Garden Route Self-Drive • 6 Days

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Discover South Africa’s greatest highlights at your own pace. We invite you to go on this adventurous self-drive safari from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth to explore this beautiful country independently as you drive through South Africa’s popular Garden Route. An adventurous Garden route self-drive safari through South Africa’s popular Garden Route, starting in Cape Town and ending in Port Elizabeth – 6 Days

Highlights of the Package

Port Elizabeth –  Known as one of the largest cities in South Africa, Port Elizabeth is situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km east of Cape Town.

Tsitsikamma Forest – The region of Tsitsikamma is a delight for travellers on a South African safari through the Garden Route, with its protected indigenous forest that contains the most amazing array of vegetation.

Knysna – Most famously, Knysna is known for its warm-water estuary that passes between two large headlands known as the Knysna Heads. The Heads boast a breath-taking lookout point, which gives visitors the optimal vantage point from which to appreciate the open ocean, as well as the chance to enjoy a meal at restaurants that offer stunning views and good, wholesome food.

Oudtshoorn – Here you can take a visit into the popular Cango Caves, which measure over four kilometers and are made up of a network of extensive tunnels and chambers. They boast spectacular trails amongst magnificent limestone formations and are located 29-kilometers outside of Oudtshoorn, an area well-known for its ostrich farming.

Bloukrans River – Daredevils can get their pulses racing with a leap off of the Bloukrans Bridge, known as the world’s highest bungee jump bridge.

Monkeyland, Knysna – Here you will be taken on a monkey safari in the forest to learn about these fascinating creatures.

Accommodation

Day 1: La Plume Boutique Guest House or similar

Day 2 & 3 : The Rex Hotel or similar

Day 4: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar

Day 5: The Beach Hotel or similar

Included

  • Avis Car Hire, group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar) for 6 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 the countries stated on the itinerary.

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.

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, please proceed to the Avis Car Hire depot to collect your hired car and drive to your accommodation in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. The rest of the afternoon is spent on leisure.
After breakfast, explore the historical Klein Karoo at your own pace and partake in some activities available such as a visit to the show farm to learn about the history and use of these unique birds, as well as their life cycle and how they are farmed or tour the famous Cango Caves – the mysterious limestone formations in the subterranean wonderland. The next day, drive along South Africa’s southern coastline, known as the Garden Route. You will experience a scenic drive to Knysna. you may also like to take a trip to the nearby Monkeyland, where you will get taken on a monkey safari in the forest to learn about these fascinating creatures, ranging from the Gibbons of Asia to the Lemurs of Madagascar. Next door is Birds of Eden, a free flight bird sanctuary, complete with a canopy walk, mysterious ruin and walk behind waterfall. The main attraction is the 220 species of birds that inhabit the aviary.
Continue your journey along the Garden route via Plettenberg Bay, where you can stop and relax at a stunning beach before making your way towards the Tsitsikamma Forest. Explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline and if you are more adventurous plunge off the world’s highest bungee jump at the Bloukrans River.
Drive along the costal shoreline the day is spent at your leisure by partaking in optional activities or enjoy the afternoon at the beach.
After breakfast, head to Port Elizabeth Airport to drop off your hired car in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures again soon.
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