Doing a self drive trip in South Africa is the best possible way to see the country as it gives you the most freedom. Just like here in the UK, the locals also drive on the left side, and the roads (especially highways) are in exceptionally good condition.
You can pick up and drop off your hire at most of the cities on your itinerary. Naturally, you can also decide to combine a hire car with other forms of transportation, such as domestic flights.
Category B: Ford Fiesta (or similar)
Category C: Toyota Corolla Quest (or similar)
Category O: Toyota Avanza (or similar)
Category K: Mitsubishi ASX (or similar)
Category R: Nissan X-Trail (or similar)
If you’re planning a South Africa self drive holiday, it’s important to get clued up on the nitty gritty car hire terms and conditions. We’ve put it all together on one handy page!
Since the 8th June 2015 the paper counterpart of your driver’s licence is no longer valid. The DVLA have advised that if you are hiring a car, in the UK or abroad, and you are asked to provide evidence of your driving record you will be able to do so by accessing the Share My Driving Licence service via the DVLA online for free.