Campa South Rentals

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Travel our place at your pace. Visit our beautiful country in one of our affordable, reliable campervans or sleepervans.

We have a range of 2 and 2/3 berth Toyota Hiace campervans and 2 berth automatic sleepervans.
Our standard campervans and sleepervans are certified self contained, giving you the option to freedom camp in areas that allow it.

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South IslandCanterburyChristchurch

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    Deluxe Campervan

    Our campervan fleet comprises factory built Toyota Hiace Hitop Campervans.

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    Standard Camper

    Our standard Toyota Hiace Hitop Campervan is comfortable and reliable. It includes sleeping for 2 or 3 adults, with the seats converting to a comfortable double bed plus an overhead bunk.

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    Sleepervan

    Our sleeper vans are comfortable, roomy Nissan Vanettes.

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Rosemary M

Ranking: 10/10

Susan and Graham were brilliant, we loved our van and considering how late we booked - we were lucky to get one at such a reasonable price! Good, fast communication for booking and the lifts to and from Christchurch airport were really helpful. They run a well organised, experienced, professional service and reassured us that we could call them up with any questions whilst we were on the road. Our van had everything we needed and it really made our trip. I can highly recommend Campa South Rentals.

Reviewed 11 days ago

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Michal

Ranking: 10/10

Holiday was simply fun,
in your happy camper van.

We were feeling waterproof,
under comfy higher roof.

We could travel at big seals,
quickly in home on four wheels.

We saved really lots of money,
with your family company.

Reviewed 12 days ago

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Joan Handasyde

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We booked a camper van through Campa South Rentals. It was very easy to do this and the whole booking system went smoothly. Communication was excellent with Susan and Graham and they got back to us promply with any queries we had. We arrived in Christchurch one day before picking up the van and Graham was happy to come to our hotel to pick us up even though we were a distance away. That made it so much easier for us as we were new to the area. On our arrival back Graham also delivered straight to our hotel again. The information Graham and Susan gave us about the van and places we should visit was fantastic. Nothing was left to chance. The van was in great condition and very clean. There was everything in it that we needed and then some. The bed was so comfortable and we had no problem sleeping. Susan and Graham were so easy to deal with and they are so happy and friendly. Would certainly recommend them to any visitors to the South Island of New Zealand. Keep up the great work.

Reviewed 16 days ago

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helbel

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

We hired a standard Toyota Hiace campervan for 33 nights North and South Island. The van was 16 years old and had done 260,000km before we started however it worked the entire trip and no flat tyres. The layout wasn't as pictured on the website however we placed our cases on the front seats when sleeping and kept the bed made up the entire trip. The good thing was that there was no signage on the van so many people assumed we were local. The poor score is because little things in the van needed improving. One of the burners on the stove didn't light without rolling a face washer and placing it underneath the knob to depress it. This is obviously a problem with Graham showing us how to do this with the face washer.. One of the chairs was broken and the torch did not work without buying a new battery. The portable toilet which we didn't use had not been cleaned properly from a previous user. One of the USB ports didn't work and the radio was so poor we didn't use it. The hose was split and we had to buy an attachment to get it to work. I had emailed Susan before the trip asking for 2 extra towels which she agreed to. Graham voiced his unhappiness in us having the 4 dollar towels as he wouldn't get them back as we were dropping the van off in Christchurch. Susan said Graham would help us with the itinerary but then said we would have to work it out for ourselves. This was most unhelpful. We have hired campervans previously that have been kitted out much better inside so I guess we expected better. Despite this we met people that had hired from other companies and their vans had broken down.

Reviewed 29 days ago and experienced in December 2018

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Lisa Gossweiler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Campa South operated by Susan & Graham fully met our expectations and made a great trip possible. At the end, we were reluctant to return the campervan that was our home for 34 days.

---Information---
The inquiry per email was quickly answered and we were given two options, each listing the vehicle and accessories and the price in detail, giving us all the information for a well-founded decision. For us, all we needed was included - we only bought an umbrella later that we realized was a mistake to buy :D.

--- The van---
Our campervan was excellently organized with cupboards, drawers and overhead space, so that everything had its place and we didn't feel the need to convert back from the made bed back to the table even once. Still we had space to cook. We were careful with the water and it lasted the entire trip.

---In good hands---
On arrival we were picked up at the agreed time and on the way to the property Graham put me in the driver seat and gave me a first experience on keeping left with a few tips. I can't promise he'll offer you the same but it shows how involved they are. Actually, we kept in touch during the trip via text and we got some useful advise as Graham (as a private pilot) is quite aware of the islands weather.
If we would have had any problems I'd have been absolutely comfortable to ask Susan or Graham for help and rely on their advice/instructions. This confidence is based on the fact that they maintain the vehicles themselves and know them.

We learned about Campa South from its excellent Rankers reviews and can confirm they deserve the ranking. At first glance there seem to be cheaper options out there but considering all included and the fixed insurance, therefore no hidden costs, we were very happy with the price. And on top all interactions were more than pleasant and personal.
I can only recommend you to inquire for a campervan with Susan & Graham as well.

