Why not? For every reason you can think of to stay indoors or on the main roads, we’ll give you a thousand more to head for the great outdoors and take a sho’t left on a dirt road. More and more individuals, couples, families and friendship circles are discovering how easy (and fulfilling) it is to travel off the beaten track.

Experience His beauty

For us at Bush Lapa, the essence of the offroad adventure has to do with our belief that everything in creation points towards the existence of an amazing Creator. To venture out into nature and to be a witness of all that is beautiful, breathtaking and awe-inspiring is a great gift. The silence of the Great Karoo, the thunder clouds gathering over the Highveld, the sunsets in the Freestate, the night sky of the Kalahari and the sand dunes of the Namib: All point to someone beyond our wildest imagination. To experience Him through His creation is why we’ll always take the road less travelled.

Outdoor Lifestyle Bush Lapa
Outdoor Lifestyle Bush Lapa

Learning to be human

Very little learning happens in the comfort of an air-conditioned room. It is when we go beyond our comfort zones when we truly discover how to be human. Campers, and especially people who love to rough it, know this truth very well. Owning an offroad caravan and embracing the lifestyle that comes with it, opens endless possibilities for growth and learning. The art of caravan maintenance, how to tie a rope, setting up camp, the ins and outs of a good camp site, how to drive safely with a car full of loved ones on a sketchy road, how to share space with others, and how to embrace nature – all of this and so much more shape us in simple and profound ways to become better human beings.

Escape from the noise

Our crazy, busy and noisy lives carve away our sanity and endanger our health. We get by with little time-outs and moments of solitude, but to restore the effect that modern life has on us, we need to break away, restore the balance, find silence, experience beauty and discover life. Speak to any seasoned camper and offroader, and their reasons for travelling will overlap at one single point: to find silence in nature. This lifestyle takes you off the grid, away from reception. You’ll find yourself lost in a good book, watching birds, staring at horizons, drinking coffee from a flask, taking afternoon naps, writing poetry or just enjoying the freedom that comes with the open road.

Outdoor Lifestyle Bush Lapa
Outdoor Lifestyle Bush Lapa

Hook-up-and-go freedom

With a good-quality offroad caravan you can go wherever your GPS takes you and stay there as long as they let you. You have a hook-up-and-go freedom that no other way of travelling can give you. The combined comfort, luxury and safety of a high-end offroad caravan ensure you will have a home away from home, wherever you are. There will always be a debate between camping and lodging, but in a Bush Lapa, camping wins hands down. You are able to visit remote locations that are still rugged and untouched, all in the comfort of your own “home”.

Unforgettable memories with family and friends.

Whether it’s a long holiday with your loved ones, or an offroad trip with your best friends, nothing compares to this kind of adventure. We have seen it over and over again: Friendships formed on an offroad adventure are friendships for life. Take the people you love and head out on a journey that involves dirt roads, mountain passes and river crossings. Turn your road trips into true explorations. It is the best gift (and education) you can give your children and a massive investment in the relationships that mean the most.

Outdoor Lifestyle Bush Lapa

“Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?”

Psalm 8