Get away from it all on the open road with a self-drive holiday
We’ve all learnt to appreciate wide-open spaces more than ever before this last year. So we thought, what better adventure to consider for your first saunter back into the world of travel, than a self-drive holiday in your own bubble on four wheels, exploring staggeringly beautiful places away from the crowds? Here are..
4 of our favourite remote self-drive holiday ideas…
(We know things are still fairly uncertain right now. But our team of experts are at the end of the phone on 01242 253 073 to answer any questions you may have about getting away on a much-needed holiday later this year).
Of all Africa’s renowned safari destinations, Namibia unquestionably offers the most diverse range of landscapes, experiences and activities. A vast country with very few inhabitants, the awe inspiring scenery quickly moves from rippling sand dunes and rugged mountains to windswept coast and shimmering salt pans, it’s the perfect choice for a self-drive holiday. There are great volumes of classic Big 5 wildlife and some truly unique, desert adapted rarities. An assortment of indigenous communities provides fascinating cultural interest, while modern conservation operations are among the most successful on the continent. All this goes without mentioning an intriguing colonial history, eerie deserted ghost towns, the world’s second largest canyon and a mini version of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. And to cap it all off, Namibia is safe, clean, welcoming, relatively good value and perfectly suited to a self-drive holiday. Read more >
Canada is a vast country, offering an extraordinarily wide range of scenery and experiences – everything from beautiful beaches to snow-capped mountains, wild outdoor adventures to gentle lake cruises. Boasting some iconic wildlife, it is also known for the friendly locals and laid-back approach to life. This fantastic self-drive holiday through British Columbia and Alberta takes you through spectacular mountain scenery and rolling winelands so you can enjoy both the natural and man-made delights of Canada. Along the way there are some great opportunities to explore the wilderness and hopefully see some of the wildlife that lives within it. Read more>
This self-drive holiday through New Zealand captures all of the country’s breathtaking highlights in three weeks. This is a fantastic self-drive itinerary that starts in the North Island and journeys all the way down to the bottom of the South Island, taking in sights such as the geothermal centre of Rotorua, the winelands of Hawkes Bay, the wildlife at Kaikoura and beautiful Milford Sound. It also includes a ride on the scenic Tranz Alpine train. Along the way you will experience the diverse, breath-taking scenery and wide-open spaces that make New Zealand so special. The downside? One visit almost certainly won’t be enough… Read more >
This South Africa self-drive holiday is the perfect way to get away from it all, and witness some phenomenal wildlife in the process. Three nights in the Kruger is an excellent way to begin your Safari adventure, spotting all the big and little game that call the park home. There’s something indescribably special about driving yourself through the magnificent park, stopping to allow elephants to cross or to watch lions sun themselves in the long grass. From here you head to the Escarpment for two nights and explore the stunning vistas of the area. Driving into Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) you stop here for the night before arriving into the KwaZulu-Natal region and spending three more nights on Safari. Finish your self-drive holiday on the coast, with the opportunity to go in search of the local marine life. Keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins! Read more >