Reviewed 29 days ago

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Mario Radl

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Everything worked out really well. Graham (the owner) picked us up from the airport and brought us to his company. We learned all the important things about the campervan and were ready to go. Unfortunately after a few days the fridge stopped working - but we just called Graham and he managed everything - one hour later we were ready to go again. So if there are some problems or if you're not sure about something, just call him and it will work out! We had a really nice time in our campervan, although it was not the newest, but we had it for six weeks and except the fridge incident, everthing was working great. A real advantage was that there is no advertisement of the company on the vans - so we almost felt like locals. At the end of our trip Graham brought us to our hostel, which was very nice as well! Thank you for the special time - we enjoyed it! :)
Miriam & Mario from Austria

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in November 2018

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Gabby Nash

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A poem about our experience with Campa South

We decided to book a Campa South van

And were greeted by Graham who’s a top class man

He picked us up from our accomodation

Him and Sue were a wealth of information

On travelling around NZ, the beautiful nation

We drove the van over 3000 ks

Through mountains, and sunshine and pouring rain days

It chugged up the hills like Graham told us it would

And so it was named the little engine that could

No doubt about it, this is the best money you’ll spend

Impeccable service from start until end

So if you’re going to NZ and need a van to rent

Choose Campa South, we give them 100 percent

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Gabby Nash

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A poem about our experience with Campa South

We decided to book a Campa South van

And were greeted by Graham who’s a top class man

He picked us up from our accomodation

Him and Sue were a wealth of information

On travelling around NZ, the beautiful nation

We drove the van over 3000 ks

Through mountains, and sunshine and pouring rain days

It chugged up the hills like Graham told us it would

And so it was named the little engine that could

No doubt about it, this is the best money you’ll spend

Impeccable service from start until end

So if you’re going to NZ and need a van to rent

Choose Campa South, we give them 100 percent

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Sven Wilkens

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We had an amazing trip in New Zealand (both North and South Island) with a Toyota HiTop from Campasouth Rentals! Susan and Graham are really welcoming, helpful and were always available in case we needed to ask them something.

The van had a good size for us two travelling as a couple. The van was good to park with and even driving in some smaller road were no problem. Though its smaller size the van had all we needed: a small fridge, place to sit and relax even when it rained and enough space for storage.

When we come and explore NZ one more time in the future we would absolutly do it with a campervan from Susan and Graham.

When we left the campervan in Christchurch we had the chance to meet them in person and even their lovely dogs.
We really appreciate their local thinking, e.g. buying tyres from a local shop to support the community.

Thanks a lot!
Sven and Ida

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Roy

Ranking: 10/10

We had an amazing experience with Campa South. The campervan we received was not the newest (we booked the standard camper) but was in good condition. The van contained all we needed for a camping road trip trough the country. If we had a question, Graham and Susan were easy to approach and responded very quick and were always helpful (also on public holidays). The pickup service from and to airport was arranged perfectly.
High value for price, we would strongly recommend a booking with Campa South!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Michaela Oetzel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

CampaSouth provided us with a super van super & service. Great family owned business! So happy we weren’t one of the thousand rolling billboards of JUCY, Britz or Maui!
We rented a campervan for our 4 week trip over the South Island.
The van was older, but in very good shape and had all we needed! Both interior and engine, tires, breaks etc were in excellent condition and it was driving very well. If we had the choice, we would take the same one again over any newer one.
We loved the blackened windows that gave us privacy even parking right in the middle of other vans.
Sue And Graham were super helpful and friendly, the communication easy all the time. They provided us with advice, maps, and lend us a travel and hiking book. They have a great website that you should check out before booking.
Would highly recommend it to every one who travells NZ.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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John Duncan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Sue and Graham provide excellent value, personal service, really efficient, friendly and reliable. We (my wife and I, in our sixties) wanted, and they provided, a smaller van, a Toyota Hiace Hitop manual, which was beautifully looked after, very clean and obviously well-serviced. We booked it from the UK and emails were replied to extremely quickly by Sue. The van insurance deal was very reasonable and sensible with a modest excess of only $900. Comparable rental quotes we received from other companies were up to almost twice as much, with sometimes crazy daily rates after a minimum period (check the breakdown) and sometimes very high insurance on top. Graham provided pick-ups from the hotel and to the airport, which were included at no extra cost. There was a comprehensive and immediate introduction to the van before departure and a very quick handover on the return. They totally lived up to expectations - highly recommended - we would definitely go with therm again.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Jornt van Dijk

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Travelled around NZ's Southern Island in a Toyota Hiace, rented at Campa South. Susan and Graham were very clear and helpful in their communication, and offered us an older type van, but at an appropriately reduced price. They were always available for issues, and managed to provide a quick solution to an occuring problem. Their personal touch was appreciated, and the lack of decals on the van contributed to the overall experience as well. We would not hesitate to rent here again!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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