SELF-DRIVE SOUTH AFRICA - GARDEN ROUTE

Trip Overview

Get ready to hit the road for one of the most scenic drives the world has to offer – The Garden Route Drive in South Africa. Starting from Cape Town, the winding coastal roads will take you to the Cape of Good Hope, renowned for being the home to the Flying Dutchman. As you rev up your engines and zoom through the best of South Africa, every turn of the wheel will transport you to a dream-like view. Be it cage diving with sharks in Hermanus or witnessing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean meeting the Indian Ocean in Cape Agulhas, the list of incredible experiences that this self-drive road trip offers is endless. Soak in every bit of thrill and beauty that South Africa has to offer as you tick this bucket wish-worthy road trip off your list.

About the trip

Duration
9 Nights / 10 Days
Trip Cost

INR 3,85,000/- Per Person (On twin sharing + 4 participants sharing 1 vehicle)
Excluding 5% GST & 5% Or 20% TCS, (EMI Option available)

Trip style
Self-Drive Road Trip
Vehicle
Toyota Fortuner / Similar
Landscapes
Mountains, Highway, Coastal , Vineyards
Activities
Shark cage diving, Game Drive, Ostrich Farm, Cable Car Ride
Upcoming Dates
04 – 13 May 2024

Route Map

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Itinerary

Welcome to the vibrant capital of Cape Town where the mesmerizing coast being lapped by tall waves is ready to embrace and make you fall in love with it. Our representative awaits at the airport to escort you to the hotel, where you will meet the amazing Adventures Overland family of enthusiastic travelers from across the world.

Start your day with a visit to one of the world’s oldest mountains, the magnificent Table Mountain. A cable car ride will take you to the top at 3500 ft. for the most glorious view of Cape Town. The panorama from above makes the whole city look like it’s made out of Lego houses and the entire experience is one for the books. Afterward, we will have a scrumptious lunch and explore the nooks and corners of the “mother city.”

Rev up your engines to embark on one of the most stunning marine drives that takes you to Cape of Good Hope via Chapman's Peak. With the peak looming overhead on one side and the waves crashing on the other, this stretch of the open road alone is on the bucket list of many road trippers. If you’re lucky, you might even spot penguins en route. Once we've captured the moments spent at the cliffside in our hearts and cameras, we'll resume our South Africa road trip again.

The open roads will take you through magnificent oak-lined trails and picturesque vineyards as you reach Stellenbosch, which is known for its Victorian architecture, enticing art galleries, craft shops, and mouth-watering cuisine.

As you prepare yourself for yet another day of scenic drive on the Garden Route road trip itinerary, the coastal breeze and serpentine roads will begin to seem familiar. The convoy will head to Hermanus, a seaside town that spreads out along the shoreline of Walker Bay with majestic mountains overlooking it. A night of fine dining and wine tasting will be the best way to end your adventurous drive.

After two days of traversing the highways and byways from behind the wheel of your car, you will most definitely enjoy a day exploring Hermanus. From whale watching to shark cage diving, Hermanus offers heart-pounding experiences that you can indulge in. If you want to spend some leisurely moments simply soaking in the bliss, you can go kayaking in Walker Bay or take a stroll at the beach. The coastline caresses the cliff in a way that has carved a beautiful path where you can enjoy ocean views, watch the sunset, and walk on scenic trails. This day is definitely one of the highlights of our South Africa road trip itinerary.

Fasten your seatbelt as we head towards Cape Agulhas, as this particular stretch will steal your breath away. The rugged wilderness along the coastline and the crashing waves where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean at this Southernmost tip of the African continent make this spot literally picture-perfect.

But if you think you have seen it all, wait till we reach the Garden Route Game Lodge. Spot the Big 5 during the Game Drive here and then let your heart decide which moment from the day will leave an indelible mark on your heart. You won’t be able to pick just one! 

By the end of the day, you would’ve seen two contrasting yet fascinating sides of South Africa.

