Planning a Self-drive Safari Holiday in Southern Africa?

There are so many things to consider when planning a road trip.

Self-drive safari holidays are for the adventurous! Travelers who value the thrill of anticipation and want to explore Southern Africa at their own pace. 

With so many interesting cities, Big 5 game reserves and properties to choose from; we know it can be daunting to plan the perfect self-drive safari holiday. Along with Hertz, we understand this and are here to help you plot the perfect route to suit your travel needs.

Below you will find our top Hertz self-drive safari itineraries and experiences for inspiration. Click the ‘Help Me Plan’ button so that one of our travel experts can help you plan your dream self-drive safari holiday!

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9 Day Kruger & KwaZulu Fly-Drive

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Whereabouts: Kruger National Park and KwaZulu Natal in South Africa
  • Includes: Scheduled flights, accommodation, road transfers,
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, cultural tours, ocean adventures, Ushaka Marine World, bush walks, bush dining, boating safaris, bird watching, rhino tracking on foot, seasonal turtle tours, treehouse sleep-out
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11 Day Northern Namibia Self Drive Safari

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Whereabouts: Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Swakopmund in Namibia
  • Includes:
  • Experiences: Game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching, stargazing, scorpion night walks, cultural tours, San rock art, desert adventures, ocean adventures, craft markets, museums
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15 Day Cape, Winelands, Whales & Garden Route

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Whereabouts: Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Garden Route, Port Elizabeth
  • Includes: 3 nights at More Quarters Hotel with breakfast; 2 nights at Mont Rochelle Hotel with breakfast, 2 nights at the Marine Hotel with breakfast; 3 nights at Gondwana Game Reserve with all meals and two game drives per day; 3 nights at Tsala Treetop Lodge with breakfast, 1 night at the Boardwalk Hotel with breakfast and 15 days Hertz car rental in and automatic sedan
  • Experiences: Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Peninsula, Cape Winelands, hiking, swimming, Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Robben Island, Two Oceans Aquarium, Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bird watching
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One of our African experts is waiting to tailor a dream safari vacation to your exact needs. We have created African safaris for over 200,000 happy travelers, all you need to do is tell us what you want to experience, and who you want to experience it with - we’ll do the rest.

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