References and Referals

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Dear Mark,

You told me Bushlore is good at knowing their business and I could easily write I agree with you, but that would not really tell the whole story.

The night before heading back to Johannesburg, we enjoyed a beer along side the campfire in Khwai and racked our brains trying to find something Bushlore did wrong or didn't do or didn't provide or some crappy equipment that you gave us and Mark, we have experience at finding things that are wrong, broken or inconsistent and I'm honestly telling you we could not find one thing wrong with your camper, your camping setup or your customer service.

Bushlore's remarkable attention to detail goes far beyond just "dong it right" and ventures into the "honest concern" and "caring for your customer" category.

And we should know, because Bushlore is the third camper rental company we've tried. In fact, we discovered that Bushlore's comprehensive equipment list and stout, well maintained campers contain everything you'd need for a self drive safari in Africa and as unbelievable as it sounds, after 4,400 km in a Bushlore camper, I'm pleased to report, nothing failed, nothing went wrong and nothing wasn't there.

The crystal wine glasses in the crush proof container were a particularly nice touch.

Really good show Mark, Bushlore's attention to detail could only come from someone that not only cares if it's done right, but better than right, as if you were setting up a camper for your family trip.

My only wish is that Bushlore would start working for the phone company, the cable TV company and the US government. Imagine the miracles you can work there.

Jon & Karen Mitchell
Chicago USA

Hi Rod,

We just arrived back in Leipzig, Germany.

There are two issues I want to comment on:

The first is, that I want to thank you, Mark and the bushlore people for your support in preparation and during our holidays. The car was one of the best we had during the last four years! We had a wonderful time and made it from Pretoria to Chobe, South Luangwa, Luambe NP, North Luangwa, Lake Tanganjika, Kafue back to Chobe, Kubu Island and at last to wonderful Waterberg Wilderness. It was a really great experience! Thank you and your people again!

The second issue is that we missed to talk about paying for the two nights at Waterberg Wilderness which we spent in one of the luxury tents. Mark told me some days before that's 900 Rand per night. So, how will we manage the situation so that you get your money. I would suggest that you can charge my credit card. Do you need any further details from my side?

Be sure we will recommend you and the bushlore team to other friends and we will put a recommendation on my website (when it will be updated during the next weeks)!

Warm regards from Germany,
Thomas Maul

I would like to let you know about a company that advertises in your magazine. The company is Bushlore. When you are planning an extensive trip from over 12,000 miles away, you want everything to go just right. Thanks to Mark, Rob & Chris at Bushlore our trip was great. They went out of their way to accommodate us and to make our trip hassel free. We highly recommend them to anyone who is planning on renting a vehicle. They are very helpful, friendly and terrific to work with.

Robert Allm

Hello all at,

Just a note to say thanks for making our trip to SA the best experience it could have been and thanks also to Chris Deffense for his friendly manner and helpful advice.

We saw amazing things and found the Defender a superb tool for the job, whilst I'm on the subject what colour is the Defender we hired as I can't seem to find it on the Land rover website as a colour option? Do you have them resprayed specially for you? If so could you tell me the colour code so that I can get some in the UK?

Once again thanks to all for a trouble free experience and I'll be recommending you to all.

Chris Procter

Ps: Love the door stickers also, any chance I could buy some? (Paw print)

Hi Rod

Just a note to thank you for your advise and route suggestion during our trip to Botswana in November/December.
The trip was excellent although we “cheated” a bit and opted for 2 extra lodges instead of the camps you booked for us.
The vehicles and service in general from Mark was exceptional.

Thank you and best regards
Nick Stamatiadis

Dear Mark, thank you very much for your service concerning our 4x4 rental from the 23rd Oct. to 9th of Nov. A Landrover in superb condition and a more than complete camp equipment, was more than we expected! Your guys and your company did a great job to make our trip not an adventure but pure holidays
I hope you didn’t have too much work in maintaining our returned vehicle ;-)

Thanks again and I hope to return to S.A. soon,
Roland Köhler