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.
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.
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.
From June to November the southern right whales migrate from their feeding grounds off Antarctica to the warmer climes of the Western Cape to breed, calve and raise their young.
A classic safari destination, South Africa’s national parks are packed with the big five species, which roam in the Kruger, Sabi Sands, Madikwe, Phinda in abundance.
The perfect introduction to a self drive in Africa, South Africa's famous Garden Route is a 300km stretch of good roads along the scenic coastline of the Western Cape.
The landscapes in Namaqualand come spring are one of the most beautiful sights anywhere in Africa as flowers open and carpet the hills and heathlands in colour following the rains.
South Africa is world famous for the vineyards surrounding Cape Town. Allow us to direct you to the best ones, making a perfect addition to your stay in Cape Town.
Cape Town is the perfect beginning or end to your safari in South Africa. Tours of Table Mountain, exploring the vineyards and sampling the incredible restaurants will keep you busy!
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