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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • Clients collect their self-drive vehicle at the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Cape Town

Cape Town

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will collect your hired car and then drive to your accommodation in Cape Town. During the afternoon, you may wish to explore Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, which sits right in the middle of a picturesque working harbour with Table Mountain as its backdrop. Alternatively, you can enjoy a sunset cocktail at one of the trendy bars or restaurants along the promenade at Camps Bay.

Main Destination:
Cape Town (City)
Accommodation:
Kensington Place
  • Luxury hotel located in Cape Town (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2-3

Exploring Cape Town

Exploring Cape Town

Cape Town is yours to explore with your hired car for the next two days.

You may wish to summit Table Mountain in a rotating cable car, visit the District Six Museum and Robben Island to discover more about South Africa's political history and Nelson Mandela's legacy, or wander down the iconic Long Street, famous for its bohemian vibe.

Since you have your own car, you could also visit Cape Point, located at the tip of the Cape Peninsula, 60km southwest of Cape Town. Cape Point offers some of the world's most breathtaking ocean and mountain scenery. During your visit, you can take photographs from the dramatic viewpoints, learn about the maritime history, walk the shipwreck trail, spot cape mountain zebra and eland, or watch whales move past on their annual migration (June to October).

Main Destination:
Cape Town (City)
Accommodation:
Kensington Place
  • Luxury hotel located in Cape Town (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Cape Town to Franschhoek

Cape Town to Franschhoek

Today, you will leave Cape Town and drive for one hour to the small, picturesque town of Franschhoek in the stunning Cape Winelands. You will spend two nights at an award-winning winery in one of their exquisite guest suites overlooking the spectacular vineyards.

Main Destination:
Winelands (Highlight)
Accommodation:
Le Quartier Francais
  • Luxury hotel located in Franschhoek (Cape Winelands)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Franschhoek

Franschhoek

During your time in Franschhoek, which boasts some of the most majestic wine hills and mountains anywhere in the world, you can explore the local vineyards on a wine-tasting tour, hike or cycle in the Franschhoek Mountains, dine at a world-class restaurant, or enjoy a luxury spa treatment.

Main Destination:
Winelands (Highlight)
Accommodation:
Le Quartier Francais
  • Luxury hotel located in Franschhoek (Cape Winelands)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Franschhoek to Oudtshoorn (Garden Route)

Franschhoek to Oudtshoorn (Garden Route)

After breakfast, you will leave Franschhoek and drive to Oudtshoorn, situated on the edge of the famous Garden Route. You will stay at a luxurious guest house in a breathtaking location surrounded by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains.

During your time in Oudtshoorn, you can join a wild meerkat tour, hike in the mountains, visit an ostrich farm, discover the Cango Caves and nearby waterfalls, or enjoy a relaxing massage.

Main Destination:
Oudtshoorn (Garden Route)
Accommodation:
Rosenhof Country House
  • Luxury guest house located in Oudtshoorn (Garden Route)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route)

Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route)

From Oudtshoorn, you will drive along the stunning Garden Route to the charming and tranquil town of Plettenberg Bay. Here, you can enjoy breathtaking scenery and beautiful views over the exquisite Indian Ocean. You will spend the next two nights in this area.

Main Destination:
Garden Route
Accommodation:
Hog Hollow
  • Luxury lodge located in Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8-9

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay

You have two days to enjoy Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding area. You may wish to relax on the endless sandy beaches, kayak with dolphins, explore the dramatic rocky peninsula, lagoons, and estuaries, enjoy a round of golf at one of the 18-hole championship courses, hike in the lush mountains, or, if you are feeling adventurous, glide from tree to tree 30 meters in the air on a canopy tour in the Tsitsikamma forest.

Main Destination:
Garden Route
Accommodation:
Hog Hollow
  • Luxury lodge located in Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Plettenberg Bay to Kwandwe Game Reserve

Plettenberg Bay to Kwandwe Game Reserve

After breakfast, you will leave Plettenberg Bay and drive along the coast via the picturesque St Francis Bay to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. A guide will meet you at the reserve entrance, and you will then transfer from your rental vehicle to the lodge's 4x4 Land Cruiser. Once settled into your luxury safari lodge, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive with sundowners overlooking Kwandwe's spectacular landscape before returning to the lodge for a delicious dinner.

Main Destination:
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Best Time To Visit January to December (All year)
High Season October to April (High season rates)
Best Weather Sep to Apr (Warmer nights and mornings)

Wildlife in Kwandwe GR

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
Black RhinoOccasional
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ElephantOccasional
LionOccasional
CheetahOccasional
HippoOccasional
HyenaOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
Accommodation:
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
  • Luxury+ lodge located inside Kwandwe GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 11-12

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Enjoy action-packed safaris and the relaxation of your luxury accommodation for the next two days.

On the first day, you will have two exhilarating game drives within the Kwandwe Game Reserve. You will likely see herds of elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, black and white rhinos, and abundant other wildlife. There are also opportunities for night drives, bush walks, and boat trips.

On the second day, you can participate in safari activities or relax in the tranquility surrounding your luxury lodge. Enjoy your sumptuous daily meals and drinks served at the lodge, cool off in the pool, or simply take in the abundant nature that can be found all around the reserve.

Main Destination:
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Accommodation:
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
  • Luxury+ lodge located inside Kwandwe GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 13

Depart from Port Elizabeth

Depart from Port Elizabeth

Enjoy your last morning in the reserve and take in the scenic surroundings while savouring a hearty breakfast.

Once you are ready, you will be escorted to the game reserve's gate, where you will retrieve your hired car and drive to Port Elizabeth International Airport to drop off your hire car and complete your journey.

Main Destination:
Port Elizabeth International Airport (Port Elizabeth)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Clients return their self-drive vehicle at the airport.

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