Drakensberg to PE Self-Drive • 9 Days

Drakensberg to Port Elizabeth Self-Drive

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A 9-day self-drive safari exploring the highlights of South Africa from Durban to Port Elizabeth. Explore the beautiful country of South Africa on an adventurous self-drive safari from Durban to Port Elizabeth. Marvel over the magnificent scenery of the Drakenberg Mountains, visit the quaint seaside village of Chintsa East, and enjoy game drives in Addo Elephant National Park.

Highlights of the Tour

Durban

Along the eastern coast of South Africa, the city of Durban is well known for its Indian and African influences. The weather is often balmy and warm, and the city boasts extensive beach fronts that overlook the Indian Ocean.

Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountain Range is one of South Africa’s most breath-taking natural wonders, rising to over 3000 metres high and extending over 1000 kilometres. The region is also a world heritage site boasting incredible scenic beauty as well as over 600 examples of San rock paintings in caves.

Chintsa East

A beautiful little coastal village situated in the Wild Coast region of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, Chintsa East is a peaceful, quaint spot with a name deriving from the river on which it lies. This tranquil haven is often described as a piece of paradise with its white sand, pristine beaches and lush forests.

Addo Elephant Park

Located close to the South African city of Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant Park is a diverse wildlife conservation and is the third largest national park in South Africa. The park is home to a dense population of elephants and an abundance of other fauna and flora.

Accommodation

We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, with en-suite bathrooms. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools, restaurants and/or bar areas.

Day 1

Riverside Hotel or similar

Day 2 & 3

Drakensberg Gardens or similar

Day 4 & 5

Crawfords Beach Lodge or similar

Day 6 & 7

Zuurberg Mountain Inn or similar

Day 8

The Beach Hotel or similar

Day 9

Tour ends

Included

  • Avis Car Hire, group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar) for 9 days, includes: Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Loss Waiver, Unlimited Kilometres, Claim Admin Fee, Tourism Levy, VAT, Sandblasting Damage, 1 x Additional Driver, Third Party Liability Insurance, Windscreen Damage Waiver, Tyre Damage Waiver, General Liability Insurance, Location Surcharge, Rim and Hubcap Damage, Young Driver Surcharge.
  • Accommodation including breakfast

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, tips etc.
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Any meals & drinks not stipulated in the itinerary
  • Fuel, Contract Fee, One Way Drop Off Fees, E-tolls/Toll fees, Delivery & Collection Fees, Traffic Fine Administration Fee, Child Safety Seats, GPS Navigation, Water and Undercarriage damage & Additional Spare Tyre.

Pre-Tour Information

Vehicles

This self-drive safari includes car rental from Avis Car Hire, group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar), with premium insurance cover.

Premium insurance includes: Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Loss Waiver, Unlimited Kilometres, Claim Admin Fee, Tourism Levy, VAT, Sandblasting Damage, 1 x Additional Driver, Third Party Liability Insurance, Windscreen Damage Waiver, Tyre Damage Waiver, General Liability Insurance, Location Surcharge, Rim and Hubcap Damage, Young Driver Surcharge.

Excludes: Fuel, Contract Fee, One Way Drop Off Fees, E-tolls/Toll fees, Delivery & Collection Fees, Traffic Fine Administration Fee, Child Safety Seats, GPS Navigation, Water and Undercarriage damage & Additional Spare Tyre.

Meals

Breakfasts will be in restaurants at the various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Visas

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit South Africa and Swaziland prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with JENMAN African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Upon your arrival at King Shaka International Airport, proceed to Avis Car Hire depot to collect your vehicle. From there, experience some of the many pursuits and visit enchanting locations, or simply relax on the beaches to soak up the African sun.
Moving further inland, spend the next two nights in Northern Drakensberg – an area known for its magnificent scenery of towering mountains, indigenous forests and cool berg streams. At over 3400 metres in height, the Drakensberg is South Africa’s highest mountain range and stretches roughly 1000 kilometres south-west to north-east. Spend some time exploring this picturesque World Heritage Site.
Today, travel to the quaint seaside village of Chintsa which lies on the north shore of the river – just 45 kilometres away from the city of East London. This beautiful corner of the world has been described as a little piece of paradise with its wonderfully long stretch of beach and white sand dunes.
Spend the day at your leisure either by partaking in optional activities or simply enjoying the pristine beaches and peaceful town.
A benchmark for conservation success, Addo Elephant National Park offers a unique wildlife habitat and is well-known for its healthy elephant population. Spend the afternoon on a game drive in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. The next day, continue with your search for African wildlife on an optional open-vehicle game drive.
Make your way to the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival, the rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. Perhaps participate in optional activities or spend some time at the beach.
After breakfast, drive to Port Elizabeth Airport to drop off your car in time for your departure flight.
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