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4 Barnard St, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

OVERVIEW

This spectacular self-drive will take you to South Africa’s well known highlights and “off the beaten track” places! From hectic Johannesburg to the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, you will discover the treasures of 3 Southern African countries, with 4 unique wildlife reserves, high mountains, deep canyons, breathtaking scenery & enchanting activities. Your safari holiday offers you a concentration of wonderment. A journey to the delights that these magical Southern African countries offer!

South Africa 
StartJohannesburg (Day 1)
Day 1Soweto (Johannesburg)
Day 2Graskop (Panorama Route)
Day 3-4Kruger NP
Swaziland 
Day 5Mlilwane WS
South Africa 
Day 6Lake St. Lucia (iSimangaliso WP)
Day 7Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR
Day 8iSimangaliso WP
Day 9-10Ukhahlamba (Drakensberg)
Day 11Wild Coast
Day 12Eastern Cape
Day 13Hogsback
Day 14Amathole
Day 15Graaff-Reinet
Day 16Addo Elephant NP
Day 17Garden Route
Day 18Little Karoo
Day 19Cape Agulhas
Day 20Hermanus
Day 21Cape of Good Hope (Cape Peninsula)
Day 22Winelands
Day 23Cape Town
Day 24Robben Island (Cape Town)
EndCape Town (Day 24)

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives, evening/night game drives & boat trip
  • Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & self-drive
  • Getting around: self-drive
  • Clients collect and return their self-drive vehicle at the airport
south africa map

Day 1

Soweto & Johannesburg

A day at your leisure to explore the area. You can hire a local guide for an afternoon visit to Soweto Township, Freedom Square and Hector Pieterson museum and memorial. A walking tour and drive will take you to various points of interest like the home of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Winnie Mandela and the FNB stadium. You can visit, time permitting, Lilliesleaf where Nelson Mandela was captured which lead to the famous Rivonia trial. From here to Constitution Hill, you discover the secrets of the past and the tales of the true struggle for freedom.

We can arrange and pass on all extra activities, entrance fees and excursions for you at our preferential rates!

Main Destination:

  • Soweto (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Lancaster House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Johannesburg

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Blyde River Canyon & Pilgrims Rest

Depart for the beautiful Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga. Follow the scenic Panorama Route and admire God’s Window, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Long Tom Pass, the battlefields, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the various Canyon waterfalls. Pilgrim’s Rest is an authentic historical village dating from the first South African gold rush and now a National Monument. Lunch Time permitting, a swim in the beautiful MacMac pools to cool off.
Accommodation is on the edge of the canyon.

Distance Calculator: Sandton to Blyde River Canyon – 496 km
5 h 49 min via N12 (5 h 22 min without traffic).

Main Destination:

  • Graskop (Panorama Route, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Graskop Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Graskop

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Kruger National Park

You arrive in the late morning at the famous Kruger Park and begin your visit with lunch on the banks of the mighty Sabie River. A glorious 4×4 sunset safari (included) with professional ranger pursuing the Big 5 and other rare and endangered species. Enjoy a great barbecue dinner. Accommodation in National Park chalets.

Distance Calculator: Blyde River Canyon to Kruger National Park – 71.3 km
1 h 22 min via R40 (1 h 22 min without traffic).

Main Destination:

  • Kruger National Park (South Africa)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • May to September (Dry season)
  • High Season
  • December to January and July to August
  • Best Weather
  • Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)
  • Wildlife in Kruger NP
  • ElephantCommon
  • GiraffeCommon
  • BuffaloCommon
  • ZebraAbundant
  • WildebeestCommon
  • HippoCommon

Accommodation:

  • Lower Sabie Rest Camp
  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Southern Kruger

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Kruger National Park

Early morning safari walk. You get to experience the Kruger on foot, the rangers will show you all sorts of amazing things such as plants, insects, tracks, and offer superb information on all of them. You encounter large and small mammals on your walk and get close enough to them to experience these ultimate encounters. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast. For the rest of the day you will witness the African Savannah and wildlife in all its splendor.
Later enjoy dinner overlooking the Sabie river. If accommodation is outside the Kruger Park, a full day 4×4 safari will replace the 2 x 3 hour game drives. “Look deep deep into nature & you shall truly understand” Albert Einstein.

