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Dubai, Cape Town and the Garden Route Fly-Drive

2020/21 fly-drive package holidays to Dubai, 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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Dubai, Cape Town & the Garden Route

Cape Town, the Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari fly-drive holiday

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3 nights Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai

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 £1695 per person

Spend a few days exploring exciting Dubai before heading to South Africa to take in fabulous Cape Town and the beautiful Garden Route - one of our favourite itineraries, taking in cities, beaches, wildlife, countryside, food, wine & much more.

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Day 1 - UK to Dubai

Fly from London to Dubai - Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow departures are also available, ask for details. You’ll be met on arrival at Dubai airport and transferred to your chosen hotel for a three night stay. Our choice of places to stay is very flexible and we have plenty to choose from, to ensure you have the best holiday imaginable!


Days 2-3 - Dubai

Spend the next few days exploring Dubai. The city is packed with skyscrapers and the most famous - and tallest - is Burj Khalifa. The viewing platform is a great place to start your time in Dubai!


Day 4 - Dubai to Cape Town

Transfer back to Dubai airport for your onward flight to Cape Town. On arrival you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, for a three night stay. Your stay in Cape Town is flexible so if you prefer a different duration just let us know, plus we have a wide selection of hotel options.


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 5-6 - Cape Town

Spend a few days getting to know Cape Town, one of the world’s most incredible cities. We love the variety of areas within this fairly compact city, from the historic areas in the city centre to colourful Bo Kaap, and the vibrant Waterfront.


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 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - 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, the Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari fly-drive holiday

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3 nights Al Bandar Creek Dubai

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 £1805 per person

Cape Town, the Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari fly-drive holiday

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3 nights The Palace Downtown Dubai

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 £2425 per person

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