ELGRAND TOUR: THE BLOG

Winter landscape

Autumn/winter campervanning for the sun lovers

Growing up in sunny South Africa I’ve never been a big fan of the cold. In fact I think I just might be solar-powered as I start running low when confined to the indoors in the colder months. In our … Read More

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Gift vouchers now available

Trying to come up with a brilliant, original, useful, fantastic present idea for someone for Christmas? Fulfil a bucket list goal or dreams of adventure with a gift that’s just a little bit different. Whether it’s for a romantic getaway, … Read More

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Our new off-grid campervan parking

We’ve moved! Or at least our vans have. Over the summer we realised we needed a bit more space where we can park the vans. We also wanted somewhere that was in slightly nicer surroundings than our yard near Bournemouth … Read More

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Summer 2019 in pictures

Summer 2019 has been a blast! What a whirlwind. We’ve had a brilliant few months and have especially loved meeting all of you, our fantastic hirers, seeing big smiles on faces and hearing the stories of your travels upon return. … Read More

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Compare the campervans

People often ask us what the differences are between the campervans. The truth is… not much! They are all beautifully converted Nissan Elgrand E51s (luxury MPVs imported from Japan). They come with power steering, electric windows and a rotating front … Read More

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Campervanning with kids

Packing two adults and one or two (frequently noisy and messy) children into a box on wheels for a week away may sound like a crazy idea… but it definitely isn’t! It may be a learning curve, and there could … Read More

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We love Elgrands!

Our hirers often ask us why we decided to use Nissan Elgrands as the base vehicle for our campervan hire business. Usually once they return they know the answer to that, but we thought it might be good to give … Read More

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Exploring around Bournemouth

Have you got a bit of time before or after your hire? Or are you staying local to Bournemouth and want places to explore, sights to see, places to eat? We’re lucky to be surrounded by the beautiful coast and … Read More

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Hello Summer competition

The signs are all there: the sun has come out, the butterflies are all aflutter, summer blossoms are starting to bloom, the evening air is full of crickets chirping and swifts screaming! It’s summertime! Whether it’s the beach, the countryside, … Read More

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Low impact camping

We live by the ethos of “leave no trace” camping and try to make responsible decisions about where and how we camp in the van. It’s all pretty much common sense, but in essence, when you leave, the campsite should … Read More

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