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A South African Adventure
Self-drive tour South Africa

From sundry landscapes - sun-kissed beaches, myriad biomes, majestic mountains and deserts - to a vivid nightlife and delectable local dishes, South Africa has it all! With unmatched natural beauty and a refreshing melange of cultures, it is an impeccable blend of the old and the new, and is sure to have something for ever kind of traveller.

Accomdations

3*
4*

Service Level

Upgraded
Luxury

Transportation

Private
Hike

Food

Non Veg
Continental

Age

Max 75 years

Difficulty

Easy

Fitness Guide

No specific fitness required.

Who is this tour for?

Solo Men, Solo Women, Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Senior Couple, Family with Kids, Group of Singles
Tour Map

Tour Experience

This self-drive trip ensures that you are-both literally and figuratively-in the driver's seat of your holiday!

  • Discover the city life of Capetown, South Africa's most cosmopolitan city.
  • Navigate through the diverse landscapes that the country has to offer.
  • Explore the Cape Peninsula while cruising through scenic roads.
  • Surf, swim and sunbathe at the bronzed beaches of the Cape.
  • Visit Duiker island (home to thousands of seals) by boa.
  • Drive the much acclaimed Garden Route. Explore quaint towns and engage in a number of activities, both outdoors and indoors, on the way.
  • Tour Cango caves and an ostrich farm in Outdshoorn.
  • Take a lagoon cruise on the MV John Benn to Knysna Heads.
  • Visit Kruger National Park.
  • Explore the lively city of Johannesburg

*The price displayed is that of a package that includes 3 * (sharing) accommodation. Get in touch for an upgraded version.

10N/ 11D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Wild life spotting
Bird Watching
Photography
Shopping
Short Treks
Drive
Local Interaction
Cave Watching
Forest Safari
Night Life
Leisure

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Wild Life
Local Sightseeing
Responsible Tourism
Caves

Itinerary

1 Arrival at Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa!

On arriving at the Capetown International Airport, pick up your rental car and set off for the hotel to get settled in. Feel free to spend the rest of the day on your time.

  • Cape Town
20 km None
None +
Cape Town
3*, 4*
Shopping, Leisure
Local Sightseeing
Breakfast

2 Cape Peninsula

Today, get a chance to discover the Cape Peninsula. Get behind the wheel and speed off along gorgeous coastal stretches through Camps Bay and head towards Hout Bay.

At Hout Bay, hop on a boat to Duiker Island which hosts hundreds of Cape fur seals.

If you're up for it, take a (self-sponsored) trip to the Cape Point. Spend some time at Boulders Penguin Colony, watching adorable African penguins, and visit the Cape Point Natural Reserve.

Drive back to spend the night in Cape Town.

  • Capetown
  • Camps Bay
  • Hout Bay
  • Boulders Penguin Colony
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Cape Town
150 km 5 km
None +
Cape Town
3*, 4*
Swimming, Surfing, Wild life spotting, Bird Watching, Photography, Drive, Local Interaction
Nature, Wild Life, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast

3 Table Mountain, Cape Town

After grabbing some breakfast at the hotel, spend the day exploring Cape Town.

A trip to South Africa is incomplete without a visit to Table Mountain.

Drive down to Table Mountain where you can take a trip up by cableway (built in 1929). There are also some challenging hiking trails up this mountain. Take in the breath-taking cityscape of Cape town and its surroundings that are sure to make you feel like you're on top of the world.

  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Town
12 km 5 km
None +
Cape Town
3*, 4*
Hiking, Photography, Short Treks
Nature, Wild Life, Treks, Responsible Tourism, Local Sightseeing
Breakfast

4 Cape Town

Have a hearty breakfast and head out to uncover all that Cape Town has to offer!

  • Cape Town
  • Lions Head
  • Zeitz museum of Contemporary African Art
  • Long Street
  • Muizenberg beach
40 km None
None +
Cape Town
3*, 4*
Swimming, Photography, Shopping, Night Life, Leisure, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, Local Sightseeing, Responsible Tourism, Cityscape
Breakfast

5 Knysna

Today, a beautiful drive along the world-renowned Garden Route awaits you. Set out early from Capetown and head towards the charming town of Knysna where you will be spending the following three nights.

You can top at little towns, beaches and other attractions along the way

  • Cape Town
  • Knysna
500 km None
None +
Knysna
3*, 4*
Photography, Road Trip, Drive, Local Interaction
Nature, Wild Life, Local Sightseeing, Road Trip, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast

6 Oudtshoorn

Today entails a visit to Oudtshoorn, another charming town that can be found on the Garden Route.

