Self drive Cape Town and Garden Route

Self-Drive South Africa: Cape Town & the Garden Route - 11 Days

Storms River Coastal Scenery, Garden Route South Africa
Bo-Kaap's colourful houses, Cape Town

A fabulous, affordable self-drive tour of Cape Town and the scenic Garden Route. Spend 4 days experiencing the multitude of highlights of South Africa’s Mother City, before driving to the Cape Winelands to immerse yourself in all things wine and food. Continue through the scenic lesser known Little Karoo, to the ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn before crossing over the Outeniqua Mountains to the dramatic landscapes and quaint lagoon-side towns of the Garden Route. Finally enjoy a wildlife safari experience in Addo Elephant National Park, a great place to see the most southerly population of these gentle giants.

Choose between two accommodation grades - Standard or Upgrade. Alternatively mix and match accommodation from each grade to create your perfect holiday. Interactive itineraries for each accommodation grade can be viewed below.

Table Mountain - Robben Island - Cape Point - Winelands - Garden Route - Little Karoo - Outeniqua Mountains - Addo Elephants

Detailed itinerary

Arrive Cape Town International Airport and pick up your hire car. Two full days at your leisure to explore the charm and history of one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities of the world. Take the cable car or walk up Table Mountain, visit the colourful Malay quarter or meander through the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Browse through the vibrant Greenmarket Square, take a boat trip to Robben Island or simply relax on the beach. When you want to range further, take one of the finest coastal drives in Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. Here you might see whales breeching just off the bay or quirky African penguins on Boulder's beach. The fashionable Waterfront and City Bowl areas are ideal for visitors who enjoy city life with plenty of restaurants and cafes.

There are many day tour options available to fill your days - see our Cape Town Activities page for ideas.

Stay at:
Standard - The Cape Heritage Hotel or similar
Upgrade - The Three Boutique Hotel or similar

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