• Flight included
  • Accommodation included

Fly & Drive South Africa's Garden Route

  • Round trip
  • 15, 16, 18 or 19 nights
  • South Africa
price from £ 1,749
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

Take an unforgettable road trip through South Africa along the famous Garden Route. Incl. hotels, breakfast, rental car and return flights

Touch down in Cape Town, jump in your rental car and get ready to embark on an unforgettable road trip along South Africa's famous Garden Route. Pass by charming coastal towns and phenomenal nature, sample the country's world-renowned wine and go on an exciting safari adventure in Addo Elephant Park. Accommodated in some of the Garden Route's best four-star hotels, the most challenging decision you'll have to make is how long to stay... Look forward to the freedom of driving through extraordinary South Africa on this unique road trip.

Included
  • Round trip South Africa - 14 or 17 nights in superior hotels
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Visit to the ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Rental car
  • Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Stansted to Cape Town
  • Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.

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Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa! Today you arrive in Cape Town, the second largest and oldest city in the country. As one of the few countries in the world to split governmental powers between three selected cities, Cape Town is officially the legislative capital of South Africa. From stunning landsca... Read more

The Cape Milner  or similar

Day 2: Hermanus

On day 2, your South African road trip really begins. You will drive 120 kilometres from Cape Town to Hermanus - a beautiful seaside town and a popular stop on the Garden Route. Hermanus is well known for the excellent whale watching from July to November, where you can spot Southern right wha... Read more

Hermanus Lodge On The Green  or similar

Day 3: Cape Agulhas

Today's destination is Cape Agulhas - the southernmost tip of Africa. Today's drive is an easy 110 km drive to where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet, with the option of participating in a fantastic whale and dolphin spotting excursion en route! After arriving in Cape Agulh... Read more

Agulhas Ocean House  or similar

Day 4: Oudtshoorn

On day 4 you will bid farewell to the rugged coastal landscape and continue for approximately 375 kilometres inland to the dry plains of the Klein Karoo. Stock up at the local supermarkets for a roadside picnic - there is always plenty of designated picnic stops on the way! Today's final s... Read more

Oue Werf Country House & Manor  or similar

Day 5-6: Addo

Today you set your course for Addo, driving approximately 400 kilometres through the beautiful Langkloof valley on your way to your destination. Addo is home to the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa's second largest national park with a sprawling area of 1,640 square kilometres. Th... Read more

Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm  or similar

Day 7-8: Storms River and Tsitsikamma National Park

Today you travel via the beautiful Port Elizabeth back to the coast. Storms River is the destination, a great drive of approximately 230 kilometres, passing seaside resorts, dunes, forests and shipwreck-adorned beaches along the way. The Storms River flows into the breathtaking Tsitsikamma Nat... Read more

Tsitsikamma Manor  or similar

Day 9-10: Knysna

You will drive 90 kilometres of the Garden Route today, travelling to the magical town of Knysna. Get up with the sun and make some stops on the way: Plettenberg Bay is a fantastic option for some lunch by the seaside, or get up close and personal with some more of the most beautiful nature. L... Read more

aha The Rex Hotel  or similar

Day 11: Montagu

Have you always wanted to know where all of those beautiful South African wines come from? On day 11, you drive 330 kilometres to Montagu. Nestled in the heart of South Africa's world-renowned wine region in the middle of the impressive Langeberg mountain range, this town boasts more than ... Read more

Montagu Country Hotel  or similar

Day 12: Stellenbosch

Today is a good day for wine lovers! You'll be heading to South Africa's real wine country, driving 160 kilometres through superb valleys and mountains to the city of Stellenbosch, established by the governor of the Cape in 1679. A trip through one of the hundreds of vineyards in the a... Read more

Van der Stel Manor  or similar

Day 13-14: Back to Cape Town

After your fill of wine, mountains and gorgeous scenery, today you will head back to Cape Town. A city full of adventure, there is no shortage of sights and activities in Cape Town. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain or - if you're after a challenge - climb to the top on an ap... Read more

The Cape Milner  or similar

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa! Today you arrive in Cape Town, the second largest and oldest city in the country. As one of the few countries in the world to split governmental powers between three selected cities, Cape Town is officially the legislative capital of South Africa. From stunning landsca... Read more

The Cape Milner  or similar

Day 2: Hermanus

On day 2, your South African road trip really begins. You will drive 120 kilometres from Cape Town to Hermanus - a beautiful seaside town and a popular stop on the Garden Route. Hermanus is well known for the excellent whale watching from July to November, where you can spot Southern right wha... Read more

Hermanus Lodge On The Green  or similar

Day 3-4: Cape Agulhas

Today's destination is Cape Agulhas - the southernmost tip of Africa. Today's drive is an easy 110 km drive to where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet, with the option of participating in a fantastic whale and dolphin spotting excursion en route! After arriving in Cape Agulh... Read more

Agulhas Ocean House  or similar

Day 5: Oudsthoorn

On day 5 you will bid farewell to the rugged coastal landscape and continue for approximately 375 kilometres inland to the dry plains of the Klein Karoo. Stock up at the local supermarkets for a roadside picnic - there is always plenty of designated picnic stops on the way! Today's final s... Read more

Oue Werf Country House & Manor  or similar

Day 6-8: Addo

Today you set your course for Addo, driving approximately 400 kilometres through the beautiful Langkloof valley on your way to your destination. Addo is home to the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa's second largest national park with a sprawling area of 1,640 square kilometres. Th... Read more

Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm  or similar

Day 9-10: Storms River and Tsitsikamma National Park

Today you travel via the beautiful Port Elizabeth back to the coast. Storms River is the destination, a great drive of approximately 230 kilometres, passing seaside resorts, dunes, forests and shipwreck-adorned beaches along the way. The Storms River flows into the breathtaking Tsitsikamma Nat... Read more

Tsitsikamma Manor  or similar

Day 11-12: Knysna

You will drive 90 kilometres of the Garden Route today, travelling to the magical town of Knysna. Get up with the sun and make some stops on the way: Plettenberg Bay is a fantastic option for some lunch by the seaside, or get up close and personal with some more of the most beautiful nature. L... Read more

aha The Rex Hotel  or similar

Day 13: Montagu

Have you always wanted to know where all of those beautiful South African wines come from? Today you drive 330 kilometres to Montagu. Nestled in the heart of South Africa's world-renowned wine region in the middle of the impressive Langeberg mountain range, this town boasts more than 50 wi... Read more

Montagu Country Hotel  or similar

Day 14: Stellenbosch

Today is a good day for wine lovers! You'll be heading to South Africa's real wine country, driving 160 kilometres through superb valleys and mountains to the city of Stellenbosch, established by the governor of the Cape in 1679. A trip through one of the hundreds of vineyards in the a... Read more

Van der Stel Manor  or similar

Day 15-17: Back to Cape Town

After your fill of wine, mountains and gorgeous scenery, today you will head back to Cape Town. A city full of adventure, there is no shortage of sights and activities in Cape Town. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain or - if you're after a challenge - climb to the top on an ap... Read more

The Cape Milner  or similar
Optional Excursions

• Whale and dolphin safari (day 3 - 2 hours) •
The whales of Hermanus easily grow up to 50 metres and can be spotted from a distance. The curious dolphins, on the other hand, often come directly to the boat. Along the way your English speaking guide will explain everything you need to know about marine life in the region. There is also a photographer on board, which gives you the opportunity to purchase photos and videos of your experience. The excursion is inclusive of a guide and light snacks.

• Day safari in Addo Elephant Park (day 6 or 7 - 10 hours) •
In Addo Elephant Park you will spend a full day discovering the magnificent wildlife and plant species of the vast park. This excursion is a classic safari, where you get the full experience of the national park. The full-day safari is inclusive of park admission, English speaking guide, breakfast and drinks.

• Morning safari in Addo Elephant Park (day 6 or 7) •
For this beautiful sunrise safari you will be picked up at 06:30 and spend the next 5 hours among the wild animals in Addo Elephant Park. The full-day safari is inclusive of park admission, English speaking guide, breakfast and drinks.

• Afternoon safari in Addo Elephant Park (day 6 or 7 - 5 hours) •
This afternoon you will be enchanted by the natural beauty of South Africa. How many elephants and other exotic residents of this national park can you spot? The afternoon day safari is inclusive of park admission, English speaking guide, snacks and drinks.

• Helicopter flight over Cape Town (day 14, 15, 16 or 17) •
There are thousands of things to experience in Cape Town, but there is only one way to see them all at once! Feast your eyes on the city while flying over Cape Town in a helicopter. The first flight leaves at 8:30 AM and then every half hour throughout the day. This excursion takes around 45 minutes, of which around 12 minutes in the air. Transport from and to the hotel is included (minimum two people).

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Payment

If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

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Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Ltd. is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

Occupancy

Maximum 2 adults and 1 child up to 11 years per room.

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children's discount

A discount for children is offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.

Infant bed

Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.

Pets

Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents 5 days prior to departure at the latest

Passport

Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in South Africa. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.

Visa

For travel in South Africa, British citizens do not need a visa.

Vaccinations

All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to South Africa include Diphtheria; Hepatitis A. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.

Children and travel

Parents travelling with minors should not be expected to present the child's unabridged birth certificate upon arrival, though it is advised to keep in mind that this is a possibility.

Currency

The national currency of South Africa is South African Rand (ZAR).

Group travel

During this trip, excursions could be in groups of international travellers.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Car rental

You will receive a Renault Sandero or similar group B model, depending on the size of your travel group. During the booking process you have the option to upgrade to a group C car (Toyota Corolla, Quest Sedan or similar) or group U (Volkswagen Polo or similar). Unlimited mileage included.

The main driver must be in possession of a credit card in their own name with sufficient credit for the £2250 (approx.) deposit. The deposit can vary dependent on the type of car. Please note that a Debit MasterCard cannot be used.

The main driver must be in possession of a valid driver's license, which must be supplemented with a certified driver's license. It is therefore strongly recommended to obtain an international driver's license before departure.

The minimum age of the main driver is 18 years. It is possible to add an additional driver at the rental office for a surcharge of 34 USD per driver.

A GPS can also be added in the final booking process for around £50 per rental. The rental car is collected with a full fuel tank. You must also return the car with a full fuel tank.

Insurance: full insurance, property insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and coverage for glass-tire-bottom and roof damage is included.

The rental car is picked up and returned to the Hertz car rental office at Cape Town International Airport. The rental car must be returned no later than 17:00 on the day of departure. If you collect your car outside of official opening hours, a surcharge of USD 80 may apply.

Excess and guarantee

Theft protection and damage to the rental car are included with an excess. When collecting the rental car you have to pay a deposit. You will receive more information about this together with your travel documents