This self-drive of the glorious Garden Route and Winelands includes stays specifically chosen as members of the ‘Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa’.


About this independent tour


10 nights Cape Town to Amakhala Game Reserve

• Cape Town 2 nights

• Stellenbosch 2 nights

• Grootbos 2 nights

• Plettenberg Bay 2 nights

• Amakhala Game Reserve 3 nights

Providing the freedom to adapt your itinerary as you choose, it is a truly liberating way to explore.

Recommended highlights

PLETTENBERG BAY Known as the ‘jewel of the Garden Route’, Plettenberg Bay was originally christened ‘Bahia Formosa’ (beautiful bay) and for good reason. Tranquil, pristine and serenely beautiful, it’s home to some truly breathtaking natural scenery.

AMAKHALA GAME RESERVE One of the major attractions of this spectacular place is that it is one of the few safari experiences that are malaria-free, meaning that you can spot some of Africa’s most incredible wildlife without the worry of malaria medication. Covering 18,000 acres, Amakhala Game Reserve is renowned for its conservation efforts, excellent game drives and stunning accommodation.

GROOTBOS Translating to ‘big forest’ in Afrikaans, Grootbos is home to a nature reserve and part of one of the six floral kingdoms of the world. The Cape Floral Region is also considered one the richest areas of biodiversity, with the native fynbos dominating the scenery. Located at one corner of Walker Bay, you’re in one of the best places in the world for whale watching (whale season Jun-Dec).

FAIR TRADE IN TOURISM SOUTH AFRICA (FTTSA) During this journey your accommodation includes Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) hotels and lodges. This assures you that the people whose land, natural resources and knowledge used to support the activities you are enjoying are actually benefitting from them.

Tailor your tour

This itinerary is entirely flexible. Just ask one of our Personal Travel Experts to help.

Good to know

• The majority of wine estates in the Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch region close on Saturday afternoons and Sunday
• Table Mountain cableway closes for maintenance for a few days during July/August – please check for details
• Co-pilot packs are also available. Please enquire for details