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Nissan Single Cab 4×4 MSE

The Nissan Single Cab 4×4 is a reliable camping-equipped vehicle for two people.

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Nissan Single Cab Bushcamper 4x4

Nissan Single Cab 4×4 Trax Camper MTX

This Single cab is ideal for a comfortable and refined safari getaway.

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Toyota Double Cab automatic 4x4

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 Manual 4×4

The Toyota Double Cab is ideal for your family getaway or road-trip with your friends.

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2 Berth Camper for hire

2 Berth Camper

Sleep this way, sleep that way. Whether you prefer a double bed or two singles, the 2 berth motor-home offers you the flexibility to choose. Let take your world with you. Don’t leave home without your beloved golf clubs or fishing rods.

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4 Berth Mercedes Benz Camper for hire

4STL 4 Berth Mercedes Camper

 In this 4 sleeper motor-home, your family can traverse the African continent in style. With more than enough room for your luggage, you will effortlessly camp in style with everything you need to enjoy your tour.

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6 Berth Camper for hire

6 Berth Camper

The 6 berth River motor-home has been designed for the family. With your rental, you will travel and see the scenery and the kids will be safely buckled up in the back and entertained.

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POPULAR 4×4 SAFARI ROUTES

We’ve selected some of the top 4×4 routes in Southern Africa for your next self-drive safari holiday.

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Classic self-drive safari

“On this route, you will be able to experience the majestic masterpiece that is Botswana. You can curate you own experience of this untamed land by self-drive.”

When you arrive at Maun International Airport, you will be able to collect your 4WD land cruiser and proceed to drive to your lodge of choice.

Accommodation option:

  1. Thamalakane River Lodge

Proceed to travel under your own arrangement from Maun to Xakanaxa Campsite. The campsite has a ablution block, showers, hand basins and toilets. It is also the best location to enjoy the wildlife of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation option:

  1. Xakanaxa Campsite

After breakfast, proceed to Khwai Campsite near the Khwai Concession. Situated on the banks of the Khwai River. The campsite is perfect for wildlife viewing and has a ablution facility.

Accommodation option:

  1. Khwai Campsite

Journey from Khwai to Savuti, the area which forms part of the Chobe National Park. The Savuti campsite is located along the Savute Channel and is popular for being the ultimate campsite for safari enthusiasts. The sit has two ablution blocks with hot and cold running showers.

Accommodation option:

  1. Savuti Campsite

After breakfast, journey from Savuti to Ihaha campsite, which is located on the Chobe River.  Home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, here you will be able to see these majestic animals coming to enjoy the river bank.

Accommodation options:

  1. Ihaha Campsite
  2. Muchenje Safari Lodge

Here, you will be able to leisure through the park to the town of Kasane. When you arrive at Chobe Safari Lodge, located on the banks of the Chobe River, return your rental vehicle and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.  At the lodge, you have the option to enjoy the game drives or a tranquil boat cruise down the river.

Accommodation option:

  1. Chobe Safari or Bush Lodge

After breakfast, continue the journey to cross the border into Zimbabwe. Your rental vehicle will be required to be returned in Botswana, or it can be collected at the lodge.  You may than enjoy a scheduled transfer to the Victoria Falls.

Accomodation options:

  1. Lokuthula Lodge
  2. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

You will be transferred to Victoria Falls International Airport on your own account, in time for further arrangements.

Maun & Northern Botswana 4x4 Self Drive Safari

The ultimate South Africa 4×4 self drive holiday

“This is a 20-day tour, which departs from Cape Town or Johannesburg. On this tour, you will be abe to see an array of destinations, from Kruger National Park to the Tsitsikamma National Park “.

When departing from Johannesburg, head east towards Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga embraces the southern half of the Kruger National Park. It is recommended to lodge in the town of Pilgrims rest for the night.

Accommodation option:

  1. Pilgrims Rest

After breakfast, travel via the Panorama Route, before heading for the majestic Kruger National Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to go on the most exciting game drives, where you will be able to spot the Big Five amongst other wildlife.

Accommodation options:

  1. Skukuza Rest Camp

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a serene mountainous region, led  by King Mswati III, and happens to be one of three monarchies in the world. Here, you will be able to experience Swaziland’s rich heritage, lifestyle and cultures. In central Swaziland, you will have the opportunity to explore the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Accommodation options:

  1. Mlilwane Royal National Park
  2. Mlilwane Royal National Park Rest Camp

Travel from the Mlilwane National Park to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, in Zululand, which is well-known for being a safe haven for the white rhino. Clear up your afternoon and the following morning for game drives and wildlife sighting.

