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The stunning sights of the Garden Route, the cosmopolitan buzz of Cape Town and safaris in the Gondwana Game Reserve beckon on this drive through South Africa’s Western Cape. Expect scenic mountain vistas and stunning coastal scenery, unending savannah grasslands and the varied landscapes of Little Karoo as you drive through one of South Africa’s most scenic regions. And there’s no better way to cap it off than in the beautiful Winelands!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 5Cape TownWine Tasting, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Winelands and Wine FarmsThe Cape Milner Boutique Hotel, Azamare
5 - 7OverbergRugged Mountain Ranges, Splendid Coastal Vistas, Delicious CuisinesHaus Giotto, Cliff Lodge Ocean Front Retreat
7 - 10Gondwana Game ReserveWildlife safari, Africology Spa Treatments, Conservation activitiesGondwana Bush Villas, Gondwana Kwena Lodge
10 - 12Tsitsikamma National ParkDiverse Landscapes, Water & Adventure Sports, Dolphin & Whale WatchingTsitsikamma Village Inn, The Fernery Lodge and Chalets
12 - 15Garden RouteStunning Landscapes, Tsitsikamma National Park, Long Sandy BeachesKnysna River Club, Villa Afrikana
15 - 18Little KarooMassive Cliffs, Desert Landscapes, Crystal Clear RiversSanbona Gondwana Lodge, Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge
18 - 20WinelandsStellenbosch and Franschhoek Valleys, Wine Estates and Wine Tasting, Fine Dining, Mont Rochelle Nature ReserveGrande Roche Hotel, Le Quartier Francais
20 - 20Cape TownWine Tasting, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Winelands and Wine Farms

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 5

International Arrival

Pick up your rental car

Drive to your accommodation (1 hrs)

Cape Town

4 Days

Your African metropolis awaits! With Table Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Included Activities

Private Full Day City Tour and Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch
Discover cosmopolitan Cape Town with your own vehicle and guide which gives you the flexibility to explore at your own pace. Highlights of the tour include the Castle of Good Hope, Green Market Square, Kirstenbosch Garden, Company Gardens and of course – weather permitting – a visit to the top of Table Mountain which offers breathtaking views of Cape Town and the surrounding coastline.

Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Out and About Adventure
Experience the stunning Cape Peninsula on this day-long excursion strung together with short hikes and walks. After an early breakfast, drive over to the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden for a bird’s eye view of Cape Town from atop the Boomslang elevated walkway over the treetops. Make your way to the Cape coast for a walk through the fishing village of Kalk Bay, learning about the local community. This is also your chance to encounter African Penguin colonies in their natural habitat near Simonstown. Make a pit stop for lunch at a popular local café in Scarborough, a charming seaside village. After a satisfying meal, get ready to track wildlife in the game reserve at the Cape Peninsula. Spot the ‘Cape Five’ of Ostriches, Baboons, Mountain Zebras, Bontebok, and Tortoises. Walk down to Cape Point to explore the beautiful beaches, and if you wish, the romantic shipwreck sites too. Drive back to the city, stopping by the Noordhoek Farm Village to enjoy some aromatic coffee or ice cream. Capture the gorgeous views as you drive along Chapman’s Peak. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 8-12 hrs; Meals included: Lunch, beverages, and snacks).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Azamare – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 5 - 7

Drive to Overberg - Enroute, make a stop at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa (1-2 hrs)

Overberg

2 Days

A whale watching haven! Within driving distance from South Africa’s busiest cities, discover the rugged mountain ranges, fynbos, rolling wheat and canola fields of Overberg.

Included Activities

Whale Watching
Enjoy an incredible experience of spotting whales in their natural environment from a boat. The activity is offered from June to December. Be enchanted by the scenery of white sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, and the majestic Cape Mountains. Boat-based whale watching activity gives you a chance to view the magnificent aquatic life from close quarters: you can see the Marine Big Five, which includes whales, dolphins, African penguins, Cape fur seal, and the great white shark. The experience gets even more thrilling as the whales often become curious and come close to the boat. This is one memory that will stay with you for lifetime.

Hotel Options
Haus Giotto – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomNorth Room (Double room)
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 7 - 10

Drive to Gondwana Game Reserve, home of eland, giraffe, hippo, cheetah and zebra and the majestic Big Five (3-4 hrs)

Gondwana Game Reserve

3 Days

The Gondwana Game Reserve started welcoming visitors more than a decade ago and is today one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations in the Western Cape.

Included Activities

Gondwana Bush Villas: Game Drives, Nature Walks, Junior Ranger Programme
Embark on exciting safari drives in open land rovers, and guided nature walks on scenic trails across the private Gondwana Game Reserve. Following your expert field guides through the lush valleys and plains, explore the wilderness surrounds framed by Outeniqua and Langeberg Mountains. Admire the myriad species of fynbos that cover the landscape as your resident botanist shares interesting facts and insights about the region’s botanical heritage. Expect sightings of giraffes, rhinos, lions, small game, predatory birds, and the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra in this free-roaming Big Five reserve. Traversing one of the world’s richest floral kingdoms here, you can spot various bird species that call this cape coastal belt home. Let your kids experience the wild courtesy of the Junior Ranger Program. Armed with a backpack filled with safari booklets and treats, your kids learn about the unique natural surroundings. While being introduced to the delicate ecosystems, they will be taught about local flora, fauna, conservation ideas, and constellations!

