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?

bakkie-hireA 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?

For more information on our bakkie rental service, feel free to visit, call us on 087 944 8871 or email us at

Our vehicle rental service is offered in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, Durban and Cape Town.