This self-drive Tour starts in Johannesburg. On your way you will see mountains and get your personal bush experience before flying to Cape Town and visit many of the picture perfect
locations in the Cape.
The distances are short (for South Africa) which makes it suitable for everybody, this tour really gives you an overview of many very different regions of South Africa.
On the bottom of this page you find a map which helps you locate the destinations.
On arrival at the airport in Johannesburg you make your way to the car rental terminal to collect your rental carand you hit the road to Louis Trichardt in the beautiful Soutpansbergen. Madi a Thavha offers genuine interactions with the Venda and Tsonga people. Over the last 8 years they have managed to establish sustainable working relationships with the local artists and communities. What you will see and experience here is real life, not a re-enactment for the sake of tourism. You will be taken by real people to real people living in real villages doing real work to earn real money.
From Louis Trichardt you make your way down into the Lowveld and into the private Greater Kruger National Park, where you will go on safari!! On a daily basis you will head out early in the morning and late in the afternoons, as well as at night, on guided game drives in open 4x4 game viewers or on foot. Your experienced guide will not only help you search and identify animals, but also interpret your environment. You will overnight in large safari tents with en-suite bathroom facilities.
You will have a morning drive as well as breakfast, but then it's time to make your way into the Blyde River Canyon. On your way you can make a stop at the Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window, but the view from Porcupine Ridge is also not to be missed!
It is about a 4 hour drive to OR Tambo, from where you fly to Cape Town in the afternoon. Once in Cape Town, you pick up another car and drive the short distance to Simon's Town, which is situated on False Bay on the Cape Peninsula. This cosy little town with its quaint harbour has a real Mediterranean feel to it, and Boulder's Beach, where you will find the African Penguins is right there. It would also be easy to go and explore the Cape of Good Hope from here.
You do not need to go far today, but perhaps worth it to take a nice route to the second oldest town in South Africa: Stellenbosch. The town itself is worth a visit (perhaps before you go wine tasting!) as well. Brenaissance is a wine and stud farm, and it has a cosy cafe with the most delicious meals, so no need to drive too much!
Now that you have explored the Peninsula and the Winelands, there is the Mother City itself that still needs to be experienced. There is lots to see and do, from Table Mountain to the V&A Waterfront, Long and Kloof Streets with their numerous cafe's and restaurants, and from Walden House you can do a lot on foot. Situated in Tamboerskloof, looking out over the slopes of Table Mountain, you are close to everything!
You will have the whole day to explore more of Cape Town or just relax if you book an evening flight.