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You can either choose one of our standard self-drive tours, or by making use of our expertise you can compile a tour yourself to suit your needs. Our consultants will assist you in this regard.

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5 Day Western Cape Self drive packages
Tour Reference
Overberg

E/SD/5 OB

Breede River

E/SD/5 BR

Little Karoo

E/SD/5 LK

Garden Route

E/SD/5 GR

West Coast

E/SD/5 WC

5 Day National Selfdrive packages
JHB - CT - JHB E/SD/ 5 JC
PE - CT - PE E/SD/ 5 PC
JHB - PE - JHB E/SD/ 5 JP
6 Day National Selfdrive packages
JHB - CT - JHB E/SD/ 6 JC
PE - CT - PE E/SD/ 6 PC
7 Day National Selfdrive packages
JHB - CT - JHB E/SD/ 7 JC
PE - CT - PE E/SD/ 7 PC
21 Day National Selfdrive package
JHB - CT - JHB E/SD/
 
5 Day Western Cape circular routes

For those who want to know more about the beauty of this most popular tourism region in South Africa.

Overberg

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5OB

Follow the WHALE ROUTE to the southern-most point of Africa.

Day 1 Overnight: Onrust/ Hermanus, on the Whale Route

The Riviera of South Africa, for the best land-based whale watching in the world.

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight: Arniston

A small fisherman’s community, close to the southern-most point of Africa. Pay a visit to the southern-most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas.

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

ostriches

In the past few years ostriches have become a familiar sight in the Overberg.

Day 3 Overnight: Swellendam

Historical capital of the Overberg, with a beautiful mountain range as a back-drop.

Distance traveled: 110 km, 1–2 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight: Caledon

A wheat growing and beer producing area

Distance traveled: 130 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight Cape Town

Distance traveled: 120 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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Breede River Valley

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5BR

Follow the BREEDE RIVER on an adventurous journey through one of South Africa's most scenic fruit producing areas.

Day 1 Overnight Worcester

Capital of this fruit producing valley and the home of KWV brandy.

Distance traveled: 120 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight Bonnievale

Valley of, wine, cheese and roses.

Distance traveled: 80 km, 1 Ż hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight Ceres

Town was named after the Roman Goddess of Fruitfulness.

Distance traveled: 200 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight Tulbagh

A town re-build from ruins after the 1969 earthquake destroyed virtually all the buildings.

Distance traveled: 70 km, 1 hour relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight Cape Town

A drive over the historic Bain’s Kloof Pass.

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 Ż hours relaxed driving

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Little Karoo & Prince Albert

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5LK

Day 1 Overnight Montagu

The gateway to the Little Karoo.

Distance traveled: 200 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight Calitzdorp

South Africa’s Port Wine Capital.

Distance traveled: 190 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight Oudtshoorn

The home of ostriches and the Cango Caves.

Distance traveled: 50 km, 1 hours relaxed driving

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The historical Lord Milner Hotel at Matjiesfontein is a popular resting place on the N1 through the Karoo.

Day 4 Overnight Prince Albert

With a drive over the scenic Swartberg Pass with lots of stops to admire the view.

Distance traveled: 80 km, 2 Ż hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight Cape Town

A relaxing drive along the N1, with historic Matjiesfontein along your way.

Distance traveled: 400 km, 5 hours relaxed driving

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Garden Route & Little Karoo

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5GR

A combination of the Cape's semi-desert interior and the beauty of the lush-green coastline.

Day 1 Overnight Calitzdorp

South Africa’s Port Wine Capital.

Distance traveled: 390 km, 5 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight Wilderness

An eco-tourist’s paradise.

Distance traveled: 90 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight Wilderness

Drive to Plettenberg Bay and back. Distance traveled: 160 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight Swellendam

Historical capital of the Overberg, with beautiful mountain range as a back-drop.

Distance traveled: 240 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight Cape Town

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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West Coast & Olifants River Valley

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5WC

An opportunity to experience the best of this region's seafood.

postberg

Visitors enjoy a picnic lunch on the West Coast.

Day 1 Overnight Saldanha

Fishing village, port for iron ore export and holiday centre.

Distance traveled: 150 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight Piketberg

Stay over on mountain slopes, overlooking the West Coast’s plains.

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight Lambert's Bay

Fisherman’s port and home of thousands of birds at the well-known Bird’s Island.

Distance traveled: 180 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight Citrusdal

Valley of citrus fruit and Rooibos tea industries.

Distance traveled: 125 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight Cape Town

Distance traveled: 180 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

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One-way Overland tours

Cape Town - Johannesburg or Johannesburg - Cape Town

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5JC

5 Days

A relaxed 5 day drive, following the N1

Day 1 Overnight; Laingsburg

This semi-desert town, which was virtually destroyed during the 1981 floods.

Distance traveled: 270 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight; Colesburg

A typical Karoo town, rich in history.

