Sensation Caravans

Sensation Caravans

The story of Sensation Caravans starts with two identical brothers leaving school without even completing Standard 8, to become one of the most successful boat-trailer manufacturers in South Africa. Riaan and Andre van Helsdingen then decided to also manufacture boats..

Echo 4×4

Echo 4×4

Our 5th most popular caravan manufacturer of SA needs no introduction: Willie Grobler from Echo 4x4. Willie was an aeronautical engineer prior to being one of SA’s biggest off-road caravan manufacturers. Pre-1990, Willie serviced and maintained..

Bush Lapa

Bush Lapa

The competition at the top was tight, with literally only two or three votes separating the second, third and fourth most popular manufacturers. I think this paints a wonderful picture of the competitiveness, quality and brand loyalty of the manufacturers and their products..

Mobi Lodge

Mobi Lodge

A tip of the hat must go to the creator of Mobi Lodge. As one of the latest entrants in the caravan market, who would have thought that after just three years, Marius Ras would take 2nd place in SA’s Caravan of the Year competition? Of course, when looking at their product, it’s clear..

Conqueror

Conqueror

Conqueror are not only the second-biggest manufacturer of caravans in South Africa, but are also the winners of Caravan of the Year 2017. In fact, they received the most votes for one single model: the Conqueror Companion..

Jurgens CI

Jurgens CI

When you look at the graphs on the previous page, it’s clear that the titan in our industry is still Jurgens CI. This is probably because they’ve been building caravans since before Caravan and Outdoor Life magazine was first published!..

SA’s Caravan of the year 2017

2017 SA’s Caravan

Let’s talk caravans! At a recent caravan show, I met many of the caravan manufacturers in SA. Standing proudly beside their creations as we exchanged introductions, they made one thing clear: they all have..

2017 Readers’ resort

2017 Readers’ resort

Have you ever wondered which resort is considered by campers and caravanners as the best in South Africa? We have the answer! Two years ago, The Great Outdoors Guide launched our Readers’ Resort of the Year competition. .