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A Self-Drive Expedition Coasting down South Africa

Enjoy the wind in your hair as you barrel down South Africa's butter-smooth roads, feast your eyes on stunning beaches and bewildering wildlife, and if you dare, go cage-diving with the sharks or leap off one of the world's highest bungee-jumping spots.

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Enjoy the wind in your hair as you barrel down South Africa's butter-smooth roads, feast your eyes on stunning beaches and bewildering wildlife, and if you dare, go cage-diving with the sharks or leap off one of the world's highest bungee-jumping spots.

Cities

-   Franschhoek (2N) - Oudtshoorn (2N) - Kwantu (2N) - Tsitsikamma (2N) - Knysna (2N) - Swellendam (1N) - Hermanus (1N) - Cape Town (3N)

Hotel

-   3 Stars
Meals -   19 Meals (15 Breakfast + 2 Lunch + 2 Dinner)

Transport

-   Cape Town-Hermanus | Self Drive Vehicle

Transport

-   Hermanus-Swellendam | Self Drive Vehicle

Transport

-   Swellendam-Knysna | Self Drive Vehicle

Transport

-   Knysna-Tsitsikamma | Self Drive Vehicle

Transport

-   Tsitsikamma-Kwantu | Self Drive Vehicle

Transport

-   Kwantu-Oudtshoorn | Self Drive Vehicle

Transport

-   Oudtshoorn-Franschhoek | Self Drive Vehicle

Transfers

-   Transfers from Cape Town - Included
Transfers from Hermanus - Included
Transfers from Swellendam - Included
Transfers from Knysna - Included
Transfers from Tsitsikamma - Included
Transfers from Kwantu - Included
Transfers from Oudtshoorn - Included
Transfers from Franschhoek - Included

Sightseeing

-   Included

-   From extreme Wild Life to powdery beaches lapped by two oceans, this truly is a country of astounding diversity.

-   Drive right into the epic wilderness at Kruger, Kgalagadi and other parks.

-   Try rock climbing in the craggy Cederberg, surfing off the Eastern Cape coast, abseiling from Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain, bungee jumping from the Garden Route's Bloukrans Bridge

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1. Hotel Stay Easy Cape Town City Bowl/ Similar | 3 Nights | 3

54 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Google map kazzmo

2. Harbour House/ Similar | 1 Night | 3

22 Harbour Rd, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa Google map kazzmo

3. Aan De Oever Guest House/ Similar | 1 Night | 3

21 Faure St, Swellendam, 6740, South Africa Google map kazzmo

4. Russel Hotel/ Similar | 2 Nights | 3

Long St & Grahams Street, Knysna Central, Knysna, 6571, South Africa Google map kazzmo

5. Tsitsikamma Lodge/ Similar | 2 Nights | 3

N2, Stormsrivier, Port Elizabeth, 6308, South Africa Google map kazzmo

6. Lion View/ Similar | 2 Nights | 3

Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa Google map kazzmo

7. Turnberry Boutique Hotel/ Similar | 2 Nights | 3

130 St John St, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa Google map kazzmo

8. Le Petite Bijou/ Similar | 2 Nights | 3

58 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa Google map kazzmo

Day 1:

Arrival in Cape Town-

  • Arrive at Cape Town airport, head to the car rental agency to pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel in Cape Town.
  • Later, drive to the V & A Waterfront, park your car.
  • Then take the 3-hour open-top sunset bus tour over Cape Town City.
  • Once the tour is completed, head back to the hotel.
  • Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 2:

Cape Town- Full day hop-on-hop-off bus tour - Peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch and Hout Bay-

  • After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
  • We recommend you do both the city tour as well as the peninsula tour.
  • Some of the must-visit places on the tours are Table Mountain (go up if the weather permits), Signal Hill, 12 Apostles, Camps Bay and V & A Waterfront.
  • On the Peninsula tour, visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, World of Birds and Hout Bay Harbour.
  • Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Day 3:

Cape Town - Full day Excursion to Cape Point-

(Drive Distance:120 km Time:02 hours)

  • Post breakfast, drive to the picturesque Cape Point.
  • Spend the afternoon at the lighthouse and watch the pristine sea lashing the rocky cliff faces.
  • When you've had your heart's fill, head to Cape Floral Region and then back to Cape Town.
  • The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the city and its buzzing nightlife.

Day 4:

Cape Town to Hermanus-

(Drive Distance:180 km Time:3 hours 30 minutes)

  • Drive from your hotel in Cape Town to your hotel in Hermanus.
  • Post breakfast, drive down to Hermanus, a beach-town, popular for whale-watching.
  • Your route, via Rooi-Els, is an absolute delight to drive down - wide, brilliantly -surfaced highway for the most part.
  • Reach Hermanus, one of those perfect beach destinations and check in to your hotel.
  • Enjoy the Hermanus Tree Top, Zipline and Quad Biking tours.
  • Later, head out for the Hermanus Tree Top, Zipline, and Quad Biking adventure tours. 
  • You have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the serenity of Hermanus.

