Self-drive holidays in South Africa
A road trip through this country allows you to travel at a pace that works for you. The wide roads and well-developed routes make for an ideal driving holiday. Stop off exactly when and where suits you, take an impromptu walk or just sit and admire the scenery as you drive by.
Get up close and personal with the wildlife
A drive through Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand or Addo Elephant National Park allow you to discover for yourself those secluded watering holes, giving you the freedom to sit and wait as long as you desire to capture that perfect snapshot.
Cruise along the coastline
Self-drives are the most authentic way to explore the Garden Route. Your company will be kept by the rolling waves, bucolic landscapes and unique flora between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Perhaps take a spontaneous break at a historic town and take the opportunity to explore the unique antique shops, or park up in Hermanus to get as close as possible to the whales as you wander along the pathways.
Immerse yourself in culture
The hilly terrain and political history of the 250km wild coast has meant that this remote region has retained its traditional ethos. Enjoy dramatic coastal views at your leisure or head in-land via Route 62 to explore South Africa’s fertile winelands and see for yourself the wine area sheltered by majestic mountains. Go off the beaten track and stumble across one of many fine wine cellars, cheese or olive farms.
Let us tailor your holiday
A self-drive holiday in South Africa allows you the freedom to stop and enjoy sites and landmarks that interest you. Let our travel consultant assist you in planning the perfect bespoke road trip experience and, as our expert travel specialists have all travelled extensively in the regions they serve. This includes the lesser-known gems and hidden treasures. To find out more, just get in touch via email or via a phone call to start your dream journey today.
Our top itineraries for South Africa Self-drives
This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.
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.
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.