Self-Drive Classic South Africa – 22 Days (Accommodated)


Experience the rainbow nation of South Africa at your own pace and on your own terms with this 3 week self-drive journey from the Mother City – Cape Town, to Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Start in beautiful Cape Town, with spectacular Table Mountain, dramatic Cape Point and poignant Robben Island. Your journey then heads along the coast via the Cape winelands and the Garden Route to Addo Elephant National Park. Continue through the Wild Coast, birthplace of Nelson Mandela, to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains for a scenic trip up Sani Pass into the mountain kingdom of Lesotho before heading into tropical Kwa-Zula Natal and a visit to the UNESCO listed iSimangaliso wetlands. Saving the best until last you spend your last days in South Africa exploring the Kruger National Park in search of its vast array of wonderful wildlife and birds.

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 – Wild Coast – Addo Elephants – Drakensberg Mountains – Sani Pass – iSimangaliso Wetlands – Swazi crafts – Kruger’s wildlife and birdlife – Panorama Route – Blyde River Canyon
Classic South Africa self drive map

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 or visit the former political prison of Nelson Mandela – Robben Island. 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, shops and cafes within walking distance of your hotel.

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

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