Suggested Itineraries

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Coming up with an itinerary for your South African holiday can be very tricky, simply because there is so much to do and see.

However, we are here to help, and have come up with four different South Africa self-drive tour itineraries for you to choose from. They range from 2 weeks in duration to 6 weeks for a “full tour” of South Africa. We have deliberately not included an itinerary of less than 2 weeks, due to the huge amount of places to visit and the cost and duration of the flight to get to South Africa from the UK.

Select one of the following itineraries below to see day-by-day details:

2 week self-drive tour

Spend a week exploring the stunning city of Cape Town and its surroundings, then drive to the beautiful Garden Route via the Karoo, before returning to Cape Town along the coast.

3 week self-drive tour

Start with a week in Cape Town, then drive to the beautiful Garden Route via the Karoo. Spend a few days on safari at the malaria-free Addo Elephant Park, where you can see the "Big 5", before visiting Port Elizabeth then returning to Cape Town along the coast.

4 week self-drive tour

Start with a week in Cape Town, then drive along the south coast, through the Karoo and along the Garden Route. Head inland to Hogsback then along the Wild Coast to Durban, before exploring the Drakensberg and spending a couple of days on safari in the Kruger National Park.

6 week self-drive tour (full country tour)

The first four weeks are as per the tour above, then visit all of the major places and attractions in the interior of the country before returning to Cape Town along the west coast.

Of course, these are just suggestions of South Africa itineraries and you are free to tweak them to suit your wishes and needs (for example, you may want a tour with less driving). If we can be of any assistance in helping you put together your ideal itinerary, then please contact us and we will do our best to help. There is no charge for this service!

Map by Mart Bouter used under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA license.
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