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Dealer Profile: Silver Lakes Caravans, PTA


Silver Lakes Caravans was founded in 2001 by Johnny Bell as a Venter Trailers dealership and a trailer rental business. In less than a decade, the dealership grew to be the largest Venter Trailer dealership in Pretoria.

In 2009 Jurgens Ci contacted Johnny and asked if he would not be interested to add Jurgens trailers and a Campworld shop to his existing trailer dealership, because they wanted a bigger trailer footprint in the marketplace.

A few year later, Johnny wanted to expand the business and in 2018 got his brother Chris on board. They wanted to be the first choice for customers in the used caravan market, and so Silver Lakes Caravans was born.

The brothers employed Theo Wilken, with many years of experience in the caravan business. With Theo’s knowledge and awesome customers service, the “new kid on the block” is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.

The latest development for Silver Lakes was in 2019, when they transitioned from Campworld to LeisureWorld.

Caravan & Outdoor Life spoke to Theo to find out a bit more about Silver Lakes Caravans.

What brands do you sell?

Silver Lakes Caravans deals in top-quality, pre-loved caravans, with the majority of our used caravan stock being Jurgens products. Trade-ins are welcome!

We have also acquired the exciting Invader Off-Road Campers range and the full Venter range.

We are also very excited to be able to reveal that we will soon also be selling the brand new Stealth caravan range – Silver Lakes is the only dealership in Pretoria to stock this exciting  locally-produced caravan brand.

If you are in the market for a used caravan – and in the near future a new caravan – or a Venter Trailer with awesome service, then Silver Lakes Caravans is the place you want to be.

Have you done any renovations at your premises?

Adding caravans to an existing trailer business comes with an additional capital investment, we had to add an extra 500m2 of paving and carports, to have the most beautiful used caravan and trailer outlet in Pretoria.

The winner of “Eat Out best everyday eateries 2018” for Gauteng coffee shop Afro Boer, is also situated on the same premises as Silver Lakes Caravans!

After an exciting caravan experience at our dealership, you can have a coffee and something delicious at Gauteng’s best coffee shop.

Do you have any major plans for the near future?

As I’ve mentioned already, we have just signed the deal to sell Stealth Caravans. And Silver Lakes Caravans is in the process of negotiating with a few exciting manufactures to start in the new caravan market as well, so watch this space.

What other services does Silver Lakes offer?

We also rent out caravans, a whole range of trailers, maintenance on caravans and trailers (spare parts), and don’t forget our LeisureWorld outdoor shop!

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