Start your Botswana Self Drive 4×4 Holiday

Botswana is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The perfect combination of amazing wildlife, biodiverse environments, and pure peace and quiet.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Botswana

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equipped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.

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Ford Ranger Single Cab 4×4 Safari Overlander

This Single Cab Ranger camper seats 2 adults. Perfect for a self-drive safari. It has a powerful diesel engine. It’s a tough pickup truck capable of turning troublesome obstacles into an exciting adventure.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.

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Botswana Travel Advice


Famous for its spectacular natural beauty, amazing wildlife, and rich lineage to early African anthropology and culture, Botswana is a must for all African safari enthusiasts.  If you need a 4×4 for your self-drive Botswana safari, there really isn’t a better option then Drive South Africa. We have the expertise and reach to ensure you’ll be driving around Botswana in style.

Where to Stay

4x4 safari in okavango deltaThe Okavango Delta

There are a number of luxury camps and lodges situated within the Okavango Delta itself. However, there are also a number of other accommodation facilities in the nearby town of Maun.

chobe national park 4x4 safariChobe National Park

Chobe Park really has an abundance of world class accommodation facilities to stay at, from 5 star lodges and hotels to luxury tented camps.

4x4 self drive safari gaboroneGaborone

This is the capital of the country. If you’re in Botswana for the wildlife, there’s a good chance you might skip the capital. However, if you are passing through, the city it’s definitely up and coming with various accommodation options.

Around the Area

Botswana is filled with incredible natural places to experiences. In fact, much of the country is geared around this and tourism is a massive contributor to its economy. However, Botswana also has a rich cultural heritage linked to some of the earliest lineages of civilisation.

If you find yourself in Gaborone and you need a break from safari drives in your 4×4 adventure, check out the Three Chiefs Statue, which pays homage to the chiefs who were instrumental in securing the country’s independence. Tsodilo Hills is for anyone fascinated by ancient rock paintings, while the Tuli Block is considered a stronghold of the African elephant population.

Getting Around

Although Botswana isn’t a huge country, infrastructure is quite limited in more remote areas. Hiring a 4×4 is the optimal way to experience this great natural wonderland and will give you peace of mind along rural roads, where wildlife often crosses busy freeways. The terrain in Botswana is challenging and there are many great places to drive your 4×4 vehicle.