01582 766122
Coronavirus: a message to our customers
If you are due to travel shortly we will be in touch to support and guide you through any Covid testing or documentation requirements.
 
If you are looking to travel closer to home, our sister company Auriel Holidays offers a wide range of tailor made holidays in the UK, Europe & Worldwide.

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director
2by2 for holidays that will change your life
2by2 for holidays that will change your life
Call 01582 766122
We are recruiting!
Holidays to Cape Town Tours Safaris in South Africa Stellenbosch Hermanus

Kruger National Park, South Africa + Cape Town: Self Drive Holiday + Garden Route

Kruger Park + Cape + Garden Route + Plett (self drive)
SCK14M
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Kruger National Park South Africa Cape Town Self Drive Holiday Garden Route

This classic self-drive holiday combines a luxury Big Five safari in the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, with the beautiful city of Cape Town and the scenic Garden Route, travelling via the Stellenbosch Winelands and Little Karoo to the beaches of Plettenberg Bay. See elephants, lions and plains game, as well as penguins & whales in season.

Kruger National Park South Africa Cape Town Self Drive Holiday Garden Route
• 
Kruger National Park, South Africa
• 
Blyde River Canyon
• 
Big Five Game Drives
• 
Cape Town
• 
Table Mountain
• 
Cape Point, Penguins & Whales
• 
Stellenbosch Winelands
• 
Self Drive Holiday, Garden Route
• 
Oudtshoorn & Knysna
• 
Plettenberg Bay
• 
Kruger National Park, South Africa
• 
Blyde River Canyon
• 
Big Five Game Drives
• 
Cape Town
• 
Table Mountain
• 
Cape Point, Penguins & Whales
• 
Stellenbosch Winelands
• 
Self Drive Holiday, Garden Route
• 
Oudtshoorn & Knysna
• 
Plettenberg Bay
Day 1
You will be met at Mpumalanga Airport and transferred to your hotel situated near Hazyview on the scenic Panorama Route.
 
Check in and relax in this region that is famous for its beauty and wildlife.
Day 2
This morning visit a local Elephant Park to experience a very special close-up encounter, where for 1-hour you can interact with and feed one of these gentle giants.
 
Afterwards visit the Graskop Gorge Lift for breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. Take the lift down into the gorge, where there is a short trail across a wooden bridge into the forest with the backdrop of a pretty waterfall.
Day 3
Today transfer to your lodge in the world famous Kruger National Park, a drive of 2 to 3 hours depending on the location of your lodge.
 
After checking in, enjoy your first thrilling game drive in an open-top vehicle accompanied by a ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately and hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe today - as well as several of the Big Five - before dining under the stars in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide.
Day 4
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, as you enjoy a thrilling shared open-top game viewing drive with a lodge ranger in the world famous Kruger National Park.
 
Explore some of this vast game sanctuary that is the size of Wales, offering magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hope to see several of the Big Five today - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as many other species before returning to your lodge for breakfast.
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax by the swimming pool or enjoy bird watching at the lodge, before setting out again in the late afternoon for another game drive. With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and many other interesting animals. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
Day 5
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, as you enjoy an open-top game viewing drive with a lodge ranger in the world famous Kruger National Park.
 
Explore some of this vast game sanctuary that is the size of Wales, offering magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hope to see several of the Big Five today - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as many other species before returning to your lodge for breakfast.
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax by the swimming pool or enjoy bird watching at the lodge, before setting out again in the late afternoon for another game drive. With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and many other interesting animals. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
  
Children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives
Day 6
Enjoy some final early morning game viewing in the Kruger National Park.
 
Afterwards transfer between 2 and 3.5-hours to Mpumalanga Airport (depending on the location of your lodge) for your onward flight.

Arrive Cape Town Airport, collect your hire car and drive to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 7
Today we recommend spending the day exploring the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve peninsula (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Start with an optional short boat trip from Hout Bay to view Cape Fur seals at Seal Island and continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive to spectacular Cape Point where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
 
On the return journey we recommend driving through naval Simons Town and visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before returning to Cape Town.
Day 8
Today leave Cape Town and drive 45-minutes to the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands.
 
Along the way we recommend stopping at the Cheetah Outreach project in Somerset West, a community-based programme seeking to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and campaign for its survival.
 
You can also stop at one or more wine estates along the famous Stellenbosch wine route. Check into your hotel in this famous wine producing area, relax under the giant oak trees and savour the fine food and wines of this region.
Day 9
At leisure to relax in beautiful Stellenbosch, which is surrounded by its mountains and vineyards.
 
Explore this old university town with its many street markets, craft shops and museums, including the Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery, or visit Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens.
 
You can also self-drive the wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl with many opportunities for wine tasting at famous wine estates. Alternatively use the Vine Hopper hop-off bus to explore these winelands or book an optional small group tour.
 
In the evening there are several fine dining restaurants in the area (advance booking strongly recommended).
 
Note: Vine Hopper bus does not operate on Sundays.
Day 10
Drive 2-hours today from Stellenbosch to the small seaside town of Hermanus, travelling along the scenic coastal route through Gordon’s Bay and along the False Bay coast.
 
Along the way we suggest a detour to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony in the small coastal town of Bettys Bay. You may also want to visit Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, renowned for its fynbos flowers. The walk through the gorge and down to the waterfall is particularly rewarding (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Continue to Hermanus and check into your hotel. From July to November, southern right and humpback whales come here to breed and this is considered the best location for land-based Whale Watching in the world. Once severely endangered, these magnificent creatures of the deep are now breeding successfully in the area due to a major international conservation effort.
Day 11
Today drive 4-hours along the scenic Route 62 through the dramatic Little Karoo to Oudtshoorn.
 
Along the way we suggest you stop at the historic town of Swellendam - the third oldest town in South Africa, with some wonderful examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
 
On arrival we suggest visiting an Ostrich Farm to see these huge flightless birds in their natural surroundings (pay locally), before checking into your hotel.
Day 12
We suggest that today you visit the famous Cango Caves – a vast series of underground halls and caverns formed over 20 million years ago in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The caves, which extend for over 3 miles, contain spectacular stalagmites and stalactites and offer relatively easy access.
 
Continue driving 2-hours through the spectacular Outeniqua Pass, and through Wilderness and Knysna on the beautiful Garden Route. Knysna is set around a beautiful lagoon, and here we recommend a detour to "The Heads" that guard the entrance to the lagoon.
 
Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s playground for the rich and famous, with three spectacular beaches. Schools of dolphins are sometimes seen here in the warm Indian Ocean and whales may be seen in season (July to November).  Check into your hotel and relax in this beautiful holiday town.
Day 13
Today is free to explore the holiday town of Plettenberg Bay with its endless beaches.
 
Walkers can enjoy a scenic coastal hike around the Robberg Peninsula. Other activities include sailing, deep sea fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and golf.
 
Optional wildlife activities include a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary; Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary; Birds of Eden; Wild Cat Sanctuary; Raptor Park or Lawnwood snake sanctuary. You can also participate in an ocean safari to search for dolphins and whales in season (July to November).
 
 
 
 
Day 14
Drive 1.5-hours along the Garden Route to drop off your hire car at George Airport for your flight home.