This is a great 8 Day / 7 Night Self-Drive Tour and Safari, where we provide you with a rented vehicle and GPS Unit to explore South Africa, including Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings, the Panorama Route, Hoedspruit with a hot air ballooning experience and the famous Kruger National Park!
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 - Arrive in Cape Town. Victoria & Alfred Hotel- Cape Town.
Day 2 - Explore the Cape Peninsula.
Day 3 - Explore the Cape Winelands.
Day 4 - Board your flight to Johannesburg and travel to the Kruger Area. Khaya Ndlovu Manor.
Day 5 - Hot Air Balloon Flight and into the Kruger National Park. Rhino Post Safari Lodge.
Day 6 & 7 - On Safari at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park.
Day 8 - Journey back to Johannesburg.
Day 1 - Victoria & Alfred Hotel, Cape Town
On arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, South Africa, you will make your way to the Avis Desk, where you will collect your rented vehicle (Group C - Toyota Corolla or similar with manual gears and air-conditioning and a GPS Unit). From the airport, you will make your way to the V&A Waterfront area, where you will check in at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel to spend the next (3) nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a complex of shops and restaurants that form part of Cape Town’s Harbour. It is centrally located and enjoys beautiful views of Table Mountain.
Day 2 - Full Day to Explore the Cape Peninsula
Today we suggest you take a full day to explore the Cape Peninsula by driving the M6 coastal road that takes you through the beaches of Camps Bay, Llandudno and the small village of Hout Bay. From Hout Bay, you continue along the craggy Chapman’s Peak drive that was carved into the ocean cliffs between 1915 and 1922.
You continue south to the Cape Peninsula (also known as Cape Point) for spectacular ocean views. From here continue with the coast through the naval town of Simons Town and then head north back to the city with a possible stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 3 - Full Day to Explore the Cape Winelands
Today we would suggest you take a drive through the nearby Cape Winelands. The old towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are just three examples of quaint historic villages rich in the Dutch & French influence of years gone by.
Not to mention the many exquisite wine farms in the area, many with top-rated restaurants, wine & cheese tastings, organic food offerings and much more!
Day 4 - Cape Town to Kruger Park Area
Early this morning after your breakfast, you will make your way back to the Cape Town International Airport, returning your rented vehicle to board your flight to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg, you will make your way to the Avis Desk, where you will collect your rented vehicle (Group C - Toyota Corolla or similar with manual gears and air-conditioning and a GPS Unit).
From the airport, you will make your way east over the grasslands and farmlands of the Highveld to the mountainous Mpumalanga Escarpment area. You could take in some of the breathtaking viewpoints that look over the Blyde River Canyon (the world’s greenest canyon), before continuing down the escarpment into the bushlands of the Greater Kruger Park, also known as the Lowveld. You continue to the small town of Hoedspruit, and just outside the town you enter the Blue Canyon Conservancy and check in for (1) night on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at the Khaya Ndlovu Manor House.
Day 5 - Hot Air Balloon flight and onto Kruger National Park
Early this morning you will make your way before sunrise, to the launch field where you will enjoy a sunrise hot air ballooning flight experience. This is followed by a full English breakfast and citations for bravery! (A light-hearted tradition of hot air balloonists).
From here you make your way south and then east and enter the Kruger National Park at the Paul Kruger Gate. You continue to the Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Here you will spend the next (3) nights on a fully inclusive basis. Included in your stay are: Accommodation, brunch, high tea, dinner, teas/coffees, twice daily game viewing activities and the services of professional ranger and camp staff.
Day 6 to 7 - On Safari at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park
Days are spent under the expert guidance of the local rangers on morning and after-game drives, during which you explore the vast wilderness areas of the great Kruger National Park!
Day 8 - Drive back to Johannesburg
Today marks the end of your journey and you will end your tour with a drive back to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Here you will return your rented vehicle and board your late afternoon/evening outbound flight back home. (Flight at own arrangements)
R43,553 per person sharing (Jan - Mar 2023)
R42,391 per person sharing (Apr 2023)
R41,504 per person sharing (May - Aug 2023)
R44,915 per person sharing (Sep - 17 Dec 2023)
R45,900 per person sharing (Jan - Mar 2024)
R44,825 per person sharing (Apr 2024)
R44,970 per person sharing (May - Aug 2024)
R48,715 per person sharing (Sep - 17 Dec 2024)
03 Night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
01 Night’s accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
03 Night’s accommodation on a fully inclusive basis: Rhino Post Safari Lodge only: Brunch, high tea, dinner, teas/coffees, twice daily game viewing activities and the services of professional ranger and camp staff.
01 Hot Air Ballooning Experience as per itinerary in the Hoedspruit region
Flight: Cape Town - Johannesburg one way excl. taxes
07 Days use of a Group C Vehicle (Toyota Corolla or similar with manual gears and air-conditioning)
Premium Collision Damage Waiver (zero liability)
Premium Theft Loss Waiver (zero liability)
Third-Party and General Public Liability Insurance
Sandblasting / Water and Undercarriage Damage / Rim and Hubcap damage
Windscreen / Tyre Damage Waiver
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
1 x GPS Rental
Claim Admin Fee – only in the event of an accident or theft
Value added tax 15%
Young Driver Surcharge
Visas if required
Flights not specified
Meals not specified
Bar accounts / beverages & premium imports
Additional activities/sightseeing/entry fees/park fees
Personal items and gratuities
Car Rental notes and excludes:
All these charges will be billed directly to the renter and are subject to change without notice
In the case of tyre damage, only Avis-approved suppliers may be used for the purchase and replacement of tyres. This will ensure the correct brand and specification of tyre is fitted at the Avis negotiated price. Avis will only refund if the correct brand and specification of tyre has been fitted.
Accident towing fee
Additional Driver fee
Additional Spare Tyres
After-Hours Check-out Fee
Call-out Fee – negligence
Claim Administration Fee
Collision Damage Waiver
Cross Border Fee
Delivery and Collection Fees
E-toll Administration Fee
One Way Cross Border fees
One-Way Fees within South Africa
Overdue Rental Administration Fee
PAI (Personal Accident Insurance) – per day per Rental Agreement
Paraplegic Hand Controls Free of charge
Refuelling Service Fee
Refundable Rental Deposit
Rental Contract Fee
Replacement Tyre Delivery Fee
Special Equipment one-way fees (GPS, Baby Seats, Bicycle Racks, Wifi)
Theft Loss Waiver
Tourism Levy 1% of T&M
Traffic Fine Administration Fee
Tyres, Rims and Hubcaps
Under-carriage and Water Damage
Valet (Vehicle cleaning fee)
Young Driver Surcharge
GPS accessory replacement
Road Side Assistance
Windscreen, Tyre Damage Waiver