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Brussels, Belgium
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Hi !

We are looking for a 4x4 rental company to rent a 4x4 pick-up with rooftop tent and camping equipment. We are thinking about taking African sun Rental but we don't find any review about this company. Can anyone recommend this company ?

Thanks

Windhoek, Namibia
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I used African Sun before for guests and was very pleased, they have good vehicles and the hand over of the car was done in great detail with all info you could need. You can contct Esme: <esme@smiling-africansun.com>. If they don't have a car for the time you need it you can also try Aloe 4x4 Hire, or Caprivi Car Hire.

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African Sun does not mention the dreaded "single car accident" exclusion on their website. Does it means the rental car is covered in case of a roll-over?

Windhoek, Namibia
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I am not sure about that actually. but usually the single car accident is excluded. I know German Wings Gold Credit card offers something that comes close to a German Vollkasko Insurance though. I would ask African Sun directly when requesting availability for the car.

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Thanks!

Isle of Man, United...
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<Driving into a still standing object, ie, trees, walls, is not covered by any of the limitations of liability options chosen. The renter is liable for the full amount of the damage. >

Nothing about a roll over but I bet it will be there. But by Rollover it would seem the car will arrive in contact with a 'still standing object' although in English it may not be literally still standing after contact!

New company with limited track record to go by. Rates at the same level as others. It will all come down to service levels and resources when/if there is a problem as always.

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Yes, that was also my thoughts, but was surprised that the roll-over was not specifically mentioned.

Based on photos, I like that the cars have pull-out drawers and fridge. Specially the later is very convenient option for people like me that are vertically challenged. Mfuwe, did the Advanced car has the pull-out fridge?

Isle of Man, United...
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The one we hired from Britz in JNB had all the drawers and kit.

Advanced's fridge was definitely 'pull out'. It had been pulled right out and was not there despite being paid for.

It would have been fixed though, had it been there. Safer in a rollover as I would hate to spill any wine!!

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Advance 4x4 hire provided us with a fridge which was locked in and fixed - it would have kept the g&t's upright if needed !

Isle of Man, United...
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Yes. Just imagine a rollover with uncontrolled Ice cubes flying around. Positively dangerous.

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@Celine, I sent you a private message.