South Africa Self-Drive

A self-drive holiday in South Africa offers independence and flexibility with a great road network. Outside the cities, the relatively empty roads remind us why we once loved driving for fun.

Overview

Self-drive holidays are wildly popular in South Africa and justifiably so. You can collect a rental car in one city and drop it in another. You can collect at the airport on arrival. Or we can transfer you to your hotel and then your rental car is delivered later that day.

Our sample self-drive holidays in South Africa 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. But most of our self-drive itineraries are tailor-made.

South Africa self-drive -Winelands

Mix Self-Drive with Touring

Remember you don’t have to take a rental car for ALL of your holiday. Many clients combine self-drive with other modes of transport. They take road or air transfers to their game lodge for their safari. Or enjoy some private touring in Cape Town - to get the lie of the land - before setting off on an easy meander along the Garden Route. What could be easier?

Naturally we believe that using 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 a little more tricky. We know what’s a comfortable distance to travel in a day.

South Africa self-drive - Drakensberg

Off the Beaten Track South Africa Self -Drive

Are you keen to head off-the-beaten-track? We have a number of options for more adventurous clients. These are priced with an SUV rental car for higher clearance and good visibility. (You rarely need an actual 4x4 but we can advise you depending on when and where you want to go.)

Cape to Kalahari
Cape to Namibia
Zeederberg Trail

Highlights

  • Self-drive in South Africa gives you the freedom to explore, to immerse yourself in the landscapes and to to set the pace.
  • Car rental in South Africa is affordable, easy and flexible.
  • We provide route maps, detailed directions and a comprehensive itinerary with suggested routes & what to see.
  • The road network is excellent, signs are in English and driving is on the left-hand side.

A quite outstanding holiday

"We have just returned from a quite outstanding holiday. Milandi listened to what we wanted and organised it perfectly. The standard of the whole trip was even better than we expected and the itinerary was interesting, enjoyable, relaxing and fun in exactly the right proportions. " Mr Allan Cole

All your arrangements/transfers worked like clockwork

"We have had the most fantastic holiday and that all your arrangements / transfers etc worked like clockwork. The accommodation and food was excellent everywhere we stayed. It has left us hungry for more (especially Victoria Falls) so we had better get saving for a return trip! This was our first trip to South Africa and we had no idea how stunningly beautiful your country is. " Laughton Family, UK

Superb holiday

"Peter put together a superb holiday for us. He found out what sort of things we liked and then tailored the holiday for our needs. Whilst working the logistics out! " Mrs Helen Severs
 
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Glad we booked with Cedarberg

"They were very informative and helpful. Milandi in particular helped us with car hire and when I lost my wallet on arrival in Cape Town. Milandi was always available to discuss and change anything required. Emails were replied to promptly. " Mr Chris Jones, UK

Hope to return for a third visit

"Helpful, patient, understanding. Did not meet anyone face to face but seemed friendly over the email. Although the trip was basically our design, it was good to work with Peter in deciding the actual locations and final route. He took all the “admin” hassle away – car hire, arranging accommodation etc. which meant we could just arrive and enjoy the trip. The final printed trip programme was excellent. " Mr & Mrs Harrison, UK

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