driving a 4x4 properly takes years of skill. The car only does what you tell it to, not the other way around. Drive within your abilities and do not take unnecessary risks. You are much more important than the car. Please read your info book for proper operation of your 4x4.
 
Depot Hours for colloection and drop-off
The supplier has branches in Windhoek, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Office hours are Mon-Fri from 7h30 to 16h00. The offices are closed on 25 Dec, 1 Jan and Easter Sundays. Sundays and public holiday subject to a surcharge.
 
Transfer - only pick-up. Drop-off to nearest airport remains free.
Johannesburg Airport to Johannesburg depot: R 120 per person
Cape Town Airport to Cape Town depot: R 220 per person
Windhoek Airport to Windhoek depot: R135 per person
Sunday and public holiday surcharge: R350 per contract
Children under 12 years free transfer

Transfer back to airport free. Transfer to location after rental period other than nearest airport on request. An extra transfer fee could be applicable.

Seasonal rentals
1 July to 30 November- the high season
1 December to 30 June- the middle season
 
Accidents:
The risk of an accident in Africa is many times higher at night than during the day.
By law all accidents must be reported to the supplier and the local Police within 24 hrs. If you are in a remote area  all reasonable effort must be made to report an accident within this time-frame.
Failing to report accidents voids all insurance cover and the hirer becomes fully liable for all cost.
Take as many photographs of all vehicles involved as well as involved persons and their drivers licenses and their personal details.
Obtain an AR (accident report) number form the police on the scene. This proves the accident was registered by the police.
If the rental vehicle is involved in an accident or Vis Major incidents and is not drivable, a replacement vehicle, if available, may be collected from the closest branch.
If the hirer requires a replacement vehicle to be delivered, then these charges will be for the hirer's account. None of the excess reduction options cover this process.
The hirer is responsible for the full recovery (e.g. towing) of the damaged vehicle to the original rental depot.
Should there be no replacement vehicle available, no refund for lost rental days will be considered.
If the hirer is unable or unwilling to take a replacement vehicle, no refunds for early termination of the contract will apply.
No refund of rental days lost will be considered during the period in which a replacement vehicle is being organized.
Should the hirer continue with a replacement vehicle then a new rental contract and insurance conditions will apply.
 
Personal injury and personal belongings
Personal injury and personal belongings are not covered by our insurance. The client is therefore responsible to obtain his or her own travel insurance.
 
Hirer responsibilities
The hirer is liable for the vehicle for the full period of the reservation and for basic maintenance of the vehicle during the rental period.
You are expected to check the following every 1000 km: Water levels, oil levels, tyre pressure and battery water.
You are responsible for the following damages under all circumstances with no CDW waiver applicable:
Engine damages due to negligence or abuse (e.g. failed to respond to dashboard warning lights).
Clutch and/or drive shaft failures due to driver abuse like slipping the clutch. Damages like these could be caused by adverse road conditions like soft sand, pot holes etc.
Water damage due to water entering the engine or drive shafts.
Gearbox and/or drive shaft damage due to abuse or damage caused by driving through pot holes.
Driving in restricted areas.
Driving in 4x4 high or low range mode on tarred roads
Illegal behaviour, negligence, or a breach of law (e.g. speeding, illegal parking, driving on the wrong side of the road)
Roll-over damages of any kind – whether speed, poor road conditions, cattle grids or steep tracks related.
Act Of God (legal term used) incidents like storm, hail, lightning strikes, strong winds and flood damages.
Towing costs , if required, for all above damages to the drop-off depot.
The supplier strongly advices customers not to drive after sunset. Risk of an accident in Africa is much higher in the dark.
 
Currency fluctuations
All credit card transactions are conducted in South African Rand (ZAR). Due to exchange rate fluctuations there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. If a credit card is presented as payment, the credit card holder will be jointly and severally liable as a customer. The supplier does not accept American Express and Diners Club cards.

Drivers license
A valid non-endorsed international driver's license together with the national drivers license is required. Drivers must be 23 years or older for our 4x4 vehicles. SA citizens only need to present their valid drivers license.
 
