Self Drive: Extended Garden Route 5 Nights/6 Days - 6 day / 5 night package tour


Tour Operator / Cape Town Day Trips & Tailor-made Tours in Cape Town and Western Cape

Package Tour by VisitSASelf Drive: Extended Garden Route 5 Nights/6 Days

City Countryside Self Drive Sightseeing

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 6 days / 5 nights
  • Group size: 2 to 6 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Cape Town
  • Price: From R4500 to R5600 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Wine Tasting in Calitzdorp
  • Visit to The Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Visit to The Cango Caves
  • Cruise To Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Cruise up the Keurbooms River
  • View Bungi Jumping at the Bloukrans River Bridge
  • Visit the Aloe factory in Albertinia

Tour Itinerary

  1. DAY 1: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn

    Leave Cape Town via Du Toits Kloof Pass, and head into the fruit and vineyard areas of the Breede River Valley, before spending a good part of the day travelling through the different environment of the Little Karoo. Pass through Barrydale, Ladismith, and perhaps pause a while in Calitzdorp, Port "capital" of South Africa to sample the local product. End the day in Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world.

    OVERNIGHT: Mooiplaas Guesthouse

  2. DAY 2: Oudtshoorn

    A day's tour incorporating two of the country's most spectacular mountain routes, and visiting the Cango Caves en route. Taking the back roads to the foot of the Swartberg, negotiate the highest mountains in the Western Cape via the magnificent Swartberg Pass, and into the Great Karoo. Enjoy a light lunch in the typical Karoo village of Prince Albert before returning through the mountains via the equally impressive Meirings Poort.

    OVERNIGHT: Mooiplaas Guesthouse

  3. DAY 3: Oudtshoorn to Knysna

    Visit one of the nearby Ostrich show farms before heading over the Outeniqua mountains via the spectacular Robinson Pass, and back to the contrastingly different coastal environment around Mossel Bay, and an opportunity to explore the Portuguese influence in the development of South Africa. Spend some time exploring the coastal, forestry and Lakes Wilderness areas en route to the Garden Route town of Knysna, ideally situated on South Africa's second largest estuary.

    OVERNIGHT: The Log Inn, Knysna

  4. DAY 4: Knysna

    Enjoy the "Featherbed experience". A casual cruise across the estuary, to the privately owned Featherbed Nature Reserve, where a tractor trailer ride to the top of the Western Head provides magnificent views over coastline, and the lagoon itself. Taking an optional walk back through forests, caves, and a lagoon side path, lunch is served under the milkwood trees before returning to the mainland. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure, and can be spent browsing around this quaint town, possibly in search of genuine local mementoes.

    OVERNIGHT: The Log Inn, Knysna

  5. DAY 5: Knysna

    Travel the short distance to the contrastingly upmarket resort of Plettenberg Bay, and experiencing this holiday environment from various local viewpoints before taking a casual cruise up the tranquil Keurbooms River in the company of a knowledgeable river guide. Continue east via the contrasting environments of tranquil Natures Valley, and it's impressive beach, before carrying on to the rugged coastal environment of Storms River Mouth, where there is an opportunity to walk through the indigenous forest to the impressive river mouth itself. Call in to view the worlds highest Bungi Jump at the Bloukrans River Bridge on the return to Knysna.

    OVERNIGHT: The Log Inn, Knysna

  6. DAY 6: Knysna to Cape Town

    Return to Cape Town via the Overberg farming region, stopping off at an Aloe factory in Albertinia, as well as visiting the historic town of Swellendam, third oldest in South Africa, and at one brief time, an independent Republic ! Approach the Mother city via the apple growing areas around Elgin and Grabouw, and over the Hottentots Holland mountains via Sir Lowrys Pass to the selected drop off point in Cape Town.


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Mervyns you were the best. Gary Linda and I so enjoyed our five days with you. You generously shared your extensive knowledge of South Africa- politics,...

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