Self drive safaris holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Having the freedom to go from one wildlife reserve to the next as well as being able to stop off at vineyards, beaches and amazing landmarks en-route is actually a lot easier than you might first envisage. Self drive safaris holidays let you take in the highlights of Namibia, Malawi and South Africa under your own steam with the Garden Route, Limpopo and Kruger National Park making for some incredible moments along the way.
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Self drive South Africa holiday
Explore Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, from £1900 - £3100 (15 days) inc UK flights
Classic South Africa self drive holiday
Ideally suited for the first-time visitor to South Africa, from £2995 (16 days) inc UK flights
Zululand safari holiday, South Africa
Experience wildlife reserves to the Zulu culture, from £1755 (13 days) ex flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Self drive trip taking in Namibia's highlights, from £2585 (15 days) inc UK flights

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Southern Namibia self drive holiday, desert eco-systems
Explore the 4 amazing eco-systems of Southern Namibia, from £1640 - £2650 (14 days) ex flights
Holiday in South Africa, Madikwe and Waterberg
Explore Madikwe Game Reserve & Waterberg, from £1800 (7 days) ex flights
Kwa Zulu Natal self drive South Africa holiday
South Africa's best kept secret, a must for second time visitors, from £4000 (15 days) inc UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from £1630 (12 days) ex flights
Malawi self drive holiday
Discover Malawi at your own pace on this self-drive trip, from £1200 (10 days) ex flights
Self-drive trip into Limpopo, South Africa
A self-drive trip into Limpopo, South Africa's hidden gem, from £1970 (12 days) inc UK flights

12 reviews for Self drive safaris holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Self drive safaris holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the holiday, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
From £1630 excluding flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Excellently organised with great places to stay and awesome sights. The best part was being in Hidden Vlei, all alone and surrounded by the peace and quiet and with the most amazing view. (more)lisa rose
Grootberg Lodge and desert elephant tracking was the most memorable part. (more)Jon Rennie
From £2585 including UK flights
Zululand safari holiday, South Africa
Memorable parts? Close proximity to the wildlife in their natural habitat, amazing scenery and masses of things to do a great first visit to an amazing and diverse country Tips? The operator was fantastic ! Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Super some wonderful memories for the whole family great experiences and great laughs (more)Anna Dugdale
From £1755 excluding flights
Self drive South Africa holiday
Holiday of a lifetime! Truly memorable. The holiday was an incredible journey of different experiences. If I had to choose a best bit it would be the Township Tour in Cape Town. This was an emotional and unforgettable experience. (more)Les Milner
It was excellent. The accommodation was superb. There was an enormous number of things to do and see at each stop-over. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and authentic. And most of all, the natural surroundings were beautiful beyond belief. (more)John Barker
South Africa is a very beautiful country and South Africans are very friendly. We were very warmly welcomed everywhere we went. Itís a holiday for everybody as it is very easy and comfortable to drive. (more)Natalie Maspoli Taylor
From £1900 - £3100 including UK flights
Holiday in South Africa, Madikwe and Waterberg
Memorable parts? Most exciting - seeing lions, leopard and African wild dogs eating, sleeping or playing from only a few feet away. Most memorable - visit to Soweto. Tips? We did a late booking, but I would recommend booking early to ensure you visit the reserves you really want. Local benefits? All centres were very conservation minded. Benefit to local people harder to assess in South Africa. Tips? We had a really great holiday. (more)Jackie Hunt
From £1800 excluding flights
Malawi self drive holiday
Memorable parts? Mvuu camp and the night safaris Tips? Before leaving, i suggest to buy maps and guides because you will not find any tourist indication. They prefer to provide you a guide instead of selling maps and written indication. Local benefits? Yes, I think so for the majority of lodges in which we stayed. Overall rating? 10/10 (more)Giulia Rap
From £1200 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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