Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
6 minute read
21 Dec 2021
8:11 am

VW California Coast a Caravelle and caravan in one

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Volkswagen camper van offers the best of both worlds through comfortable and clever touches.

The California Coast transforms from a van to a home away from home in minutes.

South Africans love the great outdoors as the ever-increasing popularity in camping would suggest. For those preferring the old-fashioned way of setting up their home away from home there will always be caravans and tents. These days there are also plenty of alternatives ranging from roof tents fitted to almost any vehicle or trailer to seriously kitted out bush-ready camping trailers. There is yet another alternative in the camper van. As this option is not as popular in South Africa as elsewhere, pickings are slim though. The ones that do exist, were built as standard vans and then modified afterwards....