Distance traveled: 515 km, 7 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight; Bloemfontein

Capital of the Free State Province, also called the "Rose City".

Distance traveled: 220 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight; Parys

Beautiful village on the banks of the Vaal River.

Distance traveled: 310 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight; Johannesburg

Distance traveled: 120 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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Port Elizabeth - Cape Town or Cape Town - Port Elizabeth

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5PC

5 Days

Driving along the N2 coastal route

elephant

A friendly reminder to the visitor to the Tsitsikamma forest.

Day 1 Overnight Jeffrey's Bay/ Tsitsikamma

Jeffrey’s Bay, world-wide known by surfers. Tsitsikamma, situated in the forest region.

Distance traveled to Tsitsikamma: 160 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight Plettenberg Bay/ Knysna

The heart of one of South Africa’s most popular tourism regions.

Distance traveled: 100 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight Mossel Bay

Popular stop-over for mariners of the 1400’s and 1500’s on their voyage to the East.

Distance traveled: 110 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight Swellendam

Historical capital of the Overberg, with beautiful mountain range as a back-drop.

Distance traveled: 170 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight Cape Town

Distance traveled: 230 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

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Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth or Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/5JP

5 Days

A lesser-known scenic route running through the Eastern Free State and Eastern Cape Province

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The rolling Eastern Free State landscape makes this route a scenic experience.

Day 1 Overnight: Bethlehem

Bustling commercial hub of eastern Free State with excellent accommodation.

Distance traveled: 270 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight: Ladybrand

Farming community on the Lesotho border.

Distance traveled: 170 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight: Queenstown

"Frontier" town, rich in Settler history, situated in Eastern Cape Highlands.

Distance traveled: 310 km, 5 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight: Grahamstown

University town in the heart of (British) Settlers Country and a town with many names, such as "City of Saints" and "City of Schools".

Distance traveled: 270 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Port Elizabeth

The "Friendly City", rich in beauty and history.

Distance traveled: 130 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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Cape Town - Johannesburg or Johannesburg - Cape Town

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/6JC

6 Days

This six days route runs via Central Karoo and Kimberley’s diamond fields

Day 1 Overnight: Laingsburg

This semi-desert town, which was virtually destroyed during the 1981 floods; nearly twenty years later the scars ripping through the heart of the town can still be seen.

Distance traveled: 270 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

windmill

Windmills drawing water from this arid region is a common sight along the way.

Day 2 Overnight: Britstown

A small Karoo town with the brightest night sky in the world.

Distance traveled: 360 km, 5 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight: Kimberley

Many Anglo Boer War sites to visit along the way.

Distance traveled: 250 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight: Kimberley

Explore Kimberley, a historic diamond producing centre.

Day 5 Overnight: Potchefstroom

Lively student town.

Distance traveled: 360 km, 5 hours relaxed driving

Day 6 Overnight: Johannesburg

Distance traveled: 110 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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Port Elizabeth - Cape Town or Cape Town - Port Elizabeth

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/6PC

6 Days

Following the inland route, taking you through a series of valleys

knysna_forest

The forests around Knysna boasts some of the country's finest indigineous trees.

Day 1 Overnight: Jeffrey’s Bay/ Tsitsikamma

Jeffrey’s Bay, world-wide known by surfers. Tsitsikamma, situated in the forest region.

Distance traveled: 160 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight: Plettenberg Bay/ Knysna

The heart of one of South Africa’s most popular tourism regions.

Distance traveled: 110 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight: Oudtshoorn

The home of ostriches and the Cango Caves.

Distance traveled: 120 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight: Bonnievale

Valley of, wine, cheese and roses.

Distance traveled: 260 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight: Worcester

Capital of this fruit producing valley and the home of KWV brandy.

Distance traveled: 80 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 6 Overnight: Cape Town

Distance traveled: 120 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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Cape Town - Johannesburg or Johannesburg - Cape Town

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/7JC

7 Days

A drive through South Africa’s western region, including a 300 km long journey through the desert.

Day 1 Overnight: Citrusdal/ Clanwilliam

Valley of citrus fruit and Rooibos tea industries.

Distance traveled: 240 km, 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight: Nieuwoudtville

The bulb flower capital of the world.

Distance traveled: 130 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight: Upington

Situated on the Orange (or Gariep) River and bordered by the Kalahari Desert.

Distance traveled: 480 km, 6 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight: Kimberley

Historic diamond producing centre of South Africa.

Distance traveled: 400 km, 6 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Overnight: Kimberley

Explore Kimberley and its environment

Day 6 Overnight: Potchefstroom

Distance traveled: 360 km, 5 hours relaxed driving.

Lively student town.

Day 7 Overnight: Johannesburg

Distance traveled: 110 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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Port Elizabeth - Cape Town or Cape Town - Port Elizabeth

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/7PC

7 Days

Day 1 Overnight: Jeffrey’s Bay/ Tsitsikamma

Jeffrey’s Bay, world-wide known by surfers. Tsitsikamma, situated in the forest region.

