Let our customers share there experiences with you.
Fabulous vans and fabulous service. Have used Kamperhire twice now and we will be back!
Louise Waller April 2017,
We have just completed a five week campervan tour of the United Kingdom. The outstanding service we received from Kamper Hire run by Mark Daysh in Droxford along with unexpected good weather throughout made for an unforgettable experience. His fleet of VW California vans are new and offered in “showroom” condition. In addition Mark went out of his way to accommodate our needs for which we are truly grateful. His attention to detail and service enabled our 3200 mile journey to be totally trouble free. His choice of vehicle (VW California) allows one to use normal vehicular parking even in the tiniest of village as well as explore the narrow and winding back roads. So whether you are looking for a Bank Holiday weekend trip or undertaking a long tour, we would recommend Kamper Hire without hesitation. Our sincere thanks go to you Mark.
Dave & Carol from Cape Town, South Africa
Great service and an organised approach. Camper was cleaned and fully specced out, with plenty of kit and all the stuff you'd need for a length of time away. A great demonstration before and easy communication throughout. Thanks!
Jacob Little, April 2017
18 wonderful days free to travel or stay. No fixed timetable. Comfortable and economical. Had a great time and would recommend to anyone. we are ready to do it again in 2018!
We enjoyed our hired van so much, we bought one of their end of season vans. Run by a very friendly and helpful man called Mark, he is eager to make you experience as personal as possible.
The VW we rented was almost brand new. The vehicle was in show room condition and laid out perfectly for touring around comfortably. The diesel engine was extremely good on fuel on our 4000 km journey through the UK. Mark was very easy to deal with and runs a top notch outfit. Highly recommend.
We've hired a California from Mark a couple of times in the past, and were so impressed with both the fantastic presentation of the van and Mark's absolutely top class customer service that we decided to buy one of his vans this year when we retired. It's been one of our best-ever decisions!
Mark goes above and beyond to make sure that his vans are really well prepared, and to help his clients get the most from their hire experience. It was exactly the same when we bought one of his used vans. It was immaculate and looked as good as new, and is giving us so much pleasure as we travel around the country and abroad.
My only advice is to not to wait until you retire to buy ... Do it now!
Martin Ashcroft, Southampton
As a repeat customer for Kamperhire we were delighted to take delivery of a brand new T6 California Ocean for the three month winter rental. The van, as before, was immaculate and well equipped. The booking process and interaction with Mark was very professional and tailored to our needs. We covered 3,800 miles over several weeks with the van and ventured to some of the most remote parts of Scotland including the NC500 route around the far north coast. The van performed brilliantly and even on the odd sub-zero night, the heating in the van kept us comfortable. A really memorable trip for which the VW California is ideally suited. Am sure we'll be hiring more vans from Kamperhire in the future. Thanks Peter
Peter Kay, 2017
We were both very pleased to have hired a camper from Kamper Hire. It was beyond our expectations. We have our own camper at home and have also hired interstate and overseas and with this experience we can well and truly recommend you hire from Mark. Don’t let the pickup point (out of London) be off-putting. You will be picked up from the airport and delivered to the depot. Along the way you get an introduction to the finer points of driving in the UK and your starting point is in the beautiful countryside and not in the city traffic.
The vans are new. Ours was its first time out! They are a dream to drive and well appointed. Best feature (apart from the diesel fuelled heater) was the bed with plenty of room for two adults.
We don’t think there is any better way to see the UK. We made it to all the furthest points of the Kingdom and everything in between. The size of the van is important. Many of the roads, parking bays and bridges are narrow and a larger vehicle would have been most uncomfortable to drive and would have prevented us from reaching some places. The vans are also incognito, no blaring stickers advertising you are a tourist. We looked like locals, well almost.
Kamper Hire made the whole transaction easy (which is not always pleasant when hiring a vehicle). Any concerns we had about hiring a vehicle on the other side of the world were put to rest with plenty of support, backup and honesty from Mark. He made it easier than hiring from your local car hire company. Many thanks to Mark and his team. We will be back.
Ross & Ann Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
If you are looking for a VW Camper experience, we cannot recommend Kamper Hire enough. Mark was helpful and accommodating from start to finish, the van was immaculate, and the whole experience was superb. The only problem is, it has left us wanting more.
Lisa & Ashley, Buckinghamshire.
