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Cape Town, Self-drive Garden Route With Hermanus And Eastern Cape Cape Town, Self-drive Garden Route With Hermanus And Eastern Cape

This is a wonderful 11-night tour visiting the exciting city of Cape Town, then travelling through the Garden Route at your own pace in a hire car; stopping in Hermanus, one of the best destinations in the world for whale-watching.

At the end of the tour, you spend two nights on a wonderful Eastern Cape Safari.

3 nights Cape Town, 6 nights self-drive on the Garden Route and 2 nights Eastern Cape Safari

Daily departure
9 days car hire included

Day 1 - Cape Town

Fly overnight to Cape Town.

Days 2-4 - Cape Town

Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Spend 3 nights at leisure, exploring this vibrant city. A variety of pre-bookable excursions are available.
Overnight: from a choice of Cape Town Hotels.
We offer a wide range of hotels from the famous V&A waterfront to the Camps Bay area or the city centre.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 5 - Garden Route, Hermanus

Commence self-drive along the Garden Route.
Collect your hire car from downtown Cape Town Avis depot (on request, hire car can be dropped to your hotel, additional charges apply to be settled locally).
Depart for Hermanus, known as one of the top whale-watching destinations in the world. Southern Right Whales are present in the bay from June - November. Calving takes place in August and September, and the whale population peaks in October. Spend the afternoon whale watching from the 12km Cliff Path which offers brilliant land-based whale watching viewpoints, or book a whale watching boat trip.
Category 1: Abalone Guest Lodge or similar
Category 2: Arabella Hotel & Spa Autograph Collection or similar
Meals : Breakfast

Day 6 - Garden Route, Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is considered to be the start of the Garden Route and is a harbour town in the Western Cape Province.
Things to do around this region: Make the most of the pristine blue flag beaches, explore the local town, and enjoy water sports or land-based activities such as cycling, hiking or horse riding.
Category 1: Eight Bells Mountain Inn or similar
Category 2: Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay or similar
Meals : Breakfast

Day 7 - Garden Route, Oudtshoorn

Depart after breakfast, stopping along the way until you reach the 'feather capital of the world', Oudtshoorn, famous for its huge ostrich industry.
Things to do around Oudtshoorn: Visit an ostrich farm for an informative tour or explore the fascinating and beautiful Cango Caves, which are Africa's largest show cave system. Also worth a visit is the Cango Wildlife Ranch, an endangered species special breeding facility and the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre.
Category 1: La Plume Guest House or similar
Category 2: Surval Boutique Olive Estate or similar
Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 - Garden Route, Knysna

Continue to Knysna, famous for its stunning lagoon setting and friendly town vibe, a wonderful seaside town. Your base here is for 2 nights to explore the region.
Things to do around Knysna: Book an optional tour of the local Featherbed Reserve which includes a cruise across Knysna Lagoon, drive up to the Knysna Heads to admire the view, visit Leisure and Thesen Island for a coffee or lunch break, explore the local beaches such as Buffels Bay or Brenton on Sea, take a leisurely drive round to neighbouring Plettenberg Bay.
Category 1: aha The Rex Hotel or similar
Category 2: Belvidere Manor or similar
Meals : Breakfast

Day 9 - Garden Route, Knsyna

Full day of exploration around this wonderful region.
Category 1: aha The Rex Hotel or similar
Category 2: Belvidere Manor or similar
Meals : Breakfast

Day 10 - Garden Route, Port Elizabeth

Depart for Port Elizabeth, along the way take the opportunity to stop by Storms River Nature Valley or the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park.
Category 1: The Beach Hotel or similar
Category 2: Singa Town Lodge or similar
Meals : Breakfast

Days 11-12 - Eastern Cape Safari

After breakfast, continue to the Eastern Cape safari region and to your chosen accommodation. Leave the car at the accommodation and enjoy game viewing by the lodge's vehicle.
Overnight accommodation:
Choose from Amakhala Game Reserve, Kareiga Main Lodge, Pumba Private Game Reserve, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Kuzuko Lodge or Sibuya Game Reserve.
Your stay here is for 2 nights inclusive of all meals and all game activities.

Day 13- Depart

Drive to Port Elizabeth and drop of the hire car at the airport. Connect to your flight to the UK, or continue with your onward arrangements.



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Enjoy nightlife, shopping and fabulous excursions in Cape Town.
Self-driving along the Garden Route allows you to go at your own pace and stop where and when you want to.
Seeing the wildlife on an Eastern Cape Safari is truly magical.

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