12 Day Self Drive Itinerary

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

South Africa's most scenic drive

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This twelve-day self drive holiday gives you the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Cape Town and its surrounding scenery, including Table Mountain and Robben Island, as well as stunning beaches and pretty coastal villages. 

Leaving Cape Town, you'll visit Hermanus to spot Southern Right whales (dependent on season), before driving further along the iconic Garden Route to stop off at Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn and Knysna.

At the end of your trip you'll experience the excitement of a game drive, accompanied by a ranger, tracking the Big Five on safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape Reserve.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Discover multi-faceted Cape Town
  • Spot whales from the clifftops in Hermanus
  • Visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Explore the waterfront and feast on fresh oysters in Knysna
  • Experience a safari in the Eastern Cape

Sample Itinerary Summary

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12 days
Guide Price
£2,429 per person
Price based on
Based on 10 November 18 departure flying with British Airways, meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private basis
  • 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 Kariega main lodge (drinks payable locally)
  • Hertz Group B vehicle (Chevrolet Aveo Hatch or similar) including airport surcharge and one-way drop off fees.
  • International flights
Not included
  • Incidental car hire surcharges including contract fee, delivery and collection fee, young driver surcharge (if applicable) and any optional extras.
  • Cape Town

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Time to explore the city and surrounding areas
  • Hermanus

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Whale watching
    • Panoramic ocean views from the cliffs
  • Oudtshoorn

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Cango caves
    • Wildlife ranch
    • Visit an ostrich farm
  • Knysna

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Time to explore this coastal town with its lively waterfront
  • Eastern Cape

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Morning and evening game drives