Land of contrasts and vibrant culture 

South Africa Safari

South Africa is much more than just an economic powerhouse. It’s a country rich in history. A place where landscapes change from city to city and where you’ll find the most diverse of people and cultures. It offers an abundant variety of wildlife with nearly 300 species of mammals and 850 species of bird life. You’ll find an excellent network of roads and a modern infrastructure that still provides plenty of opportunities for exploration in vast areas of natural wilderness.


South Africa Safari Highlights

A self drive safari is a great way to experience the natural charm and wilderness that South Africa is so famous for. South Africa’s most popular attractions include the Kruger National Park in the north, the beaches and wildlife reserves of Zululand and Transkei in the east, the semi-arid expanses of the Northern Cape, and the wine country in the south.

We offer three self drive South Africa routes that can be taken on their own or in combination. Each route offers 2 weeks or more of 4x4 self drive adventure. We also offer three tour levels that determine the type of accommodation on the route, from self-catering and camping to luxury safari lodges. There are hundreds of accommodation options along these routes, which we can tailor to meet your needs based on the level you choose. Start planning your 4x4 adventure and self drive the world-famous Kruger National Park, the bright and vibrant Garden Route, the stunning Cape Winelands and more!


South Africa Routes:


1. Winelands and Desert Sands (South West and North West)

Starting from the southern tip of Africa travelling all the way up north this route offers the ultimate in scenic beauty. Explore the Cape Winelands, take in the views of the Cederberg mountain, 4x4 across the stunning Kalahari Desert and head over the sand dunes in Sossusvlei Namibia. Includes Clarendon Bantry Bay, Cederberg Mountains, Namaqualand, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Kalahari Desert, Sossusvlei and Windhoek.

2. Cape Waves and Kalahari Sands (South and North West)

This route takes in some of the most dramatic and varied landscapes in Africa. Explore the vibrant Western Cape, the sparsely populated Northern Cape, the semi-arid Kalahari Desert and the spectacular Atlantic coast. Includes Cape Town, Beaufort West, Prieska, Spitzkop Nature Reserve, Namakwa, St Helena Bay, Cederberg Mountains and the Kalahari Desert.

3. Garden Route Classic (South and North East)

The garden route is a 300-kilometre stretch. It is home to spectacular beaches, forests and game reserves. Experience whale watching in Hermanus, enjoy delicious foods and fine wines in the Cape Winelands and spot the Big 5 at one of the many game reserves along the way. Includes Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape.



  1. Stranger – mostly camping
  2. Discoverer – camping and mid-range lodges
  3. Explorer – the best campings and top lodges
See lions in South Africa with self-drive safari itineraries
South Africa self-drive safari itineraries

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