Driving oneself on holiday is a special way to see Africa. It is the best way to do things your way, without having to stick to someone else’s itinerary, times and hotels. Choose your own itinerary, destinations, lodges and routes. Africa is exciting and ideal for travellers with a sense of adventure and stamina. Voyage2Africa plans several self-drive routes for our clients and can assist in booking accommodation and recommending activities along the way.
Why not discover some of the best parts of South Africa on our fantastic 22-day self-drive holiday that begins in Cape Town and ends in Port Elizabeth? This way, you drive to beautiful destinations including the wondrous Cape Winelands, incredible whale watching Hermanus, perfect Plettenberg Bay and a fantastic Garden Route Safari.
Start off in style in La Residence in Franschoek when you leave the Mother City so that you can stretch your legs on the verdant 30-acre estate planted with grapevines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. This romantic paradise features suites with quality fabrics, wonderful artwork and antique furniture. Make the most of the world class wines, pool, spa, gym, library and wireless internet before you set off again on your driving safari through South Africa.
Your next destination, whale watching mecca of Hermanus, is a great way to get close to the Cape sea air and to revel in the sound of whales playing. You will stay in Birkenhead House on the cliffs above the bay where comfort is all yours in the elegance of modern facilities. Don’t be shy to try the spa, pool and gym while you are there or set off on brisk cliff and beach walks.
When you hear the cry, “By-ye-ti” or, “I salute you”, you know that you have arrived in the Eastern Cape and will be treated warmly. Immerse yourself in untouched nature as you allow the tented camp at Bayethe Lodge to seduce you. Feel real solitude as you set off on exciting game drives into Shamwari Game Reserve, returning for deep baths and delicious cuisine. Appreciate modern facilities, exquisite bush views and time to think about the importance of humans in nature.
Another self-drive put together by Voyage2Africa is the shorter 5-day foray into KwaZulu-Natal, up the north coast into a Zulu paradise. Find your accommodation set within a famous World Heritage Site at Kosi Bay thanks to the extraordinary biodiversity of the region in the dunes and lakes, forests and coral reefs. Look out for 500 bird species and breeding turtles. This is the Maputaland Marine Reserve!
You have your own path to the beach from your suite at Rocktail Bay as you settle into the central dining and lounge area with large wrap-around veranda and a raised deck. Enjoy the large pool, sunny deck and curio shop complete leading straight down to the ocean. The clear waters and endless golden sands of the Maputaland Marine Reserve allow for swimming, long walks and sandcastles, snorkelling and other seaside adventures.
Self-drive safaris with Voyage2Africa take you also further north where you cross the border from Johannesburg into Mozambique and spend a few days in Maputo. Friendly locals, vibrant nightlife, great beaches and fun activities will ensure a great break and freedom to do as you please. Contact us today for your customised itinerary.