Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Self Drive

13 Nights

Cape Town

Sample the best of Cape Town, explore the breath-taking Garden Route and come up close with Africa’s best marine and land wildlife. This 14 day self-drive tour with superb accommodation has it all. Recommended for couples.

From £1781pp
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Highlights

  • Explore Cape Town's most famous landmarks in private guided tours - Cape Point, Robben Island and Table Mountain
  • Indulge in wine tasting and lunch at world renowned Constantia Valley estates
  • Hope in the car and drive along the breath-taking garden route, we have selected unique and stylish accommodation for you along the way
  • Come up and close to the dolphins in the Dolphin Encounter experience and see the colony of 5,000 playful seals
  • End your holiday with close up viewing of the Big 5, as well as multitudes of other South African safari wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle
  • Day 1 - Cape Town
  • Day 2 - Cape Town - Full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
  • Day 3 - Cape Town - Full day Robben Island & City Tour
  • Day 4 - Cape Town - Full day Constantia Winelands Tour
  • Day 5 - Franschhoek
  • Day 6 - Swellendam, Garden Route
  • Day 7 - Greater Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
  • Day 8 - Greater Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
  • Day 9 - Greater Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
  • Day 10 - St Francis Bay, Garden Route
  • Day 11 - Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
  • Day 12 - Day 12-13 - Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
  • Day 13 - Port Elizabeth
  • Additional Information

Meet & Greet at Cape Town Airport and private transfer from Cape Town Airport to Commodore Hotel.
 
Accommodation at Commodore Hotel in a Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 4 nights.
 
Option includes: Accommodation and breakfast.

Optional Extra Excursion: Cape Town Detailed Digest
 

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

The Commodore Hotel Cape Town

The Commodore Hotel is located 300m from the V&A Waterfront in the heart of Cape Town, 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the city centre. With panoramic views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, the Commodore is decorated in a nautical theme. It features an outdoor swimming pool and sauna, fitness and massage facilities. Apart from a breakfast buffet, Clipper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu featuring seafood dishes and regional wines. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge provides a 24-hour cocktail menu. The Commodore offers 236 elegantly furnished standard rooms and suites. Rooms have modernised bathrooms equipped with showers-over-bath, plenty of space and natural light. Exceptional quality in bedding and towelling. All Luxury rooms offer either two 3/4 or a queen size, extra length beds.

Private Full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour 


This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.
Note: The drive via Chapman’s Peak is subject to the road being open.Ou Kaapse Weg will be used as an alternative route when necessary.
 
Option includes: Entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach penguin colony, Kirstenbosch
Botanical Gardens
 

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

The Commodore Hotel Cape Town

The Commodore Hotel is located 300m from the V&A Waterfront in the heart of Cape Town, 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the city centre. With panoramic views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, the Commodore is decorated in a nautical theme. It features an outdoor swimming pool and sauna, fitness and massage facilities. Apart from a breakfast buffet, Clipper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu featuring seafood dishes and regional wines. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge provides a 24-hour cocktail menu. The Commodore offers 236 elegantly furnished standard rooms and suites. Rooms have modernised bathrooms equipped with showers-over-bath, plenty of space and natural light. Exceptional quality in bedding and towelling. All Luxury rooms offer either two 3/4 or a queen size, extra length beds.

Day Tour: Private Full day Robben Island & City Tour
 
A tour designed to maximize on your time in Cape Town, we offer this tour which includes all the ‘must-sees’ when in the Mother City – Robben Island, Table Mountain and the city itself. The tour encompasses visits of historical, cultural and aesthetic significance to Capetonians and South Africans at large.
 
Option includes: Entrance to Robben Island Ticket, Castle of Good Hope & SA Museum as well as Table Mountain Morning Peak Return Entrance Fee - Per person per ticket.

Table Mountain:
The trip to the top is an outing in itself, as you are safely and gently transported from the lower cable station to the top of the mountain and vice versa.  
The journey takes a little more than 5 minutes and the high tech rotating cable car offers the best views of the city. There are trips up and down every 10 – 15 minutes and the cableway operates 7 days a week, with the first car heading up at 8h00. The departure time of the last car down depends on the time of the year, and varies between 18h30 and 21h30.  
Once at the top, over 3500ft above the city, you will find a vast network of well-marked paths to explore as well as strategically positioned lookout points.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

The Commodore Hotel Cape Town

The Commodore Hotel is located 300m from the V&A Waterfront in the heart of Cape Town, 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the city centre. With panoramic views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, the Commodore is decorated in a nautical theme. It features an outdoor swimming pool and sauna, fitness and massage facilities. Apart from a breakfast buffet, Clipper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu featuring seafood dishes and regional wines. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge provides a 24-hour cocktail menu. The Commodore offers 236 elegantly furnished standard rooms and suites. Rooms have modernised bathrooms equipped with showers-over-bath, plenty of space and natural light. Exceptional quality in bedding and towelling. All Luxury rooms offer either two 3/4 or a queen size, extra length beds.

