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South African Beginnings Self Drive Tour

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 9 days / 8 nights
  • Group size: Minimum of 2 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Cape Town or Port Elizabeth
  • Price: On request

Tour Highlights

  • Cape Town and the Castle of Good Hope
  • Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands
  • Penguin Colony and a boat trip to the Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island
  • Knysna and the Garden Route
  • Addo Elephant Park

Suitable for those interested in Self Drive, Sightseeing, Wine


  1. DAY 1: Cape Town International Airport to V & A Waterfront

    Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Collect rental car and GPS and depart for the city centre where depending on the time you can book into your hotel. (Check in from 2pm).

    If time allows, you could do a city tour which would include the Castle of Good Hope, the Company Gardens and the Houses of Parliament to see where it all began.

    Stroll around the beautiful Mother City and sip a late afternoon cappuccino at one of the many sidewalk cafes. Alternatively view the city from above with a trip up awe inspiring Table Mountain.

    Take the ferry to Robben Island for an ex-inmate guided tour of the prison where Nelson Mandela was held and explore the famous V & A Waterfront.

    OVERNIGHT: V & A Waterfront

  2. DAY 2: V & A Waterfront

    Early departure to picturesque Hout Bay and an optional boat ride to visit the Cape Fur Seal Colony on Duiker Island.

    Leave Hout Bay for a visit to the historical village of Simons Town where you can visit the only land based African Penguin Colony at beautiful Boulders Beach.

    Stop for lunch on route to the Cape Point Nature reserve. If time allows, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on your way back to the city.

    OVERNIGHT: V & A Waterfront

  3. DAY 3: V & A Waterfront to Franschhoek

    Early departure, visit Stellenbosch in the morning and Franschhoek, South Africa’s own little piece of France, in the afternoon.

    Bring out your inner wine and food connoisseur while driving through the local wine route.

    OVERNIGHT: Franschhoek

  4. DAY 4: Franschhoek to Oudtshoorn

    Depart early for Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo. Spend the afternoon visiting the Cango Caves and depending on your accommodation tonight, perhaps a late afternoon bush safari.

    OVERNIGHT: Oudtshoorn

  5. DAY 5: Oudtshoorn to Knysna

    Spend the morning in Oudtshoorn, visit the Cango Wildlife Park and Ostrich Farm.

    Depart and make your way to Knysna via the exquisite seaside hamlets of Wilderness and Sedgefield.

    Enjoy fresh oysters on the lagoon or take the ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve or relax and explore this little town.

    OVERNIGHT: Knysna

  6. DAY 6: Knysna to Tsitsikamma

    Drive to your next destination in the heart of the Tsitsikamma.

    Spend a day in the trees with a forest canopy tour, visit Monkeyland or for the less adventurous, spend the day relaxing in cool forest surrounds.

    OVERNIGHT: Tsitsikamma

  7. DAY 7: Tsitsikamma to Addo Elephant Park

    Depart early for the Addo Elephant Park. Sip a cocktail at sunset overlooking the waterhole and fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.

    OVERNIGHT: Addo Elephant Park

  8. DAY 8: Addo Elephant Park

    Spend the morning game viewing and have a leisurely lunch and relax in the Park.

    Overnight stay in the Addo Elephant Park.

    OVERNIGHT: Addo Elephant Park

  9. DAY 9: Addo Elephant Park to Port Elizabeth

    Depending on your departure time for Port Elizabeth, on arrival there you can visit the Oceanarium and Museum complex, visit Sardinia Bay Marine Reserve just outside the city or spend the morning doing some last minute shopping.

    Drop off your rental car and GPS and board connecting flights to Cape Town or Johannesburg.



Package includes: (optional)
• All accommodation
• Breakfast daily
• Added activities can be arranged on your behalf and costs will be added to package price

Package excludes: (optional)
• Car Hire & Insurance on hire vehicle
• GPS Hire
• Entrance fee’s (a list of fees will be provided with your final itinerary)
• Travel Insurance

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