Accommodation options:

  1. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve

After breakfast, travel via Ladysmith to the picturesque Drakensberg Mountains. It is recommended that you spend two nights at the Didima Lodge, which will enable you to explore this majestic area.

Accommodation options:

  1. Didima Lodge

After breakfast, cross the border to Lesotho and travel along the western border of Lesotho. You will eventually arrive at the Malealea Lodge. It is recommended that you spend two nights at the lodge, which will give you enough time to experience its breathtaking scenery and explore traditional Basotho life.

Accommodation options:

  1. Malealea Lodge

After breakfast, you have the option to enjoy your day at leisure or experience pony-trekking through the scenic landscapes Lesotho has on offer.

Accommodation options:

  1. Malealea Lodge

Start the morning early, and cross the border back into South Africa. Travel to the Eastern Cape region and stop for a break at Burgersdorp, a small town with 10 National Monuments.  We recommend staying the night at the Jubilee Hotel.

Accommodation options:

  1. Jubilee Hotel

Continue traveling to the historical Karoo town of Cradock. Here, you will be able to explore the rich heritage of the town and experience the traditional Karoo hospitality. Visit the Cape Mountain Zebra National Park, while you’re at it. We recommend lodging in the Cape Mountain Zebra National Park.

Accommodation options:

  1. Cape Mountain Zebra National Park

After breakfast, enjoy another game drive than depart from the Karoo and enter the Eastern Cape region to the beautiful village of Hogsback in the Amathole Mountain Range. This mystical community offers a range of activities for you to enjoy.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Arminel

The Addo Elephant National Park offers a unique wildlife experience. Here, you will be able to experience game drives in search of elephants, black rhino, lion and buffalo, to name a few. Evening game drives can be enjoyed at a flood lit watergole,where you will be able to sight the nocturnal wildlife of the park.

Accommodation options:

  1. Addo Elephant National Park

Depart from the Addo Elephant National Park and travel west to the world-renowned Garden Route. Here, you will be able to visit the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, walk the swing fridge over the Storms River Mouth and jump from the highest bungee jump in the world, at your own expense.

Accommodation options:

  1. Tsitsikamma Village Inn

After visiting the Knysna Heads, travel to a Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn and enjoy your last evening of stargazing in the Garden Route. We recommend lodging at Fosters Manor.

Accommodation options:

  1. Fosters Manor

After exploring the Garden Route, continue your trip on the R62 through the most historical towns, before entering Cape Town, over the Franschhoek pass. We recommend lodging at Auberge La Dauphine for the evening.

Accommodation options:

  1. Auberge La Dauphine

After breakfast, visit the renowned wine estates in the Franschhoek valley and in Stellenbosch, before travelling in to the CBD of Cape Town.

South Africa 4x4 route itinerary

Wander through Namibia

“Experience Namibia in all of its splendour, from the world’s largest sand mass in the Kalahari Desert to the second largest canyon on earth. On this route you will be able to experience the ghost town of Kolmanskop, the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei, the UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Site and the ancient San and Damara cultures. “

After arriving at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will proceed via mountainous terrain to Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek. The city of Windhoek is known for its European flair and peaceful atmosphere. The Namibian cuisine in this city is particularly popular.

Accommodation options

  1. Capbon Guesthouse
  2. Olive Grove Guesthouse
  3. Capbon Guesthouse

The Kalahari Desert has been deemed the world’s largest sand mass, extending for 900 000 square kilometres. By travelling south after breakfast, you will soon find the red sand of the Kalahari interspersed with semi-arid grassland, shepherd’s trees and acacias. You will most likely find accomodation on a private game reserve, where you will be able to experience the diversity of wildlife found in this region, including oryx, springbok, zebra amongst others.

Accommodation options:

  1. Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge
  2. Intu Africa Zebra Lodge
  3. Kalahari Aubob Camp

On day three, you will travel further into the south of the Kalahari. Make sure you visit the quiver tree forest at Keetmanshoop, before settling in at your lodge, close to the Fish River Canyon. On day four, after breakfast, travel a short distance to the majestic Fish River Canyon.  The Fish River Canyon is Namibia’s longest interior river and is the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia.

Accommodation options:

  1. Canyon Village
  2. Canyon Lodge
  3. Canyon Roadhouse

Your journey will continue past Aus and down the vast savannahs of the Great Escarpment to Lűderitz. On this route, you’re likely to spot the wild horses of the Namib. Once you arrive in Lűderitz, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Diaz Point, which marks the site where Bartolomeu Dias landed in 1488.