Day 5:

Hermanus to Swellendam-

(Drive Distance:240 km Time:3 hours)

  • Drive from your hotel in Hermanus to your hotel in Swellendam via Cape Agulhas.
  • Start your day by hitting the road for Swellendam.
  • En route, take a small detour to visit Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent and the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
  • Then, continue to Swellendam, one of the oldest towns in South Africa and home to a host of heritage sites.
  • We recommend a visit to the Drostdy Museum, the best way to get a taste of the town's heritage, and a visit to the Wildebraam Berry Estate for jam and liqueur tasting.

Day 6:

Swellendam to Knysna-

(Drive Distance:350 km Time:4 hours 30 minutes)

  • Drive from your hotel in Swellendam to your hotel in Knysna.
  • The 350km drive to Knysna can be completed in just a little more than 4 hours on account of South Africa's brilliant roads.
  • You should take the 7 Passes Road for its gorgeous scenic beauty and old-world charm.
  • En route, we recommend a pit-stop at Diesel and Creme for a generous helping of gourmet milkshakes.
  • Also, you would cross Ronnie's Sex Shop en route; unlike the name's suggestion, Ronnie's is a highway pub that is oddly (and interestingly) decorated with underwear. 
  • The rest of the day is at leisure for you to soak in the marvels of Knysna.

Day 7:

Knysna-

(Drive Distance:50 km Time:1 hour)

  • Explore the town of Knysna and Thesen Island.
  • Sandwiched between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Knysna is known as the 'Garden of Eden'.
  • It is surrounded by world-renowned forests, lovely lagoons, and pristine beaches.
  • Visitors can look forward to an array of markets offering delicious food and organic locally-made goods, and explore the town's picturesque waterfront and quaint streets.
  • Make sure you visit the trendy neighborhood of Thesen Island, especially The Motorcycle Room.

Day 8:

Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park-

(Drive Distance:100 km Time:02 hours)

  • Drive from your hotel in Knysna to your lodge in Tsitsikamma National Park via the Bloukrans Bridge
  • Tsitsikamma, a short drive from Knysna, is known for its namesake National Park.
  • The Bloukrans Bridge with the world's highest commercial bungee-jumping site, and the Storms River Mouth, popular for its forest trails, canoeing and suspension bridges. 
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to indulge in various activities.

Day 9:

Explore Tsitsikamma National Park-

(Drive Distance:50 km Time:1 hour)

  • Situated along South Africa's beautiful coast, the Tsitsikamma National Park is known for its ancient forest, pristine coastline and magnificent rivers.
  • Take the boardwalk in the Tsitsikamma National Park to the breathtaking Storms River Mouth and, if you feel like it, you could kayak there too.
  • Next, proceed to the Hog Hollow Estate to enjoy a one-hour Trail Bramom including a drink and snack.
  • If you feel more adventurous, you could also opt for the Tsitsikamma Zip Line Adventure or drive to Bloukrans Bridge to attempt the world's highest bridge bungee jump.

Day 10:

Tsitsikamma National Park to Kwantu--

(Drive Distance:300 km Time:4 hours)

  • Drive from your lodge in Tsitsikamma National Park to your hotel/lodge in Kwantu Game Reserve.
  • Post-breakfast, get an early start to reach the Kwantu Game Reserve by lunch.
  • Enjoy a game drive.
  • After a hearty meal, head for your first game drive; make sure you carry your zoon-lens along!

Day 11:

Kwantu-

  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning.
  • Encounter the impressive BIG 5 in the morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Continue getting up close and personal with majestic beasts with an early morning drive, and yet another one later in the day.

Day 12:

Kwantu to Oudtshoorn-

(Drive Distance:450 km Time:6 hours)

  • Drive from your hotel/lodge in Kwantu Game Reserve to your hotel in Oudtshoorn.
  • Enjoy a morning game drive.
  • Watch Africa's Big 5 - the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, African elephant and Cape buffalo - roam freely at the reserve during your morning game drive (time permitting).
  • Oudtshoorn, your destination for the day, is 450 km away.
  • While the drive is long, the roads are fast, flowing and scenic and as a result, you will not feel the distance.
  • You will reach Oudtshoorn by afternoon.
  • Check-in to your hotel and settle in for the day. 
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

Day 13:

Enjoy the sightseeing tour of Oudtshoorn-

  • Post a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to each of the following pre-booked tours:

Cango Caves

  • The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually.
  • They extend more than two kilometers into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

  • The Cango Wildlife Ranch promotes awareness and conservation of endangered species while encouraging supervised interaction, making this a wonderful destination for children of all ages.
  • From predators of the land to predators of the water, visitors can then move on to the crocodile and alligator enclosures to study more of the world's most dangerous beasts.

