Adventure and Travel

Thule Rooftop Tents

Supplied by SA Sport and Cargo

· By Bike Hub Features · 26 comments

No matter how many kilometers biked, mountains climbed, slopes skied or places seen there are always new adventures to experience and moments to be made.


Camping in and around our beautiful country should be top of your wanderlust list, and is the perfect way to unplug and take in the simplicity of nature.    Whether  you’re heading on an overland adventure, rugged excursion or weekend getaway, rooftop tents are an easy solution for campers and who love the great outdoors.  

But let’s be honest, you’re going to want to bring your bike along for the adventure!  What better way to explore your new camping spot than hit those bike trails and mountain paths and take in the beauty of your new surroundings.

The new Thule Tepui Foothill is your solution and is the first compact rooftop tent that saves valuable mounting space with its innovative design, making it narrow enough so that it takes up very little space on your roof rack.  This means that you can easily load a bike, kayak or any other gear that you love  to bring along on your outdoor adventures.


Setting up camp is also really quick and easy and a single person can deploy and break down the tent with its intuitive internal telescoping frame poles. Once deployed, the spacious interior is big enough to sleep up to two adults and features a wide entry, oversized panoramic windows and dual sky¬lights for plenty of breathability and an expansive view of the stars. 

The canopy fabric is both UV and mold resistant to withstand the elements all year round, and during inclement weather, the included rainfly easily attaches to the tent to provide a dry camping experience, but can quickly fold down and away when not needed.


The Thule Tepui Foothill is a game-changing rooftop tent with premium comfort that makes it possible to bring all the gear needed to fulfill your very own perfect adventure – whatever and wherever that may be.  It also has a really small footprint and when folded can be left on the roof of your car for those spontaneous weekend trips.

Thule Rooftop Tents are designed to fit most vehicle rack systems, and they are easy to install with secure mounting hardware.  They also include a built-in foam mattress for extra comfort.


Other rooftop tents in the Thule collection include:

  • Thule Tepui Ayer 2/Kukenam 3/ Autana 3 & 4 Models
    A year-round tent built to endure the elements of any season and any climate
  • Thule Tepui Basin
    A year-round tent with the ultimate hybrid system that combines a rooftop tent and cargo carrier all in one
  • Thule Tepui Wedge
    A year-round tent with the ultimate hybrid system that combines a rooftop tent and cargo carrier all in one

Thule will be offering 10% off the full range of Thule Tepui Roof Top Tents from 1-31 August, available online and at selected Thule stores while stocks last.

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Jul 26, 2022, 6:27 PM

58 minutes ago, DJR said:

We did a few trips likie this. Two double expedition kayaks on the roof and 6 bikes on the trailer (3 road and 3mtb). Paddle Keurbooms and Robberg at Plett and ride both the road and mtb Knysna challenge. Or paddle the Gariep and ride the Richtersveld. It was a bit crazy and we stopped trying to do too much all at the same time (I suppose sanity prevailed in the end.)


Awesome. 👌


Jul 27, 2022, 5:09 AM

18 hours ago, EddieV said:

We bought a Bundutop RRT, and one of the best parts of the package is the mattress. Full-length thick comfy mattress for a great night's sleep. 😊 

Only thing that wasn't  to my liking was the electric winch for opening/closing the shell, but there wasn't a manual option available. I am not a fan of battery/electrically operated equipment in the bush.

We recently travelled with a couple that had a borrowed Bundutop. As you say, the electrics must work but they didn't falter in a month of use after being over some really horrible roads in Bots and Zim. It is quite bulky, takes up the full roof space (again, I would consider load bars only if you intend to fit one), and needs care when packing to avoid items touching the hinge mechanism.  But, by their accounts, quick to erect, comfortable, no leaks in a little rainstorm, quite warm and unaffected by wind.

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