South Africa car rentals: the only way to tour SA
South Africa car rentals are a sure-fire way to see the best of the country. South Africa is a vast country, and beautiful to drive. There’s quite a distance to go from one attraction to the next, and it’s always fun to make up your own adventure along the way. An added bonus is the fact that driving a rental car works out cheaper than tour buses and taxi cabs.
Great places to visit with South Africa car rentals
The Kruger National Park is the world-famous game reserve located in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. This vast reserve is home to the Big 5 and hundreds of other fascinating fauna and flora. Accommodation options vary from opulent lodges to self catering chalets to camping. Staying in “Kruger” for a few days is a wild African experience not to be missed.
The striking Drakensberg is the majestic mountain range on KwaZulu-Natal’s western border. It’s a popular holiday destination that caters for a wide variety of visitors. Accommodation ranges from camping to luxury hotels. It’s a place for the wildly adventurous as well as those looking for some peaceful time out.
For the adventurous there is:
- Lots of hiking (check hikes for level of difficulty)
- Sleeping in caves
- Rock climbing
- River rafting
Those that want a relaxed holiday can:
- Lounge by the pool
- Stroll around in the beautiful environs
- Read on a jetty
- Picnic in a myriad of striking locations
- Just enjoy the views
Most resorts offer other sports and activities as well. Favourite pastimes include:
- Helicopter flips
- Table tennis
South Africa car rentals is ideal for squeezing every drop of opportunity out of the renowned Garden Route. The Garden Route is the section of the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Heidelberg near Cape Town. This drive is nothing short of stunning and is definitely worth a few days of leisurely driving and exploring. Just a few of the great places to stop and visit are:
- Port Elizabeth (the watersports capital of South Africa)
- Tsitsikamma National Park
- Storm’s River
- Bloukrans (highest commercial bungee jump in the world at 216m)
- Plettenberg Bay
- Mossel Bay
Cape Town is the Mother City of South Africa, a surprisingly scenic metropolis at the foot of Table Mountain. The city is cosmopolitan with a rich history, and offers more to see and do than is possible in one visit. Try to get around to at least a few of these:
- Table Mountain (the view from the top is awesome)
- Chapmans Peak Drive (a breathtaking drive along the mountains overlooking the Atlantic Ocean)
- V&A Waterfront
- Robben Island
- Constantia, Durbanville and Cape Point wine routes
- Cape Town beaches
Drive through the arid and starkly beautiful Karoo just for the experience. It’s a great place to stay overnight on a “plaas” (a farm) and experience the warm hospitality and hearty cuisine of the local region. The Karoo is a known for its open spaces and incredible peace and quiet.
South Africa has innumerable attractions to see, spread out across the country. South Africa car rentals will give you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want, making the most of your holiday.