10 days – Classic Garden Route – South Africa

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10 days
Self Drive
Cape Town - Port Elizabeth
South Africa
Min Age : N/A (18 for car rental)
Max People : 4
Tour Details

This self drive allows you to explore the highlights and some of the best wineries in the Western Cape, the wine province of magnificent South Africa at your own pace. A magnificent tour through this amazing country that will leave you wanting more! If you like to add extra nights, upgrades or re book wine tastings, please let us know and we tailor make the itinerary to your liking!

[Detailed itinerary]


Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Robertson, Tulbagh

Departure & Return Location

Cape Town – Cape Town

Departure Time

Any time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Car rental Group B (VW Polo or similar model hatchback, manual transmission) including total waiver, second driver's fee, unlimited kilometres, GPS, tourism levy, Windscreen&Tyre waiver, VAT, contract fee, R0 damage responsibility
  • Reservation costs
  • Travel App with your itinerary
  • Travel Documentation & Directions
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Coverage by guarantee fund

Price Excludes

  • All flights (international and within South Africa, bookable via African Travels)
  • Meals/drinks not mentioned in the travel schedule
  • All Insurance (travel and/or cancellation)
  • Petrol
  • One way fees
  • Wine Tastings
  • All entrance fees and conservation fees for parks and attractions
  • Car Bond (refundable if no damages)
  • Tips
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • E-toll
  • Meet & Greet service upon arrival


9 nights in small guesthouses and lodges based on meals as specified in the detailed itinerary

Pictures of Accommodation

African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only run by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful and safe locations, they will contribute to your ultimate Africa experience. From small questhouses, tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!


  • Minimum age car rental is 18


  • Car rental upgrade to SUV, automatic etc
  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Extra nights
  • Pre planned activities

Day 1Cape Town

Your start your journey in Cape Town, also known as the Mother City. Upon arrival you will be welcomed at the airport and taken to your guesthouse. The next morning you will be taken to the car rental depot in the centre of Cape Town for collection of your rental vehicle.

Explore the many attractions on the hop-on-hop-off bus, take a drive along Chapmans Peak, visit cape Point, the V&A Waterfront, the penguins at Boulders Beach or take a stroll on one of the many breath-taking beaches! The active amongst you could try to climb Table Mountain, or hike one of the many trails. Soak up the vibes of this amazing city, it never disappoints!

Day 2Hermanus

After breakfast it is time to check out and continue your trip, next destination is Hermanus

Hermanus is a lovely coastal town in the Western Cape, famous for its own wine route and the yearly visit of the Southern Right whale (Between July and November) who come here to give birth to their calves. Enjoy a boat trip on the ocean in search for these magnificent creatures!

The Hermanus Wine Route “Hemel and Aarde”, has around 17 wine farms, where you can taste magnificent wines! Some of them have some amazing restaurants where they serve fantastic food!. A long walk on the beach or hike in the nearby nature reserve are also options to consider.

Hermanus also has 2 lovely golf courses for those that are interested!

Day 3Oudtshoorn

After breakfast, you will continue your journey via the very scenic R62 road towards your next destination; Oudtshoorn. Famous for its ostrich farms, this Klein Karoo town offers good old-fashioned hospitality and plenty of things to do.

Day 4, 5Knysna

Knysna has a stunning lagoon. There is plenty to do here; Go for a sailing cruise or whale/dolphin cruise, visit the many shops at the Waterfront, visit the nature reserve, play a round of golf on one of the amazing courses in the area, visit the Knysna Elephant Park or have cocktails after an oyster tasting at the Project Bar on Thesen Island!

Day 6, 7Storms River

Storms River Mouth is a beautiful location on the coast. Enjoy the amazing scenery, go for a walk or hike, a canoe trip, float in the river on a lilo or conquer the highest bungy jump in South Africa from the Bloukrans bridge!

Day 8, 9Addo Elephant Park

You will continue your journey, now to Addo Elephant Park. Spend the next 2 days trying to spot the big 5 in a very beautiful environment and get up close and personal with the many elephants in this lovely park.

Day 10End of itinerary

After breakfast you can drive back to the airport of Port Elizabeth, where you hand in your rental vehicle, in time for your trip back home. This is the end of an unforgettable experience!

*Upon request we can include KwaZulu Natal, Swaziland and/or Kruger in this itinerary. Ask us for the carious options and further information!



Can we upgrade our rental car?

Yes, after confirmation we will contact you about additional requests. For example a rental car upgrade etc.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

You can use ZAR and your bank/credit card should be accepted in most supermarkets, lodges and restaurants.

Can I book additional nights?

Yes you can. We can extent this trip. We can even include a Victoria Falls visit or Kruger Park safari.

Do I get my money back when the Robben Island excursion is cancelled due to storm?

Yes, if booked in advance via will try to move the excursion or we give you your money back if there is a lack of time.

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Couple Traveller

Perfect tailor made trip within budget

Our trip perfectly matched our expectations. Marieke and team are good listeners and being very experienced, while living in SA, she could translate our wishes in a very nice tailor made journey. Everything was perfectly organised, rechecked and double checked. She knows most accommodations herself. Because she lives in SA it is very easy to contact her by Whats-app, mail of phone. Next to that African Travels provides a very handy – offline – app with all necessary data in it. Marieke contacted us regularly to check if everything was still OK, and it was !!

December 23, 2020


Couple Traveller

My girlfriend and I booked a 10-day tour through Marieke from African Travels and we had a blast. Marieke helped us plan the trip (even before we paid anything), was very patient with the changes we did and was able to get us better prices. She was always available through WhatsApp and answered ad-hoc questions.

We did a Safari and literally travelled across the country from Joburg to Cape Town. In general, the accommodations (B&Bs) were good, especially the one in Stellenbosch, with a few exceptions. Marieke has stayed at most of them personally, so she knows them well.

My brother had also booked a trip through this agency a few years back and gave great feedback.

I strongly recommend this agency for your SA trip!

Thank you Marieke!

December 20, 2019