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Self-Drive 4x4

18 Day Trans South Africa 4x4 Adventure

18 Days  - GPS Self-Drive Trans South Africa 4x4 Adventure - Ultimate South African Experience
South Africa, Drakensberg, Lesotho and more.....

Cross South Africa on the back country experience of a lifetime, 90% Dirt Roads - the best kept secrets of South Africa and Lesotho, highest mountain passes, spectacular scenery !
South African has over 450 000km of dirt roads to explore.
We've joined some of the best and Highest mountain passes and scenery into one unforgettable route crossing the entire country.

Best 4x4 Vehicles Suited to this route:


Toyota Fortuner           Toyota Land Cruiser              Toyota Hilux 

Dates: Self Drive - (Best between April and June)

(Average of 350km to 450km per day) - 80% Easy Gravel Roads, some steep passes - 16 Days Driving.

Tour Summary:
Collect Vehicles at Cape Town International Airport and
head South along the coastal route on some of the most scenic
Roads in SA, to Agulhas, the tip of Africa.
Then travel East through many incredible mountain passes on the 
Garden Route including some of the  historical OX Wagon trails
from the 1800's.
The route then heads up into the Eastern Cape, climbing up to the
Lesotho border and up the famous SANI Pass.
You'll explore the gravel roads and passes around the central and
Northern Drakensberg, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini) and finish in
The Kruger National Park, then a quick drive back to
Johannesburg to drop the vehicle off at OR Tambo  Airport

100% Tailor-made Routes for YOU !
FULL itinerary will be supplied on conclusion of Route and planning

Experience Level: (Beginner/intermediate off-road, Easy Gravel, some technical terrain and multiple Mountain passes , some off road skill is required)
Accommodation:   4 Star B&B and Guest Lodge, Luxury Cabins...... or Roof Top tents

4x4 Vehicles Available: Toyota Single Cab, Double Cab, Fortuner SUV 4x4, Toyota Landcruiser SUV

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Dates: Self-Drive - (Best between November and March)

Accommodated, B&B, Lodges

Tour Cost for 4 people,  2 Double Rooms / 2 Twin Rooms
ZAR 110 500.00

Tour Cost for 2 people Sharing,  Double Room /  Twin Rooms
ZAR 74 850.00

Camping With Fully Equipped, Roof Tents
Tour Cost for 2 people Camping 
ZAR 55 650.00


Pricing is just an example, accurate costing can only be given once the vehicle has been selected, accommodation type and exact route is calculated.

ALL routes are 100% Tailor-made for YOU !

Hotels and Lodges, Luxury Tents, 4 Star B&B
Breakfast is Included
Some evening meals are included
Shared accommodation is available on request for singles
Camps sites available for fully equipped Vehicles

Prices subject to change without notice. E&OE

Best Vehicle for the job:
Toyota Hilux Double Cab, fully equipped

Self Drive 4x4 Cape Town to Johannesburg

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4, 2.4L Diesel
Fully Equipped with 2x Roof top tents
Sleeps 4 persons

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Included in the Tour

  • 18 Days 4x4 hire SUV, LDV (Equipped or non, Costs apply)

  • Accommodation, breakfasts and some dinners

  • Garmin Montana GPS, loaded with all daily tracks

  • Airport Shuttle in bound and outbound

  • Vehicle Return fee back to Cape Town

  • Super Cover Insurance including Windshield & Tyres

Self Drive 4x4 Cape Town to Johannesburg


Excluded From the Tour:​

  • International Flight to and from Cape Town

  • Medical Health Insurance

  • lunches or road side snacks, some evening dinners, alcoholic drinks

  • Tips and Gratuity's

  • Fuel - Diesel or Petrol

  • Paper Maps (ZAR250 each)

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