We rented a VW Californian from Kamper for 21 days recently and could not be happier with the van, the service and the Company generally. From the time of initial email contact, all the way through the purchase decision-making and payment arrangements to delivery of the vehicle at the agreed time and it's return, we have found Mark to be responsive, professional and helpful. His service standards are A+ and should be an example to the rest of the industry. The vehicle itself was perfect for the two of us. It was only six months old, in perfect condition and met all our needs. Our personal preference would be to include a microwave, but apart from that, the vehicle delivered everything we needed plus more. It also drove well and we achieved good fuel economy averaging around 35 to 40 mpg. We have been very happy with Mark and his Company and would definitely use them again if the occasion ever arises. Ray and Margaret Kelly
Ray and Margaret Kelly,
We have finally arrived home after an incredible trip through the UK ,Europe,New York and Fiji.Melanie , Charlotte and I would like to thank you for one of the highlights of our trip with your VW camper van . Pure luxury and ease with every detail . We would certainly travel with you again, hopefully sooner than later. Everyone I talk to and explain our tour ,wants to know about your vans and we gladly pass on your details. Thank you Mark .it was a pleasure to meet you and love your service and vans . Regards Greg . Melbourne . Australia
Greg & Melanie, Melbourne, Australia September 2014
Sorry it’s taken so long but had to send you a huge thanks. Mum and I were lucky enough to have one of your vans for 3 and half weeks around the UK in August/September. What a find. It saved us money being able to self-cater. Found some fantastic camp sites. Van drove like a car and had plenty of get and go being turbo diesel whilst being very economical. Also easy to park in busier places because of its size. Took it across to Ireland on the Ferry which was easy. Mum, most importantly found it easy to get in and out of being in her late 60’s this was important. Best camp site we found would have to be Concierge Camping at West Ashling. www.conciergecamping.co.uk/about Although would advise other campers to stay here last as you will be sadly disappointed at other places J. Last but not least gas bottles for this van in Ireland can be found at camping shops such as Barton Smiths Sports or Call of the Wild in Sligo – took us a bit to work this out!! But thank you for the quality of the van and equipment and also the ease of dealing with you. Hopefully see you again next year with my hubbie this time. Cheers
Lee Brown Rozelle NSW Australia,
Can you imagine -20 degrees in the heart of Denmark, sleeping In a campervan and actually being comfortable? Well , we were! My two sons, (15 and 12), and I (a wee bit older) had been planning this trip for 18 months, and having no thought that Europe would endure one of its coldest winters ever, thought travelling in a camper van would give us a whole lot more freedom than B&B, Hotel, Motel, Backpackers or park benches.
I got hold of Mark at KamperHire UK, after a quick web search to seek out possible contenders, and found him very good to deal with. Mark got back to me the day following my email enquiry, and after a bit of detail, I found that we could get the van, including bedding (sleeping bags plus duvets & pillows, All the cooking and eating gear, GPS (absolutely brilliant to have), spare gas bottle, diesel can, all the necessary roadside emergency gear, and so we paid a deposit and secured the van.
You can imagine my dismay when mid December 2010, Heathrow was closed with a massive snow drop and we weren’t sure where we were going to have Christmas, maybe Dubai if we were lucky. But Royal Brunie were one of the 10 planes per hour that landed, and on time. This threw Mark in to a bit of a spin as I hadn’t been able to contact him in the week prior to getting there to confirm the drop off time, but as soon as I got hold of him, nothing was too much trouble. The van was delivered to Heathrow three hours after getting in touch and was all that was promised. It’s always a bit daunting doing things over the internet, but I was pleasantly surprised.
We then proceeded to the north of England, on to Denmark for Christmas as planned, down through Germany and Austria to Italy, before turning to head back up through Switzerland and France back to England. We were lucky only to have rain and wind on the last few days of our 6 week trip, and eating and sleeping in the van was very comfortable, even in the snow. We never had to use the internal heater over night, with two sleeping down and one up the top. We would use the heater at dinner time and in the morning, but once in the sleeping bags and under the duvet it was toastie. The only problem we encountered with the van was that the water pump stopped working when it was below -10ish and worked again when it thawed out, but we had bottled water to use so it didn’t bother us.
Overall Mark and his team with his courteous manner and professionalism made the van rental and use an easy part of our holiday, and I would definitely use them again. He was there before time to take possession of the van on our return to Heathrow, and made it quick and easy to continue on our return to NZ.
Thanks again Mark. Douglas Christensen, Whakatane, New Zealand
In short, we had a great experience with Mark and his company KamperHire.
We were in Wales last June representing Canada at the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in and around Llandrindod Wells. We flew into Heathrow and Mark delivered the California VW camper van to us at the hotel. After a quick run down on all the features of the van, we were off to Wales on schedule. The vehicle was in tip top shape, and had additional features that we hadn’t expected (you gotta love those Germans!)
On returning to London, after a very successful competition, Mark came by bus to the hotel to pick up the van, and then dropped us off at the Air Canada terminal for our flight home.
All in all a great trip made even better with a seamless transaction on the van. (attaching a few pictures for fun).
Again, Mark was very business like, organized and efficient in all our dealings with him.
All the best, Norm Godding BC Canada
Just a quick e mail to say thank you very much for such great 5 star service . The “van” really made our holiday a great experience and I can’t see the family going camping without one from now on ! . Your service from start to finish was excellent and we have already recommended you to our friends . The van was immaculate on delivery and , despite feverish use of the dustpan and brush , looked well lived in on return . Keep up the good work – I feel sure we will be back .
Many Thanks from the Attrill Family,
We are an Australian Couple in our mid 60s who spent several months on holiday in UK during 2006. We have relatives and many friends in England and wanted to be able to visit them easily, do a lot of sight-seeing and have the independence of our own accommodation whilst travelling around.
