The Kalahari is built on the Sprite Swing caravan, with its popular island-bed layout. The modifications are all done in Loftus’ workshops in Randburg.
With all its upgrades, the Kalahari takes the standard Sprite to another level. What the design team has done is create a really capable dirtroad caravan.
They have done this by adding a 1600kg axle with large 15” wheels shod with BF Goodrich tyres, larger wheel arch boxes, a heavy-duty finish on the corner pieces, a protective front travel blanket, a special pressure vent in the roof to prevent dust entry, stronger cupboard hinges, window stone-protectors, an extra multi–plug, a carrying rack on the A-frame, checker-plate finishing, a solid back window, and, finally, strong bush bars protecting the underside of the caravan.
I found the Kalahari easy to tow and equally easy to set up. I liked the ease of fitting the stove and washing-up facilities on the outside of the caravan. The stove unit and the light aluminium frame for the washup unit fit neatly under the island bed.
All in all, I think the Kalahari is a well-thought-out caravan that will prove popular with both old and young.
Loftus Caravans has a large range of second-hand caravans and trailers. They also have a well-equipped Campworld shop.