Family Self Drive Cape Town, Garden Route & Eastern Cape

Standard 3 to 4 star | 10 nights, 11 days | Family

3 nights Cape Town, 2 nights Winelands, 1 night Little Karoo, 2 nights Garden Route and 2 nights Eastern Cape Game Lodge

Conrad’s Review
This program is a great value for money option for the family with smaller children. The properties we use are very child friendly and offer great value for money. The roads in the Western Cape, Garden Route and Eastern Cape are very scenic and this is the ideal area to explore by driving yourself. This program allows you to experience 5 diverse areas that encompass some of the best tourism destinations South Africa has to offer. Your Family safari at Lalibela will be guided and they offer a children programme for younger children. The Eastern Cape offers great big five game viewing in a Malaria free enviroment.

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Price: USD 5,720 to USD 7,340 per family of 4 - Prices are based on 2 adults & 2 kids under 12 years sharing a room


Price based on 2 adults & 2 kids under 12 years sharing

2 nights on Full Board and Game drive basis in Eastern Cape, 3 nights on room only basis in Cape Town, 2 nights B&B in Winelands, 2 nights B&B in Garden route, 1 night B&B in Little Karoo, Car rental, 1 x Scheduled full day Peninsula Tour 

Prices are based on 2 adults & 2 kids under 12 years sharing a room - Prices are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations


International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified

Suggested add-ons:

Kwazulu Natal Beach

Tour Description:

DAY 1 – Arrive in Cape Town, transfer to the Waterfront & Overnight @ Waterfront Apartments

On arrival at Cape Town airport, look out for our representative. They will be holding a name-board with your surname on it. They will then transfer you from the airport to your hotel. This will take approx. 30 minutes depending on traffic.
Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. Cradled by Table Mountain, it has immense charm and historical interest whilst it’s unique cultural blend; part African, part European and part Asian, makes for a cosmopolitan dining experience. Cape Town has many attractions for the tourist you can take the cable car or walk up Table Mountain, visit the Malay quarter, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, browse through the vibrant Greenmarket Square, take a boat trip to Robben Island or simply relax on the beach. When you want to range further, the Cape Peninsula offers one of the finest coastal drives in Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. Here you might see whales breeching just off the bay or quirky African penguins on Boulder's beach.
Waterfront Apartments (African Elite) - Two Bedroom Luxury Apartment (max 4), Room Only
African Elite Properties has a collection of luxury, fully serviced apartments in the V&A Waterfront marina. All the apartments are located within walking distance of restaurants, shops, nightlife of the V&A Waterfront, as well as the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Pristine beaches and Table Mountain are 10 minutes away by taxi. All the apartments are individually decorated and offer the comfort of a luxury hotel with all the space, freedom and flexibility of home. 

DAY 2 - Full Day Scheduled Peninsula Tour & Overnight @ Waterfront Apartments

PT Peninsula Scenic scheduled day tour - Full day scheduled tour,
Our full day Cape Peninsula tour includes a scenic coastal drive along Chapman’s Peak; the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point; viewing the Penguins at Boulders Bay; Simon's Town historical naval base and ends with the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Overnight @ Waterfront Apartments (African Elite) - Room Only

DAY 3 – Rental Car delivered to hotel, rest of the day at leisure, Overnight @ Waterfront Apartments

This morning your Group E rental car (Toyota Corolla 1.8 or similar, with air-conditioning, power steering, automatic transmission and CD player) is delivered to your hotel
Overnight @ Waterfront Apartments (African Elite) - Room Only

DAY 4 – Drive from Cape Town to the Winelands overnight in Franschoek

Today you drive from Cape Town to Franschoek in the beautiful Winelands area.
The Winelands region is an area of exquisite beauty with Rocky Mountains overlooking green vineyards; oak avenues leading to elegant Cape Dutch wine estates and some of the most charming towns and villages in South Africa. The main pleasure of this region is the enjoyment of the good life: appreciating the wine and the superb architecture, enjoying long, lazy meals in one of the many excellent restaurants, browsing in Shops and galleries or taking scenic drives or walks in the surrounding mountains. 
Rusthof Country House - Mountain Facing Family Suite, Breakfast
Rusthof lies in the heart of the historic French Huguenot valley of Franschhoek. Each of the 6 spacious bedrooms has its own unique character, with pure cotton bed linen, coffee and tea facilities and the most luxurious interior décor. They are fully air-conditioned and have underfloor heating (even the bathrooms!). Enjoy the cold buffet of fruit juices, fresh muesli and marinated fruits, yoghurts, cheese, homemade bread, croissants and preserves; followed by a choice of hot dishes, all served in the delightfully decorated French Provençal 'kitchen' dining-room.

