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Destination type

Self Drive South Africa

Take a South African road trip

Cruise along South Africa’s roads, surrounded by mountain peaks and stunning coastlines.

If you enjoy exploring fantastic sights and scenery at your own pace, then a South Africa self drive holiday could tick all of your boxes. With a safe and easy road network and dotted with lakes, beaches, national parks and coastal towns, travel at your own pace as you take in some truly beautiful landscapes.

Venture out to The Winelands from Cape Town to indulge in world-class wines and fine dining. Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are both just a short drive from the capital, making them easy to combine.

Often classed as one of the best scenic drives in the world, the Garden Route is definitely a must in South Africa. Journey along the breath-taking stretch between Mossel Bay and Storm River, stopping off to go whale watching or explore the Cango Caves. Why not finish off your spectacular self drive with an exhilarating safari in Kruger National Park.

Top Tips from our Experts

"South Africa is the best country in Africa for a self drive – there's so much to see and not only are the roads quiet but they drive on the same side of the road as us."