183 Rankers Reviews
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.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Christchurch
Our campervan fleet comprises factory built Toyota Hiace Hitop Campervans.
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.
Our sleeper vans are comfortable, roomy Nissan Vanettes.
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We had an amazing experience with Campa South. Graham and Susan were really helpful, picking us up from the airport promptly so we were on the road in no time. We rented the standard van which was clean, well laid out with a super comfy bed, and fully equiped with everything you need for a road trip (No extra charges for camping chairs etc.) I also like the fact the vans have no logos too.
If you’re looking to rent a campervan for your NZ holiday, book with Campa South, highly recommended!
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We rented the budget camper van for a 10-day excursion. The budget van has higher miles on it then the other vans but it worked just great! The size was perfect for two people. The bed was comfortable. I liked the small company feel of CampaSouth and Graham was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!
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We had the road trip of a lifetime in one of the budget campervans from Campa South Rentals. Graham picked us up from the airport, was punctual with arrival time and is a real friendly Kiwi. He provided useful tips and maps for the drive. The van had everything we needed, was comfortable for sleeping, easy to use and all appliances functioned great. We will definitely use Campa South Rentals again if we make it back to NZ!
The company is absolutely excellent and extremely friendly in dealing with requests. Once we decided to go with them as they had the best price by far and lowest excess, their service again was excellent throughout. In addition they have 2 cute dogs who are very good at doing tricks! Thank you campa south
Campa South Rentals responds:
Thanks for the great review Kenny, Look us up if you are travelling this way again
Probably the best campervan rental company in NZ. Small family owned business. They don’t take big bond on credit card or rip customer off. Extremely satisfied with our rental. They have a bit older cars but well equipped and in super conditions! Owner is super friendly and even drive you to airport!
In researching and reaching out from the Pacific Northwest to New Zealand,
Graham and Susan at Campa South Rentals proved to be reliable, reasonably/competitively priced and resourceful.
We rented the 2008 Nissan Vanette Self-Contained Sleepervan for its unmarked, unadorned, plain, straight-forward and reliable drive to freedom camp in New Zealand. Graham and Susan pinpointed the map to the wild South Island we were anticipating. Graham was clear about the mechanics of the Vanette and offered his direct telephone number if the squeaky fan belt squeaked longer than it should in the startup; his briefing was essential, comprehensive and honest and definitely enhanced our travel. Susan was efficient in the communication process throughout and even tucked in a vintage plaid wool blanket for extra warmth as the end of summer was nearing. The best stargazing was over the moon with that wool blanket thrown across our shoulders. The wide boxy windows offered views of the boastful night skies. While watching sunrises standing just outside the Campervan, under the back hatch made for the perfect covered porch and making a pot of pressed coffee. The well packed kitchen was an ease for picnic suppers of lamb sausage and burgers, rice curries and those crisp local carrots. The chilly bin was perfect for packing ice and cold ginger beers. The compact size of the Vanette offered the freedom to explore the South Island coastlines, to drive the valley toward Mt. Cook and to freedom camp at ocean shores and watch the cows come home at the tide lines.
On our last day, we lingered at Birdlings Flat just south of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula to watch the rocks tumble from the wash of ocean waves. It was on the second day, we named this straightforward and worthy of adventure van, “Scout”. Scout made the best traveling companion to see New Zealand!
I found Campa South on Rankers, and selected them since they were a small, family-owned company. The van was older than I thought it would be-it only had a tape player and radio in it! At least there was a USB plug to charge your phone. It ran fine but minor things were broken, like the bolt that held the table in place and one of the electrical outlets. You also couldn't use the electrical outlets unless you were plugged in at a campsite. (Maybe that's normal?) The linens and towels they gave us were threadbare and the duvet didn't seem clean. The kitchen was well supplied with all you needed, however, and we slept fine on the good-sized bed.
Also, when going to drop off the van in Auckland, the directions they gave specified a petrol/dump station close by which we could not find. So we were hit with a 50NZD fine for not emptying the gray water.
We still had an amazing time and would love to visit New Zealand again!
Campa South Rentals responds:
Hi Miranda, thanks for the comments. Its great to get the feedback, as we aim to provide an excellent service to our customers.
You are correct, that the plugs do not work unless you are plugged in (and this is true for all campervans as the house batteries are not the same as mains power ie- 240v )
We are sorry you could not find the dumpstation, and will review the return instructions.
Thanks for travelling with us, and we are pleased you enjoyed your time here
Regards, Susan and Graham
My partner and I had an amazing road trip in the South Island and it was in no small part because of Graham and Susan and Campa South Rentals. They went above and beyond any vehicle rental agency I’ve ever worked with and it was clear that their main mission was to make sure that their customers enjoy their time in New Zealand. It’s important to us to support local, small businesses and we couldn’t have found a better one.
• The Standard Camper was in perfect working order and fully equipped for our trip.
• Graham made pick-ups and drop-offs from the airport easy.
• Booking and communicating with Graham and Susan was easy and fun.
• In addition to the van, they provided us with all the local information and apps we would need to have a great trip.
• It’s hard to overemphasize the peace of mind that came with knowing that it was Graham and Susan and Campa South Rental’s goal for us to have a good time. It felt like we had a few more local friends that were ready to help out if anything went wrong.
I will rent from them again when I go back for another road trip and I’ll recommend them to friends and family headed to New Zealand. All that said, my favorite part of renting from Campa South Rentals was what happened when we first arrived there to pick up our campervan. We were talking to Graham and he looked distracted for a moment and said, “Excuse me…” and then quickly corralled one of his horses that had mischievously gotten into feed he wasn’t supposed to be eating. I knew right then, it was going to be a great trip.