Repairs
Repairs of up to R1200 may be undertaken without authorization and will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts depending on the chosen CDW option. When over R1200 the supplier needs to be contacted for authorization.
 
Vehicle substitution
The supplier reserves the right to substitute under special circumstances the desired vehicle with an equal or better vehicle without prior notice before the start of any rental period.
If a vehicle needs to be substituted because of an accident or mechanical problems, and the hirer refuses to accept a replacement vehicle as stipulated above, the hirer is seen to terminate the contract, and no reimbursements apply.
Driving distances can be great and the supplier must be given a realistic time to cover a distance before lost holiday time becomes a factor for a claim submission. Non-essential items like air conditioners can take longer (up to two days) to be repaired, depending on the country or area the customer is travelling in. As a general rule the supplier has 24 hours at its disposal from the time the breakdown has been communicated to us to solve a problem before lost-time compensation becomes applicable. In other countries like Namibia (example: Caprivi Strip), Botswana (example: Chobe, Moremi) or Zambia, up to 48 hours may be needed.

Change of requested vehicle
The supplier reserve the right to substitute a comparable or superior vehicle should the requested vehicle not be available due to unforeseen circumstances. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the hirer to any refund.

Breakdowns
In the unlikely event that a breakdown occurs, please contact the stand-by mechanic on the number as per your contract. Before phoning, please consult your Info Book. It might not be necessary to make contact. Please state your breakdown and listen to the mechanic. He has proper knowledge on mechanical issues. The mechanic will ask certain questions relating to oil and water levels, warning lights etc. Please follow their instructions carefully. His advice will also be the best in the situation. Please always follow the advice of the mechanic. This is very important to avoid further damages.
 
Insurance options Discoverer X and DJ
The maximum risk on the Discoverer FunX and DJ for the customer is R45 000 under normal circumstances. This is included in the rental contract. If this option is taken, the hirer is liable for the first R45 000 damage to a vehicle or third party vehicle or property. The excess can be paid by cash or credit card (a manual imprint of the credit card will be taken and the amount will have to be authorized by the bank).
 
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) options:
We offer 2 insurance excess reduction options. To reduce the R45000 excess one of the following options can be chosen:
CDW Midi is from 3 days onwards. This daily fee reduces the excess to R19000
CDW Maxi is from 8 days onwards. This reduces the excess to Nil (see exclusions below).

CDW Exclusions:
The hirer will be fully liable for any damage to the supplier or third party vehicle or property (CDW is cancelled and maximum damage as per quote is payable by the customer) under the following circumstances:
- The terms of the rental contract are breached.
- Damage to the vehicle is caused by careless or reckless driving.
- Damages caused by flash floods, lightning strikes, hard winds, sand storms, tree damages and/or hail (Act of God clause).
- Any damage or mechanical failure sustained while driving on any 4x4 man-made leisure track specially designed for the purpose of leisure or testing your off-road driving abilities and usually require an entrance fee to make use of.
- Damage to the vehicle caused by incorrect use of the clutch, gearbox (using 4x4 mode while driving on tar roads).
- Damages to the drive shafts due to pot holes, drifts or any other obstacle.
- Illegal behaviour, negligence, or a breach of law (e.g. speeding, illegal parking, driving on the wrong side)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving on restricted roads / areas.
- Water submersion or water damages in engine or drive shafts are caused.
- Any roll-over damages of any kind – no matter at what speed or how it happened.
- Failure to switch off the engine when dashboard lights indicate a major problem e.g. oil light, radiator water level or temperature gauge.
- Vehicle was driven by person other than permitted driver.

CDW terms  for Mozambique
You are allowed to drive your 4x4 camper in Mozambique. However, this country is not fully geared for self-drive as yet. This does not mean that self-drive is not possible. For travelling in or through this beautiful country an extra CDW excess is applicable. There is a separate excess of R7000 or any damage to the vehicle.  In the event of the vehicle having to be towed, the customer will arrange to have the vehicle towed to the South African side of the Komatipoort border. The towing costs, as well as any other damages related to the towing of the vehicle, do not form part of this excess. These costs will be for the customer's account.
 