For many years we owned a campervan in Australia and used it extensively to travel long distances, quickly, during our holidays from work. From this earlier experience we understood, very well , the value we would get for our holiday money if we could self-cater and self accommodate whilst travelling in UK. Previous holidays there had made us aware of the cost of living on the Australian dollar, the motorways, roads and narrow lanes, tiny villages, towns and large cities. Therefore we were familiar with the varying conditions while driving and parking in these locations.
Kamperhire in Hampshire had just the vehicle for us; a VW T5. We found their website gave detailed and correct information and answered all our questions about their fleet . The vehicle was very well prepared and when we picked it up, we were given a thorough induction on how to pitch the roof and use the camping section .
The VW T5 campervan we hired was extremely well appointed and kitted out, it was very easy to drive, economical to run and extremely comfortable to cook, eat and sleep in. The compact size of the T5 was ideal for all driving, parking and camping conditions.
We are keen now to do a similar holiday in Europe.
Harry and Deidre Pyle, Perth, Western Australia.
We cannot say enough about how great our experience was with Mark and Kamperhire!!!!! Every aspect of our trip: picking us up at Gatwick, showing us the van details, connection re. insurance while in Ireland, returning the van and taking us back to London.... all were terrific!! The van had only had one trip before we took it so it was shiny new and you can imagine our nervousness on those narrow roads with his brand new gorgeous van. We consider Mark a friend after our association and are pleased to assist!
If you are sleeping in the type we had, one tip.... we moved the mattress pad from the upper bunk to the bed in the cabin each night, to make it more comfortable.
All the best!, Kathrine Moran Toronto, Canada
Our Kamperhire holiday in 2007, was one of the best and most relaxing holidays we have ever had, Mark was very polite and helpful and spent plenty of time familiarising us with the Camper van before we set off. The T5 vans are maintained to the highest spec, and were in pristine condition inside and out, and thoughtfully stocked with all the items you need for a hassle free holiday. We spent an enjoyable 2 weeks touring Northern Scotland, the vehicle is perfect to explore remote places in comfort, even on hundreds of miles of single track roads in the far north, it never felt too big and was a joy to drive. Once you have tried this style of travel and the freedom it gives you, you will never want to go on a conventional holiday again..if you enjoy the outdoors you will love this way of getting out there.. we enjoyed it so much we have now bought our own T5 Camper.
Richard & Jayne Smith, Todmorden, West Yorks
We've had many travel experiences around the globe including renting a 1982 VW van in southern California but nothing can compare with our experience with Kamperhire. After conducting an internet search we located your site and were immediately assisted with our vacation plans. Your description of the vans matched perfectly with what you provided. We could not have been happier with our adventure chariot! I didn't realize driving lessons were also included! While having the steering wheel on the opposite side and driving on the "wrong" side of the road seemed normal to you, I appreciate the time you spent helping me feel comfortable with the van. Once on my way, I knew you were just a phone call away if I had any questions.
Thanks for the opportunity to experience the local side of Wales, England and Scotland and making this adventure an unforgettable experience.
Catherine Carlisle, New Hampshire, USA
Just a quick note to thank you for the level of service that we received during the whole process of our hire. It’s a pleasure to deal with a ‘real’ person in business as there are fewer and fewer of us about as time goes on!!
We had a really great time and will definitely be purchasing a van this year. Thanks for letting me see the other model but after discussing it with Ellen and again trawling the websites we have decided that it is a California that we want. I would be grateful if and when you are looking to dispose of one of yours that you could give me a call to discuss what sort of arrangement that we could come to. We would be interested in all colours but the Navy Blue ( don’t ask!……..it has nothing to do with the van that we had).
I hope that the rest of the season treats you well and there is always the possibility that we will have another ‘fix’ before the summer finishes, if for any reason you need to move one before the end of the season then the same applies.
Good Luck, speak to you soon.
Kind Regards, Dave Andrews, Bristol
Just wanted to make sure you got the message that we'd had a great time away in your kamper.I know we couldn't have managed our time as well and done so much any other way. Thanks also for making sure everything went so smoothly both picking up and dropping off - thankfully we didn't have any breakdowns and not even a flat tyre ;)
I'll be sure to pass your name on to anyone who sounds remotely like they're thinking of doing something similar.And if we're over your way again, be sure we'll be in touch. Cheers and thanks heaps for your part in the success of our trip.
Judith Wakeman, Marcellin College, Bulleen, Vic, Australia
Just came across this and thought I'd put something in writing to say we had a great time in the California we rented from you. The van was superb, and the thoughtful "essentials" you put in in the cupboard under the sink were a very nice touch. We've seriously thought about buying one now, but it's more likely we'll be back to you for next year's summer holiday! I also appreciated you being on the end of a phone on those occasions when I was in doubt about how to work something.
Best of luck with your business going forward.
Cheers, Steven Robinson
We are a couple of elderly Australians and wanted to hire a van and camp around Britain and Europe. You and your company were so wonderful to deal with and all the enquiries were dealt with efficiently, friendly and quickly. The van was very comfortable and very well equipped that we never wanted for anything. Your information on holiday camps etc was also very helpful.
