SELF DRIVE TOUR HOLIDAYS

Some countries are just made for self-drive holidays, and South Africa is one of them. Namibia is another. The roads are good, the roads are straight, and usually pretty quiet by our standards. The scenery is majestic and the experience is essential.

Both countries are fantastic self-drive destinations with good road networks & infrastructure. When booking arrangements with Africa Collection in either country we will provide you with comprehensive directions, contact details & maps. So if you follow a few basic rules you will enjoy a great African adventure.

Look at the options below to see some of our more popular combinations. But if you don't see what you want please contact us with anything you can think of, and we will tell you how we can help plan your trip of a lifetime.

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DRIVING TIPS

Driving is on the left-hand side. Requirements for driving in South Africa are a valid national licence provided that it carries a recent photograph or an International Driving Licence. In general, road conditions are good. Along the main highways, petrol is available 24 hours a day.

The developed national road and tourist infrastructure within Namibia makes it an easy self-drive destination for the international tourist. The road network is well developed and of a high standard. It is approximatelty 50 / 50 between tarred road & dirt roads, with the vast majority of the dirt roads navigable in normal vehicles - a 4x4 vehicle is not a necessity. The one exception to this is January & February when it can be adviseable due to seasonal rains - it all depends on your itinerary.

Africa Collection recommends Avis Car Rental in South Africa and Namibia, a car hire company you can rely on. Recognised as one of the worlds leading suppliers of rental cars, Avis has the most comprehensive network of rental locations, services and vehicles in South Africa and Namibia. From one-day rentals to long stay rentals we offer fully inclusive competitive rates and will help make your trip as smooth as is possible.

ACCOMMODATION & PRICING

Where prices are shown for an itinerary, they are intended to give you some guidance as to what is possible and to help you budget. Where multiple accommodation options are shown, the "guide price" shown is based upon the cheapest accommodation option. The prices are accurate at the time of being published, but they are not definitive rates and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking any of our self drive tour holidays.

There are also many offers, value adds, discounts and specials throughout the year. Honeymoon offers, wedding packages, early booking offers, free nights, discounted airfares & more - contact us for full details. Please note that self drive tour holidays which do not fall completely within a price or date band may be subject to increase or decrease.

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BESPOKE ITINERARIES
  • All trips are tailor made, we will design the perfect trip around your personal requirements.
  • The itineraries on this site are a guide, albeit a good one, & all trips can be booked as shown.
  • The style of your accommodation is chosen by you for your personal comfort.
OUR EXPERTISE
  • We have visited every destination and have been dealing with Africa for over 20 years.
  • Our team is one of the most experienced, we know Africa & the Indian Ocean as well as anyone, and better than most.
  • But maybe the most important thing is the passion we have for what we do, and the product we sell.
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  • We are confident we have chosen the best suppliers & guides in each country we sell.
  • The accommodation choices we offer are selected to give you a true sense of the country, its people and cultures.
  • You are a welcome guest and treated as such, a friend, not just a room number.
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  • Operating for 18 years, with over 200 years of experience we offer the perfect holiday package with confidence.
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