4 Barnard St, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Call Craig: +27 82 091 7983 | Email: craig@southernafricantours.com

Call Bianca: +27 74 957 0355 | Email: bianca@southernafricantours.com

16 Reasons to do a self - drive tour in South Africa

  1. There’s nothing quite like exploring Southern Africa at your own pace and in your own time. While most safari packages adhere to a predetermined itinerary, a self-drive safari is where you get to take control.
  2. Our self-drive holidays have been created with the adventurous and independent traveller in mind and are far less daunting than you might think.
  3. It’s the most affordable way to get around. Private guided tours are more expensive as you are paying for the guide, his accommodation and meals.
  4. South Africa doesn’t require an international driving permit.
  5. Our vehicle providers offer unlimited kilometres to foreign passport holders.  
  6. Driving is on the left in Southern Africa, the road network is very good and the signs are in English. 
  7. Self – drive tours can be tailored to suit your individual requirements and special interests. 
  8. We can offer you all categories of vehicles, from a small sedan to a luxury 4×4 and 4×4 safari camper.
  9. There might be times when it is best to fly and drive so that you are not wasting your precious time. We can facilitate that for you.
  10. We have several sample self-drive itineraries on our website for South AfricaNamibiaZimbabwe 
    and Botswana for your perusal.
  11.  We have an excellent rapport with our service providers, this allows us to pass on part of our discounted rates to you.  
  12. Our prices are the most competitive in Southern Africa 
  13. We are happy to offer and book optional activities that might interest you at our preferential rates.
  14. You are not alone – We meet and greet you at the airport, offer you an introductory tour of Cape Town or Johannesburg, or simply go through the itinerary with you in detail either at your hotel or airport. Comprehensive maps, relevant literature, brochures, vouchers and other necessary information will be handed to you. We are available for you 24/7 throughout your tour of Southern Africa.
  15. You might perhaps opt for a self – drive which is partially guided. We are highly experienced and knowledgeable guides who are nationally qualified, enthusiastic and have a passion for Africa and its diversity which make our continent so exciting and unique. Our ethos is that the tour Guide is the difference between an average and a great tour. 
  16. Southern African Tours is a member of SATSA (No: 2160) which means that any deposit you pay to us comes with a third party financial guarantee. Risk- free booking with free cancellations – our Southern African Tours travel commitment.
Self-Drive Holidays & Safaris in Southern Africa

Travel tips:

  • Obey traffic rules such as speed limits.
  • Expect other drivers to do something stupid.
  • Don’t drive too fast on gravel roads.
  • Make sure you have water with you in remote areas.
  • Beware of domestic livestock on unfenced roads (especially in Namibia).
  • Don’t drive after dark – you won’t see people or animals on the road until it’s too late.
  • Check your tires regularly – it’s often a long way between garages.
  • Keep your fuel tank topped up when in remote places.
  • Take it easy and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

 Please contact me if you would like more information about the Kruger National Park Southern African.  

 Call Craig + 27 820917983 or mail me craig@southernafricantours.com

We certainly believe self – drive safaris are one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the country, and get to experience the beautiful landscapes, wildlife and meet the people.