Thank you one again for everything you did for us including meeting us at the train station both when we picked up and dropped off. Keeping in touch via SMS was another plus especially when we had a little accident in Amsterdam. Cannot thank you enough for the way you handled the situation and got us through a difficult time.
If we get a chance to do it again we would certainly hire another van from Kamper Hire as we enjoyed every minute of it!
Yours truly, Dawn Stacey, West Tweed Heads, NSW Australia.
My husband and I hired a van from Mark at www.kamperhire.co.uk from July to September 2011. We could not have been happier with the service we received. Mark went out of his way to ensure that everything ran smoothly and was very compromising with the delivery and pick up.
We found that the price of the van was very good when we compared it with other vans. We were also pleased with the size of the van. We found that we could get through narrow roads with no problems and the fuel economy was just brilliant.
The way the van was set up really suited our needs. The sleeping area in the top of the van was very comfortable, with plenty of ventilation, especially on those hot summer nights in the south of France and Italy.
We'd like to thank Mark for the wonderful service we received and can highly recommend his business "Kamperhire.co.uk" to anyone planning a trip overseas.
George & Tilly, Western Australia
Just a short note to express our total satisfaction and gratitude for your excellent service and attention.
Glynn and I had a wonderful holiday in UK and couldn't have been happier with both the T5 kampervan and your wonderful service.
The vehicle performed faultlessly, was very comfortable for the two of us and met all our needs.
Thanks again, we would certainly recommend you to anyone planning a camper van holiday in the UK.
Best regards, Gail Dreezens
We have just completed a 5 weeks touring holiday of the UK. This style of camper was the choice, as we wanted something comfortable, fuel efficient, reliable, fast on the motorways, small enough for the country roads and to give total ease of parking. A motor home did not meet these requirements. We do a lot of touring in Australia, so we were seeking a similar experience to what we were used to down under. The style of camper from Kamperhire lived up to all those expectations.
Mark, the principal, was a pleasure to deal with prior to us leaving home and during our time in the UK. He is prompt in his response to emails and phone calls to Aus. The pick up and drop off arrangements were to clock work. The fit out of the van had met most of our requirements. The bedding (doona, doona cover and pillows) were more than adequate for the weather conditions and he added extra sleeping bags just in case.
For Australian & NZ hirers - be advised that the caravan parks do not have camp kitchens or BBQ's like of most of Australia. You will have to make alternate arrangements for the cooking of this style of food - am sure Mark can advise to this if that is what is required.
We will be back to complete the UK and Ireland and look forward to dealing with Mark at Kamperhire again.
David and Helen Sutton, Canberra, Australia.
We live in Ontario, Canada and in early 2010 were planning an extended camper van trip in Europe. We first got to know Mark Daysh in January 2010 when we were looking for a VW California for a 90-day rental period. In the end, rather than renting, we bought a 2007 vehicle from Mark. He emailed us the specifications and a number of photos, and immediately we were hooked! Mark provided us with a number of references, some of which were from Canada. We eventually took a leap of faith and wire transferred the money to Mark without ever seeing the van. We were not disappointed. The appearance, general condition and the “new feel” of the van surpassed our expectations. Mark even loaned us a VW bike rack for our trip and provided all the kitchen utensils and some bedding free of charge. Now a year later, we are even more convinced that this has been the right decision and that we have a great van. We have seen Mark only a couple of times since we first spoke in January 2010, but he has helped us out on numerous occasions with “how to” or “where is” types of questions. Mark and Kamperhire have gone beyond the norm to ensure that the deal for our van was right for us and we consider Mark a friend and a person we can turn to for any questions or concerns might we have.
Ian Evans & Elizabeth Walter. Ontario, Canada
Thank you again for being so accommodating and making our trip through England and Scotland so effortless and enjoyable. We loved every moment and have told countless people about the pleasures of a camping holiday. We will continue to pass the word about Kamperhire.
Pam Van Amber, Sarasota Florida, June 2012
Just wanted to write to say again what a great trip we had in the VW California. The van was perfect, both as a vehicle and a home. Whether cruising on the Autoroute or winding through the Alps, the van was smooth, responsive and totally reliable. The interior is so well designed it makes setting up/packing up a quick, easy and pleasurable experience, and provided all the comfort and convenience we needed, and with style! The van received a number of admiring remarks from other 'campers', and we very quickly grew attached to it. It was a real shame to have to hand it back to you after a fabulous month on the road in France. Thanks for making it possible for us. Hopefully be making our next booking soon!
Howard Richardson, Brighton. August 2012
We just completed a one-month rental of a V W California camper from Kamperhire in UK. Kamperhire's rates are more than competitive. The California is a fabulous vehicle and ours was only one year old. Everything was included - second driver, GPS, all kitchen, bedding and linen requirements. Kamperhire also supplied the AA road atlas, plus several campground guides and a privilege card, which gave us members' rates. The campgrounds in UK are excellent, and well-situated. This was an economical way to travel in GB. The camper freed us up from having to have hotels or B&B's reserved in advance, and allowed us to make most of our own meals and eat healthier than standard pub fare. We had our own bed each night, and had no packing and unpacking to do. We have had campers of our own for 40 years, so this method of travel may not be for everyone, but it is certainly worth consideration. Thanks again Mark, for an excellent rental experience in UK.
