The Ultimate 22 Day Southern Africa Self-Drive Road Trip

Self-Drive Southern Africa

The Ultimate 22 Day Southern Africa Self-Drive Road Trip

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Road Trip Highlights

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Lesotho

Eswatini

Car

22 days

8200 km

  • Witness the majestic Victoria Falls from both Zimbabwe and Zambia.
  • Spot countless animals on a Chobe River cruise.
  • Rejuvenate at the tranquil Ai-Ais hotsprings.
  • Experience the towering Maletsunyane Falls at Semonkong.
  • Take in the breaktaking views at at Blyde River Canyon.
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Author Bio

Jeff Grace profile picture Jeff GraceUnited States FlagUnited States

I’d like to hope that when I leave this earth, my family and friends believe something about me giving as fully as I could. To the people I love and to the areas of culture that excited me to build things.

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic Transmission

4 Seats | 5 Doors | 2 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Petrol
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic Transmission

Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic Transmission

4 Seats | 4 Doors | 3 Large Bags | 1 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Petrol
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drive from OR Tambo International Airport to Francistown, Botswana for a 2 night stay. 693 Francistown
Day 2 Drive to Hwange National Park via Bulawayo for a 1 night stay. 474 Hwange National Park
Day 3 Drive to Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe for a 1 night stay. 116 Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe
Day 4 Drive to Livingstone, Zambia for a 1 night stay. 16 Livingstone
Day 5 Drive to Kasane, Botswana for a 1 night stay. 76 Kasane
Day 6 Drive to Maun for a 1 night stay. 608 Maun
Day 7 Drive to WIndhoek, Namibia via Makgadikgadi Pans National Park for a 1 night stay. 1481 Windhoek
Day 8 Drive to Sossusvlei for a 1 night stay. 365 Sossusvlei
Day 9 Drive to Ai-Ais Hot Springs via Hobas for a 1 night stay. 642 Ai-Ais Hot Springs
Day 10-11 Drive to Cape Town for a 2 night stay. 801 Cape Town
Day 12 Drive to Stellenbosch for a 1 night stay. 51 Stellenbosch
Day 13 Drive to Knysna for a 1 night stay. 463 Knysna
Day 14 Drive to Bloemfontein for a 1 night stay. 832 Bloemfontein
Day 15-16 Drive to Semonkong, Lesotho for a 2 night stay. 264 Semonkong
Day 17 Drive to Ladysmith for a 1 night stay. 488 Ladysmith
Day 18 Drive to Mkhaya Game Reserve, Eswatini for a 1 night stay. 416 Mkhaya Game Reserve
Day 19-21 Drive to Kruger National Park via Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary for a 3 night stay. 250 Kruger National Park
Day 22 Drive to Graskop via Blyde River Canyon for a 1 night stay. 167 Graskop

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