Patents: 2009/03154; 2009/02989; 2008/0587; 2011/00773

  Manufacturers – Distributors – Exporters of Quality HOT Water Showers and Mobile HOT Taps designed and produced by pioneers in this field of equipment that offer safe and reliable solutions for:  4x4 Off-road Expedition - Safari Adventures and general Camping:


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Kariba Combo
Shower & Cooker
Kariba USA
Hot Showers &
Unique Cookers
Kariba Fully Automatic
Water Heaters Appliances
Mobile HOT Water Taps
Kariba 12V DC Pumps
Submersible Pumps
Pressure Pumps


Fifteen years ago Kariba Products members designed the very first camping and outdoor mobile HOT Shower in South Africa.  The original Kariba Bush Shower also known as the “Bos Stort” was introduced to campers and 4x4 off-road enthusiasts.  A simple but compact gas operated appliance utilized to heat water on demand, showering and more application for use anywhere, and at any time.    This is what our original models K1 & K2 looked like in the year 2002-5:

The Original - Kariba Models K1 & K2 Bush Shower/”Bos Stort” & Cooker

These products appealed to most campers, 4x4 safari enthusiasts and overland expeditionary which have grown in popularity over the past years.  Technology and global trade has vastly changed since then and with it the development of our new models including improvements that have been incorporated in original models since their inception into the market place.  Many safety and user friendly features have also been incorporated in our products.   Ever since 2010 Kariba Combo products have been manufactured in terms of our Quality Management Manual (similar to that of ISO9000), having been tested and approved by SABS now known as (SANS – South African National Standards).  These exclusive models have further been certified by the Liquid Petroleum Safety Association of South Africa as safe LP Gas appliances, and sold by camping & outdoor stores, on-line stores, our Kariba USA associates in North America, including a number of importers and distributors in various parts of the World.   The Kariba development team and members of our organization are the world market pioneers of “camping hot water appliances”, leaders and experts in our field of expertise.   We striving towards product and service excellence having sold over 7,000 Kariba appliances in Southern Africa alone.  We thank you for your time and support and look forward to serving you.

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Kariba Camper Auto Shower 700x500   Fully Automatic Water Heaters

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PRODUCT DISCRIPTION:        Kariba – Camper 5.5L D.I.Y. 4.1L Pump Kit

This fully automatic gas water heater is a perfect option for campers and off-road adventurers who have young families and who enjoy a home comfort shower in the bush.   The Camper 5.5L (Now with carry handle fitted) is small in size and can be fitted into a camper vehicle or trailer.   It features the latest gas powered technology, made for general ablution purposes use outdoors and indoors in well ventilated areas. Some of the safety features include automatic overheating sensor shutoff, electronic ignition powered by two “D” Cell batteries.   When the water is turned on the gas flame is ignited automatically, and when the water is turned off the gas is turned off and the flame is extinguished.  The Camper 5.5L has a maximum water flow rate of 5 liters per minute, and can be connected directly to a hose from a tap, or to the hose of the supplied German made 12V DC 4.1L quality submersible pump kit that delivers 3.8 L (approx. 1 Gallon) p/minute.   A stronger 5.5L pump is available on a quotation request.  The pumps are powered from a 12V cigarette lighter of a vehicle and are the only pumps that can fit into the cap of a 20L water Jerry Can.    Water temperature can be controlled from the water flow and flame height controls, both of which are located on the front panel of the appliance.   This appliance is safe for use by adults in accordance with the instructions supplied, and minors under adult supervision.  The body is coated in a black egg shell or dark charcoal grey and constructed from electro galvanized sheet metal.  The appliance is guaranteed for a period of six months against faulty workmanship or defective parts, fair ware and tare excluded.   The quality submersible pump is guaranteed for 12 Months from date of purchase.  Both of these are subject to the terms and condition as noted in the Operating Manual and Quality Assurance Certificate supplied with the appliance    As this appliance is powered by gas, responsible operation is advised.    

APPLIANCE SIZE (Approx.) Height 400mm x Width 300mm x Depth 150mm NB: Space must be allowed for all-round ventilation.

      P1100075 A 500      P1090998 A 400

“What you see . . . is what you get” - Colours may differ

LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER:  R2580.00 EXCLUSIVE OF VAT delivered to main cities in RSA only.