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Garden Route, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Montagu Pass, Western Cape
Route 62, Garden Route
Cango Caves, near Oudtshoorn
Knysna Lagoon, Garden Route
Agulhas Bay
Union Square, Port Elizabeth
Kariega Settlers Drift
Game Drive, Oceana Wildlife Reserve

Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari

13 day Self Drive & Safari – from £1315

With flights from £2165

A superb 13 day holiday combining a city stay, self drive and safari in South Africa’s Western and Eastern Capes.

Highlights:
  • Spend three days exploring South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, Cape Town
  • Discover the magnificent scenery of the Garden Route
  • Enjoy game drives on the spectacular Eastern Cape
  • Visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Relax on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your South Africa self drive holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 1 to 3 – Cape Town

After your flight from the UK, you will be met at Cape Town airport for a…

After your flight from the UK, you will be met at Cape Town airport for a private transfer to your hotel, your base for the next three nights.

Stay at one of our excellent waterfront location hotels, which are superbly located close to the shops, restaurants and galleries of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. From here you can explore the city, the nearby beaches and the walking trails of Table Mountain, or head out to the Cape of Good Hope or Winelands on one of our exciting day tours and activities.

    Protea Breakwater Waterfront Hotel

    Breakfast
Cape Town, South Africa
Montagu Pass, Western Cape

Day 4 – Montagu

From Cape Town, your first stop today is the historic town of Stellenbosch in…

From Cape Town, your first stop today is the historic town of Stellenbosch in the picturesque Winelands region, where you’ll find plenty of options for lunch.

Continue for just over an hour through the heart of the Hawequas Mountains to Worcester, with its fine botanical gardens. Here you will join the famous Route 62, one of the most scenic drives in South Africa, that takes you to your accommodation for the night, a charming guesthouse in Montagu.

    Cape Town > Montagu | 150 kms

    Montagu Vines

    Breakfast
Montagu Pass, Western Cape
Route 62, Garden Route

Day 5 – Oudtshoorn

The journey along Route 62 is simply stunning, with several small farming communities to visit on…

The journey along Route 62 is simply stunning, with several small farming communities to visit on the way. Stop at Calitzdorp to pick up a bottle of the town’s famous port wine, admire its sandstone church and historical buildings or take a dip in the nearby hot springs. Your destination tonight is Oudtshoorn, a great base to explore the scorched Little Karoo region.

    Montagu > Oudtshoorn | 250 kms

    Hlangana Lodge

    Breakfast
Route 62, Garden Route
Cango Caves, near Oudtshoorn

Day 6 – Oudtshoorn

You have a whole day to explore this fascinating corner of South Africa. A visit to…

You have a whole day to explore this fascinating corner of South Africa. A visit to the impressive Cango Caves is a must. Here you can join a guided tour through six main magnificent limestone halls, where it is thought groups of Khoekhoe and San people lived thousands of years ago. For the more flexible, there is also an adventure tour, that heads deeper into the cave network through narrow tunnels and passages, with some crawling or belly sliding required!

Consider also visiting one of Oudtshoorn’s working ostrich farms. The birds have been bred in the area for over 160 years for meat, leather and feathers. You’ll find ostrich steak on the menu at many restaurants in town.

    Hlangana Lodge

    Breakfast
Cango Caves, near Oudtshoorn
Knysna Lagoon, Garden Route

Day 7 – Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast, it’s back on the road today, though with only 110 kms to…

After a leisurely breakfast, it’s back on the road today, though with only 110 kms to cover you have plenty of time for photo stops and exploring.

Leaving Oudtshoorn, drop down through the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to George and the lush coastal section of the Garden Route. Here you have a choice. You can follow the N2 to Knysna, with the ocean on your right and ancient Yellowwood forests to your left, or take the winding Seven Passes Road, which heads back into the hills and crosses seven gorges before dropping into town.

Knysna sits on the edge of large saltwater lagoon. If you arrive soon after midday, you should be in time to join an afternoon cruise across the lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve, for stunning views and to learn about the local fauna and flora from your guide.

    Oudtshoorn > Knysna | 110 kms

    Waterfront Lodge

    Breakfast
Knysna Lagoon, Garden Route
Agulhas Bay

Day 8 – Knysna

Around 30 minutes from Knysna is the upmarket seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, perfect for a…

Around 30 minutes from Knysna is the upmarket seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, perfect for a day trip to relax on its long sandy beaches and enjoy a leisurely lunch, before walking it off on one of the scenic trails on the Robberg Peninsula, where a colony of fur seals lives and between May and February you may just spot southern right or humpback whales in the ocean waters!

    Waterfront Lodge

    Breakfast
Agulhas Bay
Union Square, Port Elizabeth

Day 9 – Port Elizabeth

Spend a night in Port Elizabeth where you can do some souvenir shopping or just chill…

Spend a night in Port Elizabeth where you can do some souvenir shopping or just chill out on the beach.

    Knysna > Port Elizabeth | 250 kms

    Port Elizabeth hotel

Union Square, Port Elizabeth
Kariega Settlers Drift

Day 10 to 12 – Eastern Cape Game Reserve

This morning after breakfast drive east to one of our exciting Eastern Game Reserves for a…

This morning after breakfast drive east to one of our exciting Eastern Game Reserves for a three night stay. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives each day in the scenic reserves, looking out for the lion, rhino, giraffe and lots of other iconic African wildlife.

