South Africa Self Drive

A self-drive holiday in South Africa offers independence and flexibility with a great road network.


South Africa Self Drive Holidays

Self-drive tours are wildly popular in South Africa and justifiably so. Car rental in South Africa is affordable, easy and flexible. You can collect a rental car in one city and drop it at another. You can pick it up at the airport on arrival. Or we can transfer you to your hotel and then get the rental car delivered to you later that day. Our sample South Africa self drive holidays highlight some of the routes that are most popular with Cedarberg clients such as Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route.

All are expertly planned, drawing on our many years of specialist experience.

 Mix South Africa Self Drive with Day tours

Remember you don’t have to take a rental car for ALL of your holiday. Many clients combine self drive in South Africa with other modes of transport. They take  road or air transfers to a game lodge or enjoy a private specialist tour in Cape Town? You can also start your holiday in Cape Town with an airport transfer and some day excursions, to get the lie of the land. Then set off on an easy meander along the Garden Route. What could be easier?

Other great areas for self drive include the scenic KwaZulu Natal with its stunning scenery from the Drakensberg to the Indian Ocean beaches and excellent game reserves, and of course the Blyde River Canyon region near the Kruger National Park.

Luxury Vehicles?

Finally, our self drive holidays don’t have to be in a compact rental car. We also have a range of luxury vehicles if you fancy driving something a bit more funky. These can be fairly pricey but you’ll enjoy your self drive trip in style!

Naturally we believe that the assistance of a self drive specialist to plan your trip is invaluable! We have an intimate knowledge of all the roads in South Africa, which routes work well and which are more tricky. We know how far is a comfortable distance to travel in a day. Plus we provide clear directions to all our hotels. We have negotiated great rates with hotels and the car rental companies so that a South Africa self drive with us won’t cost you any more than if you booked it online.

Family Self Drive in South Africa

We also have a couple of sample family self drive tours which spend longer at each place (to avoid hours of packing and unpacking)…

Relaxing Rascals
Water Babies

Off the Beaten Track South Africa Self Drive

Are you keen to head off-the-beaten-track? We have a number of sample ideas there as well for more adventurous clients. We can advise when you need a 4×4 vehicle or an MPV for higher road clearance and good visibility. (Quick answer: not as often as you might think!)

Cape to Kalahari
Cape to Namibia
Zeederberg Trail

Check out some of our self drive blog articles