South Africa is a perfect place for a self-drive adventure. There is so much to see and great roads throughout the country to get you there. South Africa safaris have all the elements that make up a truly great holiday – stunning landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and fantastic accommodation.
Cape Town offers the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries either at the beginning or end of your journey, and you can also take time out to enjoy the Winelands and whale watching from here. For stunning flora it is hard to beat a visit to Namaqualand in Springtime and you might also catch a glimpse of the world’s smallest tortoise, the Speckled Padloper.
For the wildlife enthusiast, the Kruger and Sabi Sands are some of the best game viewing locations in the world, with all the big five in abundance and many truly impressive safari lodges and camps offering world class hospitality and guiding to enhance your stay. If you just want to soak up South Africa’s stunning scenery, the world famous Garden Route offers great driving along 300km of scenic coastline.
A nice, hot month. A good time to travel.
The hottest mont of the year. A great winter escape.
Temperatures start to drop, though still a great time to travel. A little less busy too.
Shoulder season. Cooler with little rain, but still lovely.
More rain and again cooler.
Heavier rain at this time of year.
Wet and cool, though there will be sunny spells.
Like July, a lovely time to travel. Excellent wildlife viewing. Cold evenings.
A mix of rain and very nice conditions.
Temperatures start to climb and less rain.
The start of the peak season
A glorious Christmas get-a-way
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.