Keen to explore Africa at your own pace? Our African self-drive holidays have been created with the independent and adventurous traveller in mind and are far less daunting than you might imagine.
While we would be the first to admit that road conditions throughout much of Africa are the stuff of infamy, our range of self-drive holidays through Namibia and South Africa are perfectly manageable. Major roads in South Africa and Namibia are tarred, well- maintained and well-signposted with plenty of friendly service stations along the way. Stick to the wide national roads or turn off onto secondary tarred roads, winding their way through scenic countryside or over magnificent mountain passes.
It couldn't be easier. Fly in and collect your pre-booked vehicle, load up and go. Our self-drive holidays in Africa have been created with one eye on experience and the other on practicalities; we've included as many highlights as possible on the itineraries without making you drive for days on end to see them - there's plenty of time to relax and explore.
And when it comes to the game viewing in the various parks and reserves on the itineraries, you might have to negotiate a graded gravel road to get to your lodge or safari camp but once there you'll be in the care of professional guides and their fully equipped 4x4 vehicles, so you won't miss a thing.
Try a self-driving safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park and be sure to include a drive along the adjoining Panorama Route to view impressive scenery and quirky towns. There are also the excellent game reserves and stunning tropical coastline of KwaZulu-Natal, a classic African self-drive destination - include the rolling landscapes of the Midlands Meander and views of the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains to get the most out of this region.
Namibia offers a taste of the desert with big game experiences in the superb Etosha National Park and then of course there is the Cape, one of the easiest and most rewarding self-drive holidays in Africa. Cape Town, the picturesque Cape Winelands, the Whale Coast and rural Overberg plus the natural beauty of the Garden Route all fit together nicely to make an easy-to-drive route.
Browse our range of self-drive holidays in Africa or contact us directly. One of our African Safari Experts will advise you on which holiday is most suited to your needs or they'll tailor-make your journey complete with car hire, carefully selected accommodation and detailed directions.
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