Cape Town With Garden Route And Vineyards, Self-drive

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Active and outdoor
  • Self-drive or vehicle rental
  • Art and architecture
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 2
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Paarl, South Africa
  • Ends Cape Town, South Africa
  • +6
Start in Paarl and end in Cape Town, the trip "Cape Town With Garden Route And Vineyards, Self-drive" is a self-guided art and architecture trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Arniston and 5 other destinations in South Africa. "Cape Town With Garden Route And Vineyards, Self-drive" is a private trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Join our eight-day self-drive tour and discover the natural gem of South Africa at your own pace, one of the most diverse and exciting countries in the world. Visit and farm and see large flocks of ostriches. Explore the Cango Caves, discovered by the San almost 10’000 years ago. Admire South Africa’s extensive coastline and spectacular views and travel to the continent’s most south-western point, this trip will fill your senses and satisfy your curiosity about this thrilling country.  
  • Day 1: Arrival Cape Town / Car Hire Pick-up – Paarl (55km – 45min)
  • Day 2: Paarl – Oudtshoorn (375km – 4.5hrs)
  • Day 3: Oudtshoorn – Sundays River Valley (400km – 5hrs)
  • Day 4: Sundays River Valley – Addo N. Park – Sundays River Valley (40km – 30min)
  • Day 5: Sundays River Valley – Knysna (320km – 4hrs)
  • Day 6: Knysna – Cape South Coast (365km – 4.5hrs)
  • Day 7: Cape South Coast – Hermanus (115km – 1.5hrs)
  • Day 8: Hermanus – Car Hire Return / Departure Cape Town (100km – 1.5hr)
  • 7 night’s hotel accommodation
  • 7 Breakfasts 
  • Operated with English-speaking local guide during the activities on Day 2 and 3
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned as included: Safari Ostrich Farm guided visit (Day 2); Cango Caves guided visit (Day 3)
  • 7-day car hire 
  • Pick up and drop off at Cape Town International Airport
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Airport surcharge
  • PAI
  • Windscreen & Tyre and rim damage, hubcaps
  • Theft and Collision Damage Waiver 
  • 15% VAT
  • Tourism Levy
  • Carbon Emissions Tax 
  • Damage due to Sandblasting
  • Meet & Greet 
  • Please note that this tour is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed may be visited independently, the package only covers the activities mentioned as included
  • Tour guide except on Day 2 and 3
  • Visa fees
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Recommended tours 
  • Optional tours
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
  • Minimum age of driver: 21 years, driver younger than 21 only with special permission 
  • The driver needs to be in possession of a valid International drivers license and an international Credit Card 
  • Rental calculation is based on a 24hr rate (07:00 – 07:00 = 1 day, 07:00 – 09:00 = 2 days) – additional day will be charged for late returns
  • There is no refund for the early return of the vehicle 
  • Fuel                         
  • Document Administration Fee
  • Additional Driver charge per rental, per driver
  • 2ND Additional Driver 
  • E-tolling Fees                                                                                                        
  • Young Driver Surcharge (per driver, per day)                                                
  • Bond deposit (from/to depot)     
  • Delivery and Collection fees                                                                       
  • Claim Administration Fee    
  • Claim Handling Fee   
  • Assessor’s fee 
  • Traffic Fine Administration fee          
  • One way drop off charges    
  • Cross border charges
  • Negligence, abuse, water and undercarriage damage to the vehicle
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cape Town With Garden Route And Vineyards, Self-drive tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 November 2021, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cape Town With Garden Route And Vineyards, Self-drive tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cape Town With Garden Route And Vineyards, Self-drive tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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