6 days – The Classic Garden Route

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6 days
Self Drive
Cape Town - Cape Town/Port Elizabeth
South Africa
Min Age : N/A (18 for car rental)
Max People : 8
Tour Details

This self drive allows you to explore Cape Town, Swellendam, the Karoo and the Garden Route. A magnificent area of South Africa that will leave you wanting more!

Detailed itinerary

Departure & Return Location

Cape Town – Cape Town/Port Elizabeth

Departure Time

Any time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & Meals as specified in the itinerary, however, if lodges are full, we reserve the right to book alternative accommodation in the same price range and quality
  • Car rental Group B (VW Polo/Ford Figo or similar ) for 2 people 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
  • 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


  • Minimum age car rental is 18


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


5 nights in small guesthouses & self catering accommodation

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Accommodation is in small guesthouses and self catering accommodation. Bedding Provided.
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!


Day 1Cape Town

Your start your journey in Cape Town, also known as the Mother City. 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 2Swellendam

Swellendam is the 3rd oldest town in South Africa, there is lots of history. Hidden amongst a magnificent mountain range, it’s a perfect stop towards the Garden Route!

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 4Knysna

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 5Storms River

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

Day 6Departure

After breakfast drive towards Port-Elizabeth airport or Cape Town airport, fill up your fuel tank and hand in the rental vehicle.
We hope you have enjoyed your experience!



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.