Accommodation options:

  1. Kairos Cottage
  2. Nest Hotel
  3. Zur Waterkant Guesthouse

After breakfast, you will be able to explore the ghost town of Kolmanskop, which is the remnant of a once bustling diamond town that flourished in the year 1908-1950. Continuing north, your next stop is located on a densely vegetated area, along the foot of the Tiras Mountain.

Accommodation options:

  1. Namib Desert Lodge
  2. Kanaan Desert Lodge
  3. Dabis Guest farm

After breakfast, travel along the stretches of grass plains, while exploring the huge mountain ranges, right into the area of Sossuvlei, where your lodge will be situated. You have the option of visiting Duwisib or enjoying the leisure of your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Desert Lodge
  2. Sossusvlei Lodge
  3. Ababis Guest farm

Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the Namib Desert and its vast plains. You will be able to explore the majestic Namib dunes while you’re here. When leaving your lodge, stop at Sesriem Canyon. This canyon is a 30 metre deep gorge eroded into the desert floor, caused by the Tsauchab river.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Desert Lodge
  2. Sossusvlei Lodge
  3. Ababis guest farm

After breakfast, travel through the rugged passed and via the Welwitschia plains and the Moon landscape to Swakopmund. Swakopmund is known for being Namibia’s playground.  The town is situated between the Namib Desert and the cold Atlantic Ocean, and has an array of activities to offer travellers who are passing through.

Accommodation options:

  1. Swakopmund Sands Hotel
  2. Strand Hotel
  3. Orange House

Once you depart from the coastal town of Swakopmund, travel east towards the Erongo Mountain Range. You will travel past Spitzkoppe and have the opportunity to visit the San community who live in that area. You will have the option to spend leisure time at your lodge or visit the small town of Omaruru and its surrounds.

Accommodation options:

  1. Omaruru Guest House
  2. Erongo Wilderness Lodge
  3. Omandumba Guest farm

After breakfast continue into Damaraland. Here you will visit the World Heritage Site Twyfelfontein, and an open air art gallery that’s home to over 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and paintings. In the vicinity of Twyfelfontein, you will be able to visit the traditional Damara village and its people.

Accommodation options:

  1. Twyfelfontein Lodge
  2. Doro Nawas
  3. Bambatsi Guest Farm

On this route you have the option of visiting a traditional Himba village and meet the indigenous people. The Himba are very traditional and have a strong sense of values and culture. They are known for being one of the last truly nomadic tribes in the world. Further north you will find the Etosha National Park, which is home to over 114 different animal and 340 different bird species.

Accommodation options:

  1. Okaukuejo Camp
  2. Epacha Game Lodge & Spa
  3. Eldorado Guest Farm

Enjoy and entire day filled with game driving in Etosha National Park. Make sure you leave the park shortly before sunset. The next day, after sunrise, you’re welcome to drive through the park again, where you will be able to site more wildlife.

Accommodation options:

  1. Etosha Aoba Lodge
  2. Mushara Outpost
  3. NWR Rest Camp

When leaving the Etosha National Park region, make sure you travel through the main agricultural and cattle farming region of Namibia, Tsumeb. Here , you will be able to visit the local mining museum and learn more about a few artefacts from the surrounding areas. At your lodge, you will have enough time to explore the diverse wildlife via scenic walk or guided tour.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Farmstead
  2. Okonjima Plains Camp
  3. WABI Guest farm

This route takes you between high mountain ranges leading back to the capital city of Windhoek, where your tour ends, with a breakfast.

Wander Through Namibia Route

10 day Kruger focused self drive 4×4 holiday

This is a 10-day tour that departs from Johannesburg in South Africa. You can look forward to experiencing the Voortrekker Monument, Union Building, the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, to mention a few“.

Your arrival to the airport should be relatively early. Collect your rental car at your desired service provider and depart for the UNESCO World Heritage site, Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng.

After breakfast, travel via the Panorama Route, before heading for the majestic Kruger National Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to go on the most exciting game drives, where you will be able to spot the Big Five amongst other wildlife.

After breakfast, travel along the scenic Panorama route on the escarpment of the Drakensberg Mountains via Graskop. Here, you will be able to visit the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the beautiful viewpoints at God’s window and the Blyde River Canyon.

On today’s trip, you will have the opportunity to visit the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Kruger is one of the oldest and biggest game reserves in Africa and boasts in a fabulous variety of wildlife and birdlife.

Travel north, to the Kapama lodge. Kapama is next to the Kruger National Park. Here, you will be able to enjoy game drives and luxury leisure time. We recommend spending two nights at this lodge.

After breakfast, leave Kapama and travel to Tzaneen. On your way, visit the ancient Modjadji Cycad Forest and Sapekoe Tea Estate.

