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Garden Route, South Africa

South Africa Self-drives

Road trips through the Rainbow Nation

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 South Africa's 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 South Africa's 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 South African 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.


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Our top itineraries for South Africa Self-drives

Aerial view of Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Highlights of South Africa

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,005 pp incl. flights

This is the perfect introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards before ending with an all-inclusive Big-Five safari.

Southern right whale, Hermanus

South Africa: Cape Town, Wine & Whales

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,670 pp incl. flights

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.

Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Kruger‬

13-day tailor-made self-drive & safari from £4,965 pp incl. flights

Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations on one trip, linking Cape Town with the historic Winelands, ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger National Park.

Cheetah, Phinda Reserve

KwaZulu-Natal Discovery Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,620 pp incl. flights

With KwaZulu-Natal perhaps the most diverse of South Africa’s provinces, this road trip takes in everything from the Drakensberg Mountains and Durban’s beachfront to Zulu battlefields and a Big-Five safari.

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Top offers for South Africa Self-drives

Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa's West Coast Discovery

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,775 pp incl. flights


Free night at Bushman's Kloof during May-Aug24 – Save up to £300pp
Book by: 15 August 2024

Pair the headline acts of Cape Town with some off-the-beaten track luxury in Paternoster and the spectacular Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve.

The Oyster Box, KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa with Red Carnation Hotels

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,045 pp incl. flights


Early booking offer – Save up to £1,385pp
Book by: 15 August 2024

Enjoy nights at three of South Africa's finest hotels as you stay right on Cape Town’s picturesque coast, enjoy a wilderness retreat in the Cederberg Mountains and relax at a beachfront hideaway in Durban.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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