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Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari Self-Drive

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  • International airfare & taxes
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  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
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Overview

On your self-drive journey, you’ll take in some amazing sights in Cape Town before seeing Hermanus for a spot of whale watching. From here you’ll journey to the Klein Karoo where the amazing Cango Caves are found; travel on to Knysna where you’ll be met with luscious forests and pristine beaches, and finally end your journey with the excitement of a safari in the private reserve.

Details

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town and collect your hire car. Your hotel, an ideal base for exploring the city, is found on the lower slopes of Signal Hill. This area is just a short walk from the V&A Waterfront and moments from the beautiful beaches of Cape Town.

Overnight: De Waterkant on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 2

Today you’ll spend time exploring Cape Town and spending time taking in the sights.

Overnight: De Waterkant on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 3

Today is your last full day in Cape Town, giving you a chance to spend some more time at the beaches and exploring the attractions.

Overnight: De Waterkant on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 4

This morning you will leave Cape Town and journey on to Hermaus. This area of South Africa is famous for amazing whale watching opportunities and a host of other exciting activities, such as cycling, hiking, shopping, wine routes, beaches and amazing dining. Situated in the suburb of Hermanus is a charming guesthouse, Les Baleines, which is found between the ocean and the majestic mountains.

Overnight: Les Baleines Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 5

Spend another day exploring Hermanus, from the art galleries to paragliding across the landscape.

Overnight: Les Baleines Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 6

After breakfast, you will continue on to the Klein Karoo area for your first night at your base hotel.

Overnight: De Opstal Country House

Day 7

Today you’ll spend another day in the Klein Karoo area.

Overnight: De Opstal Country House on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 8

Continue on your journey towards one of the most popular locations in South Africa – Knysna. This picturesque area is famed for its indigenous forests and charming beaches, making it a truly stunning location.

Overnight: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays

Day 9

Today sees you spend another day in Knysna, where you can go hiking and trekking through the forests or lounge on the beaches for some relaxation.

Overnight: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays

Day 10

After breakfast, you’ll travel towards the Eastern Cape for a safari which serves as the final leg of this tour. Your lodge is situated next to the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, where you can enjoy morning and evening game drives.

Overnight: Rippons Safari Lodge on a Full Board basis with game drives

Day 11

Today is your last full day which you’ll spend enjoying game drives and taking in the sights.

Overnight: Rippons Safari Lodge on a Full Board basis with game drives

Day 12

Today you will continue on to Port Elizabeth where you’ll drop off your hire car and catch your flight to Johannesburg. From here you will catch your connecting flight home.

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