You might be thinking about flying to Bali or Thailand during the summer, but why travel so far when you have so much unexplored beauty on your doorstep? South Africa has much to offer and we have the perfect rent-to-buy options for your self-drive holiday. Whether you are thinking of travelling inland to catch a glimpse of the Big 5, or visiting one of our coastal cities to enjoy the beach, South Africa has something for everyone! 

Cape Town – The Mother of All Cities

There is a reason Cape Town was voted the World’s #1 Travel Destination. The Mother City is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, situated at the tip of SA, where the summers are balmy, and the beaches blissfully cool. 

When you are not lounging by the seaside, you might want to go shopping at the V&A Waterfront, visit the Garden Route, enjoy some good food and world class wines in the Cape Winelands, watch a sunset concert at Kirstenbosch or take a trip up Table Mountain where you can have a birds’-eye view of the magical Cape. 

Eastern Cape – The Malaria-Free Big 5 Experience

Visit the Eastern Cape for a stress-free Big 5 Safari. If you are travelling with children and pregnant women who cannot risk exposure to anti-malaria medication, this is an option for you. There are several Safaris available to suit your needs and preferences, or you can contact one of the many travel experts who can create a tailor-made safari package for you. 

KwaZulu-Natal – Historic Battlefields and Beautiful Beaches

Visit historic battlefields, go scuba diving in the warm Indian Ocean, horse ride in the Drakensberg Mountains or check in to one of the well managed game reserves. KZN is the perfect self-drive vacation! You can visit uShaka Marine World for an ocean experience unlike any other, or book into a game lodge and enjoy 4×4 guided tours with professionals. 

Johannesburg – City of Gold 

Once just a casual stop, Johannesburg has become a tourist destination in its own right. The city boasts a great selection of hotels, cafés and guesthouses including a buzzing night scene for those who enjoy stepping onto the dance floor. Sandton is a shopping paradise filled with high-end boutiques to suit every preference. If you are up for a history lesson, a trip to the Apartheid Museum is always an enlightening experience. 

The Sabie Falls Route – Mpumalanga 

For a truly invigorating experience, visit this waterfall wonderland in Mpumalanga. You will find more waterfalls along the Sabie Falls Route than any place else in Africa. During the waterfall tour, you will see the Bridal Veil Falls (a gentle tracery of spray and water that is draped along the cliff like a bride’s veil), the Lone Creek and the Horseshoe Falls – yes, it is shaped like a horseshoe! Take a breath and relax while viewing the Berlin Falls (resembling a massive white candle), and The Lisbon Falls, which are South Africa’s highest waterfall with a 90-meter drop into a gorge far below. It will definitely be a trip to remember!

Whether you are in search of a vibey nightlife or need to relax in a quiet and tranquil environment South Africa has got it all.  And Earn-a-Car has the car to get you there safely. Get in touch today to learn more about a rent-to-own finance plan for your December getaway.