Self-drive holidays in Africa

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.

Accommodation for self-drive holidays in Africa

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.

Why book self-drive holidays with Africa Travel?

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.

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email 


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