    Port Elizabeth > Eastern Game Reserve | 150 kms (depending on chosen reserve)

    Eastern Game Reserve

Kariega Settlers Drift
Game Drive, Oceana Wildlife Reserve

Day 13 – Farewell

This morning there may be time for one last game drive, before the drive back to…

This morning there may be time for one last game drive, before the drive back to Port Elizabeth for your flight home.

    Eastern Game Reserve > Port Elizabeth | 150 kms (depending on chosen reserve)
Game Drive, Oceana Wildlife Reserve

Your Itinerary

You can customise your South Africa self drive holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1 to 3

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Cape Town

After your flight from the UK, you will be met at Cape Town airport for a private transfer to your hotel, your base for the next three nights.

Stay at one of our excellent waterfront location hotels, which are superbly located close to the shops, restaurants and galleries of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. From here you can explore the city, the nearby beaches and the walking trails of Table Mountain, or head out to the Cape of Good Hope or Winelands on one of our exciting day tours and activities.

    Protea Breakwater Waterfront Hotel

    Breakfast
Cape Town, South Africa

Day 4

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Montagu

From Cape Town, your first stop today is the historic town of Stellenbosch in the picturesque Winelands region, where you’ll find plenty of options for lunch.

Continue for just over an hour through the heart of the Hawequas Mountains to Worcester, with its fine botanical gardens. Here you will join the famous Route 62, one of the most scenic drives in South Africa, that takes you to your accommodation for the night, a charming guesthouse in Montagu.

    Cape Town > Montagu | 150 kms

    Montagu Vines

    Breakfast
Montagu Pass, Western Cape

Day 5

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Oudtshoorn

The journey along Route 62 is simply stunning, with several small farming communities to visit on the way. Stop at Calitzdorp to pick up a bottle of the town’s famous port wine, admire its sandstone church and historical buildings or take a dip in the nearby hot springs. Your destination tonight is Oudtshoorn, a great base to explore the scorched Little Karoo region.

    Montagu > Oudtshoorn | 250 kms

    Hlangana Lodge

    Breakfast
Route 62, Garden Route

Day 6

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Oudtshoorn

You have a whole day to explore this fascinating corner of South Africa. A visit to the impressive Cango Caves is a must. Here you can join a guided tour through six main magnificent limestone halls, where it is thought groups of Khoekhoe and San people lived thousands of years ago. For the more flexible, there is also an adventure tour, that heads deeper into the cave network through narrow tunnels and passages, with some crawling or belly sliding required!

Consider also visiting one of Oudtshoorn’s working ostrich farms. The birds have been bred in the area for over 160 years for meat, leather and feathers. You’ll find ostrich steak on the menu at many restaurants in town.

    Hlangana Lodge

    Breakfast
Cango Caves, near Oudtshoorn

Day 7

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Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast, it’s back on the road today, though with only 110 kms to cover you have plenty of time for photo stops and exploring.

Leaving Oudtshoorn, drop down through the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to George and the lush coastal section of the Garden Route. Here you have a choice. You can follow the N2 to Knysna, with the ocean on your right and ancient Yellowwood forests to your left, or take the winding Seven Passes Road, which heads back into the hills and crosses seven gorges before dropping into town.

Knysna sits on the edge of large saltwater lagoon. If you arrive soon after midday, you should be in time to join an afternoon cruise across the lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve, for stunning views and to learn about the local fauna and flora from your guide.

    Oudtshoorn > Knysna | 110 kms

    Waterfront Lodge

    Breakfast
Knysna Lagoon, Garden Route

Day 8

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Knysna

Around 30 minutes from Knysna is the upmarket seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, perfect for a day trip to relax on its long sandy beaches and enjoy a leisurely lunch, before walking it off on one of the scenic trails on the Robberg Peninsula, where a colony of fur seals lives and between May and February you may just spot southern right or humpback whales in the ocean waters!

    Waterfront Lodge

    Breakfast
Agulhas Bay

Day 9

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Port Elizabeth

Spend a night in Port Elizabeth where you can do some souvenir shopping or just chill out on the beach.

    Knysna > Port Elizabeth | 250 kms

    Port Elizabeth hotel

Union Square, Port Elizabeth

Day 10 to 12

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Eastern Cape Game Reserve

This morning after breakfast drive east to one of our exciting Eastern Game Reserves for a three night stay. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives each day in the scenic reserves, looking out for the lion, rhino, giraffe and lots of other iconic African wildlife.

    Port Elizabeth > Eastern Game Reserve | 150 kms (depending on chosen reserve)

    Eastern Game Reserve

Kariega Settlers Drift

Day 13

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Farewell

This morning there may be time for one last game drive, before the drive back to Port Elizabeth for your flight home.

    Eastern Game Reserve > Port Elizabeth | 150 kms (depending on chosen reserve)
Game Drive, Oceana Wildlife Reserve

This Self Drive Includes

12 nights accommodation
9 nights car hire, with unlimited kilometers
Comprehensive insurance with nil excess
Daily breakfast
Transfers in Cape Town

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Cape Town, Knysna or at your safari lodge
  • Day tour to the Cape of Good Hope

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Africa Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari

13 day Self Drive & Safari – from £1315

With flights from £2165

Guide prices shown are per person based on two people sharing standard accommodation and include full ABTA/ATOL protection. Prices vary according to season and standard of accommodation chosen. Includes car hire and accommodation with breakfast. Conservation levy fees may apply.

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