Garden Route on Self drive

Tour Highlights

  • The series of spectacular stalagmite caves at Cango Caves
  • Ostrich Farm a convivial farm for ostrich safari at Oudtshoorn
  • Franschhoek city with vintage houses, wine yards and eateries
  • Whale watching to spot the majestic whales at the bay of Hermanus
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Itinerary

Port Elizabeth lies down near the Indian Ocean with the sandy beaches and scenic beauty, making it one of the beautiful destinations to explore. Getting down at the Port Elizabeth airport, pick your vehicle to drive to the hotel for check-in and leisure stay. Plan your evening visit to the Alexandria Dunefield reserve at Port Elizabeth that is owned by a farming family. The lush vegetation, bird species and wildlife of the place makes it a perfect spot for self tour. If you are a foodie than the food trail at Valley market is something that you must never miss during your visit. Grab some a gourmet burger, spicy seafood paella or dim sum for evening snacks.

Give your morning a kick start with your breakfast before you can start the self city-tour. The Safari, beach tour and sightseeing are some of the things one can enjoy during the visit. There are some eco-parks and bio-reserve that serves as the key to tourism at Port Elizabeth South Africa. Pick up from the tour of Donkin Reserve, Wezandla Gallery and Craft Gallery or Port Elizabeth Bayworld to discover the diverse hues of the city. The evening is for a leisure stay at your booked property.

  • Breakfast

Enjoy the morning with a delicious meal to prepare for a long nature drive to Knysna. The three hour drive is laced with the serene backdrop with the lush landscape and the magnificent landscape. Refresh yourself at the hotel and start with the tour to Knysna that is known as the cultural hub with its amazing stopovers for art, adventure and cuisines. With the abundance of wildlife, sightseeing and entertainment, Knysna has everything you need for a self-tour. Adventure awaits you with some the thrilling activities like abseiling, kloofing, cruising and safari that you can pick during the stay. Or you can just choose to be rest back at your cosy property for the day.

  • Breakfast

Be ready for a long drive to Oudtshoorn that is the largest town in the Little Karoo South Africa. Grab your morning bite and start the drive beholding the scenic beauty that falls on the way from Knysna to Oudtshoorn. Plan your day to explore the stalagmites Cango caves that offers the thrilling Adventure tour where you have to crawl through the narrow passage and steep rocks. The tour to Cango caves is around 90 minutes adventure that will let you experience the utmost thrill and some amazing cave formations. Being at Oudtshoorn, you cannot miss the amazing Ostrich Farm show. Indulge in activities as ostrich feeding, standing in their eggs and don’t miss the chance to closely experience their world. Dive back to Knysna to end the day.

  • Breakfast

You have the morning with a tempting meal to plan the day tour. Knysna offers a number of attractions to engage your entire day during the visit. The famous art and cultural centres Ian Fleming Gallery is popularly known among the photography lovers where they can spot some of the vintage cameras. The Knysna lagoon is the best spot with some enthralling activity to spend a day at Knysna. You can swim with the tiny creatures, observe the marine life and discover the underground wonders of the Knysna Lagoon.

  • Breakfast

The Garden Route Self drive tour is surely unfinished without Hermanus that presents some of the amazing resorts, amenities and the charm of its fisherman's village. After the morning meals, you are all free to enjoy the journey to Hermanus on Garden Route. Freshen up at the hotel and then pick your vehicle to drive and explore the attractions from the Frenkloof Nature reserve to Hermanus Golf Course, Gansbaai and Franschhoek Wine Tram. The place is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, adventure and outdoor activities with the pleasing aura. Hermanus is a paradise for self-exploration. The evening is free to get back and relax in your property at Hermanus.

  • Breakfast

Your amazing South Africa tour ends up at Hermanus with some delish breakfast. A private ride to the airport and you can catch the flight for your onward destination with all good memories.

  • Breakfast
  • Meet and Greet by our representative upon arrival.
  • 6 nights accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Meals as per the itinerary.
  • All transfers and sightseeing by private vehicle.
  • Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn
  • Cango Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Day tour at Knysna
  • Frenkloof Nature reserve
  • Hermanus Golf Course
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram
  • Complimentary SIM Card upon arrival
  • 24 *7 personnel services
  • International & Domestic Airfares & airport taxes
  • Visa fees & procedures
  • Local tourist guide where not specified above
  • Mineral water on coaches & microbuses. Available at an additional charge of ZAR 30.00 per person per day
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
  • Porterage fees
  • Meals not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
  • Drinks (neither with meals, nor on vehicles or during tours, unless otherwise indicated)
  • Items of a personal nature, such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned above

Proposed Hotels

Note: We will provide you below mentioned or similar hotels depending on the availability

The Kelway Hotel
Port Elizabeth

A 4 star property, Kelway Hotel is an excellent property situated in Port Elizabeth. If you are looking out to relax and spend some quality time amidst the royalty, this hotel has everything you need. There are numbers of additional facilities such as plunge pool, spacious rooms, tea and coffee making facility and much more. All the personalized facilities add on to the feature of this luxury accommodation at Port Elizabeth.

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The Graywood Hotel
Knysna

The Graywood Hotel is the most affordable and comfy property of Knysna rated as the 3-star accommodations with the best service and decent interior. The rooms are well prepared with all the required facilities from TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, Coffee maker and essential you may require. The courtyard features the wooded pavement and the pool adding more to its enthralling architecture. The wooden lodge boasts its casual rooms that are spacious, bright and airy tor refreshing vibes.

Hotel Address: Gray St, Knysna Central, Knysna, 6570, South Africa
Windsor Hotel
Hermanus

Resting on the cliff edge, Windsor hotel in Hermanus is the oldest property in the town. The 3-star property is 120 year old hotel which has variety of restaurants, gallerias, museums and many more. The hotel has numerous amenities such as a TV, en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as Wi-Fi is available for guests during their stay in the quaint seaside village of Hermanus.

Hotel Address: 49 Marine Dr, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa

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  • Port Elizabeth (2N) - Knysna (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Hermanus (1N)
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