9.4/10 based on 42 reviews

South Africa

For many travellers to Southern Africa, South Africa is one of the first countries they visit. It is also a good starting point to rent a (4×4) car.

Johannesburg and Cape Town are the most popular starting points, seeing as most intercontinental flights land and depart there.

Highlights South Africa

Self-Drive South Africa. Even though most roads in South Africa are tarmac roads, you can still take beautiful self-drive 4×4 trips with a completely equipped 4×4 camper. Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, for example, is beautiful, or you could discover the |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (4×4 is essential here). Other National Parks have special 4×4 tracks, and you can drive within the park borders.

Self drive across the border

It is also possible to cross from the Kruger National Park into the Limpopo Trans Frontier National Park and Mozambique.

From South Africa you can also take your 4×4 across the Drakensberg Mountains and via the Sani Pass into Lesotho.

In the North you can drive via Mapungubwe National Park to the Tuli Block in Botswana. For example take a look at our 16 days tour from Johannesburg to Livingstone.

Rental locations

Selfdrive4x4.com offers rental 4×4 cars in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Upington. Other starting and end points in South Africa on request.

South African National Parks

More information and a full list of all National Parks in South Africa can be found on the SANPARKS website.

Drakensbergen South Africa
Panorama Route South Africa


Cape town

South Africa’s ‘Mother City’


The economical centre of South Africa

Pilanesberg National Park

Een bijzonder nationaal park in de krater van een uitgedoofde vulkaan

Marakele National Park

Impressive mountain landscapes


The ideal stopover when driving the Panorama route

Blyde River Nature Reserve

Impressive canyons along the Panorama Route

Kruger National Park

The most famous game park of South Africa

St. Lucia

Discover the watery wilderness of Greater St Lucia

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

A unique diversity of flora and fauna on the South African East Coast


The oldest wildlife park in Africa

Drakensberg National Park

High peaks and cliffs - a spectacular hiking area


Een ontspannen dorpje aan Lake Gariep

Camdeboo National Park

Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe culture and impressive nature

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Somabula Nature Reserve

A small nature reserve just outside of Pretoria

Addo Elephant Park

Silaka Nature Reserve

Rugged shoreline and green forests


Great beaches and beautifull hikingtrails


The beautiful wine region in the West-Kaap

Self drive trips

10 / 10

Skillful people

It was a really good experience and they are skillful to plan and give quick response with answers.

Good knowledge of Africa and the countries there. What to visit and they plan the trip so it suits the customer.
Quick response when you have questions.

Christer Jonson

10 / 10

Adequate hulp

Selfdrive4x4.com biedt adequate en deskundige hulp bij zowel het plannen van het reisschema, het regelen van autohuur en het daarbij horende papierwerk (verzekeringen, transfers) en het vastleggen van de camping- en lodge-locaties.


10 / 10

Perfect organization

Selfdrive4x4.com offers the perfect organization of the trip for selfdrivers.


Very easy handling, good communication.


10 / 10


Perfect, I would recommend it to everybody to work together with it.


Friendly people – very fast in answering questions – high knowlede about the things you need at your destination and for a 4×4 driving holiday – easy to comunicate with.

Improvements or suggestions

Right know for my use it was perfect. Especially since I am not next door, and just worked together via internet and phone.


Niedereder Raimund

10 / 10

We would recommend Selfdrive4x4.com to our friends

We booked a last minute 17 day self drive trip through Namibia with this company and everything was just perfect. Contact with the company was very pleasant and they kept us posted with updates about the progress of our trip. Gps, maps, book and 12V equipment was sent to our home as soon as our trip was confirmed.

Price wise it was a great deal and everything in Namibia (car and layovers) were to our satisfaction. We would definitely book again with this company and we would recommend it to our friends.