South Africa is a perfect place for your first self drive adventure. There is so much to see and great roads throughout the country to get you there. South Africa safaris have all the elements that make up a truly great holiday – stunning landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and fantastic accommodation.

Cape Town offers the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries either at the beginning or end of your journey and you can also take time out to enjoy the winelands and whale watching from here.

For stunning flora it is hard to beat a visit to Namaqualand in Springtime and you might also catch a glimpse of the world’s smallest tortoise, the Speckled Padloper. Other specialist species in South Africa include the black maned lion, which can be found in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park a few hundred kilometers north of here.

For the wildlife enthusiast, the Kruger and Sabi Sands are some of the best game viewing locations in the world, with all the big five in abundance and many truly impressive safari lodges and camps offering world class hospitality and guiding to enhance your stay.

If you just want to soak up South Africa’s stunning scenery, the world famous Garden Route offers great driving along 300km of scenic coastline, perfect for your first self drive.

South Africa video

This video was shot and edited by Tyler Fairbank. He spent time in Marakele, Madikwe, and Sabi Sands trying to find the big 5: lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhino. As you can see he found them. 

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South Africa HIGHLIGHTS

Here is a list of just some of our favourite places to visit in South Africa. They are all places that we would recommend for a self drive safari. This is not a comprehensive list and if there are other places you are keen to visit and would like further information please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

South Africa ITINERARIES

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ROAD CONDITIONSGood tarmac, few pot holes.

CAMPSITES Great variety, locations and well looked after. 

LODGES & HOTELSA wonderful selection.

ROUTE FINDING Easy.

 

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