Men, Mancaves and Insurance

It is no secret that men generally pay more for car insurance than women. According to statistics the reason behind this is mainly due to men instinctively taking more risks, such as speeding and driving higher performance vehicles, which result in them having higher accident risk profiles. Men do not only live by their instincts when it comes to cars, many take the thrill into their homes, or rather, their mancaves. But what happens when things go wrong?


“Everybody knows that things can get quite primal when a group of men gather in a mancave to have some fun,” says Janez Vermeiren, co-producer and co-host of the popular and entertaining lifestyle show “The Man Cave”, which is currently running for a third season on SABC 3 and sponsored by  “On the set of ‘The Man Cave’, we feature a good dose of DIY (using dangerous equipment – check!), adventures (adrenalin – check!) and high flyers. We also test out and review some of the most fast, furious and fabulous cars currently available on the market (speeding – check!). Needless to say, we need to make sure our car and home insurance policies are always 100% up to date.”


According to Derek Wilson, Head of, coming on board as a sponsor of “The Man Cave” has been an “exciting, natural and seamless process” for the brand, as they are as passionate about making sure that South Africans are always up to speed with the insurance options currently available on the market, all the while helping ensure that consumers are getting the best deals across the board.


“As the top insurance aggregator in South Africa, prides itself on its free comparative website service offering, where one in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their Car Insurance alone by comparing with,” comments Wilson. “The site also compares other products too such as Personal Loans, Medical Aid, Life Insurance and more, which means you could be saving much, much more than hundreds of Rands per month, whether you are a man or a woman.”


If there is still any doubt left in your mind whether or not you have the best deal on your insurance, please check out what these guys having been getting up to, and then head on over to


Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. One in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their car insurance alone by using to compare before they buy or switch to a new provider. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 


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Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357).


*Based on 2015 independent market research conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates.



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