Distance traveled: 160 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 2 Overnight: Plettenberg Bay/ Knysna

The heart of one of South Africa’s most popular tourism regions.

Distance traveled: 100 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 3 Overnight: Mossel Bay

Popular stop-over for mariners of the 1400’s and 1500’s.

Distance traveled: 110 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 4 Overnight: Swellendam

Historical capital of the Overberg, with beautiful mountain range as a back-drop.

Distance traveled: 170 km, 3 hours relaxed driving

arniston

Arniston, with its authentic fishermen's cottages, is always a popular stop.

Day 5 Overnight: L’Agulhas/Arniston

Distance traveled: 110 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Close to the southern-most tip of Africa.

Day 6 Overnight: Hermanus/ Onrust

For the best land-based whale watching in the world.

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 7 Overnight Cape Town

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

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Explore South Africa in 21 days

Cape Town to Johannesburg or Johannesburg to Cape Town

Ekspl˘r SA reference: E/SD/21JC

Day 1-3 Overnight: In Cape Winelands OR Cape Town area

Day 1. Arrive at Cape Town airport in the morning. Car will be ready at the airport. At an additional fee guests can be transfered to the guest house if they do not want to be confronted with South Africa’s left-hand driving immediately on arrival

Day 2 & 3 A Wineland- and a Cape Point self-drive tour.

Day 4 Winelands - Hermanus

Travel via the coastal road to Hermanus for whale watching, or take the inland route over the mountains to experience the fruit industry at Elgin/ Grabouw.

Distance traveled: 150 km, + 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 5 Hermanus to L’Agulhas.

L’Agulhas, the southern-most point of Africa.

Distance traveled: 140 km, 2 hours relaxed driving

Day 6 L’Agulhas to Mossel Bay

Drive past Swellendam or take a shortcut (dirt road) over the only South African pontoon stil operating, at Malgas. Most of the way is wheat growing and sheep farming country.

Distance traveled: 270 km, +/- 4 hours relaxed driving

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Visitors to Ostrich Farms in Oudtshoorn may even fancy a ride on these flightless birds.

Day 7 Travel inland to Oudtshoorn, ride an ostrich, then drive over the Swartberg Pass to the Karoo town of Prince Albert and then through Meiring's Poort back to Oudtshoorn. (Swartberg Pass = dirt road) This will be a long but rewarding day. Covering a short distance, but much to experience.

Distance traveled: 250 km, 5 - 6 hours relaxed driving

Day 8 Oudtshoorn to Tsitsikamma

Drive through the indigenous forests of the Garden route. Visit the towns of George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

Distance traveled: 220 km, +/- 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 9 Tsitsikamma to Grahamstown

This part of the route will take you past Port Elizabeth on your way to the heart of (British) Settler's Country.

Distance traveled: 350 km, + 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 10 Grahamstown to North Eastern Cape

Passing old British Settler's towns of King William's Town, Stutterheim and Queenstown to a working farm in a less well known part of the Eastern Cape.

Distance traveled: 300 km, +/- 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 11 North Eastern Cape and Eastern Free State

This is a seldom travelled route with beautiful natural scenery and an excellent tourism infrastructure.

Distance traveled: 350 km, +/- 4-5 hours relaxed driving

Day 12 Eastern Free State and Drakensberg

The first part of this journey will take you through one of the most beautiful and lesser known areas in South Africa, including a drive through the Golden Gate National Park. Take the opportunity to visit a traditional Sotho cultural village.

Distance traveled: 240 km, +/- 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 13 Day of leisure in the Drakensberg mountain area.

Day 14 Drakensberg to KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast.

Safe driving along the N3 toll roads to Durban and the coast.

Distance traveled: 270 km,+/- 3 hours relaxed driving

Day 15 Dolphin Coast - Zulu Country

You are now entering a malaria area, so you will have to take prophylactic medication. The same is applicable if you do travel from Gauteng to Mpumalanga and Northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Drive along the N2 to St Lucia and then proceed to a private game lodge close to Swaziland.

Distance traveled: 330 km, +/- 4 hours relaxed driving

Day 16 Stay over for a day of leisure with optional game drives in the Mkuze Game Reserve.

Day 17 Swaziland

Experience this hidden peaceful kingdom of Africa. Overnight in Baberton or Badplaas districts.

Distance traveled: 440 km, +/- 5 hours relaxed driving

Day 18 Enjoy the beauty of scenic country roads through the Lowveld.

Distance traveled: + 200 km, +/-3 hours relaxed driving

Day 19 Stay over in the Lowveld for a second night.

A day of game viewing in the Kruger Park

Day 20 Drive to Pretoria.

Distance traveled: 450 km, +/- 6 hours relaxed driving

Day 21 Move on to Johannesburg or stay in Pretoria. Take the evening flight back to Europe.

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