New & Used Caravans, Safari Trailers, Luggage Trailers, Tents & Camping Accessories in Cape Town, Western Cape
Welcome to Tygerberg Caravans and Camping Shop. We are an outdoor lifestyle centre located in Brackenfell, Northern Suburbs of Cape Town in the Western Cape and our wheels started turning in 1994.
The key to a happy life is … a happy wife, less strife and a tent or caravan that doesn’t leak when it rains. Camping and caravanning has been with us since the beginning of time, from the nomadic desert wanderers to glamping in a double-decker European motorhome with your TV and inflatable Jacuzzi. We are a family business and we are invested in The Happiness and Magic of Camping.
Our father in the business, Ben Barber, pretty much stepped off The-Ark-of-Caravanning in the Beginning of Time and has gathered decades of experience playing in this field. He used to work at the Jurgens CI head office many, many moons ago and then owned a Campworld dealer franchise for many decades (from 1994 to 2017). We have very recently decided to go our own way again and to be an independent Caravan and Camping Shop dealer … but more on this later. Mom (Marie) and dad (Ben) are often found camping in off-the-beaten track places like Kgalagadi, Botswana, Namibia and the Kruger National Park and sometimes they gather their grandsons and brave the luxury of our local swimming-pooled, green-grassed sites in Robertson and Franschoek.
They have, together, travelled many a path in many a caravan … they say a camping date isn’t just a date, it’s an endurance test so if you survive camping with someone, you should marry them. Indeed this is the case, so when dad asked mom to get hitched … she got more than she bargained for. Our business offers you a caravan spares and camping goods shop, caravans, trailers and a service centre workshop.
Should you ever find yourself floating on the Theewaterskloof dam on your inflatable mattress, after your tent blew away, feel free to visit us so that we can help you find another one. We aim to source everything you are likely to need, at a reasonable price, in our shop. We would like to offer cheaper options, for those who want to try-it-out first … and then the Ultimate Option for those who have done the rounds and spend more time Away than Home. After all, home is where you park it. You don’t, however, have to spend a fortune to live like a caveman so we will always try and find deals, specials and good prices on camping goods to pass onto you. If you need something and we don’t have it, please let Gina know so that we can seek ‘n source and have it ready for you the next time. We stock smalls to large like: tent pegs, rubber rings, bearing kits, tent poles, caravan steps, storm nets, caravan parts, groundsheets, lapas, caravan covers, travel blankets, roof top tent, dome tents, wash up stands, fridges, freezers, lights, caravan and vehicle awnings, caravan toilet, etc etc etc. We are SO pleased to be able to offer a multi-brand shop including National Luna, TentCo, LeisureQuip, Lumeno, Snomaster, LK, Crestline, SA Shade, CampAid, Camp Cover, Walex, Campworld, Echo … the list goes on. Gina, Aldie and Lionel are at your service.
You don’t need magic to disappear, you just need a caravan. Indeed this is the case. We offer a range of decent used caravans which range from as-new-at-much-less-money units which are two years old … to more economical second hand caravans which are older but still do the job just fine. We will try to stock luxury caravans with bathrooms down to plainer basic layouts. We will always endeavour to offer a variety of Jurgens, Safari, Gypsey, Sprite, Tourer used caravans which are checked-out, tested for woodrot, cleaned up, serviced by workshop and given the once-over by our sales team. Our sales guys, Wesley and Derek, are happy to listen to what you need and help you choose something great. We consider information like your towcar weights and towing license to ensure that you are compliant with towing rules and regulations. Most of the vans can be financed and we are approved dealers with Wesbank, ABSA Vehicle and Asset Finance and Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset finance. We are compliant in terms of paperwork, FAIS, FICA and CPA - and our operating systems will put your mind at ease. We can also put you in touch with our F&I to assist you in financing your caravan. We have pre-delivery checklists and when you collect your van, you will have a full demonstration handover by our sales support team, Ralph and Shaun, so that you know how your caravan and tent works, and that everything is to hand. There is such a demand for used caravans and we would like to offer a wide selection of product. We are also able to offer most of our used caravans an optional one or two year AMP Leisure warranty.
If you have a caravan that you are looking to sell, please contact Wesley! He will value your caravan and either purchase it from you or pop it on consignment on our floor. We are the proud agents for Echo 4x4 offroad trailers and caravans. We love this product and are proud to offer it to the offroad camping market. We will stock their full range of offroad trailers which include the Echo 2, Echo 3, Echo 4, Echo 5 and Echo 6. These can range from the basic box to fully kitted, self-sufficient with tents, awnings, battery systems, kitchens etc. We also stock the Echo offroad caravan range which includes Echo Namib, Echo Chobe and the Echo Kavango – all of which are also available as a Tec version. This means it’s upgraded to an independent suspension and a few other frills. We should have the range in stock by the end of October 2017. Please call on Wesley or Derek for any Echo 4x4 information or Echo Western Cape sales. In the future, we would like to offer a new brand of on-road caravans and motorhomes.
Our Service Centre Workshop is open for servicing and repairs. We welcome your caravan or trailer and our experienced team of mechanics will give your caravan or trailer the once over before a long trip, do an annual caravan service, do caravan repairs, repair woodrot or fix the bump that mom made when the tree jumped out in front of the towcar. Most of our guys have been with us for a very long time and have packed many a bearing and fixed many an extrusion. Please contact Heinrich timeously to make a booking as we normally run 3 weeks in advance.
Many of our staff members have service awards of 20, 15 and 10 years with Tygerberg Caravans. We trust that the experience of our staff and the family ownership and involvement drives our business to succeed at pleasing the people that support our business. We appreciate you. We are a long-standing business – some of us are old with vast experience, some are newer and more up to speed on what is trending … we just want to go back to camping basics and be able to sell you camping stuff you like!
So … if you are crazy, listen to the voices in your head that tell you to go camping. If you are a nature nerd, look to the stars and let Mother Nature cuddle you. If you are ‘aged’, say goodbye tension, hello pension. If you are a trendoid, be all ‘camping hair don’t care’. What happens on Campsite, stays on Campsite – it’s where marshmallows and friends get roasted together. Most of all, take the time to relax and enjoy life. It’s short.