12 Night Durban to Cape Town Self Drive Holiday

R18 555
Per person sharing
Self drive
Valid From 01 Sep 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
See 2 Amazing Heritage Sights!

12 Night Durban to Cape Town Self Drive Holiday includes 12 nights’ stay, car hire & the best South Africa has to offer on this journey.

12 Night Durban to Cape Town Self Drive Holiday

Routing:  Durban – Northern Drakensberg – Clarens – Lesotho – Graaf Reinet – Prince Albert – Robertson – Franschhoek – Cape Town.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Drakensberg

Travel via Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, to Howick where you could visit the Howick Waterfall. From there you travel via Winterton and Bergville to the Northern Drakensberg with lovely hiking possibilities in the fresh mountain air. You overnight in the area of the Royal Natal National Park.
Overnight: Cavern Drakensberg Resort (or similar)

Day 2: Royal Natal National Park

Today you have the opportunity to go on a guided hike in the Royal Natal National Park towards the Amphitheatre; which you might already know from coffee table books or calendar pictures.
Overnight: Cavern Drakensberg Resort (or similar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Golden Gate National Park

You continue over the Oliviershoek Pass (1 740m) and along the Sterkfontein Dam to the scenic Golden Gate Highlands National Park with its reddish rock formations.  From there your journey takes you to the quaint artistic village of Clarens with its craft shops as well as interesting local folk in pubs and coffee shops.
Overnight: Red Mountain House (or similar)

Day 4: Lesotho

Today, after breakfast you travel to the border of the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho along the scenic Highland route. After clearing formalities, you continue to your luxury Mountain Lodge set beautiful surroundings; where an upgrade to a sumptuous suite awaits you.
Overnight: Maliba Mountain Lodge (or similar)
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Lesotho

Partake in various outdoor activities offered by the lodge, or just relax on the deck with mountain vistas, enjoy some wellness, or learn about the benefits for the local community, who part own the business; the proud traditions and life of the Basotho people, as well as their King.
Overnight: Maliba Mountain Lodge (or similar)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Graaf Reinet

Early departure today for the long road into the Great Karoo, a semi desert region of great character. Drive to the capital of Lesotho, Maseru, and there cross back into South Africa. Then taking the main road to Bloemfontein (flower-ville), before heading south-west down the N1 main route. Along the way, you may spot some indigenous animals at home here, such as Meercat, a variety of buck, and also Ostriches. The hardy Nguni cattle and also sheep are farmed here, and a taste of lamb will convince you of this highly regarded delicacy, as the sheep live off the arid desert shrubs. If arriving in Graaf Reinet early enough, the Museum highlighting days gone by, close to the hotel, is well worth a visit. Enjoy the accommodation upgrade to the excellent and historic Drostdy Hotel, also with highly regarded restaurant!
Overnight: The Drostdy Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Prince Albert

After a delicious breakfast you continue south west on the  N9 admiring the desolate semi-desert landscapes, until you get closer to the coast, where you head for De Rust, a quaint country village well worth a stop. Thereafter you traverse the amazing Meiringspoort gorge, with steep cliffs on both sides, with the road crossing the river some 27 times. Then onwards to Prince Albert, a small village with some interesting highlights, as besides its vineyards, the nearby Swartberg mountain, irrigation canals, quaint shops and excellent restaurants, it even features a theatre – here in the middle of nowhere! Enjoy a hearty dinner as well as a good bottle of local wine at Gallery Cafe nearby, after relaxing at your Lodge’s poolside in the attractive garden.
Overnight: African Relish (or similar)

Day 8: Swartberg Pass & Robertson

Today you traverse the historic Swartberg pass (1575 m) on an untarred road, leaving the Great Karoo, and entering the Little Karoo on the other side. From here you continue westwards towards the vineyards of Robertson, once you re-join Route 62. Pass through scenic countryside with many farms and villages, until you reach the wine producing region of Robertson. Taste some local wines, and enjoy a relaxing dinner.
Overnight: The Robertson Small hotel (or similar)

Day 9: Franschhoek

You depart Robertson and continue towards Cape Town visiting more highly regarded wine producing regions. Another opportunity to taste fine wines, enjoy the unique atmosphere of the vineyards historic village with its shops and restaurants, revelling in the scenic countryside and adjoining mountains and rolling hills.
Overnight: Rusthuiz Guest House (or similar)

Day 10: Stellenbosch

Continue to Stellenbosch, also famous for its wines, and its unique Cape Dutch architecture introduced by the first settlers of the Cape from the Dutch East India Company in the mid 17th century. Take a stroll down historic Dorp street, visit “Oom Samie se Winkel”, a trading store of old with a large amount of interesting things to look at, taste, and buy. After lunch, ideally on a wine estate, continue to Cape Town, a short hour’s drive, unless meeting with the late afternoon traffic
Overnight: La Splendida Hotel (or similar)

Day 11: Cape Town & Table Mountain

Cape Town with its singularly beautiful location, at the foot of the approx. 1,085 m high Table Mountain, offers a myriad of interesting attractions dating back to the original Cape Colony as a supply station for passing ships.  Make use of the first opportunity to take the optional cableway trip to the top of Table Mountain. Visit the bustling Waterfront, the old “Kasteel” (castle), houses of Parliament with Company Gardens (where the vegetables for the original colony were grown), and don’t miss out on the District 6 Museum and Bo-Kaap, where  the slaves were housed in days gone by. Overnight close to city centre below Table Mountain.
Overnight: La Splendida Hotel (or similar)

Day 12: Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula

Today you should definitely go on a day tour around the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope.  Drive through Seapoint and Clifton to attractive Hout Bay. Then take the famous (if not closed due to weather) Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, the Cape of Storms. On the way back you could stop a Boulders Beach with its penguins and at the Groot Constantia wine estate – one of the oldest in the country – as well as at the Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens. In the evening you could optionally try out one of the restaurants at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Overnight: La Splendida Hotel (or similar)

Day 13: Depart

After a leisurely breakfast, some last minute shopping, or even time for a Robben Island Tour if you’re flying in the evening (the boats for the half-day tour leave twice daily from the Waterfront) you drive to the airport, drop off your rental car and leave on your homeward journey.

Why not add on a day trip to Robben Island while in Cape Town, from only R1 015 per person sharing!

12 Night Durban to Cape Town Self Drive Holiday

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  • Car hire Group C with unlimited kms and inclusive insurance
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    • This package is not valid during the following 2018 dates: 1 – 5 Mar; 28 Mar – 15 Apr; 26 Apr – 1 May; 22 Jun – 8 Jul; 8 – 12 Aug; 21 – 24 Sep; 18 – 22 Oct 2018