12 Day Self Drive Itinerary

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

South Africa's most scenic drive

This twelve day self drive gives you the opportunity to explore the city of Cape Town and its surrounds, spot Southern Right Whales in Hermanus (seasonal), drive along the Garden Route and track the Big Five on safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Discover Cape Town
  • Spot whales in Hermanus
  • See an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Explore the Waterfront in Knysna
  • Safari in the Eastern Cape

Sample Itinerary Summary

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12 days
Guide Price
€2,399 per person
Price based on
Based on May 19 departure from Dublin, 3nts in Cape Town, 3nts bed & breakfast in Cape Whale Coast, 2 nts bed & breakfast in Oudtshoorn, 2nts bed & breakfast in Knysna and 3 nts Kariega Game Reserve on a Full Board basis (Eastern Cape) including car hire.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private basis
  • Accommodation as detailed in a double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year)
  • Meals included as stated
  • Full board basis and game drives at Kariega main lodge (drinks payable locally)
  • Hertz Group B vehicle (Chevrolet Aveo Hatch or similar) including airport surcharge and one-way drop off fees.
  • International flights
Not included
  • Incidental car hire surcharges including contract fee, delivery and collection fee, young driver surcharge (if applicable) and any optional extras.
  • Cape Town

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Time to explore the city and surrounding areas.
  • Hermanus

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Whale watching.
    • Panoramic ocean views from the towns' cliffs.
  • Oudtshoorn

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Cango Caves.
    • Wildlife Ranch.
    • Visit an ostrich farm.
  • Knysna

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Time to explore this coastal town with its lively waterfront.
  • Eastern Cape

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Morning and evening game drives.