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Self-Drive through Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari

Embark on a thrilling self-drive journey through Cape Town, the enchanting Garden Route, and Amakhala, encountering diverse landscapes, wildlife, and captivating cultural experiences.

Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport and make your way to the Car rental office to pick up your rental car and self-drive to your hotel. 

Day 2 - Cape Town City Tour

Today we explore the city with a half-day tour of Cape Town & Table Mountain. 

Our drive to the city center takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. Georges Cathedral. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter, also known as the Bo-Kaap. Continue to join a sparkling tour, and witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade in South Africa. You will be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top, weather permitting by the revolving cable car.   

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Co Ltd – Weather Permitting 

Table Mountain has been named one of the seven wonders of nature and attracts millions of visitors from all across the globe, in fact, since the opening of the aerial cableway in 1929, more than 22 million people have taken the trip to the top. At the upper cable station, guests will find a restaurant and a curio shop as well as some footpaths for exploration. 

Day 3 - Cape Peninsular Tour

Today enjoy a drive through the Cape Peninsular stopping off at many sites along the way including a Seal Island Cruise.

Sail with the original Seal Island cruise operator from Hout Bay to the magnificent Duiker Island. Duiker Island is home to a colony of thousands of Cape fur seals that you can view up close on this tour. The island, located in Hout Bay just outside of Cape Town, is beaming with life including hundreds of seabirds, as well as magnificent kelp forests indigenous to the region. 

Day 4 - Cape Town

Day at leisure to explore

Day 5 - Garden Route - Oudtshoorn

Check out of your Cape Town hotel and start your road trip along the Garden Route, the most popular travel route in South Africa and later check into your hotel in Oudtshoorn. 

Garden Route 

The Garden Route is one of the most popular travel routes in South Africa. This coastal corridor stretches along the Western and Eastern Cape coastlines and boasts a myriad of exciting and beautiful options for the traveller. Whether ostrich viewing or exploring the 20 million-year-old Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, hiking the famous Knysna Heads trails, golfing on one of the many world-renowned golf courses, enjoying the beaches of Mossel Bay or trying the vast array of amazing South African cuisine along the way, the Garden Route is well suited to everyone.

Day 6 - Oudtshoorn to Knysna

Explore Oudtshoorn and enjoy the abundance of activities available. Later this afternoon make your way to Knysna and check into your hotel for the next two nights. 

Cango Caves – Cango Caves – Heritage Tour (Standard)

The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20-million-year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. It is situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30 kilometres north of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. The Cango Caves is one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages – fascinating limestone formations in a wide variety of colours.  

Safari Ostrich Farm – Safari Ostrich Farm – Tractor Safari

At the farm, you can engage in tours that will show the inner workings of an ostrich farm. It has two onsite restaurants that serve delicious home to made fair and all meals are enjoyed in a serene garden setting. The Safari Ostrich Farm also offers a shop that sells a wide range of elegant and well-crafted ostrich leather products including handbags, ladies’ purses, belts and wallets. 

Day 7 - Day at leisure

Day at leisure to explore the Garden Route and the many surrounding areas. 

Day 8 - Amakhala Game Reserve

Today we travel to the Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) where you will drop off your rental vehicle. You will be met and transferred to Amakhala Game Reserve. Afternoon game drive – depending on the time of arrival. Dinner at the lodge    

Day 9 - Amakhala Game Reserve

Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives in the Amakhala Game Reserve and selected house beverages at your lodge.

Day 10 - Amakhala Game Reserve - Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

Morning game drive followed by breakfast. Check out and be transferred to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) Airport for your flight back home. 

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 10 days Car rental
  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Co Ltd – Cable Way Fee (Morning Ticket)
  • Seal Island Cruise
  • Tourism Levy
  • Conservation Levy
  • 2 Game Drives per day in Amakala Game reserve
  • Selected house beverages at the lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve
  • All meals and personal extras not specified
  • Any other services not specified
  • Premium Brand beverages 
  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway 
  • Seal Island Cruise 
  • Cango Caves Tour  
  • Safari Ostrich Farm (Tractor safari)  
  • Amakhala Game drives  

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At Springbok Atlas Tours and Safaris, our team of travel specialists are passionate about helping you plan the trip of your dreams. Send us an enquiry or give us a call and let’s start planning a bespoke travel itinerary just for you.

At Springbok Atlas Tours and Safaris, our team of travel specialists are passionate about helping you plan the trip of your dreams. Send us an enquiry or give us a call and let’s start planning a bespoke travel itinerary just for you.

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