12 Day Garden Route & Kruger Self Drive

Days

12

Style

Self Drive Tour

From Price

$3,999 AUD per person

Start your holiday in beautiful Cape Town

Enjoy the amazing beaches, vibrant night-life and abundance of restaurants before heading along the picturesque 'Route 62' en route to Oudtshoorn. Your journey along the famous 'Route 62' towards Oudtshoorn will offer you an opportunity to experience the diversity of South Africa from beautiful wineries through to the vast open spaces of the Klein Karoo.

Whilst in Oudtshoorn, take a ride on an Ostrich or spend a morning at the spectacular Cango Caves. Continue your journey over the Outeniqua Pass and onto the picturesque town of Knysna, centered around the famous lagoon. Indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers, mountains and beautiful coastlines combined with a moderate climate make the Knysna area a natural Eden. Track the mysterious Knysna forest elephant, take a ferry trip or a sunset yacht cruise, or sip your favourite drink while watching the sun set over the estuary. With a rich history, gourmet restaurants and a variety of art and craft rambles to add, the options are limitless.

Finish off your trip with a visit to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the world famous Kruger National Park, where you will have ample opportunity to spot the majestic 'Big 5' whilst tracking through the bush in your open topped safari vehicle.

Itinerary

Day 1 – CAPE TOWN

On arrival in Cape Town your met and welcomed by Illios, who will transfer you to pick up the car at First Car Rental at the Cape Town International depot. Make your way to The Southern Sun Cullinan in the the city centre.

Day 2 – CAPE TOWN

Day 3 – CAPE TOWN

Day 4 – ROUTE 62

This morning you will leave Camps Bay and travel to the wine producing town of Montagu. Spending time in Montagu is sure to relax and recharge your batteries or, if you are that way inclined, there is a list of activities to get the adrenalin flowing.

Day 5 – OUDTSHOORN

After the morning in Montagu, you will take the short drive to Oudtshoorn where you can enjoy a number of activities including a trip to the spectacular Cango Caves or visit the world's biggest bird at an ostrich farm.

Day 6 – KNYSNA

Continue your journey towards Knysna, for St James of Knysna.

Day 7 – KNYSNA

Spend the day exploring the sights and sounds of Knysna and surrounding towns.

Day 8 – ST FRANCIS BAY

After breakfast, depart Knysna and head towards the beautiful coastal town of St Francis. Enjoy a range of activities from Boat Cruises to Surfing to golfing.

Day 9 – THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

Drop your car off at Port Elizabeth Airport and fly from Port Elizabeth to the Kruger (via Johannesburg) for some spectacular game drives in the Thornybush Game Reserve.

Day 10 – THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

The morning and afternoon game drives will have you experience the bush from the comfort of the 4x4 vehicle.

Day 11 – THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

Enjoy the morning /afternoon game drives, or spend the day at leisure. Guided walking safaris can also be arranged.

Day 12 – END OF ITINERARY

Your final morning brings a last game drive before your flight back to Johannesburg for your onward journey.

Inclusions

Meals

Meals as specified

Travel Information

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the 'Rainbow Nation', South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands.

Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

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