A self-drive holiday in Africa is an excellent way to explore either Namibia or South Africa, where the infrastructure is good and the roads are well-developed, making them safe and easy to drive through.
Namibia is one of the most popular self-drive destinations. Depending on the time you have available, we can tailor-make an itinerary that might include Windhoek and the Central Highlands, the dunes and desert at Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast and Swakopmund, the landscape around Damaraland and the wildlife rich region of Etosha National Park.
In South Africa, a self-drive holiday might explore the coast from Cape Town east, taking in the Wine Region and towns such as Paarl and Stellenbosch, before heading to Hermanus for whale watching and continuing east onto the Garden Route with its pretty towns such as Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Port Elizabeth, as well as easy access to game parks such as Addo Elephant Park.
Of course, because these itineraries are tailor-made, we can alter any element or set up a self-drive trip anywhere in the country, including the Western and Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Popular destinations for Africa Self-drives
Take to the road and discover South Africa for yourself. Get up close and personal with the wildlife, cruise along the coastlines and discover a unique culture all at your own pace.
Our top itineraries for Africa Self-drives
Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations. You’ll start with one of the world’s greatest road trips, linking Cape Town with stays in luxury hotels and a visit to the Winelands, before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger.
Starting with the infectious energy of Cape Town, let spectacularly scenic roads bring you off the beaten track to the dolphin-fronted fishing villages of the South African West Coast. Then, end with a luxury safari getaway to enjoy gourmet full board, spa treatments and hikes to hidden bush art.
Turn out from Cape Town’s welcoming charms, golden-sand beaches and iconic skyline to taste your way through South Africa’s finest vineyards in the endlessly rolling Winelands before discovering the world’s best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.