Safari Ostrich Show Farm

  • The Safari Ostrich Show Farm is an operating farm where visitors can see large flocks of ostriches.
  • The tour starts in the breeding camp, with a nest of ostrich eggs, where the first stage of the ostrich life cycle is explained.
  • Visitors get to sit on an ostrich and the braver ones can even try their hand at riding one.

Day 14:

Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek -

(Drive Distance:400 km Time:5 hours)

  • Drive from hotel in Oudtshoorn to hotel in Franschhoek via Route 62.
  • Post breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Franschhoek.
  • The drive to Franschhoek will take you through the winding, mountainous Route 62, set against backdrops of great natural beauty.
  • Once again, you will cross Berrydale, home to Ronnie's Sex Shop and Diesel and Creme.
  • On arrival in Franschhoek, check-in to your hotel.
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint little town, its cosy marketplaces, cafes and restaurants.

Day 15:

Franschhoek -

  • Discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley by the Wine Tram.
  • Franschhoek - home to some of the oldest wine estates in South Africa - is paradise for wine lovers.
  • It is also billed as the gastronomic capital of South Africa, so delicious food is available aplenty too.
  • Post breakfast at the hotel, head out for the Wine Tram tour.
  • It's like a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, except with a tram and an emphasis on wine.
  • After the Wine Tram tour, you could continue exploring the historic town of Franschhoek or hike up trails in the surrounding hills.

Day 16:

Departure-

(Drive Distance:80 km Time:1 hour 30 minutes)

  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel.
  • Post breakfast, check out of your hotel in Franschhoek and drive to the car rental agency in Cape Town, hand over the vehicle and take home experiences of a lifetime!
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Transport
Any City to Cape Town - No Transport
Cape Town to Hermanus - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Self Drive Vehicle
Hermanus to Swellendam - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Self Drive Vehicle
Swellendam to Knysna - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Self Drive Vehicle
Knysna to Tsitsikamma - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Self Drive Vehicle
Tsitsikamma to Kwantu - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Self Drive Vehicle
Kwantu to Oudtshoorn - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Self Drive Vehicle
Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Self Drive Vehicle
Franschhoek to Any City - No Transport
Franschhoek - A/C Hatchback
Oudtshoorn - A/C Hatchback
Kwantu - A/C Hatchback
Tsitsikamma - A/C Hatchback
Knysna - A/C Hatchback
Swellendam - A/C Hatchback
Hermanus - A/C Hatchback
Cape Town - A/C Hatchback
Cape Town - Self Drive Vehicle
Hermanus - Self Drive Vehicle
Swellendam - Self Drive Vehicle
Knysna - Self Drive Vehicle
Tsitsikamma - Self Drive Vehicle
Kwantu - Self Drive Vehicle
Oudtshoorn - Self Drive Vehicle
Franschhoek - Self Drive Vehicle
Any City - Not Included

19 Meals (15 Breakfast + 2 Lunch + 2 Dinner)

Inclusions-

  • Accommodation: (3) nights in Cape Town + (1) night in Hermanus + (1) night in Swellendam + (2) night in Knysna + (2) night in Tsitsikamma National Park + (2) night in Kwantu + (2) night in Oudtshoorn + (2) night in Franschhoek
  • Transfers: Hatchback, Chevrolet Spark or Similar. 
  • Sightseeing: Hatchback, Chevrolet Spark or Similar. 
  • Meals:19 Meals (15 Breakfast + 2 Lunch + 2 Dinner)

Other Inclusions-

  • The car as per the package selected.
  • Overseas travel insurance that covers accidental or medical expenses and miscellaneous benefits.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.

Addl Info-

Total Driving Distance
2320 km
Start of Tour
Cape Town
End of Tour
Franschhoek 

Package Cost-

Categories Hatchback - Chevrolet Spark or similar Full-Size Sedan - Toyota Corolla or similar SUV - Toyota Rav or similar Luxury Sedan - Mercedes E Class or similar
ECONOMY 1,53,793 1,66,926 1,88,590 2,04,327
STANDARD 1,79,146 1,92,279 2,13,942 2,29,679
DELUXE 2,81,731 3,16,528 3,32,265  

 

Things to Carry-

  • Travel light, try to stay under 45 lbs (20 kg).
  • Driving license and International Driving Permit
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss knife
  • Water
  • Tissue and wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Small toolkit
  • Warm clothes

  • Cost of petrol/ diesel/parking charges/tolls for the vehicle provided.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Meals, tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Any increase in the rate of ZAR leading to an increase in tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
  • Cost of US$ 2,50,000 granted by Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports, seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also, food & drinks not forming part of the included menu.
  • Airline/hotel surcharges (if applicable) during the high/festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Loss Damage Waiver for the vehicle
  • Services of Cox & King tour manager or local representative.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airline/airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
  • Cost of your round trip economy class airfare.
  • Optional and Add-On tours unless otherwise specified.
  • The client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts/engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items/services not specifically mentioned under inclusions. 
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

To be confirmed at the time of booking.

To be confirmed at the time of booking.

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