Gondwana Kwena Lodge: Game Drives and Nature Walks
Embark on exciting safari drives in open land rovers, and guided nature walks on scenic trails across the private Gondwana Game Reserve, situated in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. Following your expert field guides through the lush valleys and plains, explore the wilderness surrounds framed by Outeniqua and Langeberg Mountains. Admire the myriad species of fynbos that cover the landscape as your resident botanist shares interesting facts and insights about the region’s botanical heritage. Expect sightings of giraffes, rhinos, lions, small game, predatory birds, and the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra in this free-roaming Big Five reserve. Traversing one of the world’s richest floral kingdoms here, you can spot various bird species that call this cape coastal belt home. Enjoying bush breakfasts or sundowner hors d’oeuvres, learn about local conservation efforts, and contributions to related research projects. Also, soak up vistas of the Indian Ocean in the distance from certain viewpoints on a clear day!

Hotel Options
RoomBush Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 10 - 12

Drive to Gondwana Game Reserve (2-3 hrs)

Tsitsikamma National Park

2 Days

Explore the picturesque Tsitsikamma National Park, set in the northern part of the Garden Route National Park of South Africa. From gorgeous reefs and rivers to cinematic coastal scenery and verdant greenery, a spectacular range of scenery awaits you!

Hotel Options
RoomPremier Room
MealsBed & Breakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomChalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 12 - 15

Drive to Garden Route (1-2 hrs)

Garden Route

3 Days

Journey the Garden Route! One of the most impressive parts of South Africa, it offers spectacular mountain and sea landscapes with steep cliffs, long sandy beaches, forests and fertile farmland.

Included Activities

Tickets for Monkeyland and Birds Of Eden
Explore two landmark destinations located on South Africa’s verdant Garden Route area. Your first stop is the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, home to more than 700 primates belonging to 11 different species. Formerly captive, these animals have been relocated to the sanctuary and rehabilitated to thrive in a natural environment. Enjoy watching gibbons, lemurs, langurs and other species get up to their antics before you move on to your next stop, Birds of Eden. Said to be the world’s largest free-flight bird aviary with more than 3500 birds of over 220 species, Birds of Eden is known for rehabilitating once-caged birds. Treat yourself to the pleasing sight of parrots, waterfowl, finches, cranes and other birds and enjoy the exquisite natural environs of the aviary on this remarkable tour. (Time of Day: flexible; included: Tickets; excluded: transfers; Please note that both destinations have a strict no-touch policy, so you can see and capture the animals through your lens but not touch them)

Eco Experience in Featherbed Nature Reserve
Start with a leisurely ferry boat ride across the tranquil Knysna Estuary that is fed by rivers from the Outeniqua Mountains. Reaching the Western Head of Knysna Heads that houses the private Featherbed Nature Reserve, hop on a 4×4 trailer and drive up to the viewpoint of this natural heritage site. Following your specialist guides along the scenic walking trail, learn about the region’s history, recent fires and forest rejuvenation, plus its fascinating natural treasures. Traversing the coastal boardwalks under a canopy of Milkwood forests, spot exotic birdlife including the rare and resident Black African OysterCatcher, and a variety of indigenous flora, as the aroma of fynbos fills the air. Enjoy the azure seascape dotted with local sailboats and houseboats from various panoramic lookouts while dramatic sandstone cliffs add to the scenery. Walk into ancient Khoi-Khoi sea caves that protect fascinating stories, and visit the rocky beaches that are home to myriad marine life, before calling it a day. (Half Day; Time: Morning or Afternoon; Duration: 3-4 hrs; Shared Activity; Fitness level: Moderate)

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Chalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Villa Afrikana – Opt 2
RoomGouna Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 15 - 18

Drive to Little Karoo - Be treated to a wide variety of incredible scenery while choosing the 23,8 km long Swartberg Pass north of Oudtshoorn (2-5 hrs)

Little Karoo

3 Days

Experience spectacular landscapes! The Little Karoo plateau is incredibly varied, with its huge cliffs, desert landscapes, crystal clear rivers and fertile wine-growing regions.

Included Activities

Sanbona Gondwana Lodge: Game Drives and Bush Walks
Embarking on game drives and sundowner excursions through multiple biomes of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape, expect sightings of the Big Five. Enjoy panoramic vistas of volcanic mountain ranges around, and as you pass by quartz fields of the Karoo region, see minute succulent flora and native fauna. Head out on wilderness walks and marvel at the well-preserved rock art of San people, who inhabited the region over centuries. Navigating fynbos-covered landscapes, expect to see white lions, giraffes, and rhinos on these easy trails, which culminate into bush picnics with local beers. This private reserve encourages young minds to understand conservation and the environment with their Kids on Safari programs. Exploring the garden of Gondwana, kids can learn more about the numerous plant and animal species in an interactive manner via playful but educational sessions that involve activity books, crafts, board games, puzzles, and animated flicks.

