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2017/18 fly-drive package holidays to Kruger National Park 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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Kruger, the Garden Route & Cape Town
Great Value Suggestion
3 nights Rock Camp Kwa Madwala
3 nights Rex Hotel Knysna
2 nights De Zeekoe Oudtshoorn
2 nights Batavia Hotel Stellenbosch
3 nights President Hotel Cape Town
8 days Car Hire
from £1629 per person
Enjoy the thrill of safari in world-renowned Kruger National Park before heading on to the Garden Route, taking in pretty Knysna, the ostrich town of Oudtshoorn and the Winelands at Stellenbosch, before finishing in Cape Town.
3 nights Fitzpatrick’s at Jock, Kruger
3 nights Turbine Hotel Knysna
2 nights Mooiplaas Oudtshoorn
2 nights Lanzerac Hotel Stellenbosch
3 nights Queen Victoria Cape Town
8 days Car Hire
from £2389 per person
Day 1 - UK to Kruger National Park
Fly from London to Kruger, arriving next day.
Day 2 - Kruger National Park
On arrival in to Kruger airport you’ll be met and transferred to your chosen accommodation, for a three night stay - we have a wide range of places to stay, both inside the national park itself, on private game reserves that adjoin the park and in the surrounding area. Different durations are also available so if you’d like a shorter or longer stay, just ask!
Days 3-4 - Kruger National Park
Spend the next few days on safari - you’re in the hands of the experts here, with morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve to see as much wildlife as possible. This area is home to the ‘big 5’, so expect superb wildlife sighting and a real thrill.
Day 5 - Kruger National Park to Knysna
You’ll be transferred back to Kruger airport for the flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival collect your car from the Port Elizabeth airport depot - costs include a Toyota Corolla or similar, although there’s a good selection of options available. From Port Elizabeth it’s around a 3 hour drive to Knysna, but with lots to see and do on the way. Stop for coffee in pretty Jeffrey 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 Plettenberg Bay before arriving in to Knysna. Check in to your chosen hotel for a three night stay.
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!
Days 6-7 - 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 8 - Knysna to Oudtshoorn
From Knysna head along the coast to George and inland to Oudtshoorn (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. 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.
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 the Winelands
It’s a fairly long drive today from Oudtshoorn to the Winelands (approx 4.55 hours), with some beautiful scenery to take in on the way - head via Montagu and the spectacular Cogman’s Kloof Gorge, for example. On arrival, check in to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 11 - 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 12 - The Winelands to Cape Town
This morning head to Cape Town from the Winelands - the direct drive can be done in an hour but we’d really recommend travelling via the penguins at Boulder Beach and the beautiful Cape Peninsula, taking in Hout Bay, the Cape of Good Hope - this should take around 3 hours, plus stops. On arrival, drop your car off at the local depot and make your way to your chosen hotel for a three night stay - this is flexible, of course!
Days 13-14 - 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 keep your car for the whole duration in Cape Town, however, just let us know and we can arrange this for you!
Day 15 - Return
Transfer from your hotel to Cape Town airport, 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|