It's 5* all the way with this indulgent self-drive itinerary, offering outstanding luxury and style from start to end. World-class dining and Big 5 game viewing will be just some of the many highlights.
The One & Only offers a unique luxury resort in the heart of Cape Town, and is a great destination in its own right, as well as being a wonderful base to start exploring all the attractions of the city.
In the Winelands, Le Quartier Francais is a boutique hotel set in private perfumed gardens with mountain views in the heart of Franschhoek. The hotel is a true gourmet destination in iteself which complements the village as being one of the world’s great wine and food destinations.
In the Garden Route within easy reach of all the attractions this stretch of coastline offers, Tsala Treetop Lodge is set in stunning woodlands near Plettenberg Bay. The views are breathtaking, whether from the exotic dining room, intimate glass lounge, or large open decks high above the forest floor. Coupled with stylish accommodation and, excellent food, you stay here will be one of the highlights of your holiday.
Finally, enjoy 3 nights at the exclusive 5* Kwandwe Game Reserve. Kwandwe is a 22,000 reserve in the Great Fish River region where you can enjoy excellent game viewing, luxurious accommodation and delicious Pan-African food - the perfect way to end an unforgettable holiday.
Your hire car will be delivered to the hotel at 09:00 this morning.
11 Day Car Rental: Group F: Audi A3 or similar (on Super Cover)
Allow about an hour to drive to Franschhoek. Franschhoek is nestled at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by rolling mountains, and is arguably one of the most prettiest villages in South Africa. There are over 20 wine estates in the region, and staying in the area will give you the chance to either search out the labels you are familiar with from home or to go on a voyage of discovery and find new favourites. The main street in Franschhoek is home to many excellent restaurants, quite deservedly earning the town the reputation of being South Africa's 'Food and Wine Capital'.
Drive to Tsala Treetop Lodge (approx 465 km / 4 h 30 mins), set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest. Use this as your 'base' to explore the highlights of the Garden Route during your stay here - if you can manage to drag yourself away from the beautiful views from the deck of your luxurious private suite or villa.
Drive to the Kwandwe Game Reserve (approx 370 km / 4 h 0 mins), a world-class Big 5 safari destination in 22,000 hectares of pristine private wilderness. Over the next few days, set out every morning and afternoon in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with fellow guests, in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you need to depart for the drive to Port Elizabeth Airport (approx 160 km / 2 h 0 mins). Return your hire car, and check in for your flight home via Cape Town or Johannesburg - passengers are advised to check in for domestic flights at least 90 minutes prior to the flight departure.