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South Africa offers any traveler the opportunity to experience Africa at your own pace while focussing on your own interests. A self drive road trip through South Africa's beautiful, diverse regions is an ideal holiday choice. With its excellent road infrastructure and well developed tourism sector, South Africa is an 'easy' destination.

It's also a good idea to combine your South Africa road trip with another destination such as a visit to the Victoria Falls for a few nights, or relax on one of the Indian Ocean islands for a week. Let one of the self drive specialists plan your South Africa self drive route for your next holiday. Below you will find a few sample routes that will help you decide what to do. Then choose an Africa self drive travel expert to put it all together for you.
sample routes in south africa - some of our favourites

cederberg and west coast duration: 10 days
Cederberg and West Coast   This route explores an area known as the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor, with Kagga Kamma as its southern and Graafwater as it's northern boundaries. To east the gravel R355 is known as the longest uninterrupted road between two towns in South Africa, and to the west lies the cold Atlantic ocean and West Coast.

Experience a variety of off-road driving conditions - sand, rock and mountains. Enjoy the wide open spaces and exceptional photographic opportunities and the floral diversity. Rock art forms part of the rich cultural heritage. The spectacular night skies are perfect for star gazing.
eastern cape and greater addo duration: 10 days
  Explore the Greater Addo Elephant region with it's beautiful, rugged coastline, incredible wildlife reserves and national parks, quaint towns and many tidal rivers. Discover the amazing scenery and experience the hospitality of the Eastern Cape. The area is filled with interesting places and friendly people. Visit historic sites while enoying the country life to the full. The pace of life forces you to take it slow - enjoy every moment. The Eastern Cape game reserves offer the big 5 and lots more. It's the perfect destination for a self drive holiday!

Suggested Duration: 10 days
garden route duration: 7 days
  From the incredible Cape Town, the unspoilt Baviaans Kloof and the majestic Tsitsikamma forest, to the wildlife of Addo, the Garden Route offers some of South Africa's most scenic destinations. Enjoy secluded beaches, indigenous forests, great food and wonderful hospitality. There are many accommodation options to choose from, so you're spoiled for choice. Explore the beauty of the Garden Route on a South Africa self drive vacation.

Suggested Duration: 7 days
kruger and panorama route - coming soon
  The focus is on the magnificent wildlife found in the Kruger National Park. Great roads, comfortable accommodation, easy access to all facilities and good service make this a popular route for both weekend escapes as well as week long holidays. There are much to see around the Kruger, like the Panorama Route, and many waterfalls. This route can be done with a sedan. Some routes within the Kruger are only accessible with a 4x4, but these need to be prebooked in advance.

Suggested Duration: 7 to 10 days
Add-ons: Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route, Kwazulu Natal, Victoria Falls

drakensberg and kwazulu natal - coming soon
  Amazing mountain scenery, crystal clear streams, crisp air - that's what you get when you visit the Drakensberg! This beautiful mountain range is a great place to relax and unwind, but also perfect for active travelers looking to get out into nature and experience beautiful scenery and incredible views. Combine this with KwaZulu Natal's rich history and cultural heritage to ensure a holiday full of fun and interesting things to do.

Suggested Duration: 14 days
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  The Cape is a destination that should not be missed during a visit to South Africa. It is one fo the most popular places in Africa with good reason! There are loads to do and plenty to see. Table Mountain, The Cape Winelands, The Cape Penisula, Hermanus, V&A Waterfront, stunning beaches, the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the Overberg, the Cedarberg and West Coast is to name but a few.

Suggested Duration: 10 days or more
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Bushlore lets you experience the ultimate safari vacation in the comfort of a fully equipped 4X4 Safari vehicle. You have the choice of Land Rover Defender 4X4s or Toyota Hilux 4X4 campers to enjoy a self drive safari into some of Africa's most amazing game reserves and wilderness areas. Feel the freedom of an African safari on a campervan self drive safari.

Bushlore Vehicle Rental operates a fleet of 4x4 vehicles, campers and cars for self drive purposes. A self-drive safari is one of the best options to experience Africa on an economical, exciting way. It gives you the flexibility to explore Africa at your own pace.

Exploring southern Africa by 4x4 will open up a new adventure in being able to take the back roads and experience the continent in it's full colour. With 22 years of experience in criss-crossing the continent we are able to assist you with not only a rental, but remarks on current road conditions, places to stay, maps, advice of what to see and do and we able to offer you a 24 hour back up service.

We send adventurous travelers on expeditions across southern and east Africa. Destinations include Angola, Botswana, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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