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With DriveMoz, you are Never Alone on your Mozambique Trips
New and experienced visitors to Mozambique all need some advice, assistance and support from time to time.First and formost, things change, unforeseen things happen to all of us. In a foreign country, with a foreign language and unknown rules and laws, it is important to have someone you can call or depend upon.
South Africa 4x4 Rental - DriveMoz
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – DrizeMoz
How this group came about
It was started in 2013 when Dirk Fourie frm Centurion in Gauteng, South Africa, had the idea to start this social media community. The DriveMoz facebook group was launched in October of 2013. Membership has grown beyond expectations and today has more than 27 000 members, with the membership count increasing daily. Visit the facebook group and sign up accordingly at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DriveMoz/?fref=nf
The objectives of this community is to provide the following to fellow Mozambique visitors on various aspects:
• Advise
• Warn
• Assist
• Provide Information
• Befriend Visitors
This comes in very handy as one does not always know what is happening within another country. DriveMoz provides up to date advice and warnings on the current state of things in Mozambique. What a bonus!
DriveMoz facebook group has files of frequently updated information on travelling in Mozambique.
The frequently updated information on travelling in Mozambique includes the following:
• Do’s and Don’ts in Mozambique
• Border Procedures
• Checklists
• Traffic Laws and Fines
• Legal and Roadside Assist Insurance
• A cell-phone app Walky-talky group (Zello)
• List of female friendly toilets
• Routes to avoid Maputo and much more


South Africa 4×4 Rentals recommends DriveMoz
South Africa 4×4 recommends this group to everyone planning on visiting Mozambique. Whether you are a new visitor to Mozambique or a frequent visitor, this group is for you. This group is interactive and quick to respond to your questions and quests for advice. The members are passionate about assisting and advising fellow members. For more information, visit www.DriveMoz.co.za

South Africa 4 x 4 Rentals Toyota Land Cruiser 4 x 4

South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4

When renting a 4×4 vehicle from a rental company, do you always know exactly which vehicle you want or what is added or included into the vehicle? A while ago we did the basic information on our vehicles at South Africa 4×4 Rentals. Here you will find some more information on our Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4.
South Africa 4x4 Rentals - Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4

Which factors do you consider when choosing a vehicle?

These factors may vary from client to client. In most cases, clients go on personal preference, no matter what the cost of the particular vehicle. Other factors include:
• Cost/Affordability
• Comfort of the vehicle
• Extras on the vehicle
• Strength of the vehicle
• Speed
• Age of the vehicle
• Performance

The cost on the Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4

The cost of the Toyota Land Cruiser varies based on the amount of days that rental is required. As well as whether you prefer the equipped version of the vehicle for camping or the unequipped version of the vehicle for lodging. A breakdown of the cost would be as follows:
10 DAYS OR LESS R1970 R1770
20 DAYS OR LESS R1870 R1670
21 DAYS OR MORE R1770 R1570
SA 4x4 Rentals - Fully Equipped Land Cruiser
SA 4×4 Rentals – Fully Equipped Land Cruiser
Discounts may also be applicable for longer rental periods as well as rentals outside of peak periods. Be on the lookout for these specials on our website at https://southafrica4x4.co.za/.

Specifications on the Toyota Land Cruiser

When we purchase our Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles, they come standard without the extras that we add to our vehicles. These extras include the following:
• Extended diesel tank (45 litres extended + 85 litres main = 130 litres in total)
• Extended water tank (50 litres)
• Drawer system (for equipment crates)
• Snorkel
• Dual battery
• Roof racks
• Roof top tents (Equipped version)
South Africa 4x4 Rentals - Land Cruiser
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a great vehicle for both on and off road activities. It is great on comfort and luxury. It may not be the cheapest vehicle for rent but it is definitely worth every rand spent.
Follow Shaun Meyer on Expedition Extreme for updates on his 2-week experience in one of our fully equipped Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles.

Botswana Customs – Need to Know Information

Botswana Customs – Need to Know Information

When going on a safari adventure, chances are that you will decide to visit Botswana or at least pass through it. You will most probably have a few food items with you when crossing borders into Botswana. Knowing how much and what is allowed is the issue. South Africa 4×4 Rentals urge all clients to take special note of the following information on Botswana customs.
South Africa 4x4 Rentals - Botswana Customs
South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Botswana Customs

It is illegal to have any of the following prohibited goods in your possession:

  • Narcotic, habit-forming drugs and related substances in any form.
  • Military firearms, ammunition and explosives.
  • Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software.
Botswana is a tourist friendly country and allows visitors to take personal items like binoculars, cameras, clothing, jewellery, etc. into the country without having to pay customs duty.

There are however, restrictions on the duty free quantities of the following consumables:

• Cigarettes – 200
• Tobacco – 250g
• Spirits or other alcoholic beverages – 1l
• Eau de Toilet – 250ml
• Cigars – 20
• Wine – 2l
• Perfume – 50ml
Other than your personal items, travellers can take new or used goods to the value of not more than the equivalent of 3000 South African rand duty free into Botswana. When passing through customs, you are required to declare all goods in your possession on a baggage declaration document, called Form J, to a customs official on duty.

Botswana has limitations to the quantity of food for personal use that you can take into the country:

Products Maximum Quantity
Red meat, goat/lamb 25 kg per family
Poultry meat 5 kg per person
Tinned poultry meat 20 kg per person
Eggs 36 eggs per person
Fresh milk 2l per person
Maize and maize products 25 kg per person
Wheat 25 kg per person
Pulses (beans, peas, lentils) 25 kg per person
Sorghum and sorghum products 25 kg per person
Cabbage 1 bag per person
Onions 1 bag per person
Potatoes 1 bag per person
Oranges 1 bag per person
Tomatoes 1 box per person
Rape 2 kg per person
Spinach 2 kg per person
Bread loaves 6 per week



When you return to South Africa, you are not allowed to take fuel in containers through the border without paying import duty. Empty the fuel containers into your vehicle before crossing the border.

Contact South Africa 4×4 Rentals

Contact South Africa 4×4 Rentals

If you have something to say about me, talk to me. Not to everyone except me!  –  Believe me, this does resolve many things, fast.


This website posts negative comments about me and our business. The following refers :

  1. They have never been a client of ours so they can only relate 3rd party stories.
  2. They have no mechanism to state the other part’s version. Such a TripAdvisor where I can expand on your posting or comment.
  3. The website is written in such a closed way that there is no contact or any form or way to be able to find out who has written the content and to be able to contact the person. This clearly indicates to me that your only intention is to spread incorrect facts and that you have no intention to resolve anything. Back to my first comment. Speak to me !
  4. They promote alternative operators in Zambia. I will tell you who is winding their odo meters back and some other facts that will create a more balanced view.
  5. The same profile is active on www.4x4community.co.za. I have used this platform’s email function to make contact a couple of a months ago with follow ups but no contact despite that this person is posting to the 4x4community platform on a regular basis. Clearly once again that this person has no intention to engage.


If you want something to be resolved please speak to me. In case you are wondering where to get hold of me :

South Africa 4×4 Rentals – Contact details.

South Africa 4×4 Rentals – 62 Radio Street, Alberton North – Come in for a cup of coffee

info@southafrica4x4.co.za – Email

Whatsapp – +27 83 770 2970

Skype – lostinafrica4x4

I am very often on the road and cannot always immediately speak to you. Leave a message and we communicate from there.

Contact South Africa 4x4 via Skype
Contact South Africa 4×4 via Skype
Contact South Africa 4x4 via Whatsapp
Contact South Africa 4×4 via Whatsapp