Classic South Africa

Itinerary Overview

The classic self-drive tour combines the famed wine region and varied attractions of the Cape & Garden Route with the scenery and beaches of KwaZulu-Natal.



Day 1UK Departure

UK Departure

Depart on the scheduled overnight flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town


Days 2-3The Last Word Constantia

The Last Word Constantia

On arrival in Cape Town, collect your hire car and drive to The Last Word Constantia for a two night stay. Located in a beautiful wine-producing valley equidistant between the city and the beach, this hideaway has just nine suites, all with private patios, and offers an outdoor swimming pool, sundeck and renowned personalised service.


Days 4-5The Last Word Long Beach

The Last Word Long Beach

Today you will drive from Cape Town to The Last Word Long Beach for a two night stay. An elegant beach house-style stay beckons at The Long Beach, which sits in a colourful fishing village at the end of one of the Cape’s most photogenic beaches, and which entices guests with a swimming pool, spa treatments and just six spacious suites, each of which has its own patio or balcony.


Days 6-7The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Make your way along the Garden Route to the town of Knysna for a two night stay at the The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa. On the Garden Route in the centre of Knysna’s vibrant waterfront area, this is an old power station which has been magically transformed into a superb hotel, surrounded on three sides by water and now offering light & airy guest rooms with over-sized beds, a swimming pool, spa, two restaurants and a selection of bars.


Days 8-9Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Drive to Port Elizabeth and drop off your car in time for your flight to Durban. On arrival, collect your hire car and head to the Drakensberg Mountains for a two night stay at the Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. Tucked away in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains and the very definition of a hidden gem, this farmhouse hotel offers enchanting cottage-style accommodation, a range of activities from hiking and fishing to bike riding, and famed gourmet cuisine, all conjured up by renowned chef and owner Richard Poynton.


Days 10-11Oyster Box Hotel

Oyster Box Hotel

Today you will head to the coast of KwaZulu-Natal for a two night stay at the Oyster Box Hotel. A perfect beach location on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the facilities of this luxurious hotel – two swimming pools, private cinema, spa and gym – are complemented by an awardwinning restaurant, and lush gardens which offer sweeping views of the ocean below.


Day 12Departure


Drive to Durban arriving in time to drop off your hire car and check in for your scheduled overnight flight to London Heathrow via Johannesburg.


Day 13UK Arrival

UK Arrival

Early morning arrival into London Heathrow.

  • UK Departure
  • The Last Word Constantia
  • The Last Word Long Beach
  • The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
  • Oyster Box Hotel
  • Departure
  • UK Arrival

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