Self-Drive: Cape Town – Knysna – George

Private Basis: Johannesburg – Sun City – Mabula – Johannesburg

Day Wise Plan

Day 01: Cape Town

  • Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, collect your rental car and drive to your Pre-booked hotel
  • Cape Town is one of the most popular long-haul destinations in the world. Due to its unique topography, it is also one of the easiest places in which to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you; you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Cape Town - City Tour

  • After breakfast drive for a half-day Mother City tour. With optional activity with skydiving.
  • You will go for a scenic coastal drive through Clifton & Sea Point & later tour passes the Houses of Parliament, the Castle, the SA Museum, and a few other historical sights – District Six, Bo-Kaap, Slave Lodge & ending at the bustling Greenmarket Square. A cable car ride takes you up the Table Mountain (weather permitting otherwise Signal Hill) for a breath-taking view over the city. Return to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Cape Town - Peninsula Tour

  • Breakfast is taken at the hotel. Drive on a full day Peninsula tour (Entrance cost not included since is self-drive)
  • This comprehensive tour shows you the best of the spectacular Cape Peninsula and why it is it's called the Fairest Cape. Travel past Sea Point and Camps Bay, past the famous beaches of Clifton and Llandudno towards Hout Bay. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard. Pass through Noordhoek and Scarborough. Later you will take to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy the funicular ride aboard the “Flying Dutchman” and enjoy the unforgettable spectacular views. Later get the photo opportunity to take some pictures at the second southernmost tip of the African continent. Visit the beautiful Boulders Beach, and have the option to sit among the famous colony of Jackass Penguins. Thereafter we enjoy a short stop at the naval port of Simon's Town and know about the legend of “Able Seaman Just Nuisance” the Great Dane Dog that was inducted in Royal Navy. Return to the hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Cape Town – Knysna (Drive for 3 - 4 Hours)

  • After breakfast, Drive to Knysna. It is known as the ‘Feather Capital of the World’ thanks to its huge ostrich industry.
  • Arrive and in the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Wildlife Ranch where you will visit a crocodile Park where you have the opportunity to take pictures with Cheetah.
    Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the evening in the comfort of your hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 05: Knysna - Oudtshoorn (Drive for 2 Hours)

  • After breakfast, Drive to a tour of the Cango Caves - In Oudtshoorn you go underground to marvel at the icy formations in the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders.
  • Later enjoy a tour of the Ostrich Farm in Knysna or go on a cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon.
  • Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 06: Knysna – George Airport (Drive for 1 Hour)

  • Flight: George - Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg - Sun City (Transfer for 2. 5 Hours)

  • After breakfast, drive to George airport drop off a rental car and board a flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are met by our representative for a transfer to Sun City.
  • The Sun City complex is surrounded by two championship golf courses, numerous swimming pools and a huge man-made lake offering various water sports. Optional activities include Hot Air Ballooning. Enjoy lunch at the Raj Indian Restaurant (own account). Then you could relax at the Valley of the Waves, or take a walk through the gardens of the Lost City. This magical city knows no limits - you have the chance to win a fortune at the Casino and Entertainment Centre, there are lavish extravaganzas and a multitude of restaurants to cater for every taste.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 07: Sun City

  • After breakfast, you will enjoy your day at leisure. Optional game drives to Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to see the Big 5 (cost of the game drive is not included)
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: Sun City – Mabula (Transfer for 2 Hours)

  • After breakfast transfer to Mabula Game Lodge.
  • The Lodge boasts a tremendous variety of game – The Big 5 and birdlife in its numerous habitats. You should see: elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog, lion, spotted hyenas, baboon, hippo, impala, kudu, vervet monkey, waterbuck, Tsessebe, wildebeest, bush baby, mongoose, duiker, steenbok, klipspringer, genet, bats. You may see: leopard, wild dog, cheetah, roan antelope, sable antelope, bat-eared fox, rhino, honey badger, porcupine, rebook, aardvark, aardwolf, civet, and caracal and serval suni.
    Arrive and check in the lodge.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Mabula Game Lodge

  • Enjoy a full day game drive.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Mabula Game Lodge - Johannesburg (3 Hours)

