Waterbuck self-drive

Waterbuck self-drive: In full

This leisurely self-drive trip around the Cape is similar to the Bontebok Self-drive Safari but stays at more upmarket accommodation in similar areas.


Days 1-3

3 nights at Cellars-Hohenort (bed & breakfast) | Cape Town, South Africa

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is set in the heart of Cape Town's Constantia Valley.On arrival at Cape Town airport, pick up your hire car and follow your map and directions to Constantia – a stylish winegrowing suburb of Cape Town. Here you stay for 3 nights at your luxurious hotel The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel. With your own self-drive hire car, the Cape is your oyster! Relax by the pool at the hotel or drive out and explore the city and environs!

Days 4-5

2 nights at Le Quartier Francais (bed & breakfast) | Winelands, South Africa

Le Quartier Francais is a hotel in Franshhoek, the city of South Africa's Winelands.It's barely an hours' drive to the well-known winegrowing town of Franschhoek, where you stay for 2 nights at the luxurious Le Quartier Francais. Spend the next couple of days exploring the galleries and restaurants in Franschhoek or visit the local wine farms where you can have lunch and enjoy the local wines and wonderful mountain scenery.

Day 6

1 night at Schoone Oordt Country House (bed & breakfast) | Swellendam, South Africa

Schoone Oordt is a beautifully restored guesthouse.Leaving the coast behind, head east towards the town of Swellendam. Here you can explore the town or visit the nearby Bontebok National Park for some hiking or birding. Spend one night at Schoone Oordt Country House in Swellendam.

Days 7-8

2 nights at Rosenhof Country House (bed & breakfast) | Little Karoo, South Africa

Rosenhof Country House in South Africa's Little Karoo...From Swellendam, head inland to Oudtshoorn, “the ostrich capital of the world". Your next 2 nights are spent here at Rosenhof Country House, Use your full day to explore the Little Karoo – visit the Cango Caves, an ostrich farm or the wildlife ranch.

Days 9-10

2 nights at Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa (bed & breakfast) | Knysna | Garden Route, South Africa

Turbine Hotel & Spa is in Knysna, the town on South Africa's Garden Route.Leaving the Little Karoo and Oudtshoorn behind, head back across the Outeniqua Mountains to the coast and the start of the Garden Route. Just outside Knysna, in the forests overlooking the lagoon, you will find a peaceful retreat where you spend the next 2 nights at Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa. The next couple of days can be spent exploring Knysna and visiting their numerous galleries and craft shops. Or consider tasting the wonderful seafood and oysters found in this area or exploring the forests to find the elusive Knysna elephant.

Days 11-12

2 nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge (bed & breakfast) | Tsitsikamma | Garden Route National Park, South Africa

Hog Hollow Country Lodge is located about 20km east of Plettenberg Bay in Tsitsikamma South Africa..Meandering further along the Garden Route passing Plettenberg Bay, head into the mountains where you will spend the next 2 nights at the popular Hog Hollow. Here you can relax by the pool or on the pristine beaches at Plettenberg Bay, or explore further east heading towards the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Day 13

After a hearty breakfast, head towards Port Elizabeth airport where you will drop off your rental car in time to connect with your onward arrangements.

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