Sanbona Dyka Tented Camp: Game drives and Bush Walks
Search for the Big Five and experience wonderful game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also experience exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife.
Stretch your legs and enjoy exciting bush walks with an experienced guide to discover the small wonders of nature.

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Suite
Meals
StyleLodge
RoomLuxury Tent
MealsFullboard
StyleLodge
Day 18 - 20

Drive to Winelands - On your way enjoy the wonderfully rugged terrain of the Tradouw Pass as well as mountains, vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture (2-5 hrs)

Winelands

2 Days

Fancy a tipple? The Winelands are one of the prettiest areas of South Africa and producing some of the best wines in the world, which you can sample during your vineyard visits.

Included Activities

Wine Delight at the Cape Winelands
Explore the beautiful countryside of the Cape Winelands and discover well-stocked cellars at some of the best vineyards in the region. After lunch at your hotel, drive over to the historic hamlet of Stellenbosch, accompanied by your local guide. Stop over for a round of delicious South African wine paired with cheese and crackers. Driving around Stellenbosch, soak in the mesmeric natural beauty of the gorgeous valley shadowed by the Hottentot Holland Mountains. Feast your eyes on the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and tree-lined avenues shaded by ancient oaks. You could also try yet another round of wine and cheese, if time permits. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning or Afternoon; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meals included: Wine & cheese tatsing; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes; Note: Wine tasting is not allowed for visitors under 18 years of age).

Hotel Options
RoomDuplex Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomAuberge Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 20 - 20

Drive to Cape Town - Enjoy the winelands’ unsurpassed scenery with mountains, vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture (1 hr)

Drop off the rental car

Cape Town

0 Days

Your African metropolis awaits! With Table Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 8,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 10,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 20 days / 19 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Cape Town:  Private Full Day City Tour & Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch
    • Cape Town: Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Out & About Adventure
    • Overberg: Whale watching
    • Gondwana Game Reserve: Gondwana Bush Villas: Game Drives, Nature Walks, Junior Ranger Programme
    • Gondwana Game Reserve: Gondwana Kwena Lodge: Game Drives and Nature Walks
    • Garden Route: Tickets for Monkeyland & Birds Of Eden
    • Garden Route: Eco Experience in Featherbed Nature Reserve
    • Little Karoo: Sanbona Gondwana Lodge: Game Drives and Bush Walks
    • Little Karoo: Sanbona Dyka Tented Camp: Game drives and Bush Walks
    • Winelands: Wine Delight at the Cape Winelands
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: Toyota Corolla or similar (Automatic)
    • Unlimited mileage
    • 20 days
  • Pick-up: Date Airport
    • Drop-off: Date Airport
    • Detailed description of your routing
    • GPS navigation system
    • One additional driver
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure
  • For your rental car we book the best cover possible with the following services:
    • STLW Super Theft Loss Waiver
    • SCDW Super Collision Damage Waiver
    • TGDW Tyre and Glass Damage Waiver as well as Sand-, Water- and Underbody Damage
    • Third Party Liability Waiver
  • Additionally, our preferred partners offer the following:
    • Transport to the hospital in case of a medical emergency. Guaranteed hospital admission up to 2.000 ZAR, which is to be refunded by the client or client’s medical air.
    • 24-hour call service for car breakdown or emergency. Repatriation to an appropriate facility in the client’s area of residence following an accident.
  • The general business terms apply
  • Game drives in high quality and well-maintained safari vehicles with professional English-speaking driver-guide. In case the game drives are booked through your lodge/camp, they will be shared with other guests with a maximum of 9 guests per vehicle.

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
  • Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines and champagne are not included.
  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognizable bank institution):
    • 80 ZAR Service/contract fee per rental car booking
    • 2.840 ZAR Deposit for the car
    • 300 ZAR Fine handling fee & fine in case of a speeding ticket
    • 1.070 ZAR One way fee within in South Africa
    • 1.000 ZAR Deposit for the GPS navigation system
    • 375 ZAR per baby seat per rental
    • 300 ZAR per day & per driver between 18 and 20 years
    • 420 ZAR – Delivery/collection fee within 25 km during office hours (Monday to Friday 08:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs)
    • 420ZAR & 15 ZAR per km Delivery/collection fee further than 25 km during office hours (Monday to Friday 08:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs)
    • 840 ZAR Delivery/collection fee within 25 km outside office hours
    • 840 ZAR & 15 ZAR per km Delivery/collection fee further than 25 km outside office hours
    • Cross border fees and one-way fee in case of border crossing
    • Towing in case of an accident
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with a full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
    • Rental car trips do not include any entry fees or expenses for national parks or game reserves.
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South Africa: Western Cape Overland

20 days $ 8,690 / person

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