Ratel 4


Give your family a home in the wild, with South Africa’s most reliable offroad caravan. Wherever you set up camp, they will feel that they belong.

The Ratel 4 is available in two versions. In the new Ratel 4i, the double bed converts to a table with two seats. See below for detailed illustrations.

  • The ‘go-big-or-go-home’ Bush Lapa caravan.
  • Supreme luxury.
  • Set up camp in under 15 minutes.
  • Sleeps 4 adults.
  • double bed converts to table with two seats
  • 1190kg dry weight
  • 3CR12 Stainless steel body and chassis with a 1 year warranty.
  • GVM 1800 kg
  • Departure angle of 22°
  • Comes standard with the fuss-free Bush Wing® awning including complete set of sides, and spacious kitchen layout, additional fridge drawer with loads of storage space, gas geyser, shower wing under awning and lots more.

What is the difference?

Ratel 4 – INSIDE LAYOUT

  • Open view
    Dry weight of 1040 kg
    Full length with spare wheel included is 5100 mm
  • Top view displaying two double beds
  • Side and front bed with tents

Ratel 4i – INSIDE LAYOUT

  • Open view
    Dry weight of 1190 kg
    Full Length with spare wheel included is 5440 mm
  • Top view of double bed converted into dining table and two seats
  • Inside bed with window and a mosquito net
    Front bed with tent

General Specifications

  • Dry Weight – full house: 1140kg
  • Total Length (Sparewheel incl): 5100mm
  • Total Height to roof top: 2150mm
  • Total Height to top of Bush Wing (depending on tyre size): 2250mm
  • Head room inside: 1980mm
  • Total Width: 1970mm
  • Ground Clearance (axle): 350mm
  • Departure angle: 22°
  • Solid beam axle with leaf springs and shock absorbers: 1800kg
  • GVM: 1800kg
  • Loading Capacity: 660kg
  • Double beds: 2
  • Sleeps: 4 Adults
  • Stainless Steel Body and Chassis     
  • Aluminium interior and doors     
  • Micro Dotted (also known as Data Dot) as per law specs
  • 1 Year Guarantee (ex factory) on material and workmanship, other items as per manufacturer’s guarantees     

Standard features

  • Bush Wing awning 90° x 270° x 1
  • Sides for Bush Wing (2x doors) x 6
  • Draft skirt x 2
  • 15″ Wheels, 6 stud, steel epoxy rims x 3
  • Kitchen with stainless steel working table x 1
  • Stabilizers/Jacks/High lift jacks x 2
  • Wheel spanner, lockable spare wheel x 1
  • Cupboards for clothes with canvassing & zips x 20
  • Mattresses x 2 Double
  • Side and front beds with tents x 2
  • Dual entry doors x 2
  • Shower cubicle x 1
  • Inside floor carpet x 1
  • Heavy duty jockey wheel x 1
  • Jockey wheel out of the way bracket x 1
  • Aluminium checkered noseboxes x 1
  • Jerry can holder between noseboxes x 1
  • Jerry cans x 2
  • Aluminium woodracks on top of noseboxes x 2
  • Deep cycle batteries with cover boxes x 2
  • Kitchen/Shower LED light x 3
  • Multi round LED x 1
  • LED Lights x 7
  • Hella points 12V output x 3
  • Anderson Fridge points 12V 50A x 1
  • 220V Inlet caravan plug x 1
  • 220V plug (3 point) outside at kitchen x 3
  • 220V plug (2 point) inside (built in breaker) x 1
  • 220V plug (3 point) inside (built in breaker) x 1
  • Intelligent Charging system, monitor and Bush Lapa power panel with USB plugs x 1
  • Charging system from vehicle (Anderson plug on A-frame) x 1
  • 220V Caravan extension lead for mains 10m x 1
  • Mudflaps x 2
  • Mudflap stone protectors for chassis x 1
  • Crockery set in canvas holder (for six) x 1
  • Fire extinguisher x 1
  • Wash basin inside with mixer tap x 1
  • Double wash basin with aluminium frame (removable) x 1
  • Heavy duty aluminium kitchen drawer system x 1
  • 2 Plate gas cast iron burner fixed in stainless steel stand x 1
  • Direct gas connection to gas burner with regulator x 1
  • Gasbottle brackets in nosebox x 2
  • 150 Litre stainless steel watertank under chassis with automatic pump, filler cap, tap and drain plug x 1
  • 6 Litre/min Geyser with direct connection to rear tap x 1
  • Hot and cold water taps on rear for wash basins  x 1 each
  • Hot and cold water mixer at fridge drawer for wash basins & cooking x 1
  • Spare wheel cover x 1
  • Transport included to Bush Lapa branches & agents x 1

Optional extras

  • Solar Panel 140W with controller and aluminium roof rack
  • National Luna 90L, Engel 60L and SnoMaster 70L fridges on request
  • Bearing kit   
  • Mag Wheels 16”, 17” or 18”
  • Other axle than standard
  • Gasbottles (filled)
  • 1200 mm x 600 mm Loose standing aluminium table with fold in legs and PVC bag
  • Stoneprotector net