South African Self Drive: Garden Route

Discover the greatest highlights of the Garden Route at your own pace. South Africa has often been described as a world in one country.

It has a wealth of natural beauty, pristine wilderness areas, warm and friendly people, cosmopolitan cities and excellent infrastructure – making South Africa a favourite safari destination. We invite you to go on this stirring self-drive safari from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town to explore this beautiful country independently. We provide you with your own rental car, booked accommodation and suggest highlights to see on the way – but after all, it is up to you how you plan your day. Get a chance to experience breath-taking scenic routes like the Garden Route and vibrant cities like Cape Town.



Day 1: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, please proceed to the car hire depot to collect your rental vehicle and drive to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to explore the city, participate in optional activities or revel in an afternoon at the beach.

Accommodation: The Beach Hotel or similar

Day 2: Port Elizabeth - Tsitsikamma, South Africa
After breakfast take a scenic drive along the Garden Route towards the Tsitsikamma National Park. Explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline on leisurely walks or if you are more adventurous, take the plunge off the world’s highest bungee jump at the Bloukrans Bridge.

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar

Day 3 & 4: Tsitsikamma - Knysna, South Africa
Continue your journey along the Garden Route via Plettenberg Bay, where you can stop and relax at a stunning beach before making your way towards Knysna. The area is well known for a host of activities from water sports, hiking and other outdoor activities to wildlife sanctuaries, craft workshops and interesting eateries.

Accommodation: The Rex Hotel or similar

Day 5: Knysna - Oudtshoorn, South Africa
This morning head off to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. Explore the historical Klein Karoo town at your own pace and partake in some activities available such as a visit to an ostrich farm or a guided tour of the Cango Caves.

Accommodation: La Plume Guest House or similar

Day 6: End of Tour
Make your way to Cape Town via Route 62, the longest wine route in the Western Cape with many small towns scattered en route. Drive to Cape Town International Airport to drop off your hire car in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures again soon!



  • Car hire, Group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar) for 5 days. Kindly enquire regarding rental inclusions.
  • Accommodation for 5 nights, including breakfast


  • Optional activities
  • All personal expenses, incl. meals, drinks, tips and curios
  • Park Fees
  • Car rental exclusions: Kindly enquire regarding details of services not included.

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South African Self Drive: Garden Route

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