• Southern Right Whales can be spotted on the South African coastline from June to early December. Hermanus is known as arguably the best land-based whale watching destination in the world.
  • •	The Garden - Set over nine spectacular acres, in the breathtaking Constantia Valley, The Cellars-Hohenort gardens are widely regarded as one of the finest privately owned gardens in the world.
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12 Day luxury Garden Route and Addo self-drive tour

Cape Town - Hermanus - Knysna - Zuurberg Mountains - Addo Elephant National Park

  • 3 Night stay at 5* The Cellars Hohenort which is located in "Cape Town's Vineyard", the historical Constantia Valley on the breath-taking slopes of Table Mountain.
  • 2 Night stay at 5* The Marine, perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus' Walker Bay, with the finest land based Whale watching in the world.
  • 2 Night stay at 5* Kanonkop Guesthouse which overlooks the Knysna forest, lagoon and famous Heads.
  • 2 Night stay at 4* Camp Figtree, encircled by the lush folds of the Zuurberg Mountains, Camp Figtree is a remote private game reserve in the heart of the Eastern Cape wilderness.
  • 2 Night stay at 4* Kuzuko Bush Lodge, which is built high upon a hill in a private part of the northern section of the Addo Elephant National Park


  • Meet and Greet upon arrival,
  • Information Folder,
  • Vehicle Rental and one way fee,
  • Luxury Accommodation,
  • 12 x Breakfast, 4 x Dinner, 2 x Lunch
  • Game Drives at Lodge in Addo National Park


  • Meals not specified, drinks,
  • Spa Treatments,
  • Activities not specified,
  • Fuel,
  • All flights,
  • travel insurance

Please note: the accommodation establishments quoted in the itinerary are subject to availability and may be changed for a similar type.



Day 1 - 3

An Out and About representative will meet you upon arrival at Cape Town Airport. Your first destination: The Cellars Hohenort

The Cellars Hohenort (5*) - hugging the slopes of Table Mountain and surrounded by nine and a half acres of gardens, chosen to receive the Relais & Châteaux Garden Trophy for 2010.

The Cellars-Hohenort is ideally situated as a central point from which to experience the diversity of activities, including Cape Point, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Constantia Valley Wine Route, the famous beaches of Boulders and Camps Bay. A mere fifteen minute drive will take you to the centre of the city and the V&A Waterfront.

Overnight at The Cellars Hohenort - Double Room

Day 4 - 5

Drive to Hermanus via the beautiful coastal route. Your next destination: The Marine

The Marine (5*) - perched on top of the cliffs of Walker Bay, with the finest land based Whale watching in the world.

The Marine is one of the southern hemisphere's most spectacular seaside Relais & Châteaux properties. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus' Walker Bay. This unforgettable property overlooks South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone's throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and selection of fynbos species in the Cape. The Marine offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From June to November guests are able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their beautiful sea view room.

Overnight at The Marine - Double Room

Day 6 - 7

Today your journey takes you to Knysna, drive along the Garden Route.

Kanonkop Guest House (5*) - Kanonkop House:  Luxurious, relaxed, boutique Accommodation. Trip Advisor Winner 2013: Top 25 Luxury Small Hotels in Africa.

Perched on the edge of South Africa’s largest forest alongside an immense tidal lagoon, Knysna is an eco-wonderland offering magnificent beaches, hiking, walking, cycling and water activities.

Kanonkop House has breathtaking views of the Knysna lagoon and the giant sandstone cliffs dominating the entrance to the Indian Ocean (the  famous ‘Knysna Heads’), yet is tranquilly positioned in a private and peaceful indigenous forest only 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of town.

Overnight at Kanonkop Guesthouse - No Matata Suite 


Day 8 - 9

Depart to Camp Figtree via Uniondale, Willowmore, Wolwefontein and Kirkwood.

Camp Figtree (4*) – Encircled by the lush folds of the Zuurberg Mountains, Camp Figtree is a remote private game reserve in the heart of the Eastern Cape wilderness, set between the renowned Addo Elephant National Park to the north and east and the Insome conservancy to the south.

This luxurious lodge fuses the finest in comfort, style and service with an authentic African safari experience, offering elegant accommodation, spectacular 270 degree views and a range of activities focused on the region's rich natural environment.

Camp Figtree Onsite Activities - each guest at Camp Figtree is encouraged to explore the eco reserve and enjoy these beautiful environs. As such we encourage guests to enjoy a sundowner walk, mountain biking, bush picnics in safari style. All these and more activities are tailor made and arranged on arrival.

Overnight at Camp Figtree - Luxury Suites (overlooking the valley)

Day 10 - 11

Today your journey takes you to the Northern section of the Addo National Park.

Kuzuko Bush Lodge (4*) – Also known as the "Place of Glory"

Kuzuko Lodge is built high upon a hill in a private part of the northern section of the Addo Elephant National Park, two hours’ drive north of Port Elizabeth. It is here where breathtaking views from your private veranda are complemented by luxurious chalets and warm, attentive service. Spectacular star gazing, day and night game drives, trips to see khoisan cave paintings and bird-watching are but a few of the ways in which you can truly experience a place so untouched by man.

Including transfers between Kuzuko Gatehouse and Kuzuko Lodge, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, two game Drives (refreshments will be served on game drives), four-course dinner, early morning tea/coffee and brunch  

Overnight at Kuzuko Lodge - Standard Room

Day 12

Depart to Port Elizabeth Airport for you flight home. All Flights - excluded