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Getting Around South Africa

Getting Around South Africa

South Africa covers an area of 1 221 037 square kilometres, so getting around a country this size should be a challenge - but alas it is not.

Fly, drive, motorbike or get driven, those are just a few of the numerous choices one has when traveling around this amazing country.

The below options of getting between destinations are by far and away the most popular that our clientele ask for. Flying is the most popular option as one gets to spend more time at any given destination. Self driving between destinations comes in a close second as one gets to experience the South Africa countryside and her people. At the end of the day, it always boils down to what you like when traveling.

Of interest, South Africa ranks No. 10 in the World for the length of her road network - 747 014 km's of roads are on offer for you town explore (if of course you have the time).

Traveling Around South Africa


Vehicle Hire

Vehicle Hire
Hiring a vehicle of any shape or description is as easy as 1,2,3. From a cheap to a luxury Mercedes-Benz, from a small run around to a long distance 4x4 or camper van. We at Uyaphi.com have all the right options for you across numerous companies, brands and vehicle types.

Internal Flights

Internal Flights
Whether you are trying to North to South or East to West across this stunning country there is always a flight going in that general direction. Want to go from Cape Town to the Kruger Park or Port Elizabeth to the Madikwe, well that is easy all you have to do is contact us.

Private Charter Flights

Private Charter Flights
Not keen of catching a flight with hoards of other people, simply keen on a bit of privacy or looking at a destination that is just that little bit too far to drive? Fear not, we have the suppliers who by hook or crook with take you were ever you want to go.

Private Guides

Private Guide
Hiring a private guide for ones safari is becoming more and more popular as time goes by. A private guide will drive or accompany you for a portion or the entire time whilst in the country all the while offering up historic information and scenic wonders that surround.

Schedule Safaris

Schedule Safaris
We currently work with approximately 35 safari companies all across the country that cater to everyones tastes and budgets. These companies run scheduled safari packages ranging from the more budget orientated overland offerings to the creme de la creme in terms of luxury lodging and pricing.

Private Safaris

Private Safaris
A scheduled safari or tour not starting on the dates you have available or you are traveling in a small group? Then why not look at a private safari, the price might not be as high as you think it might be. These safaris are ideal for small groups of families or simply those who like privacy.

Train Safaris

Train Safaris
This is something that we strongly feel that all visitors to South Africa need to partake in, a luxury rail safari. Having down a few times ourselves we can highly recommended a train safari as part and parcel of any trip to this country. Go old school, you will not regret it at all.

Motorbike Rentals

Motorbike Rentals
Motorbike rentals and tours are very popular in South Africa, especially in the summer months. Whether you hire one for a self drive tour of the entire country or simply hire one when in Cape Town for a few days the choice is yours. BMW, Honda and Harley-Davidson are most popular.

Popular Self Drive Travel Options

  • Effortless South Africa

  • Effortless South Africa
  • Follow the trail of the Big Five from the prestigious and game rich Sabi Sand to the lush reserves of KwaZulu-Natal. Relax on golden beaches, from the subtropical warmth of Durban to the surfing mecca of Plettenberg Bay and the meeting place of two oceans in the spectacular Cape.
  • Sabi Sand Self Drive

  • Sabi Sand Self Drive Safari
  • A six day safari to without a doubt one of the best private games reserves in Africa, this being the famous Sabi Sand as well the the Mpumalanga Scenic route. All within a comfortable drive that will not leave you tired or drained, 5 to 6 hours being the maximum drive time one can expect.
  • Land of Legends

  • Land of Legends Self Drive
  • The perfect 13 day self drive safari for which to explore South Africa's famed KwaZulu-Natal Province, home of the Zulu nation. Experience the Drakensberg Mountains, the Natal Battlefields of Spioenkop & Isandlwana, the "Big 5" Phinda reserve and the scenic and remote Zululand coast line.
  • Kruger Walk & Timbavati

  • Kruger Walking & Timbavati
  • This is the perfect 7 day safari in which to the "Timbavati Reserve" and a private concession within the "Kruger National Park". Both of these areas offer up superb game and bird viewing either while on foot or in a custom game drive vehicle. This safari is very popular so book as soon as possible.
  • Cape Town & Malaria Free

  • Cape Town & Malaria Free
  • A 13 day self drive safari that is ideal for families as well as those with concerns over Malaria. Explore all that Cape Town has on show before flying up to Johannesburg to self drive between the "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve and the Marakele National Park.