Get the best of the beach and the wilderness on a luxury surf and turf South African self-drive holiday featuring the Garden Route, the Eastern Cape and the Wild Coast – all regions of spectacular beauty and a multitude of holiday attractions.
Note: This tour can be custom-made to suit your interests, travel schedule and budget. It can also be combined with other holiday ideas to create a more comprehensive tour of South Africa.
STAY 1: Experience the scenic majesty of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, a popular holiday area that boasts 11 exquisite beaches, several of which are acclaimed as ‘Blue Flag’ beaches.
STAY AT 4* PERIWINKLE GUEST LODGE OR 5* THE ROBBERG BEACH LODGE
STAY 1 ALTERNATIVE: Stay at The Crags and enjoy the stunning scenery and beach in the small, unspoiled hamlet of Nature’s Valley. Swim, surf, paddle or cast a line at Nature’s Valley – an exquisite Blue Flag beach extending between two river mouths. Enjoy the beautiful rivers and lagoons of the area.
STAY AT 4* LILY POND COUNTRY LODGE
STAY 2: Travel from Plettenberg Bay or The Crags to St Francis Bay (164 km), a very picturesque coastal holiday town. Enjoy beautiful beaches, canals and rivers in a tranquil leisure zone, much loved by holiday-makers.
STAY AT 4* SANDALS GUEST HOUSE
STAY 2 ALTERNATIVE: Stay in Jeffreys Bay, an appealing holiday town and surfing hotspot near St Francis Bay. Surf big waves, walk long stretches of beach, collect pretty shells, watch whales and dolphins at play. The town is bounded by rivers and nature reserves.
STAY AT DIAZ 15 HOUSE ON THE BAY APARTMENTS
STAY 3: Travel from St Francis Bay or Jeffreys Bay to Port Elizabeth / Nelson Mandela Bay (110 / 84 km). This is a coastal city with several attractive beaches, some with Blue Flag status. Kings Beach and Hobie Beach are two of the most popular swimming beaches.
STAY AT 4* SINGA TOWN LODGE OR 4* IBHAYI GUEST LODGE
STAY 4: Travel from Port Elizabeth to a private game game reserve in the Kenton on Sea area (120 / 140 km) to enjoy a magnificent Big Five wildlife safari as well as river boat trips to the beach at Kenton on Sea.
STAY AT 4* KARIEGA RIVER LODGE OR 4* SIBUYA GAME RESERVE
STAY 5: Travel from the game reserve to Chintsa East on the stunning Wild Coast, and experience the rugged beauty of the area. Indigenous forests and pristine beaches define the Wild Coast, an ideal holiday destination off the beaten track.
STAY AT 4* CRAWFORDS BEACH LODGE OR 5* PRANA LODGE
STAY 5 ALTERNATIVE: Travel from the game reserve to the beautiful hamlet of Haga Haga on the Wild Coast (244 km), a nature conservancy situated on a hillside above a beach at the mouth of the Haga Haga River. In addition to beach activities and fishing, Haga Haga offers hiking and golf.
STAY AT 5* MIARESTATE HOTEL & SPA
END OF TOUR
This tour can be custom-made to suit your particular interests, travel schedule and budget. It can also be combined with other holiday ideas to create a more comprehensive tour of South Africa.
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