Your first stop of the day is at Cango caves which consist of wonderous limestone beds and formations. Crawl and squeeze your way through underground tunnels and passages.

Next, enjoy an interactive tour of an ostrich farm. Learn a whole lot about the world's largest birds from experts.

  • Knysna
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Knysna
240 km None
None +
Knysna
3*, 4*
Drive, Ancient Archeology, Cave Watching
Nature, Culture, Local Sightseeing, Responsible Tourism, Caves
Breakfast

7 Knysna Heads

After grabbing some breakfast, we head for Knysna Quay.

Today is a rather easy-going day as we have in store for us, an exciting cruise around the Knysna lagoon on the MV John Benn, a luxury, double-decker, floating restaurant. Choose from a wide selection of dishes and drinks as you relax aboard the John Benn.

  • Knysna
14 km None
None +
Knysna
3*, 4*
Photography, Soft Water Sports, Leisure
Nature, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast

8 Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

Drop off your rental car at George Airport, from where you will catch a flight to Johannesburg. On arriving at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, pick up your rental car and start your journey towards Kruger National Park.

  • Knysna
  • George Airport
  • OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
460 km None
None +
Kruger National Park
3*, 4*
Photography, Wild life spotting, Road Trip, Water-Falls
Nature, Wild Life, Responsible Tourism
Breakfast

9 Kruger National Park

Spend the day at the Kruger National Park. Embark on guided safaris, private or group, with the hope of catching a glimpse of Africa's Big 5 - the elephant, the rhino, the lion, the leopard and the buffalo, amongst other wildlife.

  • Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
3*, 4*
Hiking, Wild life spotting, Bird Watching, Photography, Jungle Walk, Forest Safari, Short Treks
Nature, Wild Life, Responsible Tourism, Treks
Breakfast

10 Johannesburg

Spend the day driving back to Johannesburg from Kruger National Park.

At Johannesburg, check into your hotel and get some well-deserved rest.

You can spend the evening exploring Johannesburg, a city with contrasting mix of high-rise buildings and run-down neighbourhoods.

  • Kruger National Park
  • Johannesburg
430 km None
None +
Johannesburg
3*, 4*
Shopping, Leisure, Night Life, Drive
Nature, Culture, Local Sightseeing
Breakfast

11 Departure from Johannesburg

Drop off your rental car at the OR Tambo International Airport, from where you will board a flight back home.

  • Johannesburg
  • OR Tambo International Airport
25 km None
Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 4 nights at the Holiday Inn, Capetown (BB)*
  • 3 nights at Graywood or Rex hotel (BB)
  • 2 nights at Protea hotel by Marriott Hazyview (BB) or Kruger Gate (DBB)**
  • 1 night at Peermont Metcourt or Mondior Hotel (BB)
  • Entrance fees, as specified (of events included in the itinerary)
  • 8 days - Group A car rental from Capetown
  • 4 days - Group A car rental from Johannesburg

(*BB - Bed and Breakfast, **DBB - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)

Exclusions

  • Airfare, airport taxes and visa expenses
  • All other accommodation, meals, transport and sightseeing expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and gratuities for meals, guides, rangers and trackers
  • Personal expenses (cigarettes, alcohol, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Any other services not mentioned above

Advisory

  • Foreign nationals must have a passport with at least a 6 month validity from the day of entry, and a valid visa (if required)
  • Many parts of South Africa have water shortage issues. Do your bit by using water sparingly.
  • A travel insurance is recommended
  • Make sure you have some cash in hand as credit cards are not always accepted at petrol bunks.
  • Ensure that you have a valid driving license
  • Tipping is customary (10-15% is recommended)
  • Taxis are relatively cheap. However, it is recommended that you use metered taxis to avoid haggling over prices.
  • It is advisable to carry sunscreen and insect repellent. Pack light clothes, rain gear and closed shoes. A warm jacket is ideal to keep the cold at bay during winter.
  • The rates are subject to change based on the availability and the time of visit (season).

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Why Ecohunters?

Small Groups
We deliberately encourage small groups as they allow for better experiences , more interaction and exchange.
Epic journeys
Every journey listed on the site has been mined for the sheer purpose of extending the joy to you!
All Inclusive Trips
All inclusive trips ensure you soak into the experience 100% without having to bother about the nitty-gritties.
Safety First
Every journey is calibrated ensuring the safety of the traveller. We closely monitor events man-made or natural to avoid any uncertainty during your travel. Trusted local partners ensure local support.
Accomodations
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible

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