Discover Africa at your own pace!

Travelling by rental car is a convenient way to discover South Africa with. You can travel at your own pace and it’s a good alternative of an organised group tour.

On your way, you’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent landscapes or have a break for a nice lunch or dinner. South-Africa is a country with a good infrastructure. The roads are easy to drive on and have clear, English traffic signs. If you bring your own TomTom, it’s possible to install a road map of South Africa, so you can head off even more effortlessly. Booking a rental a car in South Africa is easily done through the internet. We strongly advise you to do this before you head of for your journey to South Africa.

The Vacation homes of Homes of Africa are situated on the Zandspruit Estate in the village of Hoedspruit (between the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon) and are easy to access from Johannesburg. You’ll be able to find the exact directions in our brochure, which you will receive after you’ve booked one of the villas.

Car rental at Johannesburg Airport


t the airport of Johannesburg (OR Tambo), many car rental companies are based. When leaving the arrival hall of the airport in Johannesburg, just follow the signs for Car Rental (Autoverhuur) and you will head straight to several car rentals, such as Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Avis. Both Budget and Avis have their office at Hoedspruit, so it’s recommendable to rent a vehicle from these companies. In case of any problems with the car, you can make arrangements during your stay. The journey from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in a car takes about a five hours. You’ll drive through beautiful landscapes and witness the versatility of South Africa’s nature. Furthermore, you will pass through lovely little villages, where you can dine and enjoy South African hospitality. You can also take a stop to view Africa’s scenic landscapes. In the immediate vicinity of Hoedspruit, the roads have been fully adapted to cars and the infrastructure of the roads there is excellent. All excursions and safaris are easily accessable by car.

Spot wild animals as you drive along with your rental car


ager to go on safari in your own rental car, all villas of Homes of Africa are surrounded by wild animals. You can easily go on safari by car and spot wild animals on the Zandspruit Estate itself. Besides that, the Kruger Park offers a fantastic opportunity to encounter the Big 5 by yourself, from your own rental car.

Famous car routes in South Africa

The start of the approx. 125 miles Panorama Route is only a 30 minutes drive away from the village of Hoedspruit and has magnificent sceneries, like the Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels, Pinnacles and God’s Window. You will also pass the small mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, where gold was once mined in abundance. The panoramic route is one of the most famous car routes of the world and is definitely worth undertaking when you’re in South Africa.

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