Elephant Cool down in a Mud Bath

Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Elephant in Addo
Elephant in Addo
Coastal Road to False Bay
Coastal Road to False Bay
Wine Farm in the Cape area
Wine Farm in the Cape area

Elephant herds in the Addo National Park, the dreamlike Garden Route and Little Karoo, the Cape Winelands and the beautiful city of Cape Town. 

-A self-drive tour in a rental car for Africa first timers-

 

Embark on a versatile, exclusive journey through the West of South Africa. Between sandy beaches, semi-deserts, fertile valleys, the world's oceans and a breathtaking world of flora and fauna, you will find variety and adventure at the most beautiful Cape in the world. We book your carefully chosen accommodations in advance, which enables you to have an easy-going trip . You will receive your personal travel guide with all documents: exact directions, sights, excursion tips, restaurant recommendations and a 24-hour emergency number.

Tour Highlights

Tour map Elephant cool down in a mud bath
Tour map Elephant cool down in a mud bath

- Safaris to the "Big 5"
- South Africa’s paradise ,the Garden Route
- the last virgin forest in the country
- the indulging Cape Winelands
- the Cape of Good Hope and the unique Table Mountain
… and much more

 

 

Tour Description

Day 1: Departure to Africa
Today the journey begins with a long-haul flight to South Africa.

Day 2: Welcome to south Africa
Your arrival point is the windy city of Port Elizabeth. Once your plane has landed, you can make your way to the rental car collection point. Now it’s time to get into your rental car and start an unforgettable tour in South Africa! Your first drive in South Africa will be to the second largest National Park in South Africa, The Addo Elephant National Park. Here, you have the rare opportunity to go on a safari in a malaria-free area. Get ready to experience a true African feeling on your very first day of the trip. You will enjoy a two night stay at The Addo Elephant National park. 74Km

Day 3: The “big five” in The addo elephant national park
You start your day with an early morning safari. The game drive is worth missing breakfast for! During early mornings, many animals make their way to the waterholes. Seeing all the animals together at the waterhole will be a sight you will never forget. For lunch, you can enjoy a meal in the park’s very own restaurant. After lunch, you can continue your safari by having an afternoon game drive. You will easily spot animals resting under trees for shade during the afternoon. Alternatively, you may be tired from traveling and prefer using this day to kick your feet up and relax in the camp. B
    
Day 4: The last jungle of the garden route
The following morning your trip continues to the paradise-like Garden Route. The short trip will lead you to the Tsitsikamma National Park at the mouth of the Storms River. The Tsitsikamma National Park is the oldest national park in South Africa. The park has a maritime protection zone that extends up to more than 5 kilometres into the open ocean. It is said that the mystical atmosphere of the dense jungle inspired South African born writer J.R.R Tolkien to write his masterpiece “The Lord of the Rings”. Short, adventurous walks are offered in this area, where you will get to pass suspense bridges over rumbling waters passing into the Indian Ocean from the Storms River. Tonight, you spend the night in a hotel situated at the edge of the park. 206Km/B

Day 5: Portuguese Mariners and the "Bahia Famosa"
This morning, you can visit the Robberg Marine and Nature Reserve on a trip to the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. You have the option to take a highly-rewarding, four hour walk along a high cliff, amongst native fynbos vegetation, around the spectacular peninsula (the walk can be individually shortened). The bay, which the Portuguese sailors called “Bahia Famosa”, provides you with a stunning view whilst walking. Your destination for this day is the beautifully located coastal town of Knysna. Knysna is famous for its beautiful lagoon. Once you have arrived in Knysna, you have the opportunity to have a true cultural experience by going on a township tour (not included in the tour price- with advance booking only). For the next two nights, you stay in a beautiful, centrally located lodge in Knysna. 104Km/ B

Day 6: Coastal town of Knysna
This day is at your leisure. We are happy to assist you with excursion tips. B

Day 7: Feather barons and old stalagmites
It is time to say goodbye to the Indian Ocean as the tour leads you up the 800 meter high Outeniqua Pass. This pass takes you to the so-called Little Karoo, where you will find the ostrich capital of South Africa, Oudtshoorn. In Oudtshoorn you have the opportunity to visit one of the popular ostrich farms. On this outing you can have first-hand contact with the ostriches and also learn about their value to this region. Afterwards, you can visit one of the seven wonders of South Africa, the world famous Cango Caves. Tonight you can stay in a lovely country estate, situated at the foot of the Swartberg mountains. 117 km / B

Day 8: To the world famous Cape Winelands via route 62
You drive along the famous Route 62, where you will find the land of succulents, the Little Karoo towns of Calitzdorp and Ladismith. Ladismith is known for its locally produced cheese. The scenic Huisrivier Pass takes you to the small, arty town of Barrydale, as you slowly approach the Cape wine region. You will reach the Du Toits Kloof Pass, which was initially an animal track. On a clear day you can see Table Mountain clearly from the pass. The Du Toits Kloof Pass takes you to the city of Paarl. At the foot of Paarl Rock, you will find a beautiful wine producing farm, where you will be staying for the next two nights. 367Km / B