Bruce and Mary Lois, Ontario Canada. August 2012
My 2 adult daughters and myself rented a VW California from Mark last month and had a wonderful time. We drove all over your beautiful countryside, saw some awesome historical sights, and loved every moment of it. Mark is so helpful and makes everything work out smoothly...even when you hit a pheasant at 70MPH and end up with a broken windscreen on Easter Sunday!! As far as we are concerned, this is the only way to visit/travel in the UK. The vans drive easily (well, if we could only get used to driving on the wrong side of the road, and the never-ending roundabouts!!), the camper space is so efficient, and the mileage/liter is amazing! Thank you so much Mark!! Really hope to be able to return someday and see the rest of the countryside that we missed due to that darn pheasant!!
Lucie Kreth USA May 2013,
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for everything! My campervanning experience of Scotland was absolutely brilliant and I'm sure it had a lot to do with using your company. You and your staff went out of your way in your service before during and after my trip. All the little 'extras' which were included in your price and in your van also helped to add more to my trip. The caddy camper was new, neat, economical, zippy and nifty. Being small and compact I could drive along roads where other, larger campers and motor homes couldn't. Plus it was a dream to park since it fitted in a 'normal' car bay - all the features of a brilliantly well fitted-out van (it had everything I needed!) and all in such a neat package! I will recommend your company and vans to others, Mark and look forward to another van holiday one day in the future.
Thanks for everything! Alex Watt, Perth WA June 2013.
Just a note to say many thanks for helping to make our recent holiday in the UK with your VW campervan such a success. We have hired many vehicles in Europe in recent years from various hire companies but none can match the service coupled with your helpfulness and friendly manner. We found you meeting us off the aircraft at Heathrow with the camper in the airport car park and the arrangement to get us back from your depot in Hampshire to the airport via a hire car particularly helpful. We found the vehicle very suitable for the narrow roads and busy little towns in Britain. You have very comprehensively equipped the van including the porta potti, which was very useful considering the increasing lack of public conveniences nowadays in Britain.
Best Regards, Gill and Richard, Adelaide, South Australia June 2013
Can’t believe what a wonderful road trip we had with the caddy. it was everything we needed in the smallest and most efficient package! Can’t wait to do it again!!! Thanks guys!!
Yorkatronic, Brighton June 2013
We had the rare opportunity of one month off work together in June last year. We originally considered the Far East, Australia and Canada but after one visit to Kamperhire’s website we decided on a trip around Europe in a VW campervan. Kamperhire were so helpful, friendly and accommodating. Hiring the campervan in the UK and then driving over to Europe meant we could meet Kamperhire beforehand and get invaluable advice about travelling around Europe and detailed info about the van. The VW campervans are so versatile – no Pyrenean mountain road was too steep, windy or small – the vans drive just as easily as a car with all the benefits and freedoms of a motor home. We highly recommend Kamperhire to everyone and anyone – they offer such fantastic service all round and they really made our adventure a safe and happy one. Thanks Mark!
Mel and Nick Taylor, Hampshire, June 2013
We took the journey of a lifetime for one month, adventuring to 10 countries throughout western Europe. Coming from the US we were a little nervous about the trek, but it was wonderful working with a company like KamperHire! We couldn't have had a better experience, and thanks to Mark and KamperHire for making it a smooth and comfortable one! Incredibly thirty days sleeping/cooking/traveling around in the VW caddy camper was awesome and unforgettable! We can't wait to journey back again.
:) Cheers Erin & Adam Scott , Sunny California July 2013
One of life's pleasures is when our expectations are exceeded and this was certainly the case when we booked a campervan through Mark.His service was first class, every question that we asked was promptly answered nothing was too much trouble for him.We booked a T5 California for four weeks to tour Scotland and England. When we arrived at Gatwick Mark was there to greet us and to hand over the van which was in pristine condition and within an half hour we were on our way.We traveled over three thousand miles without any problems the van was a pleasure to drive in the large cities and on the narrow roads in northern Scotland. I would commend Kamper hire to anyone who is considering this type of holiday. Thank you Mark for making our holiday a memorable experience.
Chas Ruxton, NSW Australia. August 2013
I just wanted to write and say what a fantastic experience we had in our Kamper Van. We travelled around Devon and Cornwall for a week and found our Kaddy van perfect. It coped with the extremely narrow lanes but was also comfortably roomy for us to sleep in. We will definitely use KamperHire again. We found Mark to be really friendly and easy to deal with, and I would most definitely use them again.
