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, Hermanus, Knysna and Amakhala Game Reserve
Experience the best of the Western and Eastern Cape regions on this 14-day self-drive tour. This tour includes Cape Town, the Garden Route and some wildlife when staying in the malaria-free Amakhala Private Game Reserve. Being on a self-drive tour means you get to set the pace of your routine as well as being able to have the flexibility of visiting any of the major attractions and scenic view points all on your own time. Sit back relax and enjoy city and the bush in one holiday.
14-Day Cape, Garden Route, Safari Circular
Cape Town, Hermanus, Gondwana Game Reserve, Knysna and Franschhoek
A 14 day circular tour covering the highlights of the Garden Route, starting in Cape Town and ending in the beautiful winelands. Take a leisurely pace as you drive along the N2, stopping in the seaside village of Hermanus. Spend time in the only Free Roaming BIG 5 Game Reserve on the Garden Route and onto Knysna, a tourist attraction hotspot. Head back for your last three days in the scenic Cape Winelands.
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.
9 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Mabula or Sun City
South Africa Highlights self-drive
A great option for first time visitors to South Africa wanting to see the highlights. Discover Table Mountain and the vibrant city of Cape Town, meet the penguins and take in the spectacular views on a Cape Peninsula tour before you set off on a road trip to the beautiful Garden Route. From here you have the option of either doing a safari at Mabula or some relaxation time at the Sun City resort.
9 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Kruger
Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, Knysna & Tshukudu Game Reserve
This tour covers some of South Africa's favourite and famous destinations. Visit vibrant Cape Town and the city's top attractions. See the Cango Caves and ostriches in Oudtshoorn and travel to Knysna along the beautiful Garden Route. Enjoy a safari in the iconic Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five, an abundance of other wildlife as well as diverse bird species and varied landscapes.
10 Day Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Garden Route & Safari
The Best of the Cape self-drive
Discover the best of Cape on this self-drive tour which includes South Africa’s “Mother City” Cape Town, the beautiful Cape Winelands with many award winning wines, the Whale Coast where you can spot whales between May and November and also have the chance to go shark cage diving, the scenic Garden Route and ending with a safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape at a private game reserve.
11 Day Glamping Adventure: Route 62, Garden Route & Cape Winelands
Breede River Valley, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness and Wellington
Enjoy ten nights of glamping on this round trip, covering four awesome regions of the Western Cape - Robertson along the scenic Route 62, Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, Plettenberg Bay and Wilderness on the Garden Route and Wellington in the Cape Winelands. Awesome for lovers of wine, nature and the outdoors. Loads of opportunities for fun activities, but also lots of time for relaxation and bonding with friends and family.
14 Day Cape Town with Garden Route and Whale Coast Glamping
Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Stanford
A two week round trip from Cape Town, starting with a few nights in the Mother City to explore the wealth of nature and fun outdoor activity options on offer in and around the city, followed by a glamping trip to the beautiful Klein Karoo and Garden Route, ending with time to explore the Whale Coast. A chance to reconnect with nature and loved ones.
9 Day Glamping Adventure: Kruger & Pongola Safari
Panorama Route, Kruger and Pongola Game Reserve
Explore two of South Africa's amazing safari destinations on this 8-night glamping adventure. Stay in a luxury tent on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview and explore Kruger National Park as well as the spectacular Panorama Route, home to the largest green canyon in the world. Glamp on the shores of Lake Jozini in the Pongola Game Reserve and enjoy both land and water-based safari activities - an experience often compared to Lake Kariba.