VW Camper Hire – Active Kampers

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VW Camper Hire: The Perfect hire, for the perfect adventure

At East Sussex based Active Kampers we believe that hiring a new VW California Ocean campervan is the perfect way to enhance your holiday, festival or road-trip experience.




During the current Covid 19/Coronavirus pandemic we have suspended new hire bookings until after 1st July  2020 and will be in contact with all exiting customers bookings prior to then to potentially reschedule dates.We have taken this step to be fair to our customers and our staff. 

We are allowing extra time for deeper cleaning of our VW California campervans between hires. Our cleaning routine includes: Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces areas. All cutlery, pots, pans, cups, plates and bowls will be dishwasher after each hire. Additionally all seat covers and mattress covers will be changed and washed and carpets vacuum washed. We hope the self-contained independence of a campervan will be a viable and enjoyable holiday option. We’ve also slimmed down the contents of the van to make them more manageable for cleaning, see what’s included as follows: Inventory Contents Covid

Due to Covid risks and our deep cleaning regime we shall not be doing shorter hires than 7 days for the foreseeable future.

We are even making a new induction video to reduce contact time to the minimum at pick-up!

Check out our own VW California road trip video around Sussex

The VW California

The VW factory built California Ocean is the ultimate compact camper van, stylish, economical and drives like a car. It is cleverly designed for four (or five) people to travel and sleep in two berths. One upstairs in the raising roof and one downstairs. The vans have lots of nifty storage spaces, a 2-burner hob, sink, spacious fridge, heater, roll-out sun canopy, and clever hidden features, such as the two chairs in the tailgate. Our 2 van VW camper hire fleet also comes complete with kitchen and dining equipment. Meet the Fleet

VW Camper Hire

After 6 years in Brighton we have re-located conveniently to Wilmington, Sussex (famous for the chalk figure The Long Man), on the south coast of England, and only 45 minutes from Gatwick airport. So why not hire a van to explore the beautiful Sussex coast and South Downs, or take your VW Camper hire to the nearby Isle of Wight, New Forest or even down to Cornwall?

Active Kampers is a small owner managed business, hiring only VW California’s. Set up by campervan, camping and outdoor enthusiast Matt in 2011 and managed with his partner Petra  Want to know More?
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