Becky Bradley, Queensland Australia September 2013
Mark at Kamper hire was a pleasure to deal with - so reliable with the arrangements to collect us then later return us to Heathrow from Southampton. Everything went without a hitch. The VW California camper was well equipped with the necessities. The main advantage of a vehicle of that size over a lager motor home became more and more clear to us as we enjoyed the very narrow roads in many scenic places that would have been impossible in a larger vehicle. It was also much easier to find parking as in the very busy places having an ordinary width and length of vehicle was great. We drove 2,825 miles in just over 5 weeks throughout England and Wales so the high fuel costs were a factor in the choice. Setting up camp is quick and the sleeping arrangements comfortable even for a 6'-3" type. We are a retired couple, space for clothing is limited, but we used soft bags and left the cases with Mark. We took summer and winter clothes as we visited India later. This was in September/October. We found delightful camp grounds in the books provided in the camper and really enjoyed our trip.
Meryl and Peter Morgan, Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2013
Eleanor and I have owned VW California Campervans since 2002 and have travelled about 100,000 through Europe in that time. Now we are back in Australia and making the occasional trip to Europe for a few months at a time. We tried using Kamperhire for the first time this year (2103) due to the period of time we had available was only about seven weeks this time so owning was not an option. I have been in contact with Mark Daysh for a few years but this is the first time we have hired one of his vehicles. Mark met us Southampton airport and we felt very much at home in the California from the outset. This was certainly the best model we had used. Particularly the sliding door had been mastered and no longer required a strong arm to close … very popular with my wife. The bed which is a great size and the captain’s chairs that revolved quite easily. Computer controlled or monitored water, fridge, roof etc. makes it easy to be in control. As a vehicle to drive the California just plain magic and we consider it to be very secure when compared to most campervans. We cruised the small roads and “paeges” in France with equal ease. Parking and travelling narrow roads are no problem. We found that the GPS was very good for crossing large towns or getting out of complex road systems although we mostly we used conventional maps to chart a course to interesting places. We like the option of eating in the campervan or out in restaurants with all breakfasts from the van. We slept in the van throughout the seven weeks. In this way we found the economics to be very acceptable and travelled a distance of about five thousand miles. We are looking forward to planning our next trip in a Kamperhire vehicle.
Howard and Eleanor Massey, Kiama, NSW Australia November 2013
We have hired a Campervan from Kampervan Hire 3 times now, & have always had great service from them, & always very punctual on greeting us at the airport. We have always found the van clean & comfortable with all necessities. We will be returning from Australia soon, for another 4 to 6 weeks. Highly recommended to all. This firm is just fantastic!
Graeme Deacon, Robertson NSW Australia. Nov 2013
The VW is a pleasure to drive, with none of the hassles associated with the bigger camper vans. We visited many places in Scotland and England and had no problems at all. The kitchenette and sleeping area were quite sufficient and well equipped. Having the VW California delivered to the airport was a bonus, eliminating transfers etc. Returning the vehicle was like wise hassle free, adding to the pleasurable experience. We found your tariffs to be quite reasonable and the fuel consumption of the vehicle was very good. From sunny South Africa we can unconditionally recommend Mark's Camper Vans. Best wishes for 2014.
Gerhardt & Anlé Streicher. Secunda Mpumalanga, South Africa. August 2013
We are a recently retired couple in our early 60's from Melbourne Australia and hired a VW California Kamper from Mark at www.kamperhire.co.uk for our journey in July & August 2013 to circumnavigate the UK. We could not have been happier with the friendly professional and personal service given by Mark. Our first contact was via email with all questions answered promptly and requests for extra linen and pillows granted at no extra cost. He went out of his way to ensure that everything ran smoothly from delivery of our Kamper in Bognor Regis to assisting and accompanying us with our train journey back to London. The cost of the Kamper was very good when compared to other similar vehicles. We were pleased with the size of the van in that it was accommodating with easy negotiation of some of the typical narrow English roads and lanes. The Kamper is easy to drive and handles well with hardly any difference to a normal family sedan. The fuel use was very economical having driven 2872 miles through England, Scotland & Wales. The van set up was of top order probably enhanced due its German engineered design and more than satisfied our needs. We are both tall people and found sleeping in the top of the van, 'the Loft' as we called it, to be comfortable with ample room for a good nights sleep. By sleeping in the loft it allowed for the cabin area to remain set up 'as is' without the daily need to change its configuration from seating to a sleeping set up. There is ample storage space in the rear for 2 suitcases and a further 2 normal sized back packs. We prepared meals in the Kamper and found the refrigerator to be of sufficient size to hold & keep enough refreshment to suit our needs.
Thanks to Mark and his VW California Kamper we had a most memorable and enjoyable adventure and have no hesitation to highly recommend his business
Harry & Angie Van Rossum, Melbourne, Australia. August 2013
It was a complete pleasure to deal with Mark from Kampervans, he was knowlegble and friendly and always answered my emails promptly and professionally.
We picked our van up from Heathrow, and Mark gave us a run down on how it all worked, and then we were on our way. The van was practically brand new, very easy to drive and had everything that we needed to be self sufficient. We travelled from 'Lands End to John O'Groats and all points in between in the three weeks we had the van, and it performed beautifully. It was a great way to see the country and we found many lovely remote corners of the UK that we would not have seen on a conventional tour. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and his fleet of kampervans to any one with a sense of adventure and look forward to another trip next year.
