Go Self-Drive Tours
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This Tour Is Offered by Go Self-Drive Tours
Keen to explore sensational southern Africa at your own pace? If you are looking for a reliable African travel expert to assist you in preparing your own personalised self-drive tour, you need look no further. Our experienced tour designers are based in South Africa and will first listen to what YOU have in mind for your southern African holiday. Then, taking factors such as available time, budget and accommodation type into consideration, we will make practical suggestions on how to spend your precious time in this beautiful region of the world. We will also equip you with the most suitable self-drive vehicle for your trip plus a day-to-day itinerary to ensure everything runs smoothly while you have a unique and memorable experience exploring one fantastic destination to the next. Our range of self-drive holidays & tours have been created with the independent and adventurous traveler in mind, and we'll happily tailor any tour to suit your budget, needs and interests. We are excited to welcome you to Africa.
Good, prompt, and responsive during bid and during our travel.
Recently, my wife and I traveled to South Africa from October 24 to December 12, 2019; and itinerary was primarily decided by us. We solicited bids from number of local travel agencies to book 3-4 star accommodations, purchase SanPark Wild Card, book premier classe train tickets from Cape Town to Jo’Berg and provide a 4x4 SUV to be able to drive on paved & unpaved roads in SA and Swaziland’s National Parks and country side. We selected Go Self-Drive Tours (Fleet Foot Safaries) primarily because of Hennie Beker’s promptness to our requests and willingness to communicate on WhatsApp to finalize our plan on a short notice. Hennie was very positive and responsive to our recommended changes, provide his company’s Toyota Prado (insurance included) for 46-days self-drive tour; and put together a well-organized travel binder and a folder with road maps and site visit brochures. Our interaction with him and his staff (including Elmor Beker and Sadi Schelan) during our travel in South Africa has been pleasant & prompt. One exception was the vehicle given to us has had problems the day after we took possession in Jo’Burg with its air-conditioning and couple of days later with starting. The A/C was promptly fixed outside of Kruger NP at a Toyota dealer. The high-mileage 2014 Toyota Prado SUV failed to start and we had to jump at least five to six times in first 11 days. One time while watching wild dogs at a water hole in Kruger at high noon and second time on a bridge (to Mpila Camp site, iMfolozi NP) stopped to observe two adult elephants ‘fighting or playing rough’ and one of them aggressively advanced towards our stalled vehicle. After repeated requests, the company-owned Prado was replaced with a rental SUV in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi’s Hilltop Lodge. During our 46-days of 4,000 mile-drive from Johannesburg to Cape Town, I had to use four different rental vehicles instead of one! I would have given a five-star rating if we have had no problems with Toyota Prado stalling and its air conditioning. It took them eleven days to replace a poorly maintained vehicle. Regrettably, I have to give a four-star rating to Go Self-Drive Tours & Fleet Foot Safaries and advise them a ‘customer Safety First’ approach in their future travel business.
Paresh S. Parekh, Citizen of the USA, Retired Senior Citizen.
Great Trip. Great Experience. Great Team!
Go Self-Drive organized our 13-day trip to Mozambique and South Africa - Kruger Park in December 2019. We are a family of 5 from Portugal, and I just want to say this: GREAT EXPERIENCE! Everyone at Go Self-Drive has been amazing and offered great service, friendliness and availability. 5 stars! Special thanks to Elaine, with whom we have always had excellent communication and flexibility, and to Hennie, who kindly welcomed us upon arrival and gave us all the precious directions we followed on our trip.
We strongly recommend Go Self-Drive to all who, like us, want to have a great experience in these magnificent locations.
They were very responsive to our requests and needs for our African adventure
I was well pleased with the communication and they provided exceptional service. We flew to South Africa on our frequent flyer points so they had to be responsive to our transportation choices. They did an excellent job of meeting those needs. In addition, after we returned stateside, I received a billing on my credit card for rental car charges that had already been paid for in the booking with Go Self-Drive. When I alerted them and asked for help, they had my charges reversed within 2 days. Thanks to all at Go Self-Drive.
It was a great self driving trip, with a wonderful itinerary, and easy to follow instructions!
This was our second time to use Go Self-Drive Tours in South Africa and both driving trips have been exceptional. Not knowing much about South Africa, we were pleasantly surprised at the local knowledge that was provided. All the instructions were easy to follow and the various local recommendations were excellent. In the rare event that we had a question during the trip, the company quickly responded and the issue was immediately resolved. Go Self-Drive Tours definitely exceeded our expectations and we look forward to using them again for another South African adventure.
Once in a lifetime holiday
We had an amazing first trip to Africa when we went to Cape Town, the Garden Route and the wine country in July 2019.
We asked Go Self-Drive to plan a 3-week itinerary and they suggested our route, booked hotels and car rental, and provided lists of things to see and do at each stop. Our dealings with Elmor and Sadi were friendly, prompt and professional at all times.
The trip exceeded our expectations. The route was exactly what we were looking for, and the hotels were perfectly located and excellent value for money. We are already planning our next trip to Africa and we will definitely be back in touch with the Go Self-Drive team. Highly recommended.
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You Visit: Nelspruit (Start), Southern Kruger, Kruger NP, Ezulwini Valley (Highlight), Hlane Royal NP, uMkhuze GR (iSimangaliso WP), Tembe Elephant Park, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, iSimangaliso WP, Eshowe (Town), uKhahlamba Drakensberg (Mountain Range), Sani Pass (Drakensberg Mountains), King Shaka Airport (End)
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You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger), Kruger NP, Nelspruit (Town), Johannesburg (End)
9-Day Cape Town, Garden Route and Addo National Park
$1,601 pp (USD)
South Africa: Self-drive
Mid-rangeGuest House & Chalet
You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Franschhoek (Cape Winelands), Knysna (Garden Route), Addo Elephant NP, Port Elizabeth Airport (Port Elizabeth), Cape Town (End)
12-Day Cape Town to Addo National Park via Garden Route
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South Africa: Self-drive
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You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Franschhoek (Cape Winelands), Hermanus (Whales), Knysna (Garden Route), Tsitsikamma NP (Garden Route), Addo Elephant NP, Cape Town (End)