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COVER_garden_route_mountains_01 This organised 18 day self-drive will take you past all the highlights of South Africa. You start your journey in Johannesburg and the road will take you to the Kruger National Park, Panorama Route, Swaziland and the beautiful Garden Route. Continue your journey along the fabulous Route 62 from Oudtshoorn, through the Winelands to your final destination: Cape Town. This tour is a delight for anyone who wants to see all the idyllic highlights of South Africa. This 18 day experience of a lifetime can be yours for only ZAR 10,379 per person sharing - including car rental.

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Day 1: Johannesburg
You start your journey on arrival at O.R.Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. After you collected your luggage, you will be met in the arrivals by one of our representatives. After a briefing, you will be driven to your first accommodation.

Day 2 & 3: Magoebaskloof
In the morning your car will be delivered to your accommodation. After signing the necessary paper work, you can start your journey towards Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province near the forested Magoebaskloof. Your beautiful accommodation is scnecially situated in a mountainous area ideal for hiking. Or just sit and relax near the pool, taking in the sweeping views.

Day 4: Kruger National Park
Today you travel to the Kruger National Park to see the Big-5 and many other animal species in their natural habitat. You can book an optional guided game drive or a walk.

Day 5 & 6: Panorama Route
Leave the game park behind you and drive to the Mpumalanga province, also called “God’s Own Country”. You will drive past the Blyde River Canyon via the Panorama Route. Enjoy the magnificent views and fascinating rock formations. After check-in to your new accommodation you can relax at the poolside or take part in some activities like a hor airballoon flight, horse riding or a tree top canopy tour. You can also spend another day at the nearby Kruger National Park.

Day 7: Swaziland
Enjoy the beautiful landscape en route to the Swaziland border. Your accommodation in this tiny kingdom is a place to relax and reflect on the experiences of the last few days. The friendly staff will try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The surroundings offer plenty of activities. Go on guided or unguided hikes, mountain biking white water rafting or take a crash course in Swazi dancing.

Day 8 and 9: KwaZulu-Natal
Today you travel back to the Republic. Explore the many natural and cultural highlights of Zululand and the Battlefields of KZN. Accommodation in Zululand.

Day 10: Umhlanga Rocks
On your drive along the so called Dolphin coast you will pass many little seaside resorts as well as the new international King Shaka airport near Tongaat. Just North of Durban lies your accommadtion in the beautiful Umhlanga Rocks area. Enjoy the subtropical climate which makes the ocean very pleasant, even in winter.

Day 11: Port Elizabeth
Today you drive your car to the new airport. After a flight of just over an hour, you will arrive at Port Elizabeth - also known as the Friendly City. Fetch your new rental vehicle. Drive to the coastal area with towns like Cape St Francis and Jeffrey's Bay. Enjoy the beautiful ocean drive until you reach your accommodation in Cape St Francis.

Day 12 & 13: Garden Route
On your way to Knysna you will pass Tsitsikamma National Park where you can take a scenic, short walk to the mouth of the Storms River. You continue the route past Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, two very popular holiday resorts. Stay over in Knysna.

Day 14: Oudtshoorn
Today you will take the breathtakingly beautiful Outeniqua pass from George to Oudtshoorn.You will have time to explore "Ostrich City. Visit a local ostrich farm, the local wildlife ranch or the world-renowned Cango Caves.

Day 15 & 16: Route 62
Today you will travel down the fabulous Route 62, one of the longest wine routes in the world with small villages that have seemingly been untouched by time.  You arrive in Swellendam in an area known as the Overberg. Explore the third oldest city of South Africa, especially the Drostdy Museum is well worth a visit before you make your way to your accommodation in the second oldest town: Stellenbosch. This quaint university town is a perfect to explore the Cape Winelands with its many estates and culinary highlights. The Winelands towns of Franschhoek and Paarl are also well worth a visit.

Day 17 and 18: Cape Town
A short drive takes you to your final stop, Cape Town. The Mother City will leave you spoiled with choice for things to do. Weather permitting we certainly advise a trip up Table Mountain and a boat ride to Robben Island from the V & A Waterfront (an attraction on its own). You can also spend the day driving to Cape Point, the southern point of the Cape Peninsula. Please let us assist you in spending the days in Cape Town to your own personal wishes and interests.

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Valid until 31.12.2011
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TESTIMONIAL

Just wanted to say thank you for your help arranging my trip - everything went very smoothly! Couldn't have wished for a better time!

Lucy

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