Classic fly drive in South Africa from £ 2649.00 per person
Classic fly drive iitnerary - Garden route, Winelands & Safari | 14 nights BB | Travelling Mar 2020 | Flying from Manchester including hotels & flights & car hire.
This fly drive itinerary is especially popular with first time visitors to South Africa as it combines some of the country's top attractions - Cape Town, the Winelands, the Garden Route and a game safari, travelling through non-malarial areas throughout. This itinerary can be enjoyed exactly as described or it can be adjusted at any point. You can choose from guesthouse style accommodation or top grade hotels depending on your taste and budget, the below are our suggestions.
Day 1 - Manchester or Heathrow to Johannesburg, then onward flight to Port Elizabeth.
On arrival be met and transferred to your hotel for one night - Garden Court or similar
Day 2-5 - transfer to the transfer to Pumba Private Game Reserve (full board and game activities) for 3 nights, arriving in time for the afternoon game drive.
Days 5 - Early morning game drive the transfer back to the airport and collect your hire car, compact grade with all insurances.
Cross the Outeniqua Pass and join the Garden Route at George. Drive along the coast passing through Wilderness and Knysna to Plettenberg Bay (c.2½ hours). Stay at Lairds Lodge for 3 nights (with breakfast).
At leisure to explore the surrounding area. Perhaps a drive through Nature’s Valley to Storms River Gorge or take a walking trail through the Tsitsikamma Forest.
Drive across to Mossel Bay and then inland to Oudtshoorn (c.4 hours). Stay 1 nights at Hlangana Lodge (breakfast).
Visit an ostrich farm and the famous Cango Caves or spend the day at leisure.
Drive to the Winelands (c.1 hour) for 2 nights stay at Avondrood Guest House, Franschhoek (with breakfast).
On arrival into Cape Town you stay at the Abbey Manor for 4 nights (with breakfast).
At leisure for local sightseeing. Table Mountain is a must and there are a host of shops, cafes and restaurants at the V&A Waterfront, as well as local food markets at the weekends.
Day 15 - Drop off the car at the Airport ready for your flight home to the UK
Pumba Private Game Reserve is set in an area that covers 6,000 hectares of savannah, grassland, fynbos, thicket and forest. The variety of vegetation supports an abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5 and over 250 species of bird. Game viewing is with knowledgeable rangers and other activities are available including horse riding, bird watching, archery, health spa and bass fishing.
Located between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Laird’s Lodge offers guests a getaway along the South Africa’s popular Garden Route. The Lodge’s Cape Dutch-style homestead is set on a 24-acre estate and delivers traditional South African hospitality and luxury accommodation.
Hlangana Lodge is a 4-star, family-run guest house near Oudtshoorn. A champagne buffet breakfast is provided each day in the breakfast room or on the patio, and the staff are happy to reserve dinner at any of the town’s restaurants. A swimming pool and sun-lounge area is set in the lush gardens.
This 4 star guest house is a charming Victorian Cape-Dutch style house built in 1870. It has been tastefully renovated adding modern-day comforts to many features of the original building. The premises are surrounded by a lush secluded garden with private swimming pool and spa bath. The property also features secure off-street parking.
Built over 100 years ago, Abbey Manor has been extensively renovated to ensure the highest levels of comfort. The mature gardens house a secluded solar-heated pool in addition to a spa bath on the upper balcony. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity to enjoy your evening dining.
Andrew has travelled to South Africa over 5 times and always sees something new and different so if your into history - Battlefields or adventure activities in the Drakensburg Mountains or golfing in Kua Zulu Natal - or wine tatsing in Franschoek the cuisine capital of South Africa contact him now.
Heathrow or Manchester flights | 14 nights in S Africa - from March 2020 from £ 2649.00 pp | Return flights in economy (upgrades available) car hire based on a compact car all inclsuive of insurances| Accommodations based on B&B | Other dates available daily departures - All prices are subject to change due to availability please ask for details