SELF DRIVE

See the places you’ve always dreamed of, exactly the way you want to see them.

Enjoy the freedom Southern Africa has to offer by booking your next trip as a self-drive holiday. Tailor-made self-drive holidays allow you to plan what you want to see, when and how you want to go.

Africa has always been a favourite for international travellers and for the most part, scheduled coach tours have been the most popular way to travel this incredible country. 

However, the landscape is changing and improved road conditions, infrastructure, GPS and a generally safer country are making self-drive the more popular choice for groups, friends and families alike.

Take advantage of this opportunity to have a truly authentic and rich experience of Africa!

CHOOSE YOUR OWN TRAVEL BUDDIES: Sharing your holiday with a group of people can be a huge blessing or a total nightmare. At least with a self-drive tour you get to choose the people you travel with.

NO FIXED DATES: Scheduled tours only run on particular dates and last for a certain period of time. With a self-drive holiday you have the flexibility to decide exactly when you want to go and for how long.

VISIT YOUR FAVOURITE ATTRACTIONS AT YOUR OWN SPEED: Self-drive enables you to see only what you are interested in seeing, in your own time and at a pace you are comfortable with. You can choose to whizz around and see everything you can possibly squeeze in or sit back and enjoy the country leisurely.

TRAVEL THE SCENIC ROUTE AND SEE THE BEST KEPT SECRETS: Many of South Africa’s most scenic routes are also the ‘long way round’ and often unsuitable for coaches. If you are in a car, you are able to take some of the most stunning coastal, mountain and countryside routes in the world. Hiring a 4×4 or SUV opens up even more routes. Travel off the beaten track and discover the hidden gems.

COUNTRY HOPPING:You also have the freedom to explore more than one country. Pop over a border or two and experience the wildlife and scenery of several Southern Africa countries in one trip.

SELF DRIVE TOURS

11 Day Mzansi Responsible Tourism Self-Drive Holiday

Johannesburg, Amakhala Game Reserve, St Francis Bay, Plettenberg Bay & Stellenbosch

In compiling this highlights of South Africa tour we have selected accommodation establishments and tourism businesses who are committed to preserving the precious natural environment and cultural heritage of South Africa and who are also dedicated to uplifting local communities. Each accommodation establishment included in this tour has Fair Trade accreditation.

12 Day Garden Route & Cape Town Adventure

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Hermanus and Cape Town

An action and adrenaline packed itinerary for those looking to be more active while on holiday. The Garden Route and Cape Town have an endless choice when it comes to adventure and outdoor activity options, there is very little that you cannot do here! The ocean, mountains, forests and beautiful varied natural environments all provide the perfect settings for these activities.

22 Day Best Of South Africa Family Holiday

Johannesburg, Madikwe Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, St Francis Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Hermanus, Stellenbosch & Cape Town

This three week itinerary is ideal for families wanting to enjoy an extended and relaxed time in South Africa and cover some of the country's top highlights. Included is a malaria-free Big Five safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve, some beach time in the Eastern Cape, a few days to explore the Garden Route, Little Karoo, the Whale Coast and the Cape.

10 Day Beach & Mountain Resort Break

KwaZulu Natal North Coast & uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains

A relaxed family holiday in Kwa Zulu Natal, with time at two of the highlights of the region - the Indian Ocean beaches and the Drakensberg Mountains. The Zimbali Resort, is a tranquil retreat offering the utmost in stylish comfort, unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean, seven restaurants and three outdoor pools. The Cathedral Peak Hotel mountain resort offers an extensive range of outdoor activities.

16 Day South Africa Luxury Family Holiday

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Whale Coast, Oudtshoorn & Plettenberg Bay

This family friendly holiday showcases the best that South Africa has to offer and includes some of the top accommodation, each with unique activities and programs to keep children entertained. A top-notch safari in the Sabi Sands, Cape Town, the Whale Coast and the Garden Route are all included in this luxury package.

14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, St Francis Bay & Amakhala Game Reserve

Experience the best of the Cape region on this 14-day self-drive highlights tour. Includes Cape Town, the Garden Route and some beach and bush – a beach resort in Cape St Francis and a malaria-free Big 5 Safari in the Amakhala Private Game Reserve. During this journey your accommodation will include Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) hotels, lodges and activities. 

7 Day Cape Garden Route Circular Trip 

Swellendam, Knysna & Oudtshoorn

A cicular tour covering the highlights of the Garden Route, starting and ending in Cape Town. Take a slow drive along the N2 Route, stopping at the little towns of the Overberg region and overnighting in Swellendam. Spend a few days in Knysna, cerntrally located to visit all the major attractions and activities in the area.  Spend two days in Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital. 

10 Day Namibia Highlights Self-Drive

Windhoek, Etosha South, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei

Experience Namibia’s most popular and famous attractions on this highlights self-drive tour. A Big 5 safari in the iconic Etosha National Park, time to enjoy the wide range of activities offered in the coastal town of Swakopmund and a visit to the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei. During this journey your accommodation will include Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) hotels, lodges and activities.

12 Day Best Of Namibia Self-Drive Tour

Windhoek, Okonjima Nature Reserve, Etosha South, Twyfelfontein, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei

An easy self-drive tour which covers the highlight attractions of Namibia - Okonjima - home to the AfriCat Foundation, the iconic Etosha National Park for excellent wildlife viewing, beautiful Damaraland, Swakopmund with its variety of activities on offer and the towering dunes which Namibia is famous for at Sossusvlei.

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