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South Africa in Style: Self-drive

The Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

19 days from £3,195.

A stylish self-drive itinerary for those who want to see all the main attractions while staying in some of the countries finest properties.

South Africa is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, so why not treat yourself to a visit staying in some of the most stylish properties it has to offer? Our “South Africa in style” itinerary is designed to take you to all the major attractions, from the excitment of safari with an expert guide to the cosmopolitan waterfront in fashionable Cape Town. You travel at your own pace, stopping when you want for as long as you want, but always with the anticipation of the next night’s accommodation ahead of you, your lodges and hotels as much of the happy holiday memories as the sights you see. Flights are used to cover the larger journeys, giving you more time in the places of interest.

Touring South Africa is a delight, with a first class network of rail, road and air services. The road system is excellent and with driving on the left and a lack of traffic, driving is easy and stress free. International cuisine, fine wines and a range of first class hotels and game lodges make South Africa a great destination.

This is a private tour (minimum 2 people). It can depart on any day you wish (subject to availability).

Please let us know you preferred dates and we will forward a full tailored itinerary with confirmed quotation to you by e-mail and/or post.

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Day 1
Depart from the UK in the evening.

Day 2
On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onto your next flight to the Kruger. On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be transferred to your game lodge. There is time for an evening game-drive before returning to the lodge for supper. Overnight at Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp. .

Day 3
On safari.

Day 4
On safari.

Day 5 Today you will transfer from the safari camp to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and fly to Durban. On arrival collect your hire car and drive the short distance to Manaar House. Overnight at Manaar House at Umhlanga Rocks.

Day 6
This morning after breakfast you will drive to up into the Drakensberg Mountains. Here you have 2 days to explore the beautiful landscapes on offer as well as daily guided walks, bird watching, tennis, squash, swimming, horse riding, bowls, trout fishing, badminton, gym and sauna, nearby game viewing and a challenging 9 hole golf course. Overnight at Cathedral Peak.

Day 7
Free day in the Drakensberg. Drakensburg Mountains are a proclaimed World Heritage Site.
The mountains have a unique natural beauty, with a rich collection of rock art, the last visible signs of the San people.
This region is renowned for its unique richness of biological diversity, its endemic and endangered species amd its superlative natural beauty. Within the uKhahlamba Drakensburg Park there are some 600 rock art sites,
collectively representing over 35, 000 individual images. With an abundance of game, birds and plants, as well as some of the word’s most stunning scenery and rock art, the uKhahlamba Drakensburg Park is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions.

Day 8
Drop car off at Durban Airport. Fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth. You collect a new car and drive the short distance to your accommodation near Port Elizabeth. Overnight at Hacklewood Hill Country Lodge.

Day 9
Self drive to the town of Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route. You will stay here for 3 nights, giving ample time to relax and explore the lagoon, reserve and coastline that makes the area so popular. Overnight at Knysna Belle Guesthouse.

Day 10
At leisure in Knysna.

Day 11
At leisure in Knysna.

Day 12
Today after breakfast you head further down the Garden Route to the town of Hermanus famous for its whale watching. Overnight at Quarters Hermanus.

Day 13
After leaving Hermanus your journey takes you to the vibrant and beautiful city of Cape Town. Check in to your boutique guest house, Four Rosmead.

Day 14
At leisure in Cape Town.

Day 15
At leisure in Cape Town.

Day 16
Today you will drive into the beautiful Winelands region. Rest of day at leisure to explore the area. Overnight at Wedgeview Country House and Spa in Stellenbosch.

Day 17
At leisure in the Winelands.

Day 18
Today head back to the airport in Cape Town in time for your flight back to the UK. Overnight on flight.

Day 19
Arrive UK in the early morning.

Price is per person based on two people sharing and includes:
International and domestic flights
All accommodation with breakfast, full-board on safari
Transfers and Car-hire based on Group 2 vehicle
Meet and greet, full driving itinerary and 24 hr back-up

Not included: Main meals not mentioned above. Petrol. Personal items. Drinks. Entrance fees. Travel Insurance.

This holiday is available throughout the year.

The price per person varies between £3,195 (June) and £4,270 (Christmas).

This is based on the best priced flights and the accommodation listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase.

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