Bontebok Self-drive Safari

Bontebok self-drive: In full

This self drive trip spends 12 nights in the Cape region, visiting Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, starting at a very relaxing guest house in Cape Town and finishing at the wild and rugged Tsitsikama National Park at the end.


Days 1-3

3 nights at Acorn House (bed & breakfast) | Cape Town, South Africa

Acorn House sits at the foot of Table MountainOn arrival at Cape Town airport, pick up your hire car for the easy 20-minute drive to Acorn House, where you spend 3 nights. This is located on the slopes of Table Mountain in the lovely suburb of Oranjezicht. The next few days can be spent exploring Cape Town and the Peninsula. Visit the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, take the revolving cable-car up Table Mountain for breathtaking views over Cape Town, see penguins on Boulders Beach, or just relax on one of Cape Towns white sandy beaches. The possibilities are endless in this cosmopolitan city.

Days 4-5

2 nights at La Petite Ferme (bed & breakfast) | Winelands, South Africa

La Petite Ferme is situated just outside the town of Franschhoek…A mere one hour’s drive out of Cape Town will take you to the wine-producing area of South Africa which spreads around the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. Your next two nights will be spent at La Petite Ferme; situated on the side of a mountain, overlooking the Franschhoek valley. Here you will find good food, plentiful wine and breathtaking views.

Days 6-8

3 nights at De Hoop Opstal (half board) | De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa

The Opstal is the only accommodation in South Africa's De Hoop Nature Reserve.Leaving the winelands behind you head east towards the Garden Route stopping at De Hoop Nature Reserve, 60km from the town of Swellendam. This is a fairly small park but with an amazing diversity of ecosystems within its boundaries. Spend the next 3 nights here exploring the reserve on your own or with a guide. You can also visit the nearby Bontebok National Park from here.

Days 9-10

2 nights at Periwinkle Guest Lodge (bed & breakfast) | Plettenberg Bay | Garden Route, South Africa

Periwinkle Lodge is located across the road from one of the best beaches on the Garden Route ...From De Hoop, head east along the Garden Route travelling via Knysna to Plettenberg Bay, where you will arrive at your guesthouse overlooking the beach - Periwinkle Guest Lodge, where you spend the next 2 nights. The next couple of days can be spent exploring the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay (known locally as Plet) and visiting their numerous galleries and craft shops.

Days 11-12

2 nights at Storms River Restcamp (accommodation only) | Tsitsikamma | Garden Route National Park, South Africa

Storms River Restcamp is situated in Tsitsikama National Park on the Garden Route.Leaving the Garden Route behind head east to the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park where you will spend the next two nights at Storms River Restcamp. Enjoy the wonderful rugged coastal scenery. Here you can take marked walking trails along the coast and up into the mountains viewing the stunning coastline and crashing waves below.

Day 13

After a leisurely morning in the Park head towards Port Elizabeth airport where you return your hire car in good time for your onward arrangements.

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