Golf Savannah 402: Video review
Not everyone wants canvas with their camper. For them, Golf’s Savannah 402 pop-top is an affordable and serious offroad alternative.
Released at this year’s Melbourne Caravan & Camping Show, the 402 is the starting point of the new five-model Golf pop-top and caravan range that has resulted from A’van’s purchase of the 38-year-old Queensland brand in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis.
The stumpy Savannah 402 blurs the lines between the two Golf product ranges and is priced to make it a logical step-up for those wanting to move from soft to hard walls, but still go bush.
It’s a pretty good looking little rig, with its smooth composite aluminium-skinned walls, creative use of checkerplate and abrupt rear departure angled bodywork. It rides high on its sturdy 150mm main chassis and separate 150mm A-frame.
Priced appealingly in the thick of the upmarket hardfloor camper trailers, the Golf Savannah 402 offers tempting reasons for canvas-weary adventurers to go "soft" in the bush. It is a great base station, weighing little more than a well-optioned camper trailer. It will take you well off-the-beaten track in surprising comfort for relatively little money.
- Solid rough-road specs
- Indoor/outdoor layout
- Value for money
- Great indoor and outdoor kitchens
I WOULD HAVE LIKED
- A-frame at same height as main chassis
- Floor, rather than roof-mounted air-conditioner to lower travel height
- Exterior kitchen to face the other way
- A better foldaway or portable plastic step
Check out the full review in issue #78 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine, out now. Why not subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.