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Classic Garden Route Self-drive Classic Garden Route Self-drive

10 Nights

With South Africa's superb infrastructure this self-drive itinerary is easy to navigate and a great way to see both Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Day 1 Cape Town

On arrival meet your Somak Representative who will assist you with collecting your car. Why not drive to the cableway station for the ascent of Table Mountain? Visit places of interest such as the South Africa Museum, the Malay Quarter and the castle before driving to the V&A Waterfront (40 km).
Overnight : Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

Day 2 Cape Town

Drive along the coast and via Chapman's Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope. Then continue along the False Bay coastline to Simonstown for a visit to the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Finally you could stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you can admire the splendour of the gardens.
Overnight : Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 Cape Town

A free day, perhaps take the ferry to Robben Island to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Overnight : Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 Cape Town

A second free day, perhaps spend time relaxing or shopping at the V&A Waterfront.
Overnight : Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 5 Winelands

Drive to the town of Stellenbosch and the surrounding winelands (60 km). During the day you will have the opportunity to visit some of the vineyards in the region. Overnight accommodation has been arranged in Stellenbosch, but we can also arrange for you to stay in Franschhoek if you wish.
Overnight : The Spier Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 6 Montagu

Visit further local wine estates or walk into the town centre for a visit to the museum and walk through the tree-lined streets with their quaint shops. In the afternoon drive via Worcester to Montagu, arriving late afternoon (150 km).
Overnight : Montagu Country Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 7 Oudtshoorn

Travel via Barrydale, Ladismith and Calitzdorp to the 'ostrich capital' of Oudtshoorn in time for a tour of an ostrich farm and then on to the Cango Caves for a tour (240 km).
Overnight : The Queen's Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 Knysna

Drive via the Outeniqua Pass to George and on to Knysna (140 km). Take the ferry on the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. After lunch, return to Knysna by ferry and check into your hotel.
Overnight : Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
Meals : Breakfast

Day 9 Knysna

A free day to explore, why not travel via Natures Valley to the Tsitsikamma National Park, visit the Big Tree and Storms River Mouth before returning to Knysna via Plettenberg Bay?
Overnight : Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
Meals : Breakfast

Day 10 Hermanus

Travel to Mossel Bay, visit the museum and the Post Office Tree. Continue to the town of Swellendam for lunch and then on to Hermanus (430 km), famous for the whales that come into the bay to calve during the months July - November.
Overnight : Auberge Burgundy
Meals : Breakfast

Day 11 Hermanus - Cape Town (depart)

Depart Hermanus and drive along the coast towards Cape Town (110 km). Stop for lunch en route and arrive at the airport in the late afternoon to drop off your car and check in for your onward travel arrangement.
Meals : Breakfast

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Things to do:

In Cape Town
Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain
Visit the South Africa Museum, the Malay Quarter and the castle
Dine in one of the many restaurants on the V&A Waterfront
See the penguins at Boulders Beach
Take a ferry to Robben Island

In the Winelands:
Sample some delicious South African wines on visits to some of the Vineyards

In Oudtshoorn:
Visit an ostrich farm and Cango Caves

In Knysna
Visit Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth

In Hermanus:
From July-November you may see the whales that visit the bay.

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