Day Tour: Private Full day Constantia Wine Tour  
 
Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa. As you drive through this historical valley, it becomes apparent why the first Governer of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, chose this situation for his farm, Constantia. The route is an easy day trip and the farms provide quality restaurants for lunches and tea.
 
Option includes: Wine tastings at 3 well-known Constantia Valley estates, historical tour at Groot Constantia, lunch

Meals Included: Half Board

The Commodore Hotel Cape Town

The Commodore Hotel is located 300m from the V&A Waterfront in the heart of Cape Town, 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the city centre. With panoramic views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, the Commodore is decorated in a nautical theme. It features an outdoor swimming pool and sauna, fitness and massage facilities. Apart from a breakfast buffet, Clipper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu featuring seafood dishes and regional wines. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge provides a 24-hour cocktail menu. The Commodore offers 236 elegantly furnished standard rooms and suites. Rooms have modernised bathrooms equipped with showers-over-bath, plenty of space and natural light. Exceptional quality in bedding and towelling. All Luxury rooms offer either two 3/4 or a queen size, extra length beds.

Pick up your car rental and make your way to Lavender Farm Guest House, where you will overningt in a Lavender Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
 
When it comes to finding an exclusive getaway in Franschhoek, with creature comforts best described as world class, one would certainly struggle to find Franschhoek Accommodation that could rival the grace and beauty that is Lavender Farm Guest House. With Accommodation for a maximum of 28 guests at any given time, exclusivity is an ideal that the live by. Situated in the picturesque Winelands of Cape Town and encapsulated by a 3 hectare purple Lavender field and Mountains that just seem to extend as far as the eye can see, Lavender Boutique Farm Guest House boasts the honour of being lauded as the only Guest House on a lavender farm in Franschhoek. After a hard day of sightseeing, wine tasting, exploring, lying by the pool or just shopping in and around the breathtaking surrounds of Franschhoek, what better way to end the day than to retire to the comfort of your luxurious room.
 
Option includes: Accommodation and breakfast

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Lavender Farm Guest House

Accommodation at Swellendam Country Lodge in a Garden Rooms (Rooms 3/4/5 and 6) on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 1 night
 
Situated in a beautiful landscaped garden, this Guest House is a perfect place to unwind. It provides quality in every detail, excellent service, and a warm atmosphere. The characteristic interior combines a natural, modern style with classic elements.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Swellendam Country Lodge

Swellendam Country Lodge offers quality accommodation in a stylish and friendly atmosphere. It is a well-liked base to explore this beautiful part of the country.The 6 comfortable guest rooms are surrounded by large gardens with many South African plants and birds to enjoy. A unique setting.Swellendam is 2.5 hours from Cape Town, and is bordering on the Garden Route and the Route 62. The coast and the Little Karoo are within easy reach.

Accommodation at Hog Hollow Country Lodge in a Standard Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 3 nights(s)
 
Just 18km east of the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay along the renowned holiday destination of the Garden Route is Hog Hollow Country Lodge & Villa, set on the edge of indigenous forest with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma Mountains. The Villa at Hog Hollow is 400m from the main Lodge overlooking the forests and mountains and is ideal for families or 3 couples travelling. Overlooking the Matjies River Gorge, this congenial hub is where it all happens. Kick off your shoes, grab an icy drink from the bar and relax.
 
Option includes: Accommodation and breakfast

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Property Location Located in The Crags, Hog Hollow Country Lodge is in the mountains and convenient to Elephant Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. This 4-star lodge is within close proximity of Monkeyland and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

Activity: Scheduled Dolphin Encounter - Per Person  
 
Situated in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay (20 minutes from Knysna), Ocean Blue Adventure offers a rare and powerful experience through permitted boat based whale watching & dolphin encounters. We also offer an “at one with the ocean” kayaking tour, and township tours. All tours are guided with expert crew and tour operators who are internationally qualified. Call us today for a booking or more advice. Ocean Blue is a licensed SABBWWA permit holder, which enables us to approach whales from 50 metres instead of 300 metres. Should the whales approach our vessel we do not have to move away. The guests therefore get an up close experience with these majestic mammals in the bay.
 
In summer you have a great chance to see the rare Humpback Dolphins found in only certain areas of the South African coastline! You will also see Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphins… We will also take you to the Robberg Seal Colony where you will see around 5,000 seals in their natural environment.
 
Option includes: Still water will be provided, snack pack / trail mix, mints, gift, Coffee and Tea on arrival and departure will be provided, guide and skipper, hydrophones will be available to ensure an adventure of a lifetime.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Property Location Located in The Crags, Hog Hollow Country Lodge is in the mountains and convenient to Elephant Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. This 4-star lodge is within close proximity of Monkeyland and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

Day at leisure.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Property Location Located in The Crags, Hog Hollow Country Lodge is in the mountains and convenient to Elephant Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. This 4-star lodge is within close proximity of Monkeyland and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

 Accommodation at Sandals Guest House in a Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 1 nigh
 
Sandals is one of the top guest houses in picturesque St Francis Bay. The ambience of this boutique guesthouse is a blend of superb hospitality, cuisine and service. The palm-fringed thatched house is decorated in a tropical-African flavour. Situated 150 meters from the main beach, Sandals offers you unsurpassed luxury with its pool bar, holiday setting and spacious wooden decks. Swimming pool is set in a lush semi-tropical garden. The vibrant and earthy African - Caribbean decor creates an elegantly charming and cheerful ambience for your dining enjoyment. Sandals' cuisine embraces South Africa's rich natural abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and shellfish. Sample imaginative local and international dishes infused with African spices and Indian Ocean flavours, capturing the essence of our South African cuisine.
 