Cancellation fees
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:
93 days before departure date: 10% of total costs
63 days before departure date: 25% of total costs
33 days before departure date: 50% of total costs
10 days or no-show: 100% of total costs

Amendments to standard FIT: R250 per amendment
 
Parking / speeding traffic offences
Should the customer receive a traffic fine(s), The supplier will notify the customer via email. The amount of the fine plus an additional admin fee of R150 will be charged to the customers' credit card. On request, The supplier will email a scanned copy of these fines. It can take up to three months for traffic fines to reach office,
 
Permitted areas of travel for the Discoverer X and DJ
Vehicles may be taken into South Africa's neighbouring states but are not allowed into Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania or Malawi. Driving on 4x4 leisure Tracks that require an entrance fee or club membership are also not allowed.
All insurance cover is void if vehicles enter these prohibited areas and will result in a breach of contract.
The 4x4 is used for driving terrain that is usually inaccessible with a normal two-wheel drive vehicle.
Dangerous and irresponsible manoeuvres to test the abilities of the camper to the limit are not allowed under any circumstances as they are dangerous. Towing costs up until inside the border of South Africa are for the customer's account.
The supplier reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions, political situations or any other reason.
Any driving on sand dunes and the Van Zyl's Pass in Namibia is not allowed. Remember that you should never test the abilities of the Discoverer X and DJ to the fullest, and that you will be liable for the full repair costs if accidents, mechanical damage or roll-overs happen here. Please ensure that the departure, approach and roll angles are observed as in the info manual of the Discoverer X and DJ. Due to adverse weather circumstances The supplier has the right to restrict road or areas.

4x4 vehicles
The supplier has the largest camper fleet in Africa, and growing continuously. 4x4 fleet is no older than 2011 and consists only of good condition vehicles.

All  4x4 vehicles come complete with cutlery, crockery, bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, camping table, camping chairs and camp guide with road maps. Be assured of a complete inventory.
 
Illustrations and text in any of the supplier's brochures and on its websites are only a representation of the vehicle depicted. Variances in the vehicle(s) offered for rental could occur due to modifications and / or upgrades to the vehicle design. The supplier reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes  to layouts, conditions as depicted above and other specifications without prior notice.

Terms of booking on this website

Information disclaimer
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Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 1.95% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.

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If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Amendments
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.

Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.


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Energi Campers South Africa Insurance

Two-wheel drive motorhomes:

INSURANCE CDW
(Collision Damage Waiver)
Minimum age of driver is 21 years with valid international and national drivers license. Basic excess is applicable on all vehicles involved in a collision or accident – this is R45 000. This is included in the rental contract. If this option is taken, the hirer is liable for the first R45 000 damage to a vehicle or third party vehicle / property. This excess can be paid by cash or credit card (a manual imprint of the credit card will be taken) and the amount will have to be authorised by the bank). Taking the following options can reduce this excess:
CDW Midi is from 3 days onwards. This daily fee reduces the excess to R19000
CDW Maxi is from 8 days onwards. This reduces the excess to Nil (see exclusions below).

The hirer is responsible for the following damages under all circumstances with no CDW waiver applicable:
- Engine damages due to negligence or abuse (e.g. failed to respond to dashboard warning lights).
- Clutch failure due to driver abuse (e.g. burnt pressure plate due to excessive slipping, shredded clutch plate).
- Any water damages due to water entering the engine or drive shafts.
- Roll-over damages of any kind without exception - whether speed, loss of control or steep tracks related.
- Act of God (legal term) incidents like sand storms, hail storms, lightning strikes and flood damages.
- Illegal behaviour, negligence, or a breach of law (e.g. speeding, illegal parking, driving on the wrong side)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving on restricted roads / areas.
- Vehicle was driven by person other than permitted driver.
- Towing costs, if required, for all above damages.

4X4 models:

Insurance options Discoverer X and DJ
The maximum risk on the Discoverer FunX and DJ for the customer is R45 000 under normal circumstances. This is included in the rental contract. If this option is taken, the hirer is liable for the first R45 000 damage to a vehicle or third party vehicle or property. The excess can be paid by cash or credit card (a manual imprint of the credit card will be taken and the amount will have to be authorized by the bank).
 