Main Destination:

  • Kruger National Park (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Lower Sabie Rest Camp
  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Southern Kruger

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Kingdom of Swaziland & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

This morning you leave early and enjoy your last safari before leaving the park. You then depart for the Kingdom of Swaziland (passport required). The landscapes are very similar to those of Switzerland. You can visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory and the oldest mine in the world. Time dependent you can visit a fantastic example of San (Bushman) rock art created by indigenous people that once roamed Southern Africa alone. Or you can visit Swaziland’s oldest game reserve (you would then need to prioritize your activities). At Mbabane, capital of Swaziland, you will admire the Royal Palace, Parliament, and the Kings Mausoleum all from your vehicle. You overnight in the Ezulwini Valley which is the Kingdom’s main tourist area offering a wealth of attractions. Ezulwini means ‘place of heaven’, and the valley that bears this name certainly has its share of hedonistic delights.

Main Destination:

  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (Swaziland)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • May to September (Dry season)
  • High Season
  • Dec to Jan and Jul to Aug (It never gets very busy)
  • Best Weather
  • June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
  • Wildlife in Mlilwane WS
  • ZebraCommon
  • WildebeestCommon
  • HippoCommon
  • LeopardVery Rare
  • White RhinoNone
  • Black RhinoNone

Accommodation:

  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mid-range bush camp located inside Mlilwane WS

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Lake St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

After breakfast depart for St Lucia situated along the tropical coast of Zululand. En route, you can visit a typical Swazi village and many other attractions.
Lunch on the way. Upon arrival you can take a boat cruise on the St. Lucia wetlands, home to a multitude of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and a World Heritage Site. It is in this complex ecosystem where bush meets beach, mangrove and sand forests are home to a stupendous diversity of wildlife and flora. You have the opportunity to encounter hippos, crocodiles, eagles and maybe even the elusive leopard. Luxury B&B in the heart of the St Lucia wetland park.

Distance Calculator: Swaziland to Lake St. Lucia – 274 km
3 h 40 min via MR8 and N2 (3 h 33 min without traffic)
This route crosses a country border.

Main Destination:

  • Lake St Lucia (iSimangaliso WP, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • St Lucia Wetlands Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located just outside iSimangaliso WP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

Early morning start Hluhluze / Umfolozi Park, the 2nd oldest national park in the world and home to the “Big 5″. Renowned for having saved the White Rhino from extinction. You can also spend the day exploring this vast reserve in the heart of Zululand accompanied by a professional ranger in a 4×4. (an optional activity. We can arrange all activities for you at our preferential rates).

Main Destination:

  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (South Africa)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • May to September (Dry season)
  • High Season
  • October to March (The park can get busy)
  • Best Weather
  • Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)
  • Wildlife in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR
  • ElephantCommon
  • GiraffeCommon
  • White RhinoCommon
  • BuffaloCommon
  • ZebraCommon
  • WildebeestCommon

Accommodation:

  • St Lucia Wetlands Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located outside Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

ISimangaliso Wetland Park to Cape Vidal

This morning can you head into iSimangaliso Wetland Park where you can visit the western and eastern shores exploring the incredible diversity with the opportunity to snorkel the world’s southernmost coral reefs, and home to hundreds of fish species. This is also the place where one can dive with the dolphins at Cape Vidal.

Or you can head north to Sodwana Bay where you have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins, snorkel among the richest coral reefs on earth or if you have your PADI qualification, scuba dive.

The coastline of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is the only remaining nesting site in Africa where Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles still lay their eggs. In the summer season you can partake in a night safari to visit these endangered marine animals.

Main Destination:

  • Isimangaliso Wetland Park (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • St Lucia Wetlands Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located just outside iSimangaliso WP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

This morning you depart for the Drakensberg mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A good place to stop for lunch is Howick, the peaceful capital of the Natal Midlands, where the Umgeni River plunges 95 m forming a spectacular waterfall.
Lunch
Head to the Mandela Capture Site, where the late Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962 before the famous Rivonia trial when he was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Robben Island. A monument commemorates this event that changed the course of history.

Distance Calculator: St Lucia to Drakensberg – 550 km
6 h 21 min via N3 and N2 (5 h 57 min without traffic)
This route has tolls.

