Cruising down less travelled roads, setting your own pace, changing your journey as per your mood - this is the sheer joy of not being on a schedule. A self-drive is the perfect way to discover Africa in your own time; snap away pictures of the stunning views and stop at your choice of little restaurants for lunch, taking the time to enjoy the surroundings.
Self-drive holidays are an almost unparalleled opportunity to get a real sense of Africa’s true beauty and provide an invigorating sense of adventure. We can help you select the best routes and facilities to make your road trip an unforgettable experience. Choose the scenic Garden Route in South Africa, or perhaps one of the more action-packed roads, ideal for family holidays, where the kids can enjoy and learn about the vast, exotic land which surrounds them.
With a great choice of accommodation to pick from right across the continent, we will make sure we keep your trip as comfortable as possible, without restricting your freedom to move. You’ll stay in a luxurious camp, lodge or hotel with high-quality facilities, excellent service and a classy ambience, giving you a plush setting where you can rest your head after another busy and exciting day on your self-drive adventure. When you wake up, you’ll likely be greeted with views of the hotel’s picturesque surroundings, as we aim to provide a room with a view for our clients, whenever requested. Whatever your preferences may be, we will utilise our expert knowledge and key contacts to provide you with your ideal accommodation needs.
With over 30 years’ experience in providing dream holidays to Africa, there is nobody more qualified to book your African self-drive holiday than Africa Travel. Not only can we provide you with luxurious accommodation and expert advice for your trip, but we can help you select where to travel with ease, using routes and maps that suit your wanderlust. We can also arrange a hire car for you which fits your needs and circumstances, and will make sure it’s ready to drive away from the airport as soon as you land, or if you prefer, outside a hotel of your choice.
Sales Director & Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist
Chris joined Africa Travel directly from university in 1992 and knows both the company and Africa extremely well.Read more
Sales Supervisor, London
Julia’s love for travel began at a young age. Born in Cape Town, she spent many a holiday exploring Southern Africa with her family before starting her career in travel.Read more
Sales Advisor, London
Felicity, who joined Africa Travel in 2004, has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years and originally comes from South Africa's KwaZulu Natal provinceRead more
Sales Advisor, London
Emma got a taste of travelling when she was young, she has been travelling all around the world. However it was in Africa where Emma found her heart.Read more
Sales Support, London
Sigrun, who joined Africa Travel in 2001, grew up in South Africa and has now been in the travel industry for almost 30 years.Read more
Manager, Cape Town
Christine fell in love with Africa over 30 years ago, and has been managing the Cape Town office since 2008, and is looking forward to exploring Namibia more.Read more
Sales Support, Cape Town
Shaun joined the travel industry just over 10 years ago, working first for an online travel booking portal and an ecotourism company, specialising in sustainable travel in Southern and East Africa.Read more
Sales Support, Cape Town
Debbie joined Africa Travel in May 2009 and has been in the travel industry for over 20 years, enjoying a number of roles, from airline ticketing to accounting.Read more
Tour Guide, Cape Town
Christine first came to Africa as a young woman and immediately felt a connection which has never allowed her to leave. She lived in Johannesburg and in Knysna on the Garden Route, but came to Cape Town 22 years ago and realised it was where she wanted to be!Read more
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