This 12 day self drive offers you the opportunity to travel and explore at your own leisure, from the city of Cape Town through to the garden route and ending in the Eastern Cape for a malaria free safari. On your journey, you will have time to see some amazing sights in Cape Town before you travel onto Hermanus for a spot of whale watching. Travel onto Klein Karoo where you can enjoy the spectacular wonder of the cango caves. Continue your journey onto Knysna, beautifully surrounded by lush forests, clear lakes and great beaches.
Days 1 - 3Cape TownArrive into Cape Town and collect your car hire at the airport. Situated in the historic central city centre, and a short walk to the V&A Waterfront, the Pepper Club Luxury Hotel will be your ideal base to explore the city.Spend the full day enjoying the wonders of Cape Town, and it's surrounding areas. Enjoy a trip up to Table Mountain via the cable car or opt for a boat trip or Robben Island visit from the V&A Waterfront. Continue exploring Cape Town, and it's surrounding areas.Venture to Cape of Good Hope or Cape Point, visiting and stopping off at quaint towns along the way. Why not stop at Boulders beach, and get up close to the penguin colonies.
Days 4 - 5Hermanus
Accommodation: 5*Bed & BreakfastThis morning, you will leave Cape Town and travel onto Hermanus. Enjoy the sport of whale watching in Hermanus. From the seaside city centre, enjoy the panoramic ocean views from the edge of the cliffs. Spend the day getting to know this quaint town, and surrounding areas.
Days 6 - 7Oudtshoorn
Accommodation: 5*Bed & Breakfast
After breakfast, continue onto Oudtshoorn area for your stay at Rosenhof Country Lodge. Today, spend the day at leisure enjoying what the region has to offer. Spend time at Cango Caves, or experience an Ostrich or infamous Cheese Farms in surrounding.
Days 8 - 9Knysna
Accommodation: 5*Bed & Breakfast
Continue your journey towards Knysna. Nestled on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon, lies the exclusive St James of Knysna. Set amongst beautiful gardens on a three acre estate, this hotel is renowned for its magnificent views of the Lagoon. Spend the day exploring this beautiful, scenic strech along the Garden Route. With a bustling waterfront, magnificent trails and activities to suit all.
Days 10 - 11Enroute to Eastern Cape
Accommodation: 4*Full Board and Game Drives
After breakfast, depart Knysna and head towards Port Elizabeth and onwards to Pumba Game Reserve. Morning and evening game drives will have you exploring the sights and sounds of the wild. Witness the Big Five and other mammals and vast birdlife from the comfort of a 4x4. You will be accompanied by an informative and professional ranger. Today, continue to explore the flora and fauna on morning and evening game drive, or spend the day at leisure by the pool or Spa.
Day 12Back to UKMake your way to Port Elizabeth, where you will drop off your hired car at the airport. Catch your flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg to connect onto your return flight back to UK.
5* THE MARINE HOTEL , GARDEN ROUTEThe Marine is one of the southern hemisphere's most spectacular seaside Relais & Châteaux properties. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus' Walker Bay, one of the most pristine whale sanctuary. The Marine boasts 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites. ...
5* ROSENHOF COUNTRY LODGE , GARDEN ROUTERosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellow wood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity. ...
5* ST JAMES OF KNYSNA , GARDEN ROUTEThe St. James of Knysna is an exclusive five star Country House Hotel uniquely situated directly on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon. The luxuriously appointed Suites & Rooms offer spectacular views across this peaceful lagoon to the dramatic Knysna Heads or over the magnificent 3-acre gardens. ...
4* PUMBA WATER LODGE HOTEL , LANGEBAANPumba’s Water Lodge offers luxury accommodation in stone-walled and thatch-roofed chalets. The gorgeous suites offer absolute comfort in an African setting. The private wooden decks and outdoor showers provide a truly romantic atmosphere, and offer endless views of the wildlife and their surroundings. This unique lake side Lodge in Pumba ...
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Itinerary OverviewDays 1 - 3 Cape Town Days 4 - 5 Hermanus Days 6 - 7 Oudtshoorn Days 8 - 9 Knysna Days 10 - 11 Enroute to Eastern Cape Day 12 Back to UK
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