Main Destination:

  • Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park (Drakensberg, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Umzimkulu River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Ukhahlamba

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Drakensberg up the Sani Pass into Lesotho

Many offered and optional activities are available in this region, which may vary depending on where you are situated in the Drakensberg.
Your choices:

You can opt for a 4×4 excursion and visit Lesotho for the day, via the Sani Pass, the highest in Africa or similar if situated in the Northern Drakensberg. (optional but highly recommended) you can go on a guided hike to the famous cave paintings left by the Bushmen of about 4000 years. You can Trek to the Tugela Falls, the 2nd highest the world, Or visit the Golden Gate National Park, with its unique sandstone rock formations and wild life, browse around the pretty town of Clarence, with its many little restaurants, or visit the historic battle fields of the 18th century where the English, Afrikaans and Zulu armies, engaged in bloody battles. Note: The last 3 activities are only possible if you opt to stay in the Northern Berg.

Main Destination:

  • Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park (Drakensberg, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Umzimkulu River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Ukhahlamba

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

The Wild Coast Coffee Bay

After breakfast you will set off for the Wild Coast one of the most unspoiled parts of the country where the population still lives in an authentic and traditional way. You will have the opportunity to visit Umtata and Nelson Mandela Museum, and a few miles away, Qunu, a small village where Nelson Mandela grew up and now hosts his final resting place. You will learn about the legends that have affected the course of history. Lunch
Finally you reach Coffee Bay, a haven for swimming, fishing and lazy occupations. This coastal is home to beautiful beaches, estuaries, lagoons and indigenous hard wood forests.
Accommodation at the hotel

Distance calculator: Underberg to Coffee Bay 369 km
4 h 57 min, via N2 and R617 (4 h 27 min without traffic).

Main Destination:

  • The Wild Coast (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Ocean View
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Wild Coast

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

The Wild Coast & the Hole in the Wall

After breakfast you can take a hike along one of the most stunning coastlines in the world dotted with Xhosa huts and ‘kraals’ Fresh crayfish and oysters are on offer on the way. They will literally prepare it on the beach, where else can you expect such a delicacy at an incredibly reasonable price.

On our way to the “Hole in the Wall” a natural wonder, where the sea has tirelessly dug a hole in the cliff. The coast on either side of the Hole in the Wall is precipitous and notorious for the number of shipwrecks. On return you may relax on the beach or take the opportunity to visit another prime ‘spot’ on this magic coastline. Accommodation at the hotel which is on the beach.

Main Destination:

  • Eastern Cape (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Ocean View
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Wild Coast

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 13

Hogsback in the Amatola Mountains

Dating back to the 1800’s, the charming and vibrant village of Hogsback is high up on the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape, overlooking the rivers and slopes of the Tyume Valley. Hogsback offers you a welcoming peace and tranquillity, and plenty to do and see. It is named for its 3 flat-topped Hogsback Mountains. It is said that the Amatola Forest, was the inspiration for SA born author, J. R. R. Tolkien’ famous The Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit books and series, hence the many Tolkienesque names.

Activities: From aromatherapy massages to adrenaline filled activities, abseiling, bird-watching, more than 150 species, including Cape Parrot, Knysna Loeries, etc. The Amatola Mountains present the visitor with artistically wind-carved rock formations and other shapes such as bell rocks. Mist forests have also formed as a result of moisture in the higher regions.

Distance Calculator: Coffee Bay to Hogsback
4 h 50 min (378 km), via N2 and R63. (4 h 27 min without traffic).).

Main Destination:

  • Hogsback (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Arminel Hotel & Village
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Hogsback

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 14

Hogsback, many exciting activities available

After breakfast you can besides the many nature based activities (trout fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, river rafting) visit special places, like Diane Graham’s International Award-Winning Echo Shrine, the world famous gardens, like Applegarth, with its exotic plants from all over the earth, the magic of Camelot Fairy Meander, a Chartres design Labyrinth, one of the largest in the world, St. Patrick’s on the Hill Chapel, Robinson dam, the Bird sanctuary, the Arts & Crafts route and more.

Nearby places: Take a drive via the Hogsback Pass for panoramic views of the Tyume valley and beyond, where you will see the “three Hogs”, and at a height of 1700 m, the top of Gaika’s Kop. Here you have views of the Elandsberg mountains Seymour valley and to the coastline 120 km away as the crow flies.

Main Destination:

  • Amathole Mountains (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Arminel Hotel & Village
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Hogsback

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 15

Graaff-Reinet, the Great Karoo & the Camdeboo National Park

Travel to Graaff-Reinet, a stylish town in the Eastern Cape and the only town in South Africa that is surrounded by a national park. Founded in 1786, in a bend in the Sundays River, this historic Karoo town is the fourth oldest settlement in South Africa. It is a vibrant tourist destination with over 200 historical buildings and more national monuments than any other town in the country.

