Fortunately for us, if you’re planning on self-driving South Africa and Namibia, you won’t need to switch sides because like NZ, they are left-hand drive. And due to fantastic infrastructure, the roads are smooth, well signposted and a pleasure to cruise along. You’ll need a full New Zealand Drivers Licence to hire a car, with most rental companies boasting high quality vehicles and options to suit everyone. If you’re keen to explore independently, you can still drive to a lodge, park up and check in for the night. The following day, sit back and let naturalist guides take you on off-road game drives in custom-built vehicles provided by the lodge. With so many amazing sights to see, self-drive is the perfect idea if you’re looking for freedom in your Africa adventure, and you don’t want to go as part of a larger group.