8 Day Western Cape Self Drive

Days

9

Style

Self Drive Tour

From Price

$1,559 AUD per person

Start your holiday in beautiful Cape Town

Situated at the southern tip of Africa bordered by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and the Winelands, this region is perfect to enjoy a self-drive holiday to some of the country's most famous sights.

Built on the slopes of Table Mountain, Cape Town is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its cosmopolitan way of life and laid back attitude make it a vibrant and exciting destination. One not to be missed. Here, there is something for everyone.

Make your way through the picturesque Stellenbosch Valley renowned for its spectacular beauty for the chance to sample superb cape wines and world class restaurants before driving along some of the most beautiful coastline roads to the world famous town of Hermanus. From July to November this seaside town becomes a nursery ground for Southern Right Whales who seek shelter in the warmer waters to give birth.

Itinerary

Day 1 – CAPE TOWN

Fly overnight to Cape Town.

On arrival, collect your hire car at the First Car Rental depot and drive the short distance into the city centre. As there is no jet-lag to contend with you can feasibly spend the afternoon exploring this 'Mother City', a stroll around the V&A Waterfront to start with.

Day 2 – CAPE TOWN

A full day of exploration today. Perhaps you could take the hop on hop off sightseeing buses for a better understanding of the city and what is has to offer.

Weather permitting, a trip on the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views or a short boat trip to Robben Island, which is famous for Nelson Mandela's 27 year sentence incarceration.

Day 3 – CAPE TOWN

A suggestion for today, take the First Car Rental car and drive through the wonderful coast roads. Heading south along the peninsula experiencing the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other.

Visit the rugged Cape of Good Hope and marvel at the point where these two oceans are visible. Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach before return to the city via Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens famous the world over for its rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Day 4 – STELLENBOSCH

A leisurely drive today north east to the world famous Winelands. Many of the wineries produce a wealth of world class wines that can be sampled along the way.

This property is situated in the Stellenbosch, home to many fine wineries and gourmet restaurants.

Day 5 – STELLENBOSCH

A full day to explore the Winelands or perhaps take a guided tour around some of the popular estates or take a picnic and sit enjoying the African sun and amazing views.

A visit to the University City of Stellenbosch is a stone's throw away where you can marvel in it's oak lined streets and quaint shops.

Day 6 – HERMANUS

Another spectacular drive through the mountains and fruit growing areas towards the coast before winding your way along the coastal road to the sleepy town of Hermanus.

Built on a narrow strip of land between mountains and the sea this charming town is a perfect stop over for the next 2 nights.

Day 7 – HERMANUS

A full day to enjoy the delights of Hermanus perhaps taking a wander along the cliff side looking for whales in the bay. Alternatively look out for the Whale Crier who wanders the town announcing the daily sightings.

Sample some of the many seafood delicacies on offer or for the more adventurous drive a little way around the bay for the chance to cage dive with Great White Sharks or take a boat excursion to get even closer to the whales.

Day 8 – OVERNIGHT TRAVEL

Depart after breakfast for your sedate drive back to Cape Town.

Perhaps stopping along the way at a cheetah outreach programme for the chance to stroke these magnificent creatures before dropping off the car at the First Car Rental depot at Cape Town International Airport and your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 9 – END OF ITINERARY

Inclusions

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner as specified

Transport

Car Hire

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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