quarta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2011
Na África do Sul, o aluguel de carros não é particularmente custoso, nem o combustível. Vale a pena, contudo, reservar o carro com alguma antecedência, sobretudo se você for visitar os parques nas estações de pico.
This is the car we rented, a Toyota Hilux. Some important hints when renting cars for travelling in the self-drive style in Africa: the car must be comfortable; after all, you will spend a long time inside it, since it is not allowed to leave the car in most places. And it is advisable to follow this rule, for your safety and, also, for the safety of the animals. The car should be high, since this improves the chances of seeing the animals, particularly if you travel in summer, when the vegetation can be high at several places. A 4 X 4 car is advisable. The Toyota Hilux was a good choice, although it is less comfortable in the back than in the front seats.
In South Africa, car rent is not specially expensive, nor is the fuel. It is worth, however, to reserve the car in some advance, particularly if you plan to visit the parks at the peak season.