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South Africa Self-Drive

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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

South Africa Self-Drive

An increasingly popular option for navigating around South Africa, self-drive holidays offer independence and flexibility with the convenience of knowing your accommodation, route and facilities have been tried and tested. As an alternative to scheduled tours, self-drive South Africa holidays liberate you from schedules, allowing you to experience the natural splendor and beauty of this country at your own pace, and in your own time and from the comfort of a Drive South Africa self-drive rental car.

Self-Drive Tours in South Africa

South Africa has a first world infrastructure with an excellent, well maintained road network, boasting diverse topography, climate, culture and wildlife. South Africa self-drive packages are an excellent way to experience this world within a country. Popular routes stem from the Western Cape Province, many starting in Cape Town and heading east along the coast to begin the Garden Route, taking in the Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek and Overberg region as you wind your way along this dramatic coastline.  In the north of the Country the world famous Kruger National Park, covering an area bigger than Ireland, is another excellent self-drive safari option. These are some of our most popular self-drive tours but are by no means the only routes we cater for. Have a chat to one of our travel consultants so we can put together a suitable South Africa travel package and self-drive tour that caters to your interests and tastes, giving you the freedom to discover the many wonders on South Africa at a pace that suits you.

South Africa Self-Drive

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Tailored Self-Drive Holidays from Drive South Africa

Drive South Africa can arrange your self-drive tour of South Africa, tailored to your requirements and tastes. We arrange your rental car, book your accommodation and provide you with a route map and directions so you can sit back and enjoy your African holiday. All of Drive South Africa’s self-drive tours and vacations are adaptable, our experienced team of travel consultants is happy to help you modify your self-drive holiday to accommodate your unique preferences and requirements, our itineraries can also be extended or shortened to suit you arrival and departure dates. We offer budget packages by finding reputable and cheap South African accommodation and save you money with Drive South Africa’s economical range of cheap car hire in South Africa, while our high-end luxury self-drive holidays and South Africa holiday packages focus on delivering ultimate comfort and unique experiences.

Local Knowledge

Since 2002, Drive South Africa has organised South African self-drive travel for tourists, visitors and families. We have in depth industry knowledge and a wealth of travel experience. South Africa is our backyard and each part of your self-drive itinerary has been carefully chosen for its charm, quality and reasonable price. Our trained team of travel consultants can assist you in tailoring the perfect holiday to this land where independent mobility presents an ever-changing landscape of scenery and experiences.

Alternative Travel

While self-drive holidays are an appealing prospect to many travellers, some visitors to South Africa may prefer to join an organised overland tour to experience the country, 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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