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The best self-guided and independent tours in South Africa. We currently offer 20 South Africa tours and trips that are self-guided with varying trip durations from 1 to 17 days. Self-guided and independent tours can be a great way to discover South Africa although potential risks associated with not having a guide always needs to be considered. See our guided tours to South Africa if you’ve decided the risks were too high.

20 self-guided tours in South Africa

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South Africa Self-drive Adventure

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  • Best price guaranteed
11 day self-drive or vehicle rental trip in South Africa, visiting Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Wayfairer Travel
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & Wildlife safaris and game drives +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Villa
  • Transport Flight, Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days11 From US$ 1,885 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30

South Africa On A Shoestring

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16 day countryside and village visits trip through Johannesburg, Dinokeng Game Reserve, Soutpansberg Mountain Range and 6 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Abang Africa Travel Active 6 hours ago
  • Activities Countryside and village visits & Local culture +2 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Resort, Home-stay, Eco Lodge & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range18+ years old
days16 From US$ 1,718 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 26
  • May 27
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Drakensberg, Battlefields and Safari Tour

of 1 review
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
Wayfairer were given a huge challenge to arrange a 5 week holiday for us in South Africa with some v ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Wayfairer Travel
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & National parks +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days10 From US$ 2,262 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
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Self-drive Trip in South Africa

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13 day national parks tour through Cape Town, Franschhoeck, Cape Winelands and 3 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Wayfairer Travel
  • Activities National parks & Self-drive or vehicle rental +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Eco Lodge & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Boat & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days13 From US$ 1,948 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
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Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls Tour

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  • Best price guaranteed
10 day self-drive or vehicle rental trip to Cape Town, Kruger National Park and 1 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Zimbabwe. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Wayfairer Travel
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days10 From US$ 4,084 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
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Cape Town With Garden Route And Vineyards, Self-drive

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8 day art and architecture tour through Paarl, Oudtshoorn, Sundays River Valley and 5 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Destination Services Active 1 day ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities Art and architecture & Active and outdoor +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Boat & Ferry
  • Age Range10+ years old
days08 From US$ 834 US$ 709
SavingUS$ 125
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 834
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 125
  • Total Price from:US$ 709
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Next Departures
  • Jul 24 Only 4 seats left
  • Jul 25 Only 4 seats left
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Cape Town: West Coast

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16 day countryside and village visits tour through Cape Town, West Coast National Park, Paternoster and 5 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Abang Africa Travel Active 6 hours ago
  • Activities Countryside and village visits & National parks +3 more
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hut, Home-stay & Sleeping Hut
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range1+ years old
days16 From US$ 1,196 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 30
  • May 31
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Best of South Africa and Mozambique

  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
15 day self-drive or vehicle rental tour to Cape Town, Franschhoek and 5 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Mozambique. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Wayfairer Travel
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & Wildlife safaris and game drives +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge, Hostel & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Boat & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days15 From US$ 5,467 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30

South Africa & Botswana Self-driving Trip

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  • Best price guaranteed
15 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour to Tzaneen, Musina and 6 other destinations traveling through Botswana and South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Abang Africa Travel Active 6 hours ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Natural landmarks sightseeing +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days15 From US$ 2,860 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 23
  • Jun 24

Kruger to Addo, eSwatini & Lesotho'

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15 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip through Johannesburg, Graskop, Kruger National Park and 8 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Abang Africa Travel Active 6 hours ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Countryside and village visits +1 more
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hut, Home-stay & Sleeping Hut
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days15 From US$ 1,132 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 01
  • Jun 02
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Zulu Cultural Village & Zulu Oracle Tour

  • Free cancellation
  • Best price guaranteed
6 hour countryside and village visits tour in Durban. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Zulu Safaris
  • Activities Countryside and village visits & Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range1+ years old
hours06 From US$ 145 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Tomorrow
  • May 26

Joburg Bush Voluntour 17D/16N

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
17 day volunteering trip visiting Johannesburg and Dinokeng Game Reserve in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Independent Tour
  • Operator Bamba Active 3 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Volunteering
  • Age Range18+ years old
days17 From US$ 1,630 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 02 10+ seats left
  • Jun 09 10+ seats left
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Cape Town, Garden Route & Addo Adventure 10D/9N

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  • No booking fees
10 day adventure tour through Cape Town, Cape Agulhas, Oudtshoorn and 6 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Independent Tour
  • Operator Bamba Active 3 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Adventure & Safari +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Hostel & Resort
  • Transport Bus
  • Age Range18+ years old
days10 From US$ 1,934 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 27 10+ seats left
  • Jun 03 10+ seats left
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Cape Town Kruger And Garden Route, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
12 day art and architecture tour through Belfast, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Pretoria and 8 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Destination Services Active 1 day ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities Art and architecture & Active and outdoor +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Hut
  • Transport Private Vehicle, 4WD Jeep, Ferry & Flight
  • Age Range10+ years old
days12 From US$ 3,949 US$ 3,357
SavingUS$ 592
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 3,949
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 592
  • Total Price from:US$ 3,357
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Next Departures
  • Jul 09 10+ seats left
  • Jul 10 10+ seats left
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“Wayfairer were given a huge challenge to arrange a 5 week holiday for us in South Africa with some very specific places we wanted to visit. They were prepared to listen to our demands and also to advise on many things that we were unsure about. We stayed in 14 different places all together and the accommodation arranged for us was perfect. The car hire was also arranged for us and our itinerary planned in detail with maps and detailed driving instructions given. Essentially, for a long complicated holiday we did not experience any problems and Wayfairer obviously played a key role in this with their prior arrangements. This allowed us to focus on enjoying the whole holiday, which is one of the best we have ever had! Thank you Wayfairer!”
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