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Put Foot Rally 2017 – South Africa 4×4 Rentals Contribution

Put Foot Rally 2017 – SA4x4 Rentals Contribution

The Put Foot Rally is an Epic road trip where extraordinary people from all faces of the world come together to explore and experience the very best of Africa. Groups in a wide variety of weird vehicles, meet up at checkpoints located at the heart of each country. They meet up for awesome parties, and loads of giving back through hands-on charity work.

South Africa 4x4 Rental - Put Foot Rally - Carel Pienaar
South Africa 4×4 Rental – Put Foot Rally – Carel Pienaar

An epic adventure with challenges around every corner:

? Wild animals
? Deserts
? Canyons
? Mountain ranges
? Forests
? Lakes
? Oceans
? And National Parks

A chance to meet and people, experience different foods, cultures and traditions.

? 5 countries
? Checkpoints (5)
? 5 parties
? 8000 km
? 18 days
? 19 June 2017 to 6 July 2017
The most incredible opportunity to see the very best of Africa!!


1. South Africa – Cape Town – Table Mountain
2. Namibia – The Animal Kingdom – Etosha National Park
3. Zambia – Zambezi River – Victoria Falls
4. Malawi – Lake Malawi
5. Mozambique – Tropical Paradise

South Africa 4x4 Rentals - Put Foot Rally 2017
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Put Foot Rally 2017


The Put Foot Rally is all about not taking life too seriously, relying on your instinct, using a hammer to fix the unfixable and making roads where no wheels have travelled before. Most memorable journeys of this sort start with an exhaust pipe falling off after the first gravel road. It is not about who gets to a checkpoint first… but who can see and experience the most whirlwind journey.
South Africa 4x4 Rentals - Put Foot Rally - Carel Pienaar
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Put Foot Rally – Carel Pienaar
Contribution from South Africa 4×4 Rentals
Being a travel company, we fully understand the importance of adventure in life. We urge our clients to make the most of every adventure that they may find themselves on… Therefore, Carel Pienaar has decided to offer clients taking part in the rally 10% discount. This is just our way of making the adventure possible for everyone who wishes to partake in this once in a lifetime opportunity! Reserve your 4×4 today!!

Land Rover 4 x 4 Roll Over – Edwin van Wijngaarden

Roll Over of Land Rover – Edwin van Wijngaarden

I do find it amazing how clients can rent a 4×4 vehicle, have a good holiday, then proceed to write off the vehicle and on their return home ( Amsterdam, Netherlands ) run to their bank and reverse all payments made. The reason why Edwin van Wijngaarden and  Joke Poen features on this blog is that they have not paid for their rental. Did not pay the insurance excess after the roll over in the Mgadigadi Pans. PS – Big thank to the guys in the Jeep that assisted and towed them to Nata Lodge. Did not co-operate in the insurance claim and by not handing in the required documents which resulted in South Africa 4×4 absorbing a cost of R 415 000 to tow in and replace the Land Rover 110 Defender.

Thank you Edwin van Wijngaarden and Joke Poen ( what an appropriate name ). I have opened a case with the South Africa Police Services for Fraud, Theft and Damage to Property. SAPS is in the process of handing this matter to Interpol who will take up the matter in Amsterdam.


Edwin van Wijngaarden
Edwin van Wijngaarden with the rolled over Land Rover
Roll over. No payment of rental, insurance and vehicle damage. Edwin van Wijngaarden and Joke Poen.










I am sorry. Unacceptable !!

AfrikaBurn 2017 Discount on Rental

AfrikaBurn 2017!
What is AfrikaBurn you may ask? That is the question that most of us would like to know. What happens at this event? When does it take place?  Why is this event important? How do I get there?
AfrikaBurn is a community of participants that come together and create a wide variety of things like:
 Art
 Burning structures
 Costumes
 Performance
 Theme camps
 Music
 Mutant vehicles
South Africa 4x4 Rentals - Afrika Burn - Carel Pienaar
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Afrika Burn – Carel Pienaar

All this is created through the volunteer culture of the citizens of the Tankwa Town in the Karoo once a year.

The aim is to be radically inclusive and accessible to anyone. The touchstone of value in their culture will always immediacy:
 Experience before theory
 Moral relationships before politics
 Survival before services
 Roles before jobs
 Ritual before symbolism
 Work before vested interest
 Participant support before sponsorship
South Africa 4x4 Rentals - AfrikaBurn - Carel Pienaar
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – AfrikaBurn – Carel Pienaar

This event will take place from the 24th to the 30th of April 2017. Nothing will be for sale but ice at the event. There will be no vendors, no advertising and no branding. It is a decommodified zone with a gift economy that’s all about giving without expecting anything in return.

How to get there
The event takes place in the Tankwa Karoo, an arid semi-desert area located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
The event site-Stonehenge Private Reserve is approximately 300km north of Cape Town and located on the longest stretch of road in South Africa without petrol stations or nearby assistance. This road is the R355, which connects the towns Ceres in the south and Calvina in the north. And it eats tyres!!


South Africa 4×4 Rentals has decided to offer our clients going to this event 10% discount on our Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4 2.5 vehicles from our Cape Town branch. Carel Pienaar, director of South Africa 4×4 Rentals, believes that this event is a must see and has therefore decided on this amazing offer to clients from the Cape Town branch. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity now as it may never happen again!!
South Africa 4x4 Rentals - AfrikaBurn - Tankwa Town - Carel Pienaar
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – AfrikaBurn – Tankwa Town – Carel Pienaar

Unacceptable Rental Clients South Africa 4 x 4 Rental

South Africa 4×4 Rental has assisted over 2000 clients over the past 4 years with 4×4 rentals all over Africa. Up to date I have kept quiet about clients that abuses our vehicles. Damages our 4×4 vehicles ( I am not talking about a fender bender and a crack in the windscreen ) I am talking about major damages and then pretends that nothing is wrong or even worse make false claims for refunds. The best is how they try and black mail me into paying by threatening to go and write bad reviews on social media or Trip Advisor.Our contracts are clear on what we will do and we will not. It is very simple. We adjust our product at South Africa 4×4 rental to keep up and mostly ahead of the market on a yearly basis and we will continue to do so.

Going Forward

Up till today. NO MORE.

I am going to make full posts with photos where available from today about these clients. It so sad that it is always 2% of your clients that spoils the fun everyone is having. I am going to focus to keep the 98% happy, keep myself sane and happy. Need to take out the 2% that is negative, devoid of truth and in my opinion has no place on a 4×4 adventure and surely I do not want back as a client. I feel pitty when they come back in the future and will rent with another 4×4 company.


My Contact

Anyone that has a problem with the posts are welcome to contact me directly – Carel Pienaar – info@southafrica4x4.co.za

This is what you bring me back.