Departure Date: 21/08/2020
Beautiful beaches lapped by two oceans, starry desert skies, incredible mountains and one of the continent's best safari destinations – South Africa is a country of astounding diversity. What better way to explore South Africa than a self-drive adventure experiencing everything from beautiful beaches, whale watching hotspots, Cape Winelands and an incredible Safari.
Land in Port Elizabeth nicknamed as the ‘Friendly City' of South Africa. Here you have 2 nights to relax and enjoy The Paxton Hotel’s magnificent views over Algoa Bay, a beautiful wide inlet along the South African East Coast before starting your self drive.
Start your South Africa adventure with 2 nights Founders Lodge by Mantis Shamwar Game Reserve located in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Each day begins with a morning safari as the sun brings the bush to life. During evening game drives, you may be lucky enough to witness the thrill of a lion hunt, be surrounded by a herd of elephant, or watch as a family of hippo emerge from the water for a night of grazing. As nocturnal life begins to stir, return safely to the lodge for a hearty dinner. The reserve is situated along the Garden Route, making it the perfect South African safari destination to compliment a Cape Town visit and a trip along the country’s beautiful coast.
From here you will go to Knysna, a beautiful town in the Western Cape Province and part of the Garden Route, for two more nights at the Knysna Log Inn. Ideal for nature lovers this hotel is a short driving distance from Garden Route National Park, EC Soetkraal Provincial Nature Reserve, and close to Formosa Nature Reserve so there is plenty of opportunities for day trips or you can simply relax by the outdoor pool. Mossel Bay is your next stop on the Garden Route and make sure to visit the beautiful Santos Beach.
Hermanus, also known as the whale watching capital of the world is your next destination. Stay for two nights here at the Hermanus Beach Villa. All of the town’s top attractions, whale watching sites, restaurants, street cafés and abundance of natural splendour are all within easy walking distance. Providing the perfect blend of discovery and relaxation, this sensational South African self-drive tour promises to deliver an unforgettable holiday experience.
Leaving Hermanus behind, you’ll make the journey to Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Winelands, where you’ll stay for two nights at the Spier Hotel Stellenbosch, which is just minutes away from the myriad of boutiques, museums and wine estates that historic Stellenbosch has to offer. No trip to South Africa would be complete with a visit to Franschhoek. Located in the world-famous Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Why not spend your time here visiting boutique shops or embarking on a wine tasting tour?
Your South African adventure ends in Cape Town with a four-night stay at the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel. Within easy reach of the famous V&A Waterfront, and the city’s main attractions, Southern Sun Waterfront hotel makes the perfect base from which to explore the delights of this wonderful city. Catch a cable car up the iconic Table Mountain for some truly awe-inspiring views, visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens or pop along to see the playful penguins at Boulders Beach.
Providing the perfect blend of discovery and relaxation, this sensational South African self-drive tour promises to deliver an unforgettable holiday experience.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing for 2 nights in The Paxton Hotel Port Elizabeth in a Double room on B&B basis, 2 nights at Founders Lodge by Mantis Shamwari in a Standard room on an All Inclusive basis, 2 nights at the Knysna Log Inn in a Double room on a B&B basis, 1 night at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay in a Standard room on a room only basis, 2 nights at the Hermanus Beach Villa in a Deluxe room on a B&B basis, 2 nights at the Spier Hotel Stellenbosch in a Signature room on a room only basis, 1 night at the Last Word Franschhoek in a Superior room on a B&B basis, 4 nights at the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel Cape Town in a Double room on a B&B basis, Intermediate car hire for 12 days on a Fully Inclusive basis. Price includes return flights with British Airways into Port Elizabeth and return from Cape Town incl 1 checked bag at 23KG each. Depart from Dublin on 21st August 2020.
From €2920 per person
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