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Do we need a car?

We are 2 women flying into Johannesburg, then flying to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and staying at Sabi River Sun Resort for a week. We would like to do full day safari, and take advantage of the other activities in the area. We also do not want to be tied to the resort for all our meals.

Should we rent a car at Kruger Airport for the week and try our hand at driving on the left, or, are there companies that provide drivers/guides to be at our disposal?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Do we need a car?

We love driving in South Africa. You can additionally take in the Blyde River Canyon area and the great stops there. See links (w/driving suggestions, reviews and pictures) for this excellent attraction near Hazyview.

Blyde River Canyon Attractions

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Blyde River Suggested drives

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Also, self-drive during your safari in Kruger is a fantastic way to go and allows you to be flexible and not tied to a private resort, its schedule (and costs!), if this is something you are interested in doing.

Here are some thoughts about self-drive vs. private reserve safari

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Yes, driving on the left is a bit different but its not that bad and since you are not driving in a busy city, its fairly relaxed. Road signs in South Africa are quite good as well. Personally, we love having a rental car when in South Africa, especially in the area you are interested in visiting. Lots to see and public transportation is not a great way to move around so you are left with tours, which can be pricey if you don't have a car. So, I'd say go for it.

Have a nice time in South Africa

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2. Re: Do we need a car?

You definitely will need a car and the best would be to hire one already at the airport.

Otherwise, there is an AVIS office in Hazyview at Perry's Bridge.

There are no taxis or any other affordable means of transport.

Sabie River Sun can book game drives and other tours and activities for you, enquire at reception.

Klaus

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3. Re: Do we need a car?

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