First of all, a bakkie is only known as a “bakkie” in South Africa. Each country seems to have their own term for a bakkie. For example, in Australia they are known as a Ute, short for utility vehicle and in America they are simply known as a truck. A very interesting term for a bakkie comes from Japan where they are known as a Pikkuapputorakku.
In South Africa people of all language groups use the term bakkie, an alternative word for of bak, which means bowl in Afrikaans.
But why is a bakkie so popular?
A bakkie is popular due to its ability to transport small to medium loads around easily and efficiently. In addition to this, they can easily be used as a family vehicle. Many businesses also rely on a bakkie, or a fleet of bakkies for their day to day operations.
Hire a bakkie
We don’t all have a need to own a bakkie or have access to one on a full time basis. This is where Dial-A-Truck comes into the picture with a convenient bakkie hire service! We rent out bakkies to private individuals and SME’s alike on a short to medium term basis.
We even give you the option to hire a bakkie with a driver and an assistant should you have the need for that.
Need more info?
Our vehicle rental service is offered in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, Durban and Cape Town.