Garden Route Self-Drive

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Discover South Africa’s greatest highlights at your own pace. We invite you to go on this adventurous self-drive safari from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town to explore this beautiful country independently as you drive through South Africa’s popular Garden Route.

An adventurous self-drive safari through South Africa’s popular Garden Route, starting in Port Elizabeth and ending in Cape Town – 6 Days


Tour Highlights

Port Elizabeth –  Known as one of the largest cities in South Africa, Port Elizabeth is situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km east of Cape Town.

Tsitsikamma Forest – The region of Tsitsikamma is a delight for travellers on a South African safari through the Garden Route, with its protected indigenous forest that contains the most amazing array of vegetation.

Knysna – Most famously, Knysna is known for its warm-water estuary that passes between two large headlands known as the Knysna Heads. The Heads boast a breath-taking lookout point, which gives visitors the optimal vantage point from which to appreciate the open ocean, as well as the chance to enjoy a meal at restaurants that offer stunning views and good, wholesome food.

Oudtshoorn – Here you can take a visit into the popular Cango Caves, which measure over four-kilometres and are made up of a network of extensive tunnels and chambers. They boast spectacular trails amongst magnificent limestone formations and are located 29-kilometres outside of Oudtshoorn, an area well-known for its ostrich farming.

Bloukrans River – Daredevils can get their pulses racing with a leap off of the Bloukrans Bridge, known as the world’s highest bungee jump bridge.

Monkeyland, Knysna – Here you will be taken on a monkey safari in the forest to learn about these fascinating creatures.

Included

  • Avis car hire as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, tips etc.
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Any meals & drinks not stipulated in the itinerary

We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. Most of them have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.

Day 1: The Beach Hotel or similar
Day 2: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar
Day 3 & 4: The Rex Hotel or similar
Day 5: La Plume Guest House or similar

Vehicles: Avis Car Hire, group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar).
Premium insurance includes theft and collision damage waiver, personal accident insurance, unlimited mileage, location surcharge, third party liability insurance, general public liability insurance, tourism levy, VAT and claims admin fee, tyre, rim and hubcap damage, windscreen damage/repair, sandblasting damage, water and undercarriage damage. Excludes: fuel, refundable rental deposit, rental contract fee, one-way drop off charges, delivery and collection fees, traffic fine administration fee, additional driver, child safety seats, GPS navigation, additional spare tyre rental and deposit


Meals: Breakfasts will be in restaurants at the various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit the countries stated on the itinerary.


Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.


Making Your Travels Meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Use your excess luggage allowance to pack supplies needed by the Dingani Primary School in Zimbabwe and Masongora Primary School in Uganda. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click here to view the schools current needs list.

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