13-night Cape Town, Route 62 & Knysna Self Drive

This 13 night Self Drive holiday takes in all the best of the Western Cape highlights.

Spend 4 nights in Cape Town and explore the city and all of its lovely beaches.  Visit penguins, seals and great white sharks or enjoy an action packed day of sea-kayaking and snorkelling around the beaches and coves of the Cape Peninsular.

From Cape Town head off on the Route 62 drive, the longest and most beautiful wine route in the world.  Here you will take in the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and finally Oudtshoorn.  You will enjoy a night in each of these gorgeous wineland towns in beautiful boutique accommodation that boast sensational restaurants and beautiful rooms.

Spend 4 nights in Knysna enjoying all that this sleepy coastal town has to offer.  Sunset cruises, forests, mountain hikes, whale watching or spend your time exploring the many beautiful beaches around Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.   Oysters, muscles, cray-fish and freshly caught fish are all available in the many restaurants around the area.

From Knysna, drive down the N2 back to the Franschhoek Valley where you will spend your final two nights at a beautiful little working farm, where you can relax by the pool whilst looking over the entire Franschhoek valley.  A wine tour is a must, as well as a wander around the gorgeous Franschhoek village.

This itinerary is a suggestion and can be adapted to your preferences.  

The suggested itineraries are just a small taste of activities that you can pursue, and are not included in the tour cost.  

Day 1

Welcome to South Africa! You will be meet at your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be escorted to your awaiting vehicle to take you to Sea Five Boutique Hotel in Camps Bay. You will spend 4 nights at Sea Five in Camps Bay on a bed and breakfast basis.
Sea Five

Sea Five Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel
4 nights from £ 407 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Where beach house relaxation meets boutique hotel luxury and refinement.

Day 2

You will be collected from your hotel after breakfast and taken on a private tour of the Cape Point and the Cape Peninsula.

Day 3

Enjoy a day of exploring Camps Bay or relax by the swimming pool.

Day 4

This morning you will be collected from your hotel lobby and taken on a journey that follows in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and his Long Walk To Freedom. Your car hire will be delivered to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 5

Leave Cape Town behind you and head for the beautiful winelands, where you will join up with Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Tonight you will stay at Mo & Rose in Robertson for one night.
Mo & Rose

Mo & Rose

Boutique Hotel
2 nights from £ 98 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

An attractive farm turned boutique guest house, with 8 charming suites and a superb bistro in the heart of the Robertson Valley on Route 62.

Day 6

After a lazy breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive through the Robertson Valley, Montagu, Bonnievale and on to the sleepy town of Swellendam where you will be staying at Augusta De Mist Country House and Kitchen.
Augusta De Mist

Augusta de Mist Country House & Kitchen

Country Retreat
2 nights from £ 119 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A superb country house with outstanding restaurant in a uniquely setting in Swellendam near the start of Route 62.

Day 7

From Swellendam, continue to follow the scenic Route 62 and enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the route to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy a visit to the ostrich farms, and the famous Cango Caves.
Rosenhof Country House

Rosenhof Country House

Country Retreat
2 nights from £ 199 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A beautiful colonial homestead on the outskirts of the quirky town of Oudtshoorn.

Day 8

Check into the Elephant Hide Guest House where you will enjoy the spectacular views over the Knysna lagoon and out to the Heads. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon before heading down into Knysna for a delightful seafood meal at the marina.
Elephant Hide

Elephant Hide

Boutique Hotel
4 nights from £ 342 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Perched on the edge of the Welbedacht cliff tops this family run luxury lodge overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua mountains

Day 9

Spend the day exploring the local beaches, enjoy a wander around the harbour town, or have a round of golf at the world renown Pezula Golf Course.

Day 10

Enjoy a day visit to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Nature's Valley. In the evening - head out on a Sunset Cruise on the Knysna lagoon.

Day 11

This morning you will head off early following a hearty breakfast and enjoy the drive down the Garden Route to Franschhoek for your final two nights in the winelands.

Day 12

Your car hire will be collected this morning from your hotel. Enjoy a full day tour of the Franschhoek Valley.
La Petite Ferme views

La Petite Ferme

Wine Estate
4 nights from £ 325 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

High above the Franschhoek Valley, this stunning hide-away commands sensational views across the valley.

Day 13

Enjoy the morning exploring Franschhoek village, with its beautiful art galleries, market stalls, coffee shops and restaurants. Your hire car will be collected from the hotel this morning. A private transfer will collect you and take you to the airport to connect with your flight home.
La Petite Ferme views

La Petite Ferme

Wine Estate
4 nights from £ 325 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

High above the Franschhoek Valley, this stunning hide-away commands sensational views across the valley.

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