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A Taste of South Africa: Self-drive

15 days from £2,195.

Game viewing in the Kruger

This two week self drive tour takes in the main sights of South Africa. It includes Kruger National Park where you can see the Big Five, Durban, the stunning Garden Route and ending in Cape Town. You can explore the beautiful scenery at your own pace and there is so much to do and see you will have an excellent introduction to this wonderful country. Flights are used to cover the larger journeys, leaving you more time to enjoy these highlights.Touring South Africa is a delight. The road system is good, the best in Africa, and with driving on the left and the lack of traffic, driving is easy and stress free. International cuisine, fine wines and a range of first class hotels and intimate guest-houses 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.

To enquire about this holiday, please Click here.

Day 1
Depart the UK. Overnight on flight.

Day 2
Arrive in Johannesburg and catch a connecting flight to Hoedspruit airport. You will then collect your hire car and drive to the Kruger National Park. Overnight at Skukuza Rest Camp.

Day 3
Explore the Kruger National Park and look for the Big 5. The Kruger National Park, the biggest reserve in South Africa, is one of the most famous game-viewing destinations in the world, with a huge range of flora and fauna, and some of the largest populatioms of animals.

Day 4
Explore the Kruger National Park. The park features excellent drives and trails through both dense bush and dry scrub. It is divided between the Northern Province and Mpumalanga, with the formers region getting the lions share and extending southwards to the Olifants River and as far north as the Limpopo River. It is a premier local and international game park, featuring over 250,000 mammalian inhabitants falling into 147 species including all of the Big Five: 300 black rhino, 2,500 white rhino, 8,000 elephant, 900 leopard, 15,000 buffalo and 2,000 lion, as well as 507 bird, 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian and 114 reptile species.

Day 5
Drive to the airport in time for the flight to Cape Town. Collect your car and drive to Leeuwenvoet House. Rest of day at leisure.

Day 6
Explore Cape Town’s fabulous beaches, golf, gardens and great restaurants on your day at leisure.

Day 7
Explore Cape Town. You could visit Table Mountain, Robben Island, Boulders Bay, Simonstown or the Waterfront.

Day 8
Drive to Franschhoek in the heart of the Winelands and a great centre for excellent food and wine. Check in to La Fontaine. Rest of the day free to explore the small town and neighbouring winelands.

Day 9
Free day to explore the world famous Winelands

Day 10
Drive along the beautiful Garden Route to the small coastal town of Hermanus. Hermanus is famous for whale-watching, even employing a town crier to ring his bell and shout whenever one is spotted offshore.

Day 11
Drive all along the spectacular Garden Route to Knysna. Check in to the Knysna Belle Guest House.

Day 12
At leisure to explore the Garden Route region. Overnight at Knysna Belle.

Day 13
Today you drive along the coast to Port Elizabeth via Storms River and Plettenburg Bay. Check into the Carslogie House.

Day 14
Drop car off at Port Elizabeth airport in time for the return flight home via Joburg.

Day 15
Arrive UK.

Price is per person based on two people sharing and includes:

International and domestic flights flights
Meet and greet upon arrival
Personalized driving itinerary
Car hire based on a Group B Budget vehicle
Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, except at Kruger where room only
24 hour emergency back up

Not included: Main meals, petrol, drinks and other personal expenditure eg travel insurance.

This holiday is available throughout the year.
To enquire about this holiday, please Click here.

The price per person starts from £2,090 (May, June) up to £2,750 (Christmas).

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