Hi - I'm moving to South Africa from the UK at the end of the year and I've been looking into vehicle prices quite closely.
It seems that used 4x4s tend to be quite a bit more expensive in SA than they are in the UK. If you want an 80 series Land Cruiser, for instance, you're realling looking at R150,000 upwards - even for an early one with big miles.
There are a few SA used car sites (e.g. autotrader.co.za) - have a look on them - you might conclude that shipping a car out for your trip is more cost effective.
[This message has been edited by andybee (edited 21 June 2004).]
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