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How Drive South Africa Operates

More than a car hire company

As a car hire broker or car rental agent, the Drive South Africa operation is able to focus entirely on the customer while our established network of car hire affiliates manage the vehicle. Our long standing relationships with Southern Africa’s most prevalent and dependable car hire companies ensure that we are able to confidently supply late model vehicles in excellent condition to our customers.  

We present our customers with an easy to use interface that allows them to compare all the major car hire company brands in one place and make an immediate online booking. The convenience of this comparison not only saves you time, but ensures that you receive the best prices available for vehicles across the car rental industry.

Drive South Africa prides itself on delivering outstanding customer service and expert travel knowledge, continually expanding our experience base we strive to be more than a car company. Our team of trained and travelled consultants is available to assist you with your booking or advise you on routes, itineraries and suitable vehicles or impart some of their first hand knowledge of Southern Africa’s attractions, cultures, climates and intricacies.

Drive South Africa Self-Drive Holidays

At Drive South Africa we believe the best way to experience Southern Africa is on a self-drive holiday. We have carefully tailored our self-drive vacations to provide you with the best flexible individual travel (FIT) packages, designed to suit your needs and match your budget. We’re experienced locals and we’ve got first hand knowledge of Southern Africa which we pour into our self-drive holidays, giving you tips and advice that only locals know.

With Drive South Africa self-driving holidays you get the best rental rates on a vehicle of your choice. We have selected a range of vehicles suitable for the distance and terrain covered in the driving vacation.
The accommodation we recommend has been carefully selected for its reasonable price, character and suitability. We are able to recommend alternatives to meet specific requirements and match your travel budget.

Our experienced travel advisors have packaged several tours in Southern Africa incorporating highlights and popular destinations, as well as some self-drive adventure tours that take you well off the beaten track. We recommend activities, day tours and African safari vacation packages as part of your driving holiday. Our tour itineraries can include nature, wildlife, culture, history, sight seeing, relaxation, sport, adventure travel or a little bit of everything.

Some of our most popular self drive tours include:

Drive South Africa self-drive holidays are flexible and we can tailor the route, accommodation or vehicle to better suit your individual requirements and taste. Our travel consultants are there to recommend or help plan your self-drive route.

While Drive South Africa takes care of the planning for your African self-drive holiday, you still have the flexibility and control to decide:

  • What time of year you visit Southern Africa
  • Which regions, countries or provinces you visit
  • The duration of your self-drive tour
  • An itinerary that meets your passions and personal interests
  • The standard of your accommodation
  • Which vehicle you rent

See our Why Book With Us section to see why Drive South Africa is your best bet for African self-drive travel.

Throughout your self-drive tour Drive South Africa is on hand to assist with any questions or last minute changes and amendments to your driving vacation.

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