8 Day – Best of South Africa Self Drive

Experience the best of South Africa on this 8 day self-drive tour.

Spot the ‘Big 5’ in a world-renowned private game reserve and appreciate the awe-inspiring sights of the Panorama Route and Cape Peninsula.

Day 1 – DAY OF ARRIVAL – JOHANNESBURG
Meet & Greet, documentation handover and hired vehicle collection at the airport or Europcar office in town
Lunch (optional – own account)
Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia Sandton (optional and may be pre-booked – own account)
Constitution Hill (optional – own account)
Recommended to book an half day guided tour to Soweto or Johannesburg CBD
Dinner at hotel (own account)
Hallmark Hotel or similar – breakfast (4-star)

Day 2 – JOHANNESBURG to MAKALALI via DULLSTROOM (±456km | ±5hrs)
Breakfast at hotel
Lunch in Dullstroom (optional – own account)
Afternoon open safari vehicle game drive (included)
Dinner at the lodge (included)
Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar – dinner and breakfast including 2 game viewing activities (4-star)

Day 3 – FULL DAY IN MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Early morning bush walk or open safari vehicle game drive (included)
Breakfast at lodge
Lunch at lodge (included)
Afternoon at leisure
Afternoon open safari vehicle game drive (included)
Dinner at lodge (included)
Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar– lunch, dinner and breakfast including 2 game viewing activities (4-star)

Day 4 – KAPAMA to HAZYVIEW via PANORAMA ROUTE (±180km | ±2hrs | 30min)
Early morning bush walk or open safari vehicle game drive (included)
Breakfast at lodge
Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels (optional – own account)
Bourke’s Luck Potholes (optional – own account)
Lunch in Graskop (optional – own account)
God’s Window (optional – own account)
Arrive at hotel late afternoon
Dinner at hotel (included)
Sabi River Sun or similar – dinner and breakfast (4-star)

Day 5 – HAZYVIEW to JOHANNESBURG (±388km | ±4hrs)
JOHANNESBURG to CAPE TOWN (Flight own arrangements and own account)
Breakfast at hotel
Lunch en-route (optional – own account)
Drop-off hired vehicle at O.R. Tambo International Airport
Flight to Cape Town (flight not included, recommended SAA flight 2025 arriving 18h00)
Collect hired vehicle at Cape Town International Airport
Dinner at hotel, in town or at V&A Waterfront (optional – own account)
La Splendida or similar – breakfast (4-star)

Day 6  – CAPE TOWN CITY & CAPE WINELANDS FULL DAY (±170km | ±3hrs)
Breakfast at hotel
Seal Island Boat Trip from the Hout Bay Harbour (optional and may be pre-booked – own account)
Cape Point Nature Reserve and Flying Dutchman funicular (optional – own account)
Lunch in Simon’s Town (optional – own account)
Boulders Penguin Colony (optional – own account)
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (optional – own account)
Dinner and show at Richards Supper Show (optional and may be pre-booked – own account)
Dinner at hotel, in town or at V&A Waterfront (optional – own account)
La Splendida or similar – breakfast (4-star)

Day 7 – CAPE POINT FULL DAY (±150km | ±3hrs)
Breakfast at hotel
Table Mountain Cableway (own account and weather permitting)
Castle of Good Hope (optional – own account)
Light lunch in the Cape Winelands (optional – own account)
Wine tasting in Franschhoek (optional – own account)
Dinner at hotel, in town or at V&A Waterfront (optional – own account)
La Splendida or similar – breakfast (4-star)

Day 8  – DAY OF DEPARTURE – CAPE TOWN
Breakfast at hotel
Drop-off hired vehicle at the airport

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