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Cape Town, Winelands, Whale Coast & the Garden Route Fly-Drive

2019 fly-drive package holidays to Cape Town Winelands Hermanus 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.
Holiday Code T0516W.

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South Africa fly-drive and touring holiday

Cape Town, Winelands, Whale Coast & the 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

2 nights Auberge Burgundy Hermanus

1 night Protea King George

1 night De Zeekoe Oudtshoorn

2 nights Rex Hotel Knysna

1 night Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth

10 days Car Hire

from £1165 per person

Explore the Garden Route in detail with this fly-drive itinerary starting in Cape Town and finishing in Port Elizabeth - take in the Winelands, Hermanus and the Whale Coast, and the towns and scenery of the Garden Route itself.

Cape Town and the Garden Route fly-drive holiday

Luxury Suggestion

3 nights Queen Victoria Cape Town

2 nights Lanzerac Hotel Stellenbosch

2 nights The Marine Hermanus

1 night Oubaai Hotel George

1 night Mooiplaas Oudtshoorn

2 nights Turbine Hotel Knysna

1 night Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

10 days Car Hire

from £1665 per person


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 the Whale Coast

It’s around a 90 minute drive from Stellenbosch and the Winelands to the heart of the Whale Coast at Hermanus, although the 2 hour route around False Bay to the penguins at Betty’s Bay would be our suggestion. On arrival in to Hermanus check in to your hotel for a two night stay.

Day 8 - Whale Coast

Spend the day in and around Hermanus - whale watching cruises depart mainly from June to November, and it’s often possible to see whales from the shore - just stand on the cliffs in the centre of Hermanus and start looking!

Day 9 - Whale Coast to George

Today’s drive from Hermanus to George takes around 3.5 hours (plus stopping time), but we’d really recommend a longer route via Cape Agulhas (the most southerly point in Africa) and Arniston, to take in some spectacular coastal scenery (approx 5.5 hours). When you arrive in to George check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 10 - George to Oudtshoorn

It’s around an hour’s drive from George to Oudtshoorn, so we’d suggest arriving in to Oudtshoorn before lunch, to give yourself a little time here. 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 the night at the hotel of your choice.

Day 11 - Oudtshoorn to Knysna

From Oudtshoorn head back to 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.

Cape Town, Winelands, Whale Coast & the Garden Route Fly-Drive Holiday, South Africa Cape Town, Winelands, Whale Coast & the Garden Route Fly-Drive Holiday, South Africa