As you sit behind the wheel, navigating your way through winding curves that will lead you to Knysna, a surprise awaits at Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich capital of the world. This small town boasts a rich heritage in Ostrich farming, and here you’ll get to see many of these flightless birds up close.

You can pet these beautiful birds, feed them food from your own palms, and learn interesting facts about them as well.

Afterward, we will resume our drive through sweeping views of beaches and lagoons as we reach Knysna.

The coastal city of Knysna awaits to charm you with its turquoise waters and forest trails. We’ll head towards the Knysna Elephant Park which was the first facility in South Africa to nurture orphaned elephants. They feel at home here in the park and you can feel the warmth radiating from these gentle giants as you greet them.

In the evening, a sunset cruise on the lagoon in Knysna is where you will truly get to unwind with the rest of the group, sharing tales of your adventures as the sun dips below the horizon.

The last day of this epic adventure will take you to the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth. The long stretch of the road allows you to traverse the stunning Bloukrans Bridge that stands mighty over the Storms River set in a precarious gorge. For adrenaline junkies, bungee jumping off this bridge is a must-do.

Up next on the list of adventures, the convoy stops at Tsitsikamma National Park which is a coastal reserve known for its eden-like forests, scenic coastline, and the Otter trail.

We’ll go for a small hike, where the green canopies, the sound of waves, and bird songs will soothe all your senses.

After days of driving through magnificent mountains, stunning beaches, lagoons, vibrant cities, and wide open countryside, it would be time to bid adieu to South Africa. However, besides the many Insta-perfect photos, you take along many special memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Faq’s

The Garden Route drive, starting in Cape Town and finishing in Port Elizabeth.

A 10-day itinerary through the famous Garden Route along the Coastline is a great way to explore South Africa.

Yes, driving the scenic Garden Route is quite safe and the best way to see South Africa.

Your Indian Driver’s license allows you to drive here.

South Africa is quite affordable due to the weakness of the South African Rand.

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South Africa Road trip with AO

At Adventures Overland (AO), our mission is to craft journeys that go beyond the ordinary and immerse travelers in the essence of South Africa’s Garden Route. With years of experience, we have perfected the art of creating unforgettable South African road trips that leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of our explorers.

From the moment you step foot in Cape Town, our dedicated team is there to extend a warm welcome, making you feel like part of the AO family on your South Africa self-drive road trip. You’ll be joined by fellow travelers who share the same passion for exploration on this Garden Route road trip.

The Essence of the South Africa Road Trip Itinerary

The heart of our South Africa Garden Route drive lies in its ability to connect travelers with the natural beauty and rich culture of the region in our South Africa road trip itinerary. The journey is designed to take you on a captivating ride, showing you the diversity of landscapes and experiences that South Africa has to offer.

Our itinerary is carefully curated to strike the right balance between adventure and relaxation. From conquering Table Mountain’s heights to embracing the coastal serenity of Hermanus, our goal is to offer something for every kind of traveler on this Garden Route road trip.

Our South Africa Garden Route drive introduces you to the incredible wildlife of the region on your South Africa trip. The Garden Route Game Lodge provides an opportunity to spot the Big 5, while our visits to Oudtshoorn and Knysna let you get up close and personal with ostriches and gentle giants at the Knysna Elephant Park.

A road trip that is all about moments and memories

As you navigate the winding roads of your South Africa self-drive road trip, you’ll be treated to magnificent vistas that showcase South Africa’s natural beauty. From the rugged wilderness at Cape Agulhas to the turquoise waters of Knysna, we ensure you experience the region’s diverse landscapes on your South Africa road trip.

While the journey is about exploring new horizons, it’s also about forming lasting bonds with fellow travelers on your South Africa trip. Our sunset cruises and group activities provide the perfect backdrop for sharing tales of adventure as the sun sets below the horizon.

Our South Africa Garden Route drive not only leaves you with Instagram-worthy photos but also gifts you with cherished memories and lifelong friendships that extend beyond the trip’s end. Join us at AO for a South Africa road trip that transcends the ordinary, and let us introduce you to the wonders of the Garden Route while creating a traveler’s family and a lifetime of memories.

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