Impala in South Africa

12 day self drive Itinerary

Cape to Kruger Self Drive

Discover South Africa

Your adventure begins with a few days spent in dazzling Cape Town, where you'll enjoy amazing coastlines, spectacular scenery, a wealth of history and an abundance of restaurants.

On your fourth day, depart Cape Town and head along iconic Route 62. With stunning landscape, from rolling vineyards to the vast open spaces of the Klein Karoo, you'll be awe-struck by the natural beauty of your surroundings. Tribal art, museums and culture combine with caving, hiking trails, canoeing and fishing to provide a diverse and immersive range of experiences.

You'll finish your self drive road trip with the thrill of a safari in Kruger National Park; game drives with knowledgeable guides will give you the opportunity to spot the Big Five while tracking through the bush in an open-topped safari vehicle.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Discover Cape Town and see the view from Table Mountain.
  • Drive along scenic Route 62.
  • Visit an ostrich farm at Oudtshoorn.
  • Explore coastal Knysna, the oyster capital.
  • Experience a safari in Kruger National Park.

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

12 days
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • Accommodation as detailed in a double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year)
  • Meals included as stated
  • Full board basis and game drives at Thornybush
  • Hertz Group B vehicle (Chevrolet Aveo Hatch or similar) including airport surcharge and one-way drop off fees
  • Return airport transfers between Hoedspruit and Thornybush
Not included
  • International flights
  • Incidental car hire surcharges including contract fee, delivery and collection fee, young driver surcharge (if applicable) and any optional extras
  • Cape Town

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover Cape Town
    • Drive along Scenic Route 62
    • Ostriches in Oudtshoorn
    • Explore coastal Knysna
    • Safari in Kruger National Park
  • Montagu

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Relax in this wine producing town
  • Outdshoorn

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Cango Caves
    • Visit an ostrich farm
  • Knysna

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Time to explore this coastal town with its lively waterfront
    • Enjoy scenic walks in the surrounding countryside
  • St Francis

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Boat cruise
    • Enjoy surfing or golfing
  • Kruger National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Spot the Big 5
    • A hot air balloon ride as the sun rises