4X4 itineraries

Southern Africa 4X4 camping itineraries

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

If you’re after the ultimate camping road trip in Southern Africa, take a look at the itineraries below. During these camping trips you will be driving your own 4×4 complete with roof tent. As with all of our holidays, we offer the ability to customize your camping itinerary and you can shorten or extend your trip or add on an extra day at one of the locations. 

If roof tent camping isn’t for you, take a look at our standard South Africa itineraries for more inspiration. Alternatively, you could piece together your own trip with our bite-sized South Africa self drives. 

Prices below are valid until 30th September 2011, are based on two people travelling and exclude international flights. Prices for departures beyond this date and for international flights are available on request. For departures during peak seasons (e.g. summer holidays, Christmas and New Year) supplements may apply.

Southern Africa 4X4 travel itinerary #1
10 day South Africa and Mozambique 4X4 trip
Itinerary: Blydepoort, Kruger Park, Swaziland, Ponta d’Ouro, Mkuze, St. Lucia, Durban
Duration 10 days, 9 nights
Price £885 per person – based on 2 people
£595 per person – based on 4 people
Departure Daily
This short camping itinerary combines visits to some of the most beautiful locations in South Africa and Mozambique. You’ll spend the night on your 4X4 roof tent at campsites in Kruger Park and near the beaches of Mozambique.

First, you’ll trek through Kruger Park in search of the big five. You can also visit Mlilwane where you’ll have a very good chance of seeing swimming hippos and crocodiles.

Having travelled in South Africa, you’ll drive into the breathtaking sunset of the beaches at Ponto d’Ouro in Mozambique. The diving conditions are excellent and, if you like, you can swim with dolphins. You’ll end your trip with a visit to Mkuze and St. Lucia. Your camping accommodation will be pre-arranged for you; you’ll sleep in a roof tent on the top of your 4X4.

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Southern Africa 4X4 travel itinerary #2
15 day South Africa 4X4 trip
Itinerary: Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Kruger Park, Private park, Blyde River, Swaziland, Mkuze, St. Lucia, Drakensberg, Golden Gate, Johannesburg
Duration 15 days, 14 nights
Price £1908 per person – based on 2 people
£1485 per person – based on 4 people
Departure Daily
Want to explore South Africa with your own four-wheel drive? Do you prefer your holidays more adventurous and enjoy camping out in the wild on the roof of a rugged 4X4? If so, this camping safari in South Africa is definitely a trip for you!

You’ll start off this itinerary in Kruger where you’ll camp in the park, as well as staying in a delightful lodge. However, you’ll also travel through 4X4 areas in Swaziland, spend the night in the Mkuze Game reserve, and visit the dunes at Cape Vidal. You’ll go on hikes through the impressive Drakensberg Mountains returning back to Johannesburg.

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Southern Africa 4X4 travel itinerary #3
17 day South Africa, Botswana, Zambia 4X4 trip
Itinerary: Johannesburg, Pilanesberg, Nata, Kasane, Livingstone (Victoria Falls), Kasane, Chobe, Moremi, Maun (Okavango), Makgadikgadi, Palapye, Marakele Park, Johannesburg
Duration 17 days, 16 nights
Price £1828 per person – based on 2 people
£1335 per person – based on 4 people
Departure daily
If you would like to visit all of Southern Africa’s finest safari parks independently, then this is the itinerary for you. This 17 day 4X4 itinerary will take through 3 countries, across 3500-4000 km in two and half weeks.

The trip begins in South Africa and quite quickly afterwards you’ll cross the border into Botswana. The first stop is at the salt plains. The salt plains cover an area of approximately 37,000 km2. This area is great for taking pictures. Then it’s time for the world famous Victoria Falls, which you can visit from your base in Livingstone, Zambia. Looking for an amazing experience? Then go on a flight above the waterfalls.

This trip continues towards Chobe and Moremi, two of the most famous national parks in Botswana, and you’ll also pass the Okavango Delta. The trip returns to Johannesburg by way of the Marakele National Park.

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