Part of the secret behind the success of Drifters is the portfolio of amazing accommodation establishments spread across Southern Africa - all in beautiful locations that beg to be explored. Now you can do it yourself - with our help of course.

For the traveller who wants scratch beneath the surface of what Southern Africa has to offer, at their own pace, we offer the Drifters Self-Drive Holidays, where you have the freedom to choose your own road, at your own pace. Book a car and your accommodation, and off you go - where imagination is your only frontier!

If you want to plan your own holiday, then take a look at the map below with all our lodges listed. Plan your ideal route, realistically taking into account the distances between the lodges, then give us a call, and we will help you with your bookings. .  


Step 1

Look at the map on the right, and determine the route you want to take, or specific areas you want to visit - and plan which lodges would suit your ideal itinerary (if you want more info on the lodges, simply click on the list on the left hand side of this page). 

Step 2
Contact us, and we will help you plan your holiday, and arrange your vehicle 

Real-time bookings coming soon

What is it?
At last, a self-drive package designed for those clients that don't want the formality of travelling in a group, but still want to take advantage of the excellent Drifters infrastructure, Inns, Game Lodge, and adventure activities throughout South Africa. This flexible package is aimed at self-drive clients that want to explore the country concentrating on the wilderness areas.
Regardless of the time period you have available, Drifters in conjunction with your agent will be able to plan the ideal itinerary for you. All Drifters Lodges are owned by Drifters, and because all of our Lodge staff are experienced guides, you enjoy all of the advantages and independence of a self-drive, but will still benefit from the knowledge and assistance of our staff throughout your holiday.

How does it work?
On Day 1 of your tour you will be met by Drifters at either Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban airport and transferred to the first Drifters Lodges where experienced staff will discuss your itinerary with you in detail. 

We will give you a list of telephone numbers and detailed directions for each of the Drifters Lodges on your itinerary. Early on Day 2 your Europcar Group B car will be delivered to you and you will then make your own way to the next Drifters Lodges with heaps of advice on the different routes, sights and attractions to see along the way.

This package is designed for more adventurous clients who do not wish to be stuck in cities, preferring to visit more remote wilderness areas.

Credit cards are generally accepted in South Africa, BUT NOT FOR FUEL PURCHASES. Automatic Teller Machines are, however, common.

Seasonal Malaria precautions are advised for clients visiting the Kruger and Zululand areas.
Not included in this package are Fuel deposits, One way drop off fees, Airport Surcharges, Lunches and Dinners except at the Drifters Game Lodge, entrance fees, fuel, oil, drinks, and other expenses of a personal nature.

Days spent at the Drifters Game Lodge will be on a full board basis and will include two game activities a day (walks or drives).

A single supplement is applied for clients traveling alone. Should four clients wish to travel together, we will upgrade the vehicle to a M.P.V. 9or similar) at no extra cost.
Location, location, location  - stunning destinations, with plenty to do
Construction - Built with the adventurer in mind
Quality - top quality, comfortable accommodation
Affordable - the Drifters philosophy of top quality accommodation at affordable prices
Track record - 25 years in the hospitality industry speaks for itself
Caring - we have a proven record in environment conservation and community development
Experience - we only employ the best, and they stay with us
Self-drive - plan your self-drive holidays using our Lodges, and you will not go wrong
Family friendly - perfect for kids, or a romantic getaway

Drifters Victoria Falls Lodge