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The Namibia 4x4 self-drive tour starts and ends in Windhoek, an easily accessible international airport hub. Over the course of two weeks you will experience a taste of what Namibia offers explorers and adventures.

From Windhoek visit the scenic Waterberg area before heading up towards the very north of Namibia crossing some of the most rugged scenery in Africa. To experience this vast, unspoilt, awe-inspiring wilderness is truly humbling.

Although a 4x4 vehicle is recommended, prior 4x4 driving experience is not essential. A thorough briefing prior to departure and guidance throughout the route will adequately equip you to handle the terrain and trails of this self-drive 4x4 holiday.

Namibia Safari Holiday

This 15-day safari concentrates on the ideal 4x4 overland region of Northern Botswana, home to some of Africa’s wildest game parks and the world renowned Okavango Delta. The 4WD tour showcases the splendor and teaming wildlife that make Botswana a hallowed adventure for game and 4x4 enthusiasts.
Although a 4WD vehicle is essential for this safari, prior 4x4 driving experience is not essential. Guides will provide a comprehensive briefing and introduction to the vehicle prior to departure and hands on tuition is available throughout the tour. 

Botswana Safari Holiday
This Morning's Sunrise by Arno & Louise

Kruger Park Safari 3 days


Explore the largest wildlife reserve in South Africa encompassing a massive 20 000 square kilometres of wilderness, claiming a huge variety of wildlife and bird species, and of course the 'Big Five'.

Kruger Park Safari

Play the spectacular Lost City and Sun City golf courses and inbetween rounds enjoy the nearby Pilansberg Game Reserve and the luxury and entertainment presented by Sun City.

Sun City Golf Holiday

Discover the Western Cape's magnificent West Coast on this self drive road trip peppered with quaint fishing villages, an undulating flower route and a magnificent inland wilderness area.

West Coast Road Trip

Enjoy the journey along the idyllic Garden Route in a rental car of your choice as you play some of South Africa's finest golf courses.

Garden Route Golf Holiday

Discover world-class wines in the magnificent Cape Winelands before embarking on South Africa's most famous stretch of coast line, the Garden Route.

Winelands and Garden Route Holiday

Experience the best of Northern South Africa on this self-drive tour, from Pretoria to Timbavati bridged by the spectacular scenery of the northern provinces.

Northern South Africa Holiday

Self-Drive Tours

Self-drive tours are an increasingly popular means of travelling around Southern Africa, self-drive holidays offer independence and flexible travel with the assurance that your accommodation, route and facilities have been tried and tested. As an alternative to scheduled tours, self-drive tours liberate you from rigid itineraries, allowing you to experience the natural splendor of Southern Africa at your own pace from the comfort of a Drive South Africa self-drive rental car.

A Great Way to Experience Southern Africa

Much of Southern Africa has a decent road network and boasts diverse topography, climate, culture and wildlife. Self-drive packages and Africa Travel Packages are an excellent way to experience this region of Africa. Many of our most popular routes lie in South Africa, though we do offer several routes beyond the South African borders. Our travel consultants can advise you on routes or help you put together a suitable travel package and self-drive safari that incorporates your interests and tastes, giving you the freedom to discover the many wonders on Southern Africa at a pace that suits you.

Self-Drive Tours

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Tailored Self-Drive Tours

Drive South Africa can help arrange your self-drive tour of Southern Africa, tailored to your requirements and interests. We arrange your rental car, 4x4 hire, or campervan, pre-book your accommodation and provide you with a route map and directions so you can sit back and enjoy your African holiday without having to worry about any administration. All Drive South Africa self-drive tours and vacations are adaptable, our experienced team of travel consultants is happy to help you adapt or modify a self-drive holiday to accommodate your preferences or requirements and our itineraries can be extended or shortened to suit you arrival and departure dates.

We accommodate shoestring travellers by offering budget packages with reputable cheap South African accommodation and save you money with Drive South Africa’s economical range of cheap car hire. Africa luxury self-drive packages are readily available and are equally adaptable to suit individual tastes and preferences.

Self-Drive Safari

Drive South Africa has organised African self-drive safaris and travel for tourists, visitors and families since 2002. We have in depth industry knowledge and a wealth of first hand travel experience. Southern Africa is our backyard and each part of your self-drive itinerary has been specifically chosen for its attractive combination of charm and quality at a reasonable price. Our trained team of travel consultants can assist in tailoring your perfect African Safari Holidays where independent mobility presents an ever-changing landscape of scenery and experiences.

Self-Drive Tour Routes

Some of South Africa’s most popular routes include the Garden Route and the Kruger National Park, while Botswana and Namibia offer excellent 4x4 self drive holidays for the intrepid explorer. Our website contains full details of all our self-drive tours and wildlife safaris.

While self-drive holidays are an appealing prospect to many travellers, some visitors to Southern Africa prefer to join an organised overland tour to experience the southern region of Africa, Drive South Africa’s sister site Overlanding Africa has full details of budget African safaris, overland tours, camping safaris and backpacking advice.

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