Places of interest: Visit the Dutch Reformed Church, The Reinet Museum, the Algave Distillery, The Valley of Desolation, a National Monument and geological wonder of weathered dolerite rock pillars. Here you have endless, magnificent views over the Karoo plains. The Camdeboo National Park is on the outskirts of the town and has an abundance of unique flora and fauna. From here, you can see the town and the Valley of Desolation – and a sense of the utter vastness. Visit the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda village

Distance calculator: Hogsback to Graaff-Reinett
3 h 25 min (297 km) via R63.

Main Destination:

  • Graaff-Reinet (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Buitenverwagten Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Graaff-Reinet

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 16

Addo National Elephant Park

After breakfast you take a relatively short drive to the wonderful Addo Elephant National Park, a diverse wildlife conservation park which is one of the country’s 19 national parks. It is famous for the “Big Seven”, “the Big Five” plus whales and sharks! But especially the magnificent elephants we will encounter at the waterholes. Lunch This afternoon your safari (optional but highly recommended) at the beautiful Schotia private game reserve with a professional ranger in a 4×4. Refreshments, tea, coffee and wood-fired baked rolls.

Second part of the safari will last until into the evening. A delicious dinner will be served in the “Boma”. The magic of the boma lies in the design, a type of enclosure with central glowing fireplace lending a mystical and earthy quality. Late in the afternoon you arrive in the area of the Addo National Park and will stay on a citrus farm on the banks of the Sunday’s River Distance calculator: Graaff-Reinett to Addo National Park 140 km
1 h 35 min via R75.

Main Destination:

  • Addo Elephant National Park (South Africa)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • January to December (All year)
  • High Season
  • October to March (The park gets crowded)
  • Best Weather
  • Sep to Apr (Warmer nights and mornings)
  • Wildlife in Addo Elephant NP
  • ElephantAbundant
  • ZebraCommon
  • LionOccasional
  • BuffaloOccasional
  • HyenaOccasional
  • Black RhinoRare


Accommodation:

  • Happy Lands
  • Mid-range guest house located just outside Addo Elephant NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 17

Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route & Knysna

Enjoy the park at your leisure. Before leaving town, admire the view from “The Heads”, two cliffs that form a narrow passage at the entrance to the lagoon. Discover lush green coastal forests where once many elephants lived.
A short drive brings you to the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay, a small luxurious resort town. View the famous Bloukrans Bridge where bungee jumping is the highest in the world. At the Tsitsikamma National Park you can walk in the indigenous forests and cross the mouth of the river on a suspension bridge. Beautiful scenery of the dramatic coastline. Leaving the Tsitsikamma area you can stop to admire the “Big Tree” an ancient tree in ironwood with impressive dimensions.

The next stop will be in the town of Jeffrey’s Bay a surfer’s paradise where you can enjoy shopping at Billabong and Quicksilver factory shops!
Lunch

Distance calculator: Addo National Park to Knysna 298 km
3 h via N2. (2 h 50 min without traffic). This route has tolls.

Main Destination:

  • Garden Route (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Cuningham’s Island Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Knysna

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 18

Oudtshoorn in the Great Karoo

The town of Oudtshoorn is the capital of the Little Karoo, renowned for its spectacular arid landscapes, fossil finds, succulents, desert plants and of course as the Ostrich Capital of the world as well as home to one of the world’s most spectacular cave systems.

You can visit the Cango Caves; said to be the most beautiful in the world where a succession of galleries, finest dripstone caverns and extraordinary limestone formations can be admired. The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestone at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, A visit to the world’s oldest working Ostrich farm for a tour and an opportunity to ride on one of these strange birds. Here you have the opportunity to taste the world’s finest Ostrich steak.

Distance calculator: Oudtshoorn to Agulhas (330 km)
3 h 45 min via R62 and R319 (3 h 31 min without traffic).


