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Cape Town & the Garden Route Fly-Drive

2017/18 fly-drive package holidays to Cape Town and the Garden Route South Africa Prices are per person based on two sharing, including flights, accommodation and car hire, and are subject to availability. Flights from Heathrow - other departures also available, call for details.

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Cape Town & Garden Route fly-drives

Cape Town and the Garden Route fly-drive holiday

Great Value Suggestion

3 nights President Hotel Cape Town

2 nights Batavia Hotel Stellenbosch

1 night The Hideaway Swellendam

2 nights De Zeekoe Oudtshoorn

2 nights Rex Hotel Knysna

1 night Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth

9 days Car Hire

from £1105 per person

Combine cosmopolitan Cape Town with the beautiful Garden Route, taking in the Winelands, the Karoo, the ostrich town of Oudsthoorn, gorgeous Knysna and finally Port Elizabeth, with car hire to really explore.

Cape Town and the Garden Route fly-drive holiday

Luxury Suggestion

3 nights Queen Victoria Cape Town

2 nights Lanzerac Hotel Stellenbosch

1 night The Hideaway Swellendam

2 nights Mooiplaas Oudtshoorn

2 nights Turbine Hotel Knysna

1 night Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

9 days Car Hire

from £1465 per person

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Day 1 - UK to Cape Town

Fly from London to Cape Town, arriving next day.


Days 2-4 - Cape Town

On arrival you'll be transferred to to your chosen hotel, for a three night stay - we have a range of hotels to choose from, and your length of stay in Cape Town is flexible. Spend the next few days exploring Cape Town. Perhaps pre-book a Discover Cape Town City Tour (from £23 per person) - a great introduction to this spectacular city, the Cape Town City Tour provides the perfect opportunity to sample some of its attractions and get your bearings.


We generally don’t suggest you have a car in Cape Town as the traffic can get a little busy, parking can be tricky and most things are easy to get to. If you’d prefer to collect a car when you arrive and have it for your full duration, however, just let us know and we can arrange this for you!


Day 5 -  Cape Town to the Winelands

Collect your car from the Cape Town depot - costs include a Toyota Corolla or similar, although there’s a good selection of options available. Leave Cape Town behind and drive to Stellenbosch - the direct drive can be done in an hour but we’d really recommend travelling via the beautiful Cape Peninsula, taking in Hout Bay, the Cape of Good Hope and the penguins at Boulder Beach - this should take around 3 hours, plus stops. On arrival, check in to your chosen hotel for a two night stay - this is flexible, of course!


Driving is fairly straightforward in South Africa, with well maintained roads which are generally fairly quiet outside of the main towns. Driving is on the left and most laws and customs are familiar to UK drivers. Do bear in mind that all drivers will need a valid drivers licence plus the DVLA online code and printout, along with a credit card in the name of the main driver for deposit purposes. Other T&C’s apply - just ask for details!


Day 6 - Winelands

Spend the day exploring the beautiful Winelands area. Explore the three towns of the Winelands area - Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl - or park up and try some of the world-renowned wine at one of the many wineries that are open for visitors.


Day 7 -  Winelands to Swellendam

It’s around a 90 minute drive from Stellenbosch and the Winelands to Swellendam in the Little Karoo, although the 3.5 hour route around False Bay to the penguins at Betty’s Bay and the whales at Hermanus, with a quick detour through the spectacular Cogman’s Kloof Gorge near Montagu would be our suggestion. On arrival in to Swellendam check in to your hotel for an overnight night stay.

Day 8 - Swellendam to Oudtshoorn

Continue inland from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn, travelling through the scenery of the Little Karoo (approx 2.5 hours). Oudtshoorn is the unofficial ostrich capital of the world - the birds have been reared here since the 1870’s and gave the town its wealth. Spend two nights at the hotel of your choice.


Day 9 -  Oudtshoorn

Spend a day in and around Oudtshoorn - first stop for many visitors is the Cango Caves, just to the north of town, and one  of the most popular attractions in South Africa. There are also numerous ostrich farms on Oudtshoorn, where you can try your hand at ostrich-riding!

Day 10 - Oudtshoorn to Knysna

From Oudtshoorn head to the coast at George and along the coast to Knysna (approx 1.5 hours), perhaps stopping in Wilderness to see if you can spot any dolphins in the sea. Alternatively, head inland via the scenic Route 62 and Prince Alfred’s Pass (approx 3 hours) for a more diverse route. On arrival, check in to your hotel for a two night stay.

Day 12 - Knysna

Consider taking a day off driving today and perhaps head to the water - Knysna Lagoon is a beautiful area and boat trips are popular here. Alternatively, sample some of Knysna’s renowned food in one of the numerous restaurants.


Day 13 - Knysna to Port Elizabeth

From Knysna it’s around a 3 hour drive to Port Elizabeth, but with lots to see and do on the way. Stop for coffee in pretty Plettenberg Bay before continuing to the beautiful Tsitsikamma area, perhaps taking in some of the magnificent forest and coastal scenery on a hike. Be sure to stop briefly at Bloukrans Bridge, a spectacular crossing of a deep river valley, with perhaps a final stop of the day in Jeffrey Bay before arriving in to Port Elizabeth, for your final night.


Day 14 - Return

It’s a very short drive to Port Elizabeth airport today, where you will drop off your vehicle and check in for your flight back to the UK.

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