What is a Van?
A van is a type of road vehicle used for transporting goods or people. Depending on the type of van, it can be bigger or smaller than a pickup truck and SUV, and bigger than a common car. There is some variation in the scope of the word across the different English-speaking countries.
The smallest vans, microvans, are used for transporting either goods or people in tiny quantities. Mini MPVs, compact MPVs, and MPVs are all small vans usually used for transporting people in small quantities.
Van Repairs in South Africa
Wessels & Van Tubbergh Service Centre
+27 16 933 7661
VA Auto Repairs
+27 11 315 4001
Van Rooyen Motors
+27 44 874 1963
Van Rooyen Propshafts and CV Joints
+27 44 695 1475
Bo Karoo Motor En Bande (Pty)ltd
+27 76 740 8086
African Trucking Services C.C.
+27 31 463 1408
S A Airbrake And Truck
+27 51 432 3332
Auto Tech Service & Repair Centre
+27 21 903 6720
What is a van known in South Africa?
Van Life. The American term minivan may confuse some locals as here in South Africa a minivan is a Taxi. What they refer to as a minivan is known locally as an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle). These vehicles have seen something of a resurgence locally with many a manufacturer opting into the segment.
Can you live in a van in South Africa?
“Van life is as possible in South Africa as it is overseas, it’s just different. Here we book into campsites which have security, ablutions, and sometimes laundry facilities.
Campsites are generally located in the best places, such as on beachfront or around dams that offer incredible mountain views.”
Which van is the best in South Africa?
Popular Vans in South Africa
- Mercedes-Benz V-Class with 59% of the total vote.
- Volkswagen Kombi with 20% of the total vote.
- Kia Grand Sedona with 14% of the total vote.
- Chrysler Grand Voyager with 6% of the total vote.