Cape Town, Winelands & Garden Route
Duration: 10 nights self-drive tour
Price from: £1479pp
Day 1: Fly to Cape Town.
Day 2 Cape Town: On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or perhaps step out and start exploring.
Days 3-4 Cape Town: Sightsee at your leisure. Don’t miss the cable car up to the summit of iconic Table Mountain or a ferry across to Robben Island. Alternatively stroll around the bustling V&A Waterfront or perhaps book one of our recommended excursions.
Day 5 Cape Town/Stellenbosch: Collect your hire car and set off for the Winelands, just 45 minutes drive from Cape Town. Your base is Stellenbosch, whose oak-shaded streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, boutiques and galleries.
Day 6 Stellenbosch: Why not hire a bike and set out to explore some of the many wine estates which decorate the vine-swept landscape. Along with wine, the region is also fast becoming a top foodie destination, so you’re in for a real treat.
Day 7 Stellenbosch/Plettenberg Bay: A day to savour the passing scenery as you head out of the Winelands and along the glorious Garden Route. It’s around a six hour drive, but you’ll find ample scenic spots to stroll and enjoy refreshments.
Days 8-9 Plettenberg Bay: At leisure to unwind on upmarket Plettenberg Bay’s golden sandy beaches. If you fancy some sporting action, you’ll find bikes to hire, scuba diving or sailing on offer, while at nearby Robberg Nature Reserve there are a variety of coastal walking trails.
Day 10 Plettenberg Bay/Tsitsikamma: The drive to Tsitsikamma is about 45 minutes. Hailed as the garden of the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma is just the place to experience the great outdoors.
Day 11 Tsitsikamma: Spend the day in the stunning Tsitsikamma National Park where you will find both adrenalin pumping adventures and relaxing experiences. Those with a head for heights can swing from the treetops on ziplines cross the Storms River Suspension Bridge or perhaps take the plunge with a bungee jump. For something more sedate, there are magnificent walking trails or perhaps go birdwatching, horse riding or out in a kayak.
Day 12 Tsitsikamma/Port Elizabeth: All too soon, it’s time to return your car at Port Elizabeth airport (approx 2 hours drive) where your tour concludes with your onward journey.
Accommodation: 4* Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town; 4*PLUS River Manor, Stellenbosch; 4*PLUS Robberg Beach Lodge, Plettenberg Bay; 3*PLUS Tsitsikamma Village Inn.
Tour price: The price shown for this self-drive tour includes international flights, arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Cape Town, 8 days group B car hire and accommodation as outlined.
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