Classic Cape Town & Garden Route

13 days
FROM £ 1240

Classic Cape Town & Garden Route

This holiday explores the world famous Garden Route, renowned for its beautiful mountains, forests and beaches and provides plenty of opportunity to see incredible marine life.

On this self-drive tour you start in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1-4

Cape Town
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and given your information pack and hire car. You will start your tour by driving to your hotel. Relax and explore for the next few days. Most visitors spend their time exploring the Waterfront, the scenic Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain but there is so much more to do. Pretty beaches, fabulous restaurants, tourist attractions such as Robben Island or Boulder Bay's penguin colony are just some of them.

DAY 5-6

Drive from Cape Town to the seaside town of Hermanus. This little town is famous for its whale watching particularly from July to November where you can spot the Southern Right whales in the shallows beyond the cliffs. It is also a pretty little town with an historic quarter with lots of shops, seaside cafes and seafood restaurants and plenty to keep you busy.

DAY 7-8

Today you will drive into the world famous Cape Winelands region. The whole area is filled with vineyards and beautiful wine estates and is very picturesque. There are numerous wine estates to visit in the Winelands, so take a tour of the cellars and taste the wine. You stay in the lively and pretty town of Franschhoek which is surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery.


Journey along the Garden Route, one of the world's most famous drives, sandwiched between the ocean and the mountains. Continue on to the town of Oudtshoorn famous for its Ostrich Farms, Cango Caves, and Cango Wildlife Ranch.

DAY 10-12

After breakfast head to Knysna. The rest of the day at leisure. The drive is approximately 2 hours without a stop. Spend the next couple of days exploring this beautiful part of the Garden Route including the Featherbed Nature Reserve, the Knysna Lagoon (a popular arena for water sports such as cruises, sailing and water skiing), whale watching in the marine nature reserves, visiting Nature’s Valley or the Tsitzikama Forest.

DAY 13

Enjoy your last day before heading to the airport in time for your onward flight.
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  • Personalised driving itinerary
  • Car hire
  • Accommodation as specified
Not Included: International flights, meals & beverages not specified, petrol & additional car expenses e.g. tolls, parking etc, travel insurance, tips/gratuities &/or porterage, sightseeing trips/excursions & related entrance fees, and any items of a personal nature i.e. laundry, spa treatments etc., any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £1,240 (mid season)
  • This trip is available all year round.
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

Safari Extension  Thinking of adding on a safari?  Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge in the malaria-free Lalibela Game Reserve offers a fantastic safari experience with daily game drives. Please do get in touch for further details.

International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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