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Cape Town & the Garden Route Fly-Drive

2022 fly-drive package holidays to Cape Town and the Garden Route South Africa Holiday 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 T0520W.

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Cape Town and the Garden Route fly-drive holiday

Great Value Suggestion

3 nights Commodore Hotel Cape Town

2 nights Protea Hotel Franschhoek

1 night Mimosa Lodge Montagu

2 nights De Zeekoe Oudtshoorn

2 nights Protea Knysna Quays

1 night Protea Marine Port Elizabeth

9 days Car Hire

from £1509 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 The Table Bay Cape Town

2 nights Lanzerac Hotel Stellenbosch

1 night Mimosa Lodge Montagu

2 nights Altes Landhaus Oudtshoorn

2 nights Turbine Hotel Knysna

1 night Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

9 days Car Hire

from £2085 per person


Day 1 - UK to Cape Town

Fly from London to Cape Town, arriving next day.

Day 2 -- Cape Town

On arrival in to Cape Town you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your 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.

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!

Days 3-4 - Cape Town

Over the next few days get to know the amazing city of Cape Town. We love the buzz of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s redeveloped docks where fabulous restaurants, trendy bars and great shops draw the crowds.

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 the Winelands - the direct drive can be done in an hour or so, but we’d really recommend travelling via the beautiful Cape Peninsula, setting off via the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive and taking in Hout Bay, the Cape of Good Hope and the penguins at Boulder Beach - this should take around three 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

Park up and discover some of the world-renowned wine that the region is famous for at one of the many wineries that are open for visitors. Many offer tastings (generally at a small fee) and great value purchases are available throughout. The hardest thing is deciding which is your favourite!

Day 7 - Winelands to Montagu

It’s around a 90 minute drive from the Winelands to Montagu in the Little Karoo, although we’d thoroughly recommend the four hour route around False Bay to the penguins at Betty’s Bay and the whales at Hermanus, arriving in to Montagu via the spectacular Cogman’s Kloof Gorge. On arrival in to Montagu check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8 - Montagu to Oudtshoorn

Continue inland from Montagu to Oudtshoorn, travelling through the scenery of Route 62 via Barrydale (approx 2.5 hours), or in to the Karoo via the Anysberg Nature Reserve and the stunning Seweweekspoort Pass (approx 4 hours) - for the latter check the weather and road conditions first! 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 away from the coast. On arrival, check in to your hotel for a two night stay.

Day 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.

Day 12 - 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 13 - 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 and the Garden Route fly-drive holiday

Boutique Suggestion

3 nights Cape Heritage Hotel

2 nights Oude Werf Stellenbosch

1 night Mimosa Lodge Montagu

2 nights Mooiplas Oudtshoorn

2 nights St James of Knysna

1 night Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth

9 days Car Hire

from £1615 per person

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