4×4 RENTAL SOUTH AFRICA

A world in one country, South Africa

will give you the ultimate 4×4 adventure

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4×4 RENTAL SOUTH AFRICA

A world in one country, South Africa

will give you the ultimate 4×4 adventure

Start Exploring

WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa could very well be one of the best countries in Africa for first class road travel, combining beautiful city scapes when you land with the most vast of natural resources to temp your every African safari desire. A world in one country.

OUR RECOMMENDED VEHICLES

We’ve selected some of the top 4×4 vehicles for your next self drive safari holiday. Click on one of

the vehicles below to get more info.

Nissan Single Cab Petrol 4×4 MSEP

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.4
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size140
Vehicle Fuel Range1150
Fuel Economy8
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Nissan Double Cab 4×4 MDE

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.5
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size140
Vehicle Fuel Range1150
Fuel Economy8
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Toyota Single Cab 4×4 Trax Camper TX

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.4
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size160
Vehicle Fuel Range1300
Fuel Economy8.1
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POPULAR ROUTES IN SOUTH AFRICA

We’ve selected some of the top 4×4 routes for your next self-drive safari holiday. Click on one of

the itineraries below to get more info.

Your 4×4 Self-drive itinerary through South Africa

“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

Your 4×4 Self-drive itinerary through South Africa

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

HOW MANY IN YOUR TRAVEL PARTY?

From couples to large groups, we have a selection of 4×4 vehicles to suit any safari adventure through Africa.

Self drive holiday as a couple in South Africa

South Africa has an array of adventurous activities that is well suited for two people travelling. Locals are very friendly, and will often go out of their way to make travellers feel at home. Cape Town in particular is suited to those who relish urban attractions, whether it be museums, galleries and theatres, or bars, nightclubs and live music venues. Private game reserves are a popular choice for two people than national parks and other public sanctuaries, since they tend to offer a more hands-on, personalised service.

Most backpacker hostels have lively communal areas where it’s easy to meet other travellers, and they usually offer affordable group tours to local sites of interest, as well as overnight tours further afield, for instance from Gauteng to the Kruger National Park or Cape Town to the Winelands. Most travellers opt for a self-drive adventure around the country.

Self drive holiday for 4 people

South Africa is ideal for visitors travelling in a groups of four. Most travellers opt for exploring the country by self-drive. This will afford you with the opportunity to visit areas like the Garden Route, Kruger Park and iSimangaliso, which are ideal for self-drive exploration.

A few days self-driving in the Kruger Park or similar would be an ideal starting point, followed possibly by some time driving along the coast between Port Elizabeth and the Cape.

On your self-drive, make sure to alternate drive responsibilities. Add the road less travelled regions like the Karoo the Northern Cape or the parts of the West Coast to your driving itinerary. Exploring sites of significance like the SALT telescope in Sutherland or the West Coast National Park by bicycle can be truly memorable.

Self drive holiday for a family in South Africa

South Africa is probably the most family-friendly destination on the continent. The country’s beaches are lined with family-friendly hotels and resorts, while cities such as Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth boast a variety of aquariums, funfairs, waterslide complexes, malls and other attractions suited to children.

The Garden Route is also a very child-friendly region, thanks to its combination of safe swimming beaches and family-oriented sanctuaries such as Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the ostrich farms around Oudtshoorn. Most children will be enraptured by a few days on safari, but be warned that youngsters often become bored on long game drives so create a mix of beach and bush.

Self-drivers with children should avoid overambitious itineraries. Distances in South Africa are far longer than you might be used to at home, and children might quickly become bored or carsick.

4×4 Self drive holiday for a large group in South Africa

South Africa is the ideal destination for group travel. The country’s beaches are lined with hotels and resorts, while cities such as Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth boast a variety of aquariums, funfairs, waterslide complexes, malls and other attractions suited to any travellers expectations.

Depending on your tastes, interests, age and level of fitness, activities on offer range from week-long rafting excursions along the Orange River as it follows the border between the Northern Cape and neighbouring Namibia, to multi-day coastal hikes such as the world-famous Otter or Oystercatcher Trails. Mountain biking in the remote montane heights of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg is a highlight, as is an overnight guided wilderness trail looking for wildlife and camping wild in Big Five reserves such as the Kruger National Park or Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. Whilst the Garden Route is renowned for its paragliding courses.

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