5 nights / 6 days, Daily Departures

A wonderful self-drive tour combining Swellendam, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on South Africa’s stunning Garden Route.




Day 1

On arrival in Cape Town you will collect your Avis rental car and drive through to your first destination, Swellendam (a drive of approximately two hours).

After Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Swellendam is the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Laying at the foot of the beautiful Langeberg mountains this place is famous for its architecture and its history. Spend a night here at your choice of hotel / lodge.



Day 2-3

After breakfast this morning you will leave Swellendam and drive through to Knysna. This is a beautiful, scenic drive of approximately three hours and thirty minutes.

Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s best known travel destinations – situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful estuary. It offers many activities and attractions to a wide variety of people. Spend two nights here in your choice of property.


Plettenberg Bay

Day 4-5

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast today before heading off on a short drive to your next destination – Plettenberg Bay. This drive should take you approximately forty-five minutes. The area of Plettenberg Bay is a sports paradise and boasts fabulous trails for hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders and canoeists. The highlight of the area is undoubtedly the rivers, beaches and the bay with its ideal conditions for all facets of watersports, including sailing in the safe waters of the Bay, superb rock and surf fishing and scuba diving spots.

Alternately one can simply stroll along its clean, sandy beaches stretching for miles along the Indian Ocean or enjoy its safe swimming areas. At night, Plettenberg Bay is alive with pubs, night-spots and fine restaurants. Spend 2 nights here at your choice of hotel / lodge.

Day 6 

This morning you will depart Plettenberg Bay and drive to George Airport (a drive of approximately one hour) where you will check-in for your flight to Johannesburg. The flight back to Johannesburg will take approximately an hour and fifty minutes.


Accommodation choices include:

Jan Harmsgat Country House – Swellendam

Parkes Manor – Knysna

Hog Hollow Country Lodge – Plettenberg Bay


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