This is what you call to “DREAM BIG” – the first model to come out of new manufacturer Destination Caravans is a 9,1-metre super-luxury caravan.
The man behind Destination Caravans is Andre van Helsdingen, one of the twin brothers behind the successful Twin Boats & Trailers. His brother, Riaan, started and ran the famous Sensation Caravans brand.
Andre says he decided to also go into caravan manufacturing after Sensation was sold, and people did not stop asking for caravans from them
He started working on creating Destination Caravans around May 2017.
Andre says: “The first three months were only head-work… planning and designing, and also thinking on how I was going to manufacture the caravan.
“The walls of Destination caravans are built from PVC Core material combined with fiberglass, which makes the caravan lighter and more stable.”
Destination Caravans will all be built on imported Al-Ko chassis, and all the safety features will be available as optional extras. Andre is also importing the tents for his caravans, which will come with a Dorema tent, the best you can get in Europe.
Destination Caravans will launch with two models: Dream and Magic.
The Destination Dream is a huge double-axle van, measuring 9,1 metres long and 2,5 metres wide… just within the legal limit of South Africa.
Apart from the optional upgrades to the chassis, the Dream will also be have the option of coming with up to TWO slide-out sections on the right-hand side of the caravan. The front slide-out will increase the size of the dinette, while the back section is for the bedroom area, and will create more space at the foot of the sideways island bed.
The Magic is on a single axle, measuring 5 metres in length (5,8m with the A-frame), at the same width. This model will be available on regular suspension, as well as Al-Ko’s Enduro suspension (independent coil springs with shock absorbers), which will allow the Magic to handle gravel roads.