Miriam and Peter Brown Sydney Australia August 2014.,
I know that I promised to send you a note to tell you just how much you and your company's expertise and efforts contributed to the incredible time we experienced on our recent five week trip to England. The van was just superb, actually somewhat more spacious than we anticipated, well thought out, fitted and equipped with just the right gear. Prompt and easy pick up at Gatwick went off, just as you had assured us, without a hitch. It was a pleasure to be able to meet you personally and confirm what we had sensed during our long distances communications that you are totally dedicated to the satisfaction of your clients. As I said, the vehicle performed flawlessly: - easy to maneuver in the tight spaces and roads of rural England. - plenty of power when you needed it - incredible mileage (I honestly couldn't believe it and I am a mechanical engineer) - the SAT Nav system worked very well and helped navigate through numerous country roads and small villages - you would be surprised by the number of locals and fellow travelers who just want to come up and have look. All in all, we had a great holiday thanks in a large part to your services. I would not and do not hesitate to recommend your company to anybody who might be thinking about this type of holiday in the UK.
Barbara and Rob Miller. Langley, British Columbia, Canada June 2014
We rented a VW Californian from Kamper for 21 days recently and could not be happier with the van, the service and the Company generally. From the time of initial email contact, all the way through the purchase decision-making and payment arrangements to delivery of the vehicle at the agreed time and it's return, we have found Mark to be responsive, professional and helpful. His service standards are A+ and should be an example to the rest of the industry. The vehicle itself was perfect for the two of us. It was only six months old, in perfect condition and met all our needs. Our personal preference would be to include a microwave, but apart from that, the vehicle delivered everything we needed plus more. It also drove well and we achieved good fuel economy averaging around 35 to 40 mpg. We have been very happy with Mark and his Company and would definitely use them again if the occasion ever arises. Thanks again Mark, it has been a pleasure to deal with you.
Ray & Margaret Kelly, Melbourne Australia August 2014
I would like to say a big thank you for the service that we have had from Mark, from start to finish the service was first class.
On arrival Mark was there to greet us and advised us of the working of the T5 which was only 3 years old and was sparkling clean and within half an hour we were off on our travels 2 adults and our Labrador Duke. It was great to find a company that allowed us to take Duke and enjoy our glamping trip. We left Mark with a wave good bye and headed down to Lulworth Cove to stay at Durdle wood camping site. The T5 was brilliant everything we needed from a kettle to washing up liquid everything had been thought off, even the bottle opener which we forgot. In the evening me and my husband slept on the comfy bed in the pop up roof and Duke was very comfortable in his bed underneath us.
We did a trip of around 300 miles in total exploring the Dorset coast and the New Forset and the T5 was great on diesel and very easy to drive. It was great to have other T5 owners waving as we drove down the motorways and country lanes.
Again I can not recommend this company enough.
Thank you Mark for a wonderful couple of days and a brilliant service. The only downside to the whole trip was giving the T5 back.
Sarah, Jason & Duke Nicholls. September 2014
We were able to organise our VW California campervan hire from Mark from Tasmania with no problems at all, including having Mark deliver it to us in Cambridge. It was equipped with all we needed for day to day living on the move. In the four weeks of driving through England, Scotland and Wales we came to really appreciate the VW California's size and manoeuvrability, especially on the narrow country lanes. Having bikes on the back gave us the ability to camp on the outskirts of larger cities and ride in for the day or just to ride to a pub for dinner when we didn't feel like cooking. We wouldn't hesitate to rebook through Mark when next in the UK or to recommend his camper vans to others.
Helen & Mick Statham, Launceston, Tasmania May 2014
The California Campervan was the perfect vehicle for my adventures visiting the towns, villages, and cities of my family’s ancestry. I’ve done a lot of camping and traveling with camper vans, and I found the VW California to be clean, easy to drive, modern, and chock full of amenities (all of which tuck away invisibly when not in use). Mark was flexible and accommodating, and he made the whole experience easy and fun.
The interior was roomy, comfortable, and warm at night (I visited in October, when things get a little chilly and rainy). The nighttime privacy shields for the windows were effective, easy to use, and looked subtle from the outside. The sweet foldout table quickly became the mobile headquarters from which I planned my genealogical campaign - it was a blast spreading out the maps and the family tree and formulating my next move. There was also plenty of room in the van to stretch out and play some guitar.
The exterior was discreet (plain silver) and well kept - so I felt comfortable using the van as my accommodation wherever I went. It drove just like a minivan, handled well, and was equally at home in urban areas and tiny, rural English lanes. Between the low profile look and the quality of the driving, the California made it easy to stop for the night in AMAZING places, from little seaside villages to the rugged heights of Dartmoor, where I camped amidst wild horses and ponies. That’s right. Ponies.
It was a great experience all around - the perfect way to cover a lot of distance and hit the big attractions while simultaneously accessing off-the-map, intimate places. I was able to linger where I wanted, leap across great expanses when necessary, meet lots of locals, and visit all the places from which my family hails.