Day 9: A day in the Winelands areas
Today, you can drive through South Africa's unique vineyards and start an on-farm wine cellar tour that will introduce you to local production and manufacturing practices. Afterwards, you can visit other excellent wineries with good wines and breathtaking landscapes. We are happy to give you tips. You can also visit the old Huguenot immigrant town of Franschhoek and the famous university town of Stellenbosch before returning to your beautiful wine farm on Paarl Rock. B

Day 10: The Wales in Hermanus
In the morning, after breakfast, you will depart the wine farm and head Southeast. You will drive towards the coast through beautiful nature reserves that lead you to the beautiful coastal village of Hermanus. Hermanus is considered one of the best whale watching spots in South Africa. October is the most popular month for whale watching. During the early afternoon, a whale watching cruise on a boat (seasonal and not included in the tour price) is recommended. With a little luck, you can get very close the whales that weigh up to 50-ton and that are approximately 18-meters-long. Hermanus offers many curio shops, a beautiful coastal promenade, excellent whale watching points and a relaxed atmosphere. During the afternoon, you can check into your beautiful guest house situated in the heart of Hermanus where you will be staying for the night. 145km / B

Day 11: South Africa’s Mother City - Cape Town
This morning you will make your way through the coastal towns of Gordons Bay and Bettys Bay. On your trip you can choose to stop at the 1 kilometer-long beach of Kleinmond. This beautiful coastal road takes you to the vibrant city of Cape Town. On a city tour you will see, among other things, the Company’s Garden, an African flea market, the Parliament, City Hall, Cape Castle and the Slave Lodge. At lunchtime, you can drive a short distance to the Blouberg beach, where you will find the best view of Table Mountain. Get your camera ready, because some amazing photos can be taken here. You can then make your way to the colourful Malay Quarters in the “Bo Kaap”, here you can take fun pictures in-between all the colourful buildings. The Malay Quarters will give you insight on the lives of former slaves and today’s “coloureds” in Cape Town. In the early evening, you can check into your comfortable guest house in the city. 160 km / B

Day 12: From the Cape of Good Hope to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Today you can explore the entire Cape Peninsula with all its fascinating highlights. A drive over probably the most spectacular mountain pass of the Western Cape, the Chapmans Peak Drive (possibly closed in bad weather conditions), takes you to the most south-westerly point of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Along False Bay, in the early afternoon you pass the old South African naval base ,Simon’s Town, where you can visit the large colony of resident penguins. Shortly before Cape Town, we recommend a stop at the World Heritage, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which offers a green-haven of over 500 hectares of local vegetation. 116 km / B

Day 13: Until next time!
Why not end your trip on a high note (literally and figuratively) and take a trip to the 1,085 meter high Table Mountain, from where you can enjoy the spectacular view of Cape Town (extremely weather dependent, optional program point and tickets can be purchased at the cash-desk at an affordable price). As your trip comes to an end, you can make your way to the Cape Town International Airport. Here you can conveniently return your rental car. Do you want to extend your trip? Not a problem! We are happy to help with travel extensions and additional night bookings. 26 km / B

Day 14: Return home
Arrival at home in Europe.

 

 

Prices and Dates

Travel prices and dates
01.01. - 31.12.2019:        from EUR 1.655,00 * per person sharing (double room)
                
01.01. - 31.12.2020:        from EUR 1,765.00 * per person sharing (double room)

Travel Code: Bush Iris


* The offer is valid for a group size of 2 participants (single travellers on request).
* The travel price excludes general increases in transport costs and currency fluctuations.
* Prices are subject to the availability of selected accommodation.
* We reserve the right to change the travel program at short notice.

Included in the tour price:
-Car rental Group C (VW Polo or similar) From a reputable provider; full insurance coverage (the terms and conditions of car rental apply); including all driven kilometres and taxes.
-11 nights in selected, comfortable 3-4 star rated accommodation
-Breakfast on all days (except Addo National Park)
-Detailed, English, personal travel guide with exact directions, distances, road maps, excursion tips and restaurant recommendations
-African Kombi Tours emergency telephone number - available on-site 24/7
-detailed travel documents
-EUR 5 per person to help a charity organisation known as Kindergarten Penguin Kids in Betty’s Bay, South Africa

Excluded from travel price:
- long distance flights to and from South Africa
- Rental car security deposit (to be paid on site by credit card), fuel costs, tolls, administrative fee for additional services on site (if applicable), accidents or misdemeanours, fee for an additional driver and navigation device.
- ZAR 400.00 one-way fee for pick-up rental car in Port Elizabeth and tax in Cape Town (to be paid directly on site by credit card).
- All meals (except breakfasts, as mentioned) drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
- Park fees (except Addo National Park as it is already included in the tour price), nature conservation fees, admissions to museums, optional activities and expenses of a personal nature travel insurance.