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Overview

Take the ultimate road trip with this leisurely seven-day self-drive adventure. You’ll explore some of South Africa’s most stunning landscapes from your bases in Montagu, Oudsthoorn and Plettenberg Bay – entirely at your own pace.

Your adventure begins when you travel out of buzzing Cape Town and through the peaceful verdant valleys of the stunning Western Cape.

After the lush Cape Winelands you’ll pass through the contrasting arid landscape of Little Karoo to Montagu and then on to Oudsthoorn. Along the way, you might opt to visit the Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass or an ostrich farm. 

You’ll enjoy epic vistas as you take the Outeniqua Pass towards lagoon-side Knysna and nearby Plettenberg Bay and its beautiful beaches and marine tours.

As your journey continues, the road curves towards the craggy, wave-lashed shoreline – all the way to Port Elizabeth in the east. Hugging the coast, you’ll have the option to stop off at pristine beaches and pretty coastal towns before visiting Tsitsikamma National Park at the end of your trip.

The freedom of the road is yours with this unforgettable journey, allowing you to discover many treasures of the iconic Garden Route.

Day 1

Depart Cape Town – Montagu

Your adventure begins when you leave Cape Town and drive along the scenic Route 62. You can stop off as when you feel like it – visiting wineries and admiring the changing landscape as you approach the arid region of Little Karoo.

You’ll arrive in the quaint colonial town of Montagu for your two-night stay.

Standard & Superior: Mimosa Lodge (Breakfast included)

 

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Day 2

Montagu

Montagu serves as a gateway to the Little Karoo and is known for its hot springs, heritage and idyllic setting. The rugged terrain features majestic mountains and spectacular passes, as well as vineyards, orchards and rivers.

Today you can explore everything Montagu and the surroundings area has to offer – enjoying peaceful hikes, historical monuments and pretty colonial buildings, as well as fine dining and world-class local wines.

Standard & Superior: Mimosa Lodge (Breakfast included)

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Day 3

Oudtshoorn

Today you’ll set off early, along Route 62, heading for Oudtshoorn and passing through the stunning arid landscape of the Little Karoo.

You might opt to visit an ostrich show farm or explore the limestone chambers of the Cango Caves. Alternatively, just relax and appreciate the old colonial farmsteads and country houses of the area.

Standard: De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve

Superior: De Opstal Country Lodge (Breakfast included)

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Day 4

Oudtshoorn

Today you’ll have another chance to explore the many sights of this area. Visit Cango Wildlife Ranch – where you’ll be able to see cheetah in a natural bushveld environment, from elevated walkways, before moving on to the crocodile and alligator enclosures – or take an excursion to Swartberg Pass (payable locally).

Standard: De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve

Superior: De Opstal Country Lodge (Breakfast included)

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Day 5

Plettenberg Bay – Knysna

This morning you’ll admire the view as you travel over Outeniqua Pass and down into the vibrant Garden Route.

With the pretty town of Knysna as your base for the next two nights, you’ll be able to explore the delights of this region.

Standard: The Robberg Beach Lodge

Superior: Lairds Lodge Country Estate (Breakfast included)

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Day 6

Knysna

Today you’ll have another day to explore Knysna and its surrounding areas, including a visit to the natural beauty of Featherbed Nature Reserve (optional), Tsitsikamma,

Attractions include Plettenberg Bay – a charming coastal town with endless pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests and a dramatic rocky peninsula; and Knysna Waterfront and Featherbed Nature Reserve.

Standard: Redbourne Country Lodge

Superior: Lairds Lodge Country Estate (Breakfast included)

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Day 7

Port Elizabeth – Depart

On your final day, as you head towards Tsitsikamma, you can take a detour and drive through Nature's Valley – which leads into dramatic gorges and down to a wild coastline.

After exploring Tsitsikamma National Park you’ll continue on to Port Elizabeth where your tour ends.

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  • What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in hotels as specified, subject to availability
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
Not included
  • Excursions, tours, and parks specified in the itinerary
  • Add on nights before and after the tour for more exploration
  • Car hire, fuel, contract fee, additional driver, one-way drop off fee (all payable locally)
  • Drinks, gratuities, and items of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Meet and greet services

What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in hotels as specified, subject to availability
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
Not included
  • Excursions, tours, and parks specified in the itinerary
  • Add on nights before and after the tour for more exploration
  • Car hire, fuel, contract fee, additional driver, one-way drop off fee (all payable locally)
  • Drinks, gratuities, and items of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Meet and greet services

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