South Africa self-drive holiday with Big Five game drives

Scenic Garden Route & Sibuya Game Reserve stays

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Cape Town

Cape Town

Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point

Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point

Cape Town

Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point

Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point

Cape Town

Cascade Country Manor, Paarl

Cascade Country Manor, Paarl

Cascade Country Manor, Paarl

Hermanus

Harbour House Hotel, Hermanus

Harbour House Hotel, Hermanus

Harbour House Hotel, Hermanus

Harbour House Hotel, Hermanus

Hermanus

Knysna

The Rex Hotel, Knysna

Knysna

Knysna

Sibuya Game Reserve

Sibuya Game Reserve

Sibuya Game Reserve & Lodge, Kenton-on-Sea

Sibuya Game Reserve

Sibuya Game Reserve

Paxton Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Paxton Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point

Sibuya Game Reserve & Lodge, Kenton-on-Sea

A scenic self-drive holiday along South Africa's Garden Route

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You'll start your holiday with a three-night stay in a Superior room at Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point, including breakfast.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Classic room at Cascade Country Manor, Paarl, including breakfast.

Then, you'll spend one night in a Harbour House Classic room at Harbour House Hotel, Hermanus, including breakfast.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at The Rex Hotel, Knysna, including breakfast.

Then you'll spend two nights in a River Lodge room at Sibuya Game Reserve & Lodge, Kenton-on-Sea, on a full-board basis. Here you will receive four game drives per stay.

Finally, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at Paxton Hotel, Port Elizabeth, including breakfast.

This offer is available for departures between April and October 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Cape Town (via Johannesburg). A 7kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included. This offer also includes a shared arrival transfer to your hotel in Cape Town, scheduled boat transfers to and from Sibuya Camp.

This offer also includes nine days of car hire. Super damage excess waiver insurance is included and fuel policy varies - please check with the supplier after booking is confirmed. The driver must be the lead passenger when booking and have a valid credit card in their name and valid driving license when collecting the car. The car hire company will require a minimum of £1,500 credit on their credit card. If you arrive outside the opening hours of the depot, additional charges may apply. Customers over the age of 70 will not be able to take the car hire.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 21% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 01/05/2018, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,759 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £2,239 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 21%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 27/11/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Premier Holidays with ATOL number 2713 and your contract is with that company. You'll find contact details for Premier Holidays in your booking received email.

Discover South Africa's incredibly scenic Garden Route, with city-to-coast stays and a wildlife reserve experience, complete with four game drives - breakfast, flights and car hire included

Landing in cosmopolitan Cape Town, you'll spend your first three nights at Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point, which boasts bright and modern accommodation as well as spectacular views of the sea and mountains. You'll have each day free to do exactly as you please; perhaps taking the cable-car to the top of looming Table Mountain, visiting Cape Point, strolling along the V&A Waterfront, wandering the verdant Kirstenbosch Gardens or viewing the city's colonial buildings.

You'll then travel east to Paarl, for two nights in the Cape Winelands at Cascade Country Manor - a former royal residence. It's all about the nature here, with plenty of unspoilt terrain to walk, cycle or mountain bike your way through, enjoying breathtaking scenery all the while.

Next, you'll cruise east along the serene Garden Route, for a relaxing night at the Harbour House Hotel in Hermanus. This is a great spot for whale watching and shark spotting, which you can indulge in from the hotel's ocean-view pool. Whilst here, take the opportunity to stop at Cape Agulhas - the southernmost tip of the continent of Africa, and the crossroads of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

It's on to Knysna next, for two nights at The Rex Hotel. Expect simple but chic style here, with elegantly modern guest rooms and a café-restaurant serving the freshest ingredients. Take some time to explore Knysna's bright and bustling dining scene, with multicultural seafood options taking centre-stage, and enjoy a leisurely hike along one of many trails to discover the town's woodcutting heritage, scenic parks and gardens.

You'll make tracks for Sibuya Game Reserve next, where you'll spend two incredible nights steeped in the beauty and wildlife of this malaria-free expanse. Park your car in a secure space in Kenton-on-Sea, before flexing your sea legs for a short boat ride to the reserve - where riverside tented accommodation, authenticity and utter seclusion await. As well as enjoying four game drives as part of your stay, nature-lovers and relaxation-seekers can both expect a most memorable sojourn with canoeing, fly fishing, river cruises and beach walks all on hand.

Your sixth and final destination is Port Elizabeth, where your port of call will be Paxton Hotel - a modern abode where traditional decorative accents make for a cosy and authentic place to unwind and end your trip in style. Take in the far-reaching Algoa Bay views, kick back by the outdoor pool, or try your luck at the Broadwalk Casino before reluctantly catching your flight back home.

Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point (three nights)

Table Mountain views and invigorating sea air are the order of the day at Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point, part of the prestigious Marriott portfolio. Boasting a cool beach house vibe, you can enjoy a dip in the hotel’s plunge pool if the crashing waves off the beach (just a block away) prove too challenging. Inside, you’ll find a high-tech interactive lobby as well as a steakhouse. You’ll stay in a cosy Superior room, with Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, mini-fridge, room service, hairdryer and air conditioning.

