Off-Roading with A Caravan

Off-Roading with A Caravan


Caravanning is a popular camping choice among South Africans. With our country’s internationally renowned natural beauty, we are spoilt for choice regarding camping locations. Most camping locations also offer caravan parks to allow people to bring some comfort to the great outdoors. Unfortunately, most roads leading to these campsites are gravel. Rough terrain can cause damage to a caravan if it is not appropriately reinforced to deal with the shakes and bumps. Luckily, Kennis Caravans & Motorhomes offers a selection of off-road caravans with which to traverse these roads.

As with off-road vehicles, these caravans feature raised and reinforced chassis and suspension systems with off-road tyres for maximised grip. Therefore, they can handle uneven terrain by letting the long-travel suspension and off-road tyres deal with the bumps. Bakkies and SUVs are common daily drivers and often used to tow caravans on holidays. These vehicles can easily handle off-road terrain, and with a caravan that can do the same, you will have much less to be worried about while on holiday. Today, we will look at some of the available options from Kennis.

Off-Road Caravans


Kennis offers a selection of pre-owned caravans for sale. Included in this selection is some of Jurgens’s Safari Xcape models. This caravan is specifically designed to be a compact off-road mobile home for camping and outdoor adventuring. With its compact body design, the Xcape glides over rough terrain. This is made possible by the raised and reinforced chassis and the off-road suspension and tyres fitted to the Xcape. The newer models also incorporate protective body linings to prevent damage from flying debris and stones.

Both Safari Xcape and Xplorer models run on single axles to optimise tilting movement while on rough terrain. With a double-axle caravan, tilting can put unnecessary stress on the chassis and body, possibly causing damage in bumpy going. These off-roaders offer room enough for two people to sleep in, with pop-up roofs for air ventilation when parked. Bringing comfort to the outdoors also includes having the necessary equipment to prepare food. This includes a kitchenette supplied with gas as a mobile source of energy for cooking food and making delicious meals.

Keeping your food and drink cold and fresh is also very important when camping. Therefore, the Xcape has a fridge to ensure that your food does not become spoilt or your beverages warm. South Africa has a harsh climate and in the Bushveld, temperatures can reach 40 °C or more in summer. With an off-road caravan that caters for these situations, your camping experience will be more enjoyable. Now, you can take the basic comforts of home with you on almost any road or trail that you wish to travel on. With an off-road caravan hooked to your vehicle, the possibilities are virtually endless.

Kennis Caravans & Motorhomes is your one-stop shop for outdoor and off-road gear and equipment. Apart from selling off-road caravans, we also have a 4x4 fitment centre with off-roading parts for your vehicle. For more information, please browse our website for details. Choose Kennis for quality equipment and essentials the next time you head out on an African adventure.

The performance and functionality of your off-road vehicle can sometimes be the difference between getting to your destination and breaking down or getting stuck on the way there. Therefore, we offer various power upgrades for your vehicle as well. At 4x4 @ Kennis, we can install a 12-V fridge, dual batteries, an additional fuel tank, and even solar panels for your vehicle. We also offer air suspension and suspension upgrades and reinforcement to increase the functionality of your vehicle over rough and uneven terrain. Winches and snorkels will also come in handy when the road leads through a river.

The performance of your off-road vehicle is critical to the success of your journey. Tackling steep routes requires the vehicle to perform at optimal levels. Therefore, 4x4 @ Kennis also offers performance upgrades for your vehicle. We can fit your off-roader with a performance exhaust, ECU chip, and performance brakes to ensure that your vehicle has what it takes to cope with almost any terrain in its way. In conclusion, we can transform your regular double-cab bakkie into a working off-roader that will feel at home on virtually any taxing surface.

Kennis Caravans & Motorhomes offers a wide selection of used caravans, motorhomes, and trailers for sale. 4x4 @ Kennis will get your vehicle ready and in shape to not only handle the great outdoors, but also hook up the caravan and bring the whole family along. For more information on our available products for your off-road vehicle, feel free to peruse our website for images and specifications.

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