South Africans who are looking to travel to Botswana should consider making their trip self-drive adventures. Regular visitors and locals in Botswana alike agree that self-drive journeys to Botswana are the most feasible kinds of trips for longer stays. This form of travel is something that avid South African campers and independent travel enthusiast will particularly enjoy.
Self-drive holidays entail that one drives oneself around in a new destination. Thus, one does not rely on tour groups, public transport or chartered travel services to get around. The practical advantages of these self-drive trips are numerous. They give travellers the chance to explore their destinations at their own pace, offer more comfort for families or groups travelling together and it is often a lot cheaper to arrange self-drive trips than booking experiences with tour groups that include all travel.
Those heading to Botswana will find self-drive getaways to Botswana even more advantageous! The country is famous for its untouched and diverse wildlife that freely roam the country. Many of Botswana’s national parks are not fenced, or at least minimally fenced, meaning that travellers tend to see loads of animals while driving from one destination to the next. Being on a self-drive trip, one can adjust one’s route to follow roads that are known for the animals that can be seen on them.
One such minimally fenced park is the Chobe National Park. Many elephants and even wild dogs are regularly spotted by road users crossing the road and these sights make for unforgettable memories and excellent photo opportunities. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is also worth a visit, seeing as the park is split between South Africa and Botswana. The Botswana section has far more animals than the South African section and it is also not fenced, making encounters with animals much more likely.
Travellers heading to Botswana from Johannesburg can rest assured that the road between Joburg and Kasane has recently been improved, meaning that travellers don’t have to worry about the quality of the major routes linking South Africa and Botswana.
“Hertz Rent a Car has several branches in Botswana. These branches stock a range of trustworthy 4×4’s that travellers can rent to take Botswana,” said Hertz South Africa’s Marketing Executive, Chanele van Tonder.
Experienced travellers say that the riverbanks in Chobe and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks are the best places to spot game. These riverbanks are only accessible by 4×4, meaning that the offer from Hertz to get a vehicle built for the job should be seriously considered by travellers.
Van Tonder went on to explain that Hertz assists its clients in making sure that their cross border documents are in order if they intend on hiring a Hertz car from South African branches and travelling to Botswana with them, “Our team knows exactly what is required to ensure smooth border crossings.”