Cascade Country Manor, Paarl (two nights)

This four-star pad is set within the former homestead of a member of royalty, so you can expect pristine gardens and luxury interiors, all surrounded by 100 year-old olive groves and backed by the Klein Drakenstein Mountains. There are just 15 rooms here, affording it an authentic and intimate ambience. The Cascade Spa offers a treatment service, allowing guests to enjoy a massage amidst tranquil surrounds.

Harbour House Hotel, Hermanus (one night)

Harbour House Hotel is situated within Hermanus' historic village, moments from the city's restaurants, shops and attractions. You'll find the Lookout Terrace, from which you can gaze over the ocean, and an inviting restaurant that uses the best of the locale's ingredients. Facilities include a beautiful pool with wonderful sea views, bike rental services, and a collection of drinking and dining outlets - including Selkirk's Restuarant, The Pavilion, and a wine bar.

The Rex Hotel, Knysna (two nights)

This hotel sits peacefully just 350 yards from the chic Knysna Waterfront and near Knysna Elephant Park, right in the heart of the Garden Route. You can expect simple yet stylish furnishings throughout, with plenty of luxurious touches. There’s a café on site offering simple snacks, while a selection of restaurants lay within walking distance. There’s also a variety of shops, interesting art galleries and plethora of water-based lagoon activities nearby.

Sibuya Game Reserve & Lodge, Kenton-on-Sea (two nights)

Located a short boat ride along the Kariega River from the seaside town of Kenton-on-Sea, this eco-friendly retreat puts nature at the forefront of your stay in the malaria-free Sibuya Game Reserve. With an idyllic riverside setting, your light and airy tented accommodation is perfect for soaking up your surrounds, and is run almost entirely on solar power to keep pollution to a minimum. Please note that Wi-Fi, televisions, air conditioning and electric fans are not available here - only intermittent mobile signal and, of course, most compelling surrounds. Buffet-style meals are given a distinctively African twist, with award-winning local wines providing a lovely touch.

Paxton Hotel, Port Elizabeth (one night)

Featuring a stylish blend of traditional influences and modern decor, Paxton Hotel offers a tranquil stay complete with outdoor pool, inviting restaurant and bar, and views over Algoa Bay and beyond. You'll be well placed for exploring nearby restaurants and beaches, while The Boardwalk Casino is a seven-minute drive away. Guest rooms are airy, contemporary and chic, with soft lighting, ethnic decorative touches and warm earthy hues, as well as the usual mod cons - an LCD flatscreen TV, telephone, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and safe.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Sea Point, Arthurs Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Cape Town (via Johannesburg) and inbound from Port Elizabeth to London Heathrow (via Johannesburg), with South African Airways.

A 7kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included. This offer also includes shared arrival transfers to your Cape Town hotel and scheduled boat transfers to and from Sibuya Camp, as well as car hire (Ford Fiesta or similar) provided by Avis.

Outbound from London Heathrow to Cape Town (via Johannesburg):
  • Departing from London Heathrow at 19.00 or 21.00, arriving into Cape Town at 09.10 or 12.00 (the following day)

Inbound from Port Elizabeth to London Heathrow (via Johannesburg):
  • Departing Port Elizabeth at 16.15, arriving into London Heathrow at 06.25 (the following day)

Car hire is included for nine days. Super damage excess waiver insurance is included, fuel policy varies please check with the supplier after booking is confirmed. The driver must be the lead passenger when booking and have a valid credit card in their name and valid driving license when collecting the car. The Car hire company will require a minimum of £1,500 credit on your credit card. If you arrive outside the opening hours of the depot additional charges may apply. Customers over the age of 70 will not be able to take the car hire. Contact Avis for further information on 0808 284 0014.

Both your outbound and inbound flights are overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for. The date you select as your check-in date will be the day you'll fly out from the UK and you'll arrive in Cape Town the following day to commence your 11-night holiday. The check-out date will be the day that you'll board your inbound flight back to the UK. Since your inbound flight is also overnight, you'll be away for a total of 13 nights.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Premier Holidays, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Premier Holidays* with ATOL number 2713 and your contract is with that company. Premier Holidays* booking conditions are available from http://www.premierholidays.co.uk

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We like

  • Enjoying nine days with our own hire car, allowing us to discover things at our own pace
  • Taking in the spectacular views as we ride along the world-renowned Garden Route
  • Kicking off on a strong foot with three nights in buzzing Cape Town
  • Spending two nights surrounded by the beauty and wildlife of Sibuya Game Reserve, and heading out on not one, but four game drives

Second opinion

  • For more information on Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Cascade Country Manor, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Harbour House Hotel, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on The Rex Hotel, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Sibuya Game Reserve, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Paxton Hotel, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
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