South Africa Self Drive Holidays
The Western and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa are crying out for a self drive holiday. Start in Cape Town, explore the dramatic Cape Peninsula, then dawdle through the Winelands before touring the Garden Route with its beautiful coastline and stylish resorts. Round it all off with a few days of wildlife watching in a malaria-free game reserve for the ultimate combo of city-sea-safari (and Shiraz for non-drivers).
Flights from Europe to Cape Town take 10-11 hours, you’ll arrive in the morning and only have to adjust to GMT+2. Collect your rental car at the airport and you’re good to go, exploring this spectacular and diverse southwestern tip of Africa on excellent roads (you’ll even be driving on the left).
Our South Africa fly-drive itineraries are packed with highlights, without becoming a mad dash from one place to the next. You’ll stay in comfortable and characterful hotels, guesthouses and lodges. Essential South Africa is our classic fly-drive: 12 days combining Cape Town, the Winelands, Oudtshoorn, Garden Route and Amakhala Private Game Reserve. But we’re also flexible. We can tailor make your itinerary to add a few days in Hermanus for some whale watching. We can include a longer safari, or even dovetail your self-drive with a train journey to Pretoria on the luxury Rovos Rail