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Hex River Valley kanonkop-house-knysna-heads Shamwari-Guest-Experience

This self-drive, covering the main bases of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and a malaria-free safari in the Eastern Cape, is a one of South Africa's most well-trodden tourist routes and for good reason. With excellent roads, incredibly beautiful and diverse scenery along the way and a seemingly never-ending list of activities and attractions, it is a world-in-one-holiday. A car allows you the freedom to personalise your trip and gives you the freedom to go your own pace. This routing can be done at a variety of budgets but for the purposes of this itinerary we have included 5 star, luxury accommodation.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at Kensington Place

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourselves to your hotel.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 7

2 nights at Leeu House

Today you will take the drive to the Winelands.

Room Type: Classic Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 8 - 11

4 nights at Kanonkop House

Today you will take the drive to the Knysna.

Room Type: Sunbird Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 12 - 14

Today you will take the drive to the Shamwari Game Reserve.

Room Type: Luxury Room Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 15

Today you will drive yourselves to Port Elizabeth Airport where you will drop off your hire car and catch your flight to Johannesburg and your onward international flight home.

Day 16

Arrive at JFK

Tailor-made itinerary from $4,970 pp


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks at Shamwari Bayethe
  • All scheduled safari activities at Shamwari Bayethe
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Additional driver fee for hire car
  • One way drop off fee for the hire car


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of Shamwari Bayethe


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Port Elizabeth to JFK

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