Self Drive Africa

Driver Safety

Baby Elephant

Your Safety is our Priority, here is some essential advice when you are on your Self Drive Safari into Africa:

  • Excessive speed is the main cause of all accidents, self drive camper vehicles are not designed for speed
  • Always wear your seat belt, it is the law and it is there to protect you
  • It is recommended that you follow the speed limits at all times:
    1. Tar Roads Max 100KMH
    2. Gravel Roads Max 60KMH
    3. Dirt Tracks Max 40KMH
  • The second cause of all accidents is losing concentration, make sure you take regular breaks and enjoy the journey
  • Keep your headlights on during the day on Tar Roads, it increases your visibility to oncoming traffic
  • Check your radiator Coolant every morning before you head out on your journey, always ensure the coolant lid is securely fastened and never open the coolant lid when your engine is hot
  • Check your Oil levels daily and ensure your engine has the recommended Oil levels
  • Always know what tyre pressures are needed for your driving conditions, Tar = Higher Pressures, Gravel = Medium Pressures and Sand = Lower Pressures. Check your Tyre pressures Daily
  • Try to Avoid Night Driving, Pedestrians, Wild & Domesticated Animals use the road at night and often you will find vehicles with no lights on the road
  • Slow down whenever you see Animals on or near the road, they can be unpredictable and may run into your path
  • Never Drive with 4WD (4H or 4L) engaged when driving above 20KMH this will cause serious damage to the vehicle
  • Differential Lock should only be engaged when absolutely necessary and will restrict the steering control of the vehicle, always ensure that once you have released yourself from being stuck that you disengage
  • Never overload the vehicle with passengers, a maximum of 4 people per vehicle
  • Always ensure you have sufficient fuel for your journey, fill up regularly with the correct fuel