This easy 11 day self-drive vacation allows you to explore at your leisure. Collect your car on arrival at Cape Town Airport. A 3 night stay at the Radisson Hotel makes sure you are centrally located. Take a scenic drive along the Garden Route to the luxurious 5 star Pezula Resort, Knysna for 3 nights. A flight to Durban, car hire and a short drive to Zimbali Lodge for a 1 night stay. Head north up the Natal Coast. Enjoy 3 nights at the remote Thonga Beach Lodge.
– Explore Cape Town area at your leisure.
– Highlights include Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Winelands
– Scenic Garden Route drive
– Relax or enjoy the activities on offer along the Garden Route
– Wild unspoilt beaches along the KwaZulu Natal Coast
– Shallow reefs offering stunning seascapes for snorkeling & diving
Day 1 : Radisson Blu Waterfront
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you can make your way to the car hire counter to pick up your rental vehicle. It will come with a GPS to help you on your self-drive tour. Check into the Radisson Hotel, a luxury hotel on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 2 : Radisson Blu Waterfront
There are many highlights in the beautiful city of Cape Town so your days are at your leisure exploring these attractions. From nature and scenic beauty – the iconic Table Mountain and penguins on Boulders Beach – to history and culture at Robben Island Tours and Township Tours.
Day 3 : Radisson Blu Waterfront
Enjoy a wide range of sight seeing options - Table Mountain Cableway, Atlantic seaboard beaches, Penguin Colony at Simonstown, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. And the Famous Cape Winelands are only 30 mins away!
Day 4 : Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa
The drive down the scenic Garden Route to Knysna takes around 6 hours depending on how often you like to stop for photographs! Spend time exploring this magnificent stretch of coastline from your base at the 5 star luxurious Pezula Hotel & Spa, perched on the edge of the Knysna Heads.
Day 5 : Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa
This diverse area offers something for everyone.Activities are endless, cuisine is superb and you are spoilt for choice over your 3 night stay here. From scenic beauty and nature trails to wildlife, water life, bird life – lagoons, rivers and the rugged coast to a mild year round climate.
Day 6 : Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa
Day 7 : Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
Today is about making your way to the next part of your self-drive adventure in South Africa. A 3 hour drive to Port Elizabeth gets you to the airport for your flight to Durban. Arriving at the new King Shaka International Airport in Durban you collect your hire car drive to Zimbali Lodge for an overnight stay.
Day 8 : Thonga Beach Lodge
A relaxed breakfast and a simple drive following the Coast north gets you to the Coastal Cashews pick up point for a transfer to Thonga Beach Lodge. Thonga Beach Lodge takes full advantage of its unique position – set above a private sandy beach, nestled into the coastal dune forest.
Day 9 : Thonga Beach Lodge
, it is in complete harmony with the environment. A 3 night stay here allows you to soak up its unique position as well as get involved in a superb array of activities.Your thatched suites are inspired by the local Thonga architecture and have sea views or a dune forest setting.
Day 10 : Thonga Beach Lodge
The Lodge is eco-friendly and raised walk ways protect the Milkwood Forests. Activities on offer include snorkeling & diving, an Open Ocean Experience, the fresh water Lake Sibaya, bird watching, turtle trekking (in season) and local Tsonga cultural experiences.
Day 11 : Thonga Beach Lodge
DEPARTURE DAY - After your last swim and breakfast a transfer to your vehicle and a enjoy a scenic drive South to the King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in time for your International connection home.