Self Drive Holidays

Where will your journey take you? You decide

Swap your daily commute for a road trip to remember with a self drive holiday. These trips are custom-made to fit your plans, so whether you’ve always dreamed of cruising America’s Route 66 on a Harley-Davidson, or you’ve planned the perfect playlist for a road trip across South Africa, we’ll give you the keys and a map and set you on your way.

On the Classic West tour for example, you’ll drive through the Mojave Desert – a landscape of rolling ochre sand dunes that’s peppered with crooked Joshua trees and scattered wildflower meadows – to the Grand Canyon National Park. Hike part of the Rim Trail, sit and admire the view from a gravity-defying overlook, or watch as the sun rises over this majestic landscape. It’s up to you.

On a self drive holiday, you set the agenda, so you can mix and match the elements of your break. Want us to sort flights, accommodation, and a car? No problem – pick a set itinerary and we’ll fly you in and cherry-pick the best hotels. Prefer to go lone ranger on a motorcycle tour, or bring the whole family on a motorhome holiday? Just speak to our Destination Specialists today. 

Cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway 1

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for…Self Drive Holidays?

We only work with leading car hire companies ensuring your holiday happens without a hitch

Our self drive holidays are iconic from Route 66 in the USA to the Garden Route South Africa

We’ll organise flights, accommodation, and vehicle hire to ensure you have a stress-free holiday

We offer everything from motorhomes to Harley Davidson’s for ultimate freedom of the road.

South Africa

South Africa is a superb self-drive destination with many possibilities. Beginning from the fabulous metropolis of Cape Town, driving along the beautiful ocean coastal road spotting whales and staying in quaint towns such as Knysna or head inland passing through the green and mountainous countryside before enjoying a glass of locally produced wine at a boutique hotel. 

Finish your drive at one of South Africa’s safari parks spotting the big 5. With so many wonderful sights and attractions, travelling at a pace to suit on surfaced and safe roads, a self-drive in South Africa is a holiday must.

Route 66

USA & Canada

Whether cruising down Route 66 on the back of a Harley Davidson, exploring the National Parks in a motorhome or city hopping in a hire car, driving in North America and Canada has never been easier. With wide, straight freeways designed to get you from A to B quickly, the distances may be long at times, but the sights you can see with every turn of the corner make it all worthwhile. 

We have pieced together some fantastic itineraries where you can discover and explore your own American Dream or Canadian Adventure, but you can also tailor-make the routing as you wish, adding an extra night here, visiting an additional resort there, or we can even help you create your own unique road trip.

14 days Grand Ole Opry

Rhythms of the South Self Drive


The southern United States is the birthplace of many different genres of music from country, jazz, blues to rock 'n' roll. On this 14 day self drive adventure you will hit the open road and drive across these southern states...

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Rhythms of the South Self Drive
14 days Patricia Lake, Jasper

Great Parks of the West


Vancouver is the starting point for this exciting journey through the best National Parks of the Canadian Rockies. See spectacular scenery from the stunning lakes in Banff to the soaring peaks at Whistler as you head through some of the...

Self drive holidays

Great Parks of the West
16 days High Note Trail, Whistler

Unlimited Adventures


Take an epic adventure across the great Canadian Rockies. Journey from Calgary through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the breath taking coastlines of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Experience the wilderness of Banff National Park, the magnificence of Lake Louise...

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Unlimited Adventures

Frequently Asked Questions

With a self drive holiday, we organise everything for you. Choose a self drive through the legendary Route 66, for example, and we’ll arrange your flights, the vehicle you choose to explore in, and book amazing accommodation for every point of your journey.

Yes, self drive holidays include car hire. We’ll arrange everything from your vehicle hire to your flights and accommodation.  Depending on where you travel to, our self drive vehicle hire ranges from cars, motorhomes, and even Harley Davidson motorcycles.