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Perfect for those who care about the impact that travel has on the environment, this 10-day self-drive tour winds its way from Cape Town to the Garden Route and supports local communities and conservation projects along the way.

Stay in eco-friendly lodges without compromising on comfort as you start your journey in Cape Town, the Winelands and the nearby Whale Coast before moving on to the Garden Route. You stay on historic farms and nature reserves and will explore one of South Africa’s most biodiverse regions with a minimum impact on the natural environment.

Why Is This a Trip with a Purpose?

  • In Cape Town, join the non-profit organisation Uthando South Africa on a philanthropic educational excursion. The focus of the excursion showcases innovative community development projects, giving you the opportunity to connect with local entrepreneurs.
  • Explore the gardens of Babylonstoren, and even assist the gardeners harvest and prune their crops.
  • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is home to the Green Futures College where unemployed learners are equipped with knowledge and practical skills regarding conservation and ecotourism.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Self-drive tour with strong eco emphasis
  • Wind your way through the scenic Cape Winelands
  • Explore Grootbos Nature Reserve
  • Explore the Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Mountain bike through fynbos
  • Learn about the breeding of the extinct quagga
  • Visit a few inspiring community development projects with Uthando (Love) South Africa
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Tour Duration: 13 Days
Start: V&A Waterfront, South Africa
End: Cape Winelands, South Africa

Accommodations visited


V&A Waterfront, South Africa

Cape Grace
2 Nights

Cape Winelands, South Africa

2 Nights

Whale Coast, South Africa

Grootbos Forest Lodge
2 Nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Hog Hollow Country Lodge
2 Nights

Garden Route, South Africa

Jan Harmsgat Country House
2 Nights

Cape Winelands, South Africa

Bartholomeus Klip
2 Nights


Day to day

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport where you will collect your rental vehicle and drive to The Cape Grace Hotel. Alternatively, Go2Africa can arrange a ‘meet-and-greet’ transfer to The Cape Grace and will deliver your vehicle to you there. Located at the ever-popular V&A Waterfront, The Cape Grace is ideally located for those visiting Cape Town.

On your second day in Cape Town, you will join Uthando (Love) South Africa on a philanthropic educational excursion. Uthando (Love) South Africa is an award-winning non-profit organisation that creates a unique link between tourism and community development projects. The focus of the excursion showcases a selection of innovative community development projects, giving you the opportunity to connect with local entrepreneurs who are doing extraordinary things in Cape Town.

What's Included?

  • 13 day car rental

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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