Main Destination:

  • Little Karoo (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • De Denne
  • Luxury guest house located in or near Oudtshoorn

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 19

Arniston & the Southern most tip of Africa

After breakfast, depart for Agulhas at the southernmost point of the continent and also renowned for its ancient Khoisan fish traps. Where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Cape Agulhas describes in Portuguese the sharp rocks which threatened the route to India for navigators of old. We then drive onto Arniston, a ”jewel” on the east coast, with it’s emerald sea and white sand dunes, a late afternoon swim or if low tide a short hike into the sea cave.
Dinner on the beach in a fisherman’s cottage in the authentic fisherman’s village, or an African barbecue, weather dependent. Overnight in Cape Agulhas or Arniston

Distance calculator: Oudtshoorn to Agulhas (330 km)
3 h 45 min via R62 and R319 (3 h 31 min without traffic).

Main Destination:

  • Cape Agulhas (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Arniston Seaside Cottages
  • Mid-range self catering accommodation located in or near Arniston

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 20

Hermanus (The Whale Coast) to Cape Town

Hermanus is known as the world’s best land based whale watching spot between the months June to December. Enjoy this charming village at your leisure. Walker Bay, a protected bay, offers privileged vantage points to view the Southern Right whales that come very close to our shoreline to calve every year during the austral winter.

An option and highly recommended is a cruise in the bay in order to observe these magnificent giants more closely. Continue to Stoney Point in Betty’s Bay, home to Africa’s larger and lesser known penguin colony.
You then wind your way along the spectacular Clarence drive on your way to Cape Town.

Distance calculator: Hermanus to Cape Town 121 km
1 h 38 min via N2 (1 h 29 min without traffic).

Main Destination:

  • Hermanus (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Bergzicht Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 21

Cape Peninsula and The Cape of Good Hope

This Region is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its exceptional floral diversity. Follow the west coast via Clifton with a stop at Maiden’s Cove to enjoy a magnificent view of the Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay then to Hout Bay, a charming little town where you can enjoy a boat cruise to Duiker Island, home to the world’s largest fur seal colony. The scenic Chapman’s Peak Pass offers breath-taking scenery. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is where the cold Atlantic waters meet the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This famous landmark was named by the early Portuguese mariners. Journeying down to the False Bay coast, lunch is at the old harbor of the historical naval port of Simon’s Town.

You can finish your day with a visit to Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest Cape Dutch manor house and wine farm built by the first Governor of the Cape.
Dinner at a restaurant of your choice.

Main Destination:

  • Cape of Good Hope (Cape Peninsula, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Bergzicht Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 22

The Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch and Franschoek

Drive to Stellenbosch, a fertile area where oak trees, wheat and vines quickly replaced the giraffes, elephants, Hottentot and Khoisan peoples. Today, Stellenbosch is known for its beautiful varied architecture, renowned wines and university where the language of instruction is still mainly Afrikaans. You can visit a museum, historical shop and partake in a cellar tour before traveling over the beautiful Hels Hoogte Pass on our way to Franshhoek. Visit the Huguenot Museum. At an exceptional boutique wine farm you can taste local vintage including a pinotage, which is South Africa’s own unique cultivar. At Paarl you stop in front of Mandela’s statue at the entrance to the prison from which he was liberated in 1990. Paarl means “Pearl”, in Dutch, and refers to the imposing granite mountains surrounding the town. The Taal monument, dedicated to the Afrikaans language, is the world’s only monument to a language.

Main Destination:

  • Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Bergzicht Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 23

Historical Cape Town, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch botanical gardens & West Coast

Today you can visit Cape Town, historical places, parks, Dutch East Indian Garden, Castle, South African Museum, Malay quarter, District 6 and Green market square. Before noon you can also visit the noon gun in action on the slopes of Signal Hill. It is the world’s oldest canon still in action. After lunch you can visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, the only botanical garden situated in a world heritage site which has more endemic plant species than any other in the world. In the late afternoon you can head along the west coast towards Blouberg where you can enjoy a “postcard” view of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay. Tonight, enjoy an authentic African dinner of many culinary dishes from across the continent, Traditional African dance, music & theater at your meal. (We will book for you on request).

Main Destination:

  • Cape Town (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Bergzicht Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 24

Optional activities then to Cape Town International Airport

Drive to the airport where you will leave your car. Close to the terminal building. Depending on your departure time, various activities can be arranged. Like the half day trip and tour of Robben Island, Table mountain, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art or even the Two Oceans Aquarian. PS: Optional activities will be offered to you at our preferential rates, discounted at around 20%. They include: Helicopter flips, Hot air ballooning, Shark cage diving, Whale cruises and more.

Main Destination:

  • Robben Island (Cape Town, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included