The Self Drive Tours, Safaris and Holidays we promote in South Africa, offer guests who wish to travel unguided a hassle-free way of enjoying South Africa, on a self drive basis. It is very important that the planning be done well and that the subsequent self drive itinerary be easily executable. We assist with all aspects surrounding your South African self drive tour, including car rental, accommodation, reservations etc. One of our representatives will meet you at the airport and discuss the entire route of your self drive tour with you. The representative will also present you with detailed maps, as well as with the necessary vouchers.
South Africa is a well developed country, with good primary road infra-structure, the secondary road infra-structure is however not always up to standard. When traveling in South Africa, shops, banks and other necessary services are readily available. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, which should limit the need to carry large amounts of cash with you. You should however always have some cash in the local Rand currency with you, as it might come in handy at some places.
If none of our South Africa Self Drive Tours, Safaris or Holidays meet with your approval, we will gladly tailor-make an itinerary which takes your unique requirements into account. African Sky has been offering self drive tours in South Africa since 1998.
The South African self drive tours provided by African Sky, can be enjoyed in most regions of the country. Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route, are areas that lend themselves specifically well to a self drive tour. In combination with these areas we also offer self drive tours, which combine the Cape and Kruger areas. Other South African self drive tour destinations which are easily accessible, include the Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City.
Safari areas which are easily accessible on a self drive basis include the Kruger National Park, as well as Pilanesberg in the northern part of South Africa. In the southern part of the country the Addo Elephant Park provides easy access and good infra-structure. There are also various smaller National Parks and Private Game Reserves, which are easily accessible on a self drive safari. Upon receiving a request, our able team will provide you with options and suggestions.
In addition to the South African Self Drive Tours and Safaris we are also able to assist with African self drive holidays, in the countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. When planning a self drive holiday in these areas, it is very important that clients understand the distances and conditions involved. It is also very important that you realize shops, gas stations and other necessary services, are often great distances apart and that you will need to carry everything you might need with you.
We advise clients interested in a self drive holiday in either Namibia or Botswana, to start the planning a year in advance and to finalize any bookings which might be necessary, no later than eight months prior to arrival.
From 2012 onwards African Sky will be offering a Twenty One Day 4x4 Expedition, where clients self drive one of our 4x4 vehicles in a convoy of between eight and ten vehicles.
This expedition will start in Pretoria, from where it will make its way north to the wilderness areas of Botswana, before visiting the Victoria Falls and then crossing the Caprivi strip in the north of Namibia, before venturing on to Etosha and the Namib desert. South Africa will be re-entered in the Northern Cape,m where a quick visit to the Augrabies Falls and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, will be followed by a return journey to Pretoria. The journey will be led by one of our guides in a 4x4 vehicle.