Spend the last night in Sandton, Johannesburg. Sandton is central and you will have access to everything you need in the vicinity.

South Africa 4x4 Self Drive Safari Rental Route

Spectacular Namibia

“Now you can experience Namibia in its entirety. From the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei to the UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Sites and the Ancient Damara culture, this route is filled with captivating experiences for the whole family.”

Your journey starts here and leads you deeper south into the heart of the Namib Desert, where you’ll find the most awe-inspiring landscapes and dunes. Once you arrive at your lodge, near the entrance to Sesriem, the remainder of your day can be spent at leisure, a late afternoon walk or you could take part in the optional activities offered by your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Desert Lodge
  2. Sossusvlei Lodge

After breakfast, travel through the Namib Naukluft Park to the coastal town of Swakopmund, situated between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you can visit the Welwitschia plains and the moon landscapes surrounding it. Swakopmund has various adventure activities on offer, including scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad biking, dune-boarding or parasailing.

Accommodation options:

  1. Swakopmund Guesthouse
  2. Villa Margherita

We’ve included a half day morning hike into the program this morning so that you can experience a bit of this iconic area.

Today you continue going north to the history filled town of Aus. It’s a tiny town filled with history, and on walks in the area you are still able to see evidence of the war that took place between the Germans and the South African national forces. There is also remnants of a Prisoner of War camp.

Accommodation is arranged for you at Klein-Aus Desert Horse Inn, which is located just outside the town on the side of a hill, where all the chalets have views of the changing Namibian landscape.

On your way to Damaraland you will be able to visit the largest fur seal colony in southern Africa at Cape Cross. The lodge is situated in the heart of the Damaraland, which is surrounded by wildlife.

Accommodation options:

  1. Twyfelfontein Lodge
  2. Doro Nawas

After breakfast, visit the National Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein and an open air art gallery that boasts over 2 500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. Take a worthwhile detour on your way to the Etosha National Park, here you can visit a traditional Himba village and meet the Himba people.

Accommodation options:

  1. Okaukuejo Camp
  2. Epacha Game Lodge

Etosha National Park is best enjoyed in the early morning, where your time will be devoted to the abundant wildlife found here. Within the park, is a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, which is home to the elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. The park’s waterholes are home to a diversity of animal and bird species.  The next day will be entirely dedicated to extensive game viewing experiences.

Accommodation options:

  1. Etosha Aoba Lodge
  2. Mushara Outpost

After breakfast, travel back to the south into the main cattle farming region of Namibia, where your lodge is situated. The remainder of your day is spent at leisure alongside the pool or deck.

Accommodation options:

  1. The Elegant Farmstead
  2. Okonjima

After breakfast, travel back through Okahandja to the capital city of Windhoek.  If time permits, stop at the local favorite wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in main street.

Spectacular Namibia Self-drive through Africa route

Unique self-drive safari

“On this trip, you will have the options to explore the Tsodilo Hills guided day trip, Mokoro excursions and a Victoria Falls guided tour. “

When you arrive at Maun International Airport, you will be able to collect your 4WD land cruiser and proceed to drive to your lodge of choice.

Accommodation options:

  1. Thamalakane River Lodge

After breakfast, depart from Maun and travel north to the Okavango Panhandle. The driving distance is approximately 4-5 hours. Here, you will be able to enjoy the popular UNESCO World Heritage Site guided tour to the Tsodilo Hills. You have the option to take a Mokoro tour through the Okavango Delta too.

Accommodations options:

  1. Nxamaseri Island Lodge

After breakfast, you have the option to participate in morning activities offered by your lodge. You will then be transferred to your vehicle to commence your journey. Drive to Camp Kwando, situated in the Zambezi Region.

Accommodation options:

  1. Camp Kwando

Drive to Kasane, the intersection of four countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia). You have the option to spend three nights at the Chobe Safari Lodge, and enjoy and optional full day guided tour to the Victoria Falls. There is an array of adventurous activities on offer for guests who enjoy adrenaline, including bungee jumping over the Zambezi River.

Accommodation options:

  1. Chobe Safari Lodge

After breakfast, depart for Gweta, which is approximately a 4-hour journey. You have the option to stay over at Planet Baobab, which is known to be a fun traditionally decorated lodge. Enjoy a guided trip to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Accommodation options:

  1. Planet Baobab

After breakfast, travel to Maun, which is approximately a 2-hour journey. Spend your afternoon and evening at leisure.

Accommodation options:

  1. Thamalakane River Lodge

After breakfast, make your way to Maun Airport and return your rental vehicle.

Kasane, Chobe & Botswana Self Drive 4x4 Safari Route

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