Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
Enjoy the best South Africa has to offer on this 12 day self-drive holiday staying in a choice of 4 star properties throughout. Discover the charm of Cape Town, go gourmet in the Cape Winelands and soak up the scenery along the Garden Route. Self-driving between areas gives you the flexibility to move at your ideal pace and stop for sightseeing detours whenever desired so that you can make the absolute most of your holiday.
Choose your own adventure as you make your way along the scenic route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Leap off the world’s highest commercial bungee, explore Knysna’s stunning emerald forests, swim in the sea with wild seals, visit Cango Caves or simply stretch out on sun kissed, sandy beaches – a ‘road trip that will break your Instagram! And with outdoor sports, hidden lagoons, the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges, bushland, ostrich-spotting, vibrant seaside towns and delectable local food, there is something for everyone.
Day 1 - Cape Town
Situated in Sea Point, just a few minutes’ drive from the popular V&A Waterfront with its restaurants, bars and shopping, the privately owned Winchester Mansions, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, offers 51 elegant and spacious rooms, all with either sea or mountain views. Facilities include restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa, and a complimentary shuttle bus operating to and from the V&A Waterfront (subject to availability).
Day 2 to Day 4 - Cape Town
Three full days at leisure to explore Cape Town. (B)
Day 5 - Cape Winelands
After breakfast this morning you will drive yourself approximately 1 hour to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. (B)
Franschhoek Country House & Villas, a 5 star hotel accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley complimented by the well known Monneaux Restaurant and a number of guest services on offer for you to enjoy and indulge in. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek Village, only 1km from the main town it is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine. Guests can choose between the original and charming Franschhoek Country House or the Villas at Franschhoek Country House.
Day 6 - Cape Winelands
Full day at leisure to enjoy the food, wine and scenery of the Cape Winelands. (B)
Day 7 - Oudtshoorn
After breakfast this morning, travel to Swellendam, the third oldest settlement in South Africa. The town was founded by the Dutch East India Company in 1745 and is situated between Cape Town and George. Continue to Oudtshoorn for overnight. Your drive today will take approximately five hours along the scenic Route 62. (B)
De Zeekoe’s unique charm & extraordinary activities attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish lusern farm in search of a unique experience. The idyllic setting indeed has something to offer for everyone – De Zeekoe is conveniently situated half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and this hidden gem has spectacular views with 162 bird species and not the ‘Big Five’ but the ‘Shy Five’ and of course the meerkat experience (bookings essential and at own expense).
Day 8 - Plettenberg Bay
Today drive approximately three hours to Plettenberg Bay. (B)
The all-suite Christiana Lodge offers luxurious 4-star Garden Route accommodation in the exclusive and upmarket Solar Beach area of Plettenberg Bay, and is just a short 5-minute walk from the acclaimed Robberg Beach. Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat or a family holiday, you’ll enjoy absolute privacy at our boutique guest house, thanks to our architect-designed space of light-filled interiors, clean lines and panoramic views over the pristine Brakkloof wetland of Plettenberg Bay. From private balconies and plunge pools to picture windows and beautiful views, all 11 suites are uniquely styled as masterpieces of privacy and exclusive luxury, all while celebrating the most breathtaking vistas of Plettenberg Bay. Standard luxury conveniences such as fans, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, hairdryer, flat screen television, electronic safe and luxury bathroom amenities.
Day 9 to Day 10 - Plettenberg Bay
Two full days at leisure to enjoy all the activities on offer along the Garden Route. (B)
Day 11 - Port Elizabeth
After breakfast this morning you will drive yourself approximately 3 hours to Port Elizabeth, along the wild and rocky coastline. (B)
The Beach Hotel is one Port Elizabeth’s finest family Hotel, situated on Port Elizabeth’s magnificent beachfront, directly opposite Hobie Beach and next to the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. The Beach Hotel combines splendid service with quality accommodation, stylish cuisine and facilities for a perfect family holiday, business trip or relaxing getaway. The stunning four-star hotel offers homely comfort in its 58 spacious, ensuite bedrooms, some with stunning sea-views and others opening onto the tranquil courtyard.
Day 12 - End of Self Drive South Africa
After breakfast you will drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where you will drop off your hire car at the Bidvest desk and check-in your departure flight. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 12 Feb 20 - 31 Mar 20 $2,070 $4,140
- 01 Apr 20 - 30 Apr 20 $1,930 $3,860
- 01 May 20 - 30 Sep 20 $1,725 $3,450
- 01 Oct 20 - 31 Oct 20 $1,840 $3,680
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included. Price excludes entrance fees. Rental vehicle conditions apply.