DAYS 5 – Day at leisure – Overnight Franschoek

You have the day at leisure to explore the Winelands.
Overnight @ Rusthof Country House - Mountain Facing Family Suite, Breakfast

DAYS 6 – Drive from Winelands to the Little Karoo, Overnight Oudtshoorn

Today you set off for the Little Karoo region via the lovely Boland Mountains and through the deciduous fruit farm area of Elgin. 
Little Karoo
The Little Karoo is an arid, rugged land reached via the spectacular mountain passes over the Outeniqua Mountains. You can sample the excellent wines of the area over lunch at a working ostrich farm or visit the Cango Caves, a labyrinthine complex of limestone caverns. The intrepid will be captivated by the wild beauty of the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert and the mysterious hidden valley of Die Hel, whilst children will adore seeing the big cats at the Cango wildlife ranch, learning about ostriches, (even riding one), and cringing at the crocodile and snake farm.
La Plume Guest Farm – Cottage, Breakfast
La Plume Guest Farm near Oudtshoorn is a working ostrich farm with peaceful views over the Olifants river valley to the Swarberg Mountains. The attractive Victorian homestead is decorated in period style and all 12 en suite rooms are well-appointed, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, complimentary port, television, bar fridge and furnished with Cape antiques. Farm tours and Karoo farm-style dinners are available on request.

DAY 7 –  Drive from the Little Karoo to the Garden Route, overnight Hog Hollow

After breakfast you drive to the Garden Route. On the way you can visit the Cango Caves. The Cango Caves are some of the largest limestone caverns in the world and are still only partially explored. 
Garden Route
The Garden Route thoroughly deserves its reputation for enchanting beauty. The 'Garden' refers not to cultivated gardens, but to indigenous forests of tall yellowwoods and milkwoods covering the slopes of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains. This region, between Mossel Bay and the Storms River, offers a spectacular coastline of dramatic headlands giving way to white sandy beaches. The Garden Route area is perfect both for those wanting to relax in a beautiful area and for those wishing to be more active. 
Hog Hollow Country Lodge - Loft Suite (Double occupancy+2), Breakfast
Hog Hollow Country Lodge lies in its own private nature reserve with breath-taking views over the indigenous forest valleys to the Tsitsikamma Mountains, and yet only 18km from Plettenberg Bay. This is essentially a rural retreat for lovers of outstanding cuisine, warm hospitality and panoramic views.

DAY 8 –  Day at leisure to explore the Garden Route, overnight @ Hog Hollow

You have the day at leisure to explore the Garden Route.
Overnight @ Hog Hollow Country Lodge - Loft Suite, Breakfast
DAY 9 –  Drive from Garden Route to Eastern Cape Game Lodge, overnight @ Lalibela Marks Camp (2 nights)

Today you drive from the Garden Route to your game lodge in the Eastern Cape.

Lalibela Marks Camp - Two nights stay Family Suite, Full Board & Game Activitiesallowfullscreen="">Lalibela private game reserve comprises four lodges within 7,500ha of Big Five malaria-free bushveld. Game drives in an open vehicle with an experienced game ranger bring you face to face with a multitude of game species, ranging from mighty elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo to tiny blue duiker and rock hyrax. Night drives focus on the elusive bat-eared fox, aardvark, black-backed jackal and aardwolf. All of the animals, including the predators, are free-roaming throughout the entire reserve which spans five eco-systems, (valley bushveld, savannah grassland, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland), resulting in a huge diversity of fauna and flora. African wild dogs, spotted hyena and more lion have just been reintroduced to Lalibela.

DAY 10 –  You enjoy the activities @ your game Lodge

You enjoy the daily activities at your lodge.
Overnight @ Lalibela Marks Camp - Family Suite, Full Board & Game Activities

DAY 11 –  Drive to Port Elizabeth & board onward flight

Today you drive to Port Elizabeth Airport and drop off your rental car before boarding your flight to Johannesburg.

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Conrad Jacobs
Genesis African Safaris
+27 (0) 27 482 2597
+27 (0) 83 953 7357
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