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Itinerary Design

Obtain an itinerary of a guided tour through the area you are planning to visit. See our pages describing the Full Itineraries of our tours. It is highly recommended to observe the general rule of thumb mentioned earlier (to allow 25 - 30% more time for a self-drive)...

Self-drive option and some additional costs

A 'self-drive' holiday is suggested for the more adventurous traveller. It is a cheaper way to see a country provided a certain amount of 'homework' is done prior to travel, unlike a guided tour where one has constant access to the guide's knowledge. We recommend that...

Planning your Self Drive Tour

When you consider visiting South Africa, and perhaps on a self-drive holiday, firstly decide whether this is the option for you. Secondly, familiarise yourself with the country and identify areas/places you want to visit. Acquire literature on the area. Consider the...

Self Drive Disadvantages

There are a lot of hidden costs involved sometimes forgotten about at the initial planning. It may get frustrating not be able to identify a certain scenic spot, building, etc and missing others while concentrating on driving in an unfamiliar environment. You do have...

Self Drive Advantages

Pro's It is a cheaper way of travelling especially if you are a few sharing the hired car costs. You have the freedom to spend additional time at a scenic spot that interest you. You are able to design your holiday around your personal interests. You are able to...

Information about self-drive options

The self-drive concept has been in practice in Europe and USA for some time now. In South Africa it has also taken on momentum and its popularity is increasing. It is generally the concept of driving yourself in a hired vehicle along a suggested itinerary and...

Robben Island

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island - set in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 kilometres from Cape Town - was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the...