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Circular Garden Route

Swellendam | Knysna | Oudtshoorn | Montagu | Cape Town

An exciting journey around Africa's southern tip on one of the most beautiful self-drive routes in the world. 


Day 1 - Swellendam (240 km) 
Travel east from Cape Town to the seaside town of Hermanus, famous for its land based whale watching from June to November, enjoying some stunning ocean views on the way. Later cross the high Overberg on your way to Swellendam, a historic farming town which nestles in the shadow of the Langeberg Mountains. Overnight at Rothman Manor. 

Day 2 - Knysna  for 2 nights (290 km) 
Enjoy the freedom of the open road as you head towards the fine beaches and coastal forests of the Garden Route, with perhaps a detour to Mossel Bay or the white sands and sheltered river estuary of Wilderness on your way to Knysna. Cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve or take the short drive to Plettenberg Bay and Storms River Mouth during your 2 night stay here. Overnight at Waterfront Lodge. 

Day 4 - Oudtshoorn for 2 nights (110 km)  
Today return to George and over the breath-taking Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the 'ostrich capital of the world'. Make sure to visit a local ostrich farm, mainstay of the region's economy since the 1870s, and the impressive Cango Caves, a scenic 20 mile drive north of the town. Overnight at Hlangana  
 
Day 6 - Montagu (250 km) 
Leave Oudtshoorn on the famous Route 62 through scorched plains, high mountain passes and fertile valleys. There are several pretty towns and villages to visit on your way to the orchards and hot springs of Montagu. Overnight at Montagu Vines.   
 
Day 7 - Cape Town (150 km)
There's time to explore the delightful Winelands region on your final leg to Cape Town. The pretty towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are well worth a visit and a great place for souvenirs of your trip.

7 day self drive from £359

Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. Flights not included. Discount flights available from most UK airports. Tour available in both directions or add extra nights to extend your self drive holiday. 

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Circular Garden Route

Self Drive

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive touring. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive tour includes:

  • Well planned route
  • Time to explore
  • Air conditioned car
  • Maps and information
  • Prebooked hotels
  • Flexible itineraries
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Africa Experts

  • Expert staff who have travelled in Africa
  • Friendly advice and professional service
  • Make the most of your time and budget
  • Local agents on hand at all times

Designed for you

  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi-centre holiday options
  • One consultant to make all your arrangements

Best value

  • Tailor made service at package tour prices
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
  • Book now with a low deposit and pay in full later

Peace of mind

  • Part of Freedom Destinations, a leading UK travel company
  • Established for over 12 years
  • Your holiday fully ABTA and ATOL protected
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