Karabana Campers - Volkswagen Westfalia

4.926 reviews
Camper vanVictoria, BC
4 guests
Sleeps 2
14 ft. long

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - a wild and rugged destination with stunning scenery and the perfect backdrop for your next adventure. And when it comes to hitting the open road in style, there's nothing quite like a classic Volkswagen Westfalia camper van.But not just any old camper van rental will do, my friends. You need the kind of ride that's been lovingly restored, meticulously maintained, and fully equipped for whatever the road throws your way. And that's where our story begins.Nestled on the shores of Vancouver Island, surrounded by towering trees and breathtaking vistas, is a humble little rental business called Karabana Kampers that's been turning heads and winning hearts for years. Our fleet of classic VWs has been handpicked and expertly restored, with every detail lovingly attended to. From the cozy interior cabinetry to the ruggedly dependable engines, these vans are the real deal. These vans have been outfitted with everything you need for a comfortable and memorable road trip, from kitchen gear to bedding to outdoor adventure gear.We’re true Westfalia enthusiasts, passionate about sharing the magic of the open road with visitors to the island. We’ll happily share insider tips and local recommendations, helping you make the most of your time on this wild and beautiful coast.Whether you're chasing waves, seeking solitude, or simply soaking up the stunning scenery, these vans are the perfect companions for your journey. So pack your bags, buckle up, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget.What's includedLinens
Face/Hand towels
Pot’s and Pans
Plates, bowls, cups and cutlery
French Press
Pasta strainer
Large mixing/salad bowl
Cutting board
Cleaning supplies:
Paper Towel
Disinfectant/Cleaning spray
Dish scrubby
Tea towel
Hand/dish soap
RecommendationsIf you're looking for a true island experience and want to know all the locals best kept secrets, we're the ones you want to talk too!We are local, born and raised islanders, giving us an unprecedented knowledge of the island we grew up camping on. The island provides so many opportunities to explore the wild west coast and we have the details.Once you confirm your booking with Karabana Kampers, we will provide you with tips based on your itinerary. If you don't have any plans and need a solid plan, we can help you create an itinerary that will make the most of your stay.Other things to noteAbsolutely NO gravel roads!
No pets
No Smoking in the Van
Vancouver Island and gulf island travel only
Getting to Victoria from BC Ferries is easy with a $5 direct bus ride right into down town Victoria.


1986 Volkswagen T3 Westfalia
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 10 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 14 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Bath towels
  • Electric hookup
  • Audio inputs
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Pots and pans

Rules and policies

  • Not pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 150 free kilometers / day
No climbing on the roof please, no smoking inside the van
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Portable BBQ with small propane
Camping Chairs
Fold up chairs

Availability and rates


There’s a 4 night minimum stay

  • Security deposit: $1,095.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $36.50. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.

Meet your host, Venessa

Member since 2018

Hello, We are islanders who love to make the most of the beautiful place we live in. Since childhood we've explored many of the best lakes, rivers, beaches and campgrounds our home has to offer. We can't wait to share our knowledge with you on your next trip to Vancouver Island.

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Rochelle Q.

April 20245

We definitely got a lot of attention in the van it was great! We had everything we needed to have a great week. It is an old van with some quirks but we never had any trouble.

Venessa’s answer

Thanks Rochelle! Great to meet both of you and hope to see you back again soon :)

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Anthony G.

September 20235

We absolutely loved driving the Westfalia across Vancouver island and would recommend it to anyone looking to get the same experience! Aitor and Venessa were very accommodating and are wonderful people! They made the trip as easy as it could have been.

Venessa’s answer

Thank you for your kind words, Anthony! We’re happy to hear you had such a great experience on the island. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Victoria :)

Clare T.

August 20235

We loved Mojito and the attention she got as we drove her up island and across to the west coast. She runs like a dream and can barrel along at a steady 80 kph no worries. The van is well equipped. Additions could include a tin opener and washing up bucket for the times a camp kitchen was available but we managed!
It’s great to hire the BBQ and chairs as they enhance the experience (the chairs are low ones for the beach as each site has its own picnic table). We cooked fish each night on the BBQ, lovely!
It was great to have plenty of towels, pillows and tea towels! For overseas visitors I think it’s worth showing them the bear spray and how it works as we were clueless but in hindsight we realise they are all around and you should be ready with the spray in case.
The storage is great, plenty of room for the two of us and our things. The van was immaculate inside and out. A very good renovation job has been done and many people stopped us to comment on the vehicle and their own memories of holidays in a Westy.
Huge thanks to you both for the experience!

Alexis B.

August 20235

We had a really good trip with my family. The van was very clean and it had everything we needed for a 7-day trip at 4 people. Aitor, the renter, was very kind.

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Hans M.

July 20235

We had a wonderful time driving around in Mohito. The best way to experience the island, we think, is in a van like this one 👌 - and furthermore, the owners are great people 😍 Good communication before,during and after our trip!

Colin Q.

June 20235

We had a great 5 night trip in Mojito exploring the island's provincial parks. This was our first experience with Outdoorsy and in a Westy - both being great. Mojito had all of the odds and ends to make a camping trip comfy across the island (like a great duvet and a cooler), as other folks have mentioned, and the van handled great in-town and on the highways. We definitely recommend Vanessa's setup and hope to visit again soon!

Venessa’s answer

Thanks Colin! Happy to hear our Westy delivered a true west coast experience for your first trip to our beautiful island :)

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Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
We are flexible when it comes to pick up and drop off. Let us know what you need and we'll do our best to accommodate :)


Victoria, British Columbia

Exact location provided after booking