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An ever increasing number of travellers are shying away from organised and guided holidays and prefer to explore a destination at their own pace depending on their interests. On the African continent, this type of holiday is generally not possible, bar for the seasoned adventure traveller. South Africa is one of the few exceptions on this continent and offers itself as an ideal, travel-friendly, self drive destination of unexpected variety.
 
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South Africa has an excellent network of tarred roads allowing easy travel to any area visited. Road signs are frequent and easily followed, petrol is widely available and relatively well priced, cellular networks cover most of the country and communication is both easy and affordable. Generally distances travelled are substantial, especially by European standards, however traffic density is relatively low and in conjunction with the excellent road network, travel times are reasonable.

Your South Africa self drive holiday can easily be combined with the many other activities available such as a spectacular train journey or a comfortable cruise on a cruise ship along the coast of South Africa to take you back to your point of departure. Our self drive specialist partners have carefully planned a few sample itineraries to show you what is possible and what works well. There are many variations on these self drive holiday itineraries, so contact one of our self drive specialists to put together a suitable self drive holiday tour package in South Africa for you.

 
 
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Bushlore lets you experience the ultimate safari vacation in the comfort of a fully equipped 4X4 Safari vehicle. You have the choice of Land Rover Defender 4X4s or Toyota Hilux 4X4 campers to enjoy a self drive safari into some of Africa's most amazing game reserves and wilderness areas. Feel the freedom of an African safari on a campervan self drive safari.

Bushlore Vehicle Rental operates a fleet of 4x4 vehicles, campers and cars for self drive purposes. A self-drive safari is one of the best options to experience Africa on an economical, exciting way. It gives you the flexibility to explore Africa at your own pace.
 
 
By choosing a self-drive holiday in Africa you are choosing not just an exhilarating holiday but also an extraordinary and unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Self Drive Africa Rentals has fully equipped 4WD Toyota Landcruiser's and Toyota Hilux's for the most ardent adventure into the magnificent African wilderness and wildlife areas.

We are passionate about the African continent and will assist you through every step of the process, from collecting you at the airport to route planning and helping with bookings.
 
 

Exploring southern Africa by 4x4 will open up a new adventure in being able to take the back roads and experience the continent in it's full colour. With 22 years of experience in criss-crossing the continent we are able to assist you with not only a rental, but remarks on current road conditions, places to stay, maps, advice of what to see and do and we able to offer you a 24 hour back up service.

We send adventurous travelers on expeditions across southern and east Africa. Destinations include Angola, Botswana, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

 
 
 
 
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South Africa is the perfect place for a road trip - especially the more remote places on the map! Get into your vehicle and experience the splendour first-hand. A family friendly destination, romantic spots, beaches, bushveld, mountains and spectacular forests awaits you. Convenience, adventure, beauty and fun - this is what South Africa has to offer as a self drive destination.
 
 
recommended camping equipment (if planning to camp along the way)
Roof tent
- mattress with duvet
- sheet and pillows
Hand wash basin
Table and table cloth
Chairs
Cooler boxes
Gas lamp (with spare mantles)
Rechargeable light
Candle holders
Washing line and pegs
Braai tongs
Cooking grill
Gas cooker
Gas bottles x 2
Cooking gloves
Frying pan
Saucepans
Kettle
Cutlery (knives, forks and spoons) Crockery (dinner plates, side plates and pudding bowls)
Glasses & coffee mugs
Large fork
Kitchen utensils
- bread knife, chopping knife
- serving spoons
- tin opener, bottle opener
- cheese grater
- scissors
- potato peeler
Washing bowls
- washing up brush
- dish cloths
- pan scrubbers
- tea towels
 
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recommended vehicle equipment (for 4x4 road trips)
High lift jack and bottle jack
Tool kit
Basic first aid kit
Two spare wheels
Awning
Spare tyres x 2 (+ repair kit)
Tow rope and/or winch
Wheel brace
Electric wheel pump
Water containers (2 x 20 ltr)
Diesel containers (Jerry cans)
Roofrack
Fridge/ freezer (40 litres)
220V inverter
Dual battery system
Drawer System for easy packing
Axe
Shovel/ spade
 
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