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This 2-week self-drive adventure delivers some of South Africa’s top highlights and will have you exploring the delights of Africa’s favourite city, searching for the Big 5, tasting famous Cape wines and relaxing on pristine sandy beaches.

Kick off with Cape Town and its famous beaches, buzzing streets and towering Table Mountain before driving to the Cape Winelands and the beautiful Alpine-style town of Franschhoek. Having experienced the Cape you will then jet off to Durban before disappearing into the wonderful Phinda Private Game Reserve to enjoy superb game viewing and bird watching.

Then head for the rugged, unspoilt kwaZulu-Natal coast to spend your last nights at Thonga Beach Lodge, relaxing on the beach and exploring the beautiful Indian Ocean and its abundant marine life.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Take the cable car up Table Mountain
  • Taste fantastic local wines in Franschhoek
  • Thrilling game sightings at Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • Stay in an indigenous forest in glass-fronted suites
  • Go on turtle, whale and dolphin safaris
  • Watch the sun set over Sibaya Lake
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Tour Duration: 15 Days
Start: Cape Town Central, South Africa
End: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Accommodations visited


Cape Town Central, South Africa

Kensington Place
4 Nights

Franschhoek, South Africa

Franschhoek Country House
2 Nights

KwaZulu-Natal Coast, South Africa

The Oyster Box
1 Nights

KwaZulu-Natal Safaris, South Africa

Phinda Forest Lodge
3 Nights
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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thonga Beach Lodge
4 Nights


Day to day

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport where you will pick up your rental car and drive to the upmarket city suburb of Higgovale, set against the slopes of Table Mountain. Settle into Kensington Place, a sophisticated and tranquil boutique hotel, and enjoy a relaxing evening in or set out to explore the city at night.

The next three days are yours to explore bustling, vibrant Cape Town and its many attractions. Wander around the ever-popular V&A Waterfront for great shopping and dining, enjoy a picnic in the stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or take a day tour around the Cape Peninsula to take in Boulders Beach and Cape Point. Head up Table Mountain on foot or by cable car and marvel at the spectacular views of the city and surrounding oceans, visit historic Robben Island or get your adrenalin pumping with shark-cage diving or kite surfing.

Wander through Cape Town’s streets, stopping at the many shops, street markets and cafes along the way for a taste of the city’s famous cultural diversity. Return to Kensington Place for a whisky on ice before heading back to town for a completely different atmosphere and some fine dining at one of the city’s top restaurants.


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2024-02-01 - 2024-04-30 $6,410
2024-05-01 - 2024-08-31 $6,310
2024-09-01 - 2024-11-30 $6,480
2024-12-01 - 2024-12-31 $6,550

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Expert Opinion

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Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Head of Operations

A diverse self-drive adventure that covers the highlights of the Cape aswell as a big 5 safari ending off on a remote beach in northern KZN. This is the ultimate combination that will leave you wanting more of this spectacular country.

What's Included?

  • 7 days car rental in Cape Town
  • 9 days car rental in Durban
  • Flight from Cape Town to Durban

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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