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Dubai, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Safari Fly-Drive
2018 fly-drive package holidays to Dubai, Cape Town the Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari 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.
Dubai, Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari
Great Value Suggestion
3 nights Marina Byblos Dubai
3 nights President Hotel Cape Town
2 nights Batavia Hotel Stellenbosch
3 nights Rex Hotel Knysna
3 nights Kariega Main Lodge
9 days Car Hire
from £1509 per person
A stopover in Dubai on the way to South Africa works really well, and this itinerary combines the very best of South Africa with Dubai’s glamour - safari in the Eastern Cape, the beautiful Garden Route and fabulous Cape Town, plus Dubai too.
3 nights Sofitel Jumeirah Dubai
3 nights Queen Victoria Cape Town
2 nights Lanzerac Hotel Stellenbosch
3 nights Turbine Hotel Knysna
3 nights Shamwari Long Lee Manor
9 days Car Hire
from £2065 per person
Day 1 - UK to Dubai
Fly from London to Dubai - Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow departures are also available, ask for details. Met on arrival at Dubai airport and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay - we have a range to choose from, and your length of stay in Dubai is flexible.
Days 2-3 - Dubai
Spend the next few days exploring Dubai. ‘At The Top’ is Burj Khalifa’s magnificent viewing point from where you can see for miles.
Day 4 - Dubai to Cape Town
Transfer back to Dubai airport for your onward flight to Cape Town. On arrival you'll be transferred to to your chosen hotel, for a three night stay - we have a range to choose from, and your length of stay in Cape Town is flexible.
Days 5-6 - Cape Town
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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - Winelands to Knysna
It’s a fairly long drive today from the Winelands to Knysna (approx 5 hours), with plenty to see on the way - perhaps stop in Wilderness to see if you can spot any dolphins in the sea. Alternatively, start by heading inland via Montagu and the spectacular Cogman’s Kloof Gorge (approx 5.5 hours) for a more diverse route. On arrival, check in to your hotel for a three night stay.
Days 10-11 - 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. Next day spend a little longer exploring the Garden Route around Knysna - perhaps drive up to Oudtshoorn, (approx 1.5 hours) the ostrich capital of the world!
Day 12 - Knysna to the Eastern Cape Game Reserves
From Knysna it’s around a 4 hour drive to the game reserves of the Eastern Cape, 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 Port Elizabeth before arriving at your chosen game reserve for a three night stay. Be sure to arrive in good time as there’s an afternoon game drive arranged this afternoon!
Days 13-14 - Eastern Cape Game Reserves
Spend the next few days on safari - park up your car as you’re in the hands of the experts, with morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve to see as much wildlife as possible. Many of the game reserves are home to the ‘big 5’, so expect superb wildlife sighting and a real thrill.
Day 15 - Return
Drive back to Port Elizabeth and the airport today (approx 1.5-2 hours), where you will drop off your vehicle and check in for your flight back to the UK.
|Cape Town & the Winelands|
|Cape Town, Whale Coast & Winelands|
|Cape Town & Garden Route|
|Cape Town, Wine, Whales & Garden Route|
|Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari|
|Eastern Cape Safari & the Garden Route|
|Kruger & Cape Town|
|Kruger, the Garden Route & Cape Town|
|Kruger & Durban|
|Kruger, Drakensberg & Durban|
|KwaZulu Natal - Drakensburg & Durban|
|KwaZulu-Natal - Mountains, Battlefields, Wildlife & Coast|
|Cape Town & Mauritius|
|Cape Town & Mozambique|
|Victoria Falls, Garden Route & Cape Town|
|Victoria Falls, Safari, Garden Route & Cape Town|
|Dubai, Cape Town & Garden Route|
|Dubai, Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari|
|Winelands & Whales|
|Safari Game Reserves|
|Durban & KwaZulu-Natal|