Sandals have large en-suite luxury bedrooms, all with baths, showers and extra length beds. All of the accommodation is spacious and the individually decorated bedrooms with their African or Caribbean décor, all have sliding doors which open onto either a private balcony or into the sub-tropical garden, giving you the best of all worlds.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Sandals Guest House

Port Elizabeth Guest House is set on a large private property that is tranquil and safe. Our accommodation consists of six spacious and modern suites, each with their own bathroom, entrance and veranda. All suites are private and walled, with a security gate and ample off street parking. Situated in the heart of Nelson Mandela Bay - Greenacres - Port Elizabeth Guest House is within walking distance (2kms) of: Grey High School Grey Primary School Collegiate High School Collegiate Primary School Greenacres Hospital & Medical Centre Mercantile Hospital St Georges Hospital Provincial Hospital Livingstone Hospital Nelson Mandela Stadium St Georges Cricket Ground Newton Park Swimming Pool The Hill Golf Course Greenacres Virgin Active Greenacres Shopping Centre Louis Le Grange Police Head Quarters Port Elizabeth Guest House is part of our Port Elizabeth Guest House Group of guesthouses which includes; Hunter's Lodge , Greenacres. Hospitality is in our blood and we love what we do; taking care of you and showcasing our city for what it is so famous for - friendliness

Accommodation at Kariega River Lodge in a Luxury Suite on a Fully Inclusive - Selected Local Beverages basis for 3 nights.
Including: 3 x Conservation Levy                     
 
Kariega Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated private game reserve in South Africa stretching across 9,000 hectares of pristine wilderness in the Eastern Cape. The Reserve is situated along the famous Garden Route and is a 10 minute drive from the sleepy coastal village of Kenton-on-Sea, and a mere 140 km outside of Port Elizabeth. Incorporating luxury safari lodge accommodation, magnificent Big 5 and other game viewing as well as breath-taking vistas over the hills, valleys and rivers below. Experience close up viewing of the Big 5, as well as multitudes of other South African safari wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle. Complement your safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle. River Lodge is one-of-a-kind, nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea. The optional daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user friendly beaches.
 
Spacious, luxuriously appointed, en-suite thatched suites. All air-conditioned with an overhead fan. Guests can relax, viewing game and enjoying the stunning vistas from their private patio.
 
Option includes: Accommodation, all meals, selected beverages and activities.
 
Compulsory Conservation levy will be included in quotations and bookings. (Valid from 01/01/2018)
 
Option excludes: Certain beverages.

Meals Included: All Inclusive

Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the Bushman's River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 Kariega Game Reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint sea side village of Kenton-on-Sea. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, enjoy the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Twice daily safari drives, guided walks, river fishing, canoeing and river trips are included. Accommodation, all meals and local beverages are also included.

Day at leisure to enjoy activites at the lodge and game reserve. 

Meals Included: All Inclusive

Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the Bushman's River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 Kariega Game Reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint sea side village of Kenton-on-Sea. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, enjoy the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Twice daily safari drives, guided walks, river fishing, canoeing and river trips are included. Accommodation, all meals and local beverages are also included.

Your tour ends today. Drive to Port Elizabeth airport for car drop off and onward flight.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Price includes:
• Meet & Greet at Cape Town Airport  
• Private transfer from Cape Town Airport to Commodore Hotel  
• 4 nights at Commodore Hotel in a Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis  
• Private Full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour  
• Private Full day Robben Island & City Tour
• Table Mountain Morning Peak Return - Per person per ticket  
• Private Full day Constantia Wine Tour  
• Car Rental: CDMR Group C - Hyundai Accent GL Motion or similar - EB Classic Plus Navigation, Max 4 people  
• 1 night at Lavender Farm Guest House in a Lavender Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis
• 1 night at Swellendam Country Lodge in a Garden Rooms (Rooms 3/4/5 and 6) on a Bed & Breakfast basis
• 3 nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge in a Standard Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis
• Scheduled Dolphin Encounter
• 1 night at Sandals Guest House in a Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis  
• 3 nights’ at Kariega River Lodge in a Luxury Suite on a Fully Inclusive - Selected Local Beverages basis  
 
Price excludes:
• All flights (International and Domestic) for passengers and tour leader
• All other meals
• Optional tours
• All items of a personal nature - i.e. all drinks, laundry, telephone calls, curios, etc.
• All gratuities for guides/drivers (Recommended at US$ 1 per person, per guide/per driver, per day)
• Any other services not mentioned above

Prices are FROM prices and will vary according to the date of travel.