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) options:
We offer 2 insurance excess reduction options. To reduce the R45000 excess one of the following options can be chosen:
CDW Midi is from 3 days onwards. This daily fee reduces the excess to R19000
CDW Maxi is from 8 days onwards. This reduces the excess to Nil (see exclusions below).

CDW Exclusions:
The hirer will be fully liable for any damage to the supplier or third party vehicle or property (CDW is cancelled and maximum damage as per quote is payable by the customer) under the following circumstances:
- The terms of the rental contract are breached.
- Damage to the vehicle is caused by careless or reckless driving.
- Damages caused by flash floods, lightning strikes, hard winds, sand storms, tree damages and/or hail (Act of God clause).
- Any damage or mechanical failure sustained while driving on any 4x4 man-made leisure track specially designed for the purpose of leisure or testing your off-road driving abilities and usually require an entrance fee to make use of.
- Damage to the vehicle caused by incorrect use of the clutch, gearbox (using 4x4 mode while driving on tar roads).
- Damages to the drive shafts due to pot holes, drifts or any other obstacle.
- Illegal behaviour, negligence, or a breach of law (e.g. speeding, illegal parking, driving on the wrong side)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving on restricted roads / areas.
- Water submersion or water damages in engine or drive shafts are caused.
- Any roll-over damages of any kind – no matter at what speed or how it happened.
- Failure to switch off the engine when dashboard lights indicate a major problem e.g. oil light, radiator water level or temperature gauge.
- Vehicle was driven by person other than permitted driver.

CDW terms  for Mozambique
You are allowed to drive your 4x4 camper in Mozambique. However, this country is not fully geared for self-drive as yet. This does not mean that self-drive is not possible. For travelling in or through this beautiful country an extra CDW excess is applicable. There is a separate excess of R7000 or any damage to the vehicle.  In the event of the vehicle having to be towed, the customer will arrange to have the vehicle towed to the South African side of the Komatipoort border. The towing costs, as well as any other damages related to the towing of the vehicle, do not form part of this excess. These costs will be for the customer's account.

Windhoek depot

Address: Plot 6 (Off the MR53) , Kappsfarm , Windhoek , NA

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: pick up 07:30 to 1500
Mon-Fri: drop off 07:30 to 1600
Closed on 25 Dec, 1 Jan and Easter Sundays. Weekends and public holidays on request.

Pick Up Instructions
If you would like us to transfer you from the airport, please choose this by selecting this as an extra while booking on this site. Otherwise simply come one of our depots to collect your vehicle.

Capetown depot

Address: Unit A Bouwers Industrial Park, Chrisopher Strake Road , Atlantis , Capetown , ZA

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: pick up 07:30 to 1500
Mon-Fri: drop off 07:30 to 1600
Closed on 25 Dec, 1 Jan and Easter Sundays. Weekends and public holidays on request.

Pick Up Instructions
If you would like us to transfer you from the airport, please choose this by selecting this as an extra while booking on this site. Otherwise simply come one of our depots to collect your vehicle.

Johannesburg depot

Address: 32 Stanley Road , Nortons Home Estates , Johannesburg , ZA

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: pick up 07:30 to 1500
Mon-Fri: drop off 07:30 to 1600
Closed on 25 Dec, 1 Jan and Easter Sundays. Weekends and public holidays on request.

Johannesburg International Airport depot

Johannesburg International Airport is a serviced non depot location.

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: pick up 07:30 to 1500
Mon-Fri: drop off 07:30 to 1600
Closed on 25 Dec, 1 Jan and Easter Sundays. Weekends and public holidays on request.

Airport PIck Ups
On arrival at the Airport you are welcomed by a Energi Campers representative holding a sign with your name on it. They will transfer you from the Airport to the depot for the processing of paperwork and pick up of your vehicle.

Drop Offs
At the end of your rental period, you will return the vehicle to the physical depot and be transfered back to the airport.
This service is covered in the Airport location fee attached to your rental charges

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