Sample Tour

Africa, Southern Africa,

Self Drive Garden Route Itinerary

Tour Details

The Garden Route is a scenic and ecologically diverse region in South Africa and is one of the most famous road trips in the country! It stretches 300-kilometers (190 miles) from Mossel Bay (a 5+ hour drive from Cape Town), ending in Storms River.

This self drive Garden Route Itinerary takes you on a journey from the heart of Cape Town along a route which highlights some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, with epic coastlines, towering mountains, and lush forests.

Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing. A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience when visiting the Garden Route in South Africa.

At a glance


10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Capacity:

Ideal for anywhere between 1 and 6 guests


Priced on Request


Minimum 35% deposit to Secure

Tour Highlights:

Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Countries Visited

South Africa


  • 3 Nights Accommodation at The Commodore Hotel, Cape Town
  • 1 Night Accommodation at 7 on Marine, Hermanus
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa, Knysna
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Periwinkle Guest Lodge, Plettenberg Bay
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Shamwari Riverdene Lodge
  • 9 Days of Car Hire
  • One way flight from Port Elizabeth  Airport to Cape Town


  • Passport and visa costs (if applicable)
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Drinks and meals not specified
  • Transfers not specified

Your Itinerary


Ready to pack your bags and experience a self drive Garden Route itinerary? With just a few details from you, we’ll fine tune this suggested itinerary to suite your specific needs and desires.

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town | Day 2-3: Full Days Cape Town |Day 4: Drive to Hermanus |Day 5: Drive to Knysna | Day 6: Exploring Knysna and surrounds |Day 7: Drive to Plettenberg Bay | Day 8: Exploring Plettenberg bay and Surrounds | Day 9: Drive to Shamwari Game Reserve, Check in at River Lodge | Day 10: Full Day at Shamwari | Day 11: Departure from Shamwari Game Reserve and travel to Port Elizabeth Airport for flight to Cape Town International Airport.

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