You may not believe it, but you do not need to pay tons of $$$ to a travel agent as SA has very good tourist infrastructure. Here’s my guide on- How to get there, Getting around, Which safari park, Where to stay on safari, Stuff to prepare
First safari ever, shark diving, fabulous food, awesome scenery- Possibly the most epic of my many epic road trips. 100% self-planned and self-driven. A very easy country to explore on your own even for Africa noobs like us.