I’m already fantasizing about my next trip, and I can’t imagine doing it any other way. I highly recommend Mark and his Kampervans - it’s a great, affordable way to travel and to customize your trip.
Brent from San Francisco, California. October 2014
We have finally arrived home after an incredible trip through the UK, Europe, New York and Fiji. Melanie, Charlotte and I would like to thank you for one of the highlights of our trip with your VW camper van. Pure luxury and ease with every detail. We would certainly travel with you again, hopefully sooner than later. Everyone I talk to and explain our camper tour, wants to know about your campervans and we gladly pass on your details. Thank you Mark. It was a pleasure to meet you and love your service and vans.
Greg Fawcett, Melbourne . Australia. September 2014
We can highly recommend Mark and his VW California campervans. Our three weeks around Wales and England were a delight, not least due to the superb quality of the van - and its excellent design features. Travel made easy especially on the narrow roads of Cornwall. The booking process from Australia was easy and clear in all the details. We appreciated the pickup from Heathrow and the drop off at a nearby station at the end of the trip. This experience was good value for money.
Thankyou Mark, for your friendly and thoughtful approach to your clients. We'll be recommending you to our friends.
Leith and June, Victoria, Australia. September 2014
I was walking on the Cornish coastline at Mawnan in January, discussing with my sister -in-law, my husband Ian's, and my aspiration to acquire a camper van in September, on the occasion of my early retirement. She and her husband own a LWB transporter that has a bed frame and a bucket! They travel everywhere in it and enjoy it immensely. I explained that I wanted a slightly higher level fit out. On our descent back into Falmouth we came across a couple proudly displaying their Kamper hire California to their friends.
My sister-in-law was intrigued to see inside so we were also given a tour round.
The van had such clean lines and cleverly thought out layout.
I was smitten and, on my return to the Midlands, I checked out the Kamper Hire website and, with some discussion with Ian, we booked a week's hire in April.
Booking was easy and straightforward. We were met by Mark, at Wallops Wood farm, and he took us over the detail of the van's functions. A very friendly handover with gentle guidance of the does and don'ts.
Off we went for a week travelling the Aires and vineyards of France. The van was a delight to drive and comfortable to journey in, even for me with a broken leg! Mark had put a comfort mattress topper to enhance the comfort of the bed. We were so cosy at night, and in the mornings we opened up the awning and enjoyed breakfasts in the great outdoors. The van performed equally well on narrow hilly terrain and on the autoroutes. Ian was duly impressed, as he hadn't seen the van on the walk in Cornwall.
On our return to Droxford, Mark told us that he had some vans for sale. We returned a week later take a closer look. Mark was so helpful and now, Two weeks on, (a bit sooner than we expected) we are now proud owners.
From a chance encounter with a Kamper Hire van in Cornwall, to the start of a big adventure with our new California!
Ian and Gwyn Oliver Lichfield,
Our initial enquiries re the hire of a van for touring in the UK were met with prompt, efficient and friendly customer service from Mark.
Subsequently we hired and picked up our 4 berth Californian for two weeks of wonderful camping. The van was in excellent condition, clean,
well equipped and a pleasure to make our home for the fortnight. As well, the great customer service continued during our trip, with any
questions we had met with a speedy response. We could not have been happier with our van and the customer service provided and cannot wait to do it again. (Pity about the weather, but it is England)
All the best with Kamperhire Mark - hope it all goes well for you.
Kind regards, Rob and Kay, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia 2011
If you are wondering should you hire a bigger motorhome or the more compact Campervan for touring, I can tell you I am so glad we chose the Campervan, it goes anywhere, you can park in towns, just like a car, drive down narrow streets and not be restricted, making your touring holiday more enjoyable. The larger motorhomes have to park on the outskirts of town and are often not allowed to park at the "Park & Rides" as well. And why did we choose Kamperhire, simple, those little extras I did not have to worry about were all included in the price, plus pick up and drop off to suit us - real service, we were really treated as the customer, I would certainly use Kamperhire again. Easy e-mail contact direct with Mark made everything easy.
BTW, the above statement is true, another camperhire company would not accept return of the campervan on Fri 29th April as it was a public holiday, so they were not even an option, they asked if we could return it the next day, a bit useless as our flight was the Fri evening.
I have attached some photos, I don't think you will use them all, but there a couple of good ones I think you might like.
Thanks Again Julie Holliday, Vermount, Victoria, Australia
Just a note to say thanks again for all the arrangements you made for our Kamperhire van,
including the to and fro to Heathrow, and the hospitality at Wallops Wood..
We really appreciate it, and had a wonderful time, and saw some wonderful places.
It is so easy to get to Ireland, and the people there are so friendly and helpful.
We also had a lovely time on the Isle of Mull, visiting Iona and the island of Staffa.
And at no time did we ever feel that the van was too cramped or inconvenient.
As for your question to us on our last day, as to whether we would return…….we would love to, and Mil feels very comfortable driving, but was much more relaxed in the auto! Of course in three year’s time, we will be three years older………so let’s see how things are going by then!
Milan and Marion Bacica NSW Australia 2015,