  • After breakfast, transfer to Or Tambo International for the flight back home
  • Meet and Greet Representation at the Airport and Collect a rental car.
  • Self-drive car is based on Toyota corolla or Similar (Cape Town – Knysna – George)
  • 09 Nights’ Accommodation in standard rooms in above or similar
  • Daily Breakfasts 
  • 2 x Lunches X 2 x Dinners at the Mabula lodge
  • Table Mountain Cable car ride Tickets
  • Seal Island Cruise tickets - 40 minute
  • Day visit to Cango Caves and Wildlife Ranch
  • Ostrich Farm and a cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon.
  • 2 X Daily Game Drive in Mabula
  • All transfers & sightseeing is on Private basis in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle. (Johannesburg – Sun City – Mabula – Johannesburg)
  • South Africa Visa Charges.
  • Travel Insurance for the duration of the tour.
  • All International and Internal flights.
  • Personal Insurance, we strongly suggest that the passenger’s take out their own insurance before departing for South Africa.
  • Drinks and lunches/dinner except where mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature, driver and guide gratuities
  • All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above
  • Porterage at hotels and airports
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc.
Price & Dates

Hotel Accommodation: 3 Star

City Nights Hotel
Cape Town  3 Nights Inn on the Square Hotel or Similar
Knysna 2 Nights Graywood Hotel or Similar
Sun City  2 Nights The Cabanas Hotel or Similar
Mabula 2 Nights 4* Mabula Game Lodge, Bela Bela

Optional Tours at Extra Cost

  • Game drives to Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to see the Big 5 – Sun City
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari (30-minute flight) from Sun City is INR 20,500 per person
  • Sky Diving in Cape Town is INR 15,000 per person

Above rates are valid for minimum 2 Pax travelling together.

Visa Info

Visa Country : South Africa

  • Passport: Original passport with the validity of minimum one month from the date of return and minimum three blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Attach all old passports (if any) and copies of first & last page of the passport.
    Handwritten passports are not accepted.
  • South Africa visa application form: One visa application Form DHA-84 to be duly filled in BLACK INK and block letters & signed by the applicant.
  • Photo Specification: Two recent camera clicked passport size colored photographs on white background with 80% face coverage on a matt or semi-matt finished paper (35mm x 45mm).
  • Photograph should not be more than 3 months old,scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.

Covering Letter

  • Covering-Letter from applicant stating his name, designation, passport number and purpose & duration of visit. The letter should be duly signed by the applicant and addressed to – The Visa Officer, High Commission of the Republic of South Africa, New Delhi.
  • Covering-Letter on Letterhead if applicant is Self Employed or on plain paper if Employed.
    Financials: Personal / company bank statement for last three months with original bank stamp and signature on every page & a minimum balance of Rs. 60000

Proof of Occupation

  • An NOC for leave from employer/ school/ university clearly mentioning applicants name, passport number and duration of visit. The letter must be duly signed by the authorized signatory stating his/her name, designation, contact details & address.
  • Marriage certificate
  • Proof of Accommodation : Hotel booking along with the day to day itinerary.
  • Ticket: Confirmed return/onward air ticket .
  • Medical: Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Birth Certificate: Please click the following link for the Requirement of Unabridged Birth Certificate for minors below 18 years.

Visa Charges:

Entry Type Visa Fee VFS Fee Remark Location
Normal 0.00 1700.00   Delhi

Declaration: – XTRA MILE TRAVEL  SERVICES is just a visa service provider company. It does not hold any responsibility of issuance of visas. The Embassies/Consulates are the sole deciding authorities for granting visas XTRA MILE TRAVEL SERVICES  can only give advice on additional documents required. In case of Personal interview of the applicant, the conveyance charges to approach the diplomatic mission will have to be borne by the applicant themselves. XTRA MILE TRAVEL SERVICES  cannot be held liable for non-issuance or late issuance of visa by the Embassies/consulates

Important Information

  • We are  not holding any bookings as yet
  • All prices and airfare subject to change.
  • No airfare is guaranteed until purchased.
  • Hotel confirmation is subject to availability.
  • Visa is always subject to approval and at the sole discretion of Immigration / Embassy / Consulate.  We hold no right or guarantee to the decision of Visa Officer

Booking Conditions

  • We require minimum of 50% of the total booking to initiate the request.
  • Full payment is required at least 15 days before departure.
  • Confirmation Vouchers can only be given on the receipt of Full Payment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation Policy applies as per Hotel & Airlines regulations and policies. This is advised to you at the time of booking.
  • If your travel is within 15 days, full payment is required and 100% cancellation applies, in case you cancel your trip after confirmation.

Payment Policy

  • Payment to be made by Cash/Cheque/Draft/Online Transfer.
  • We accept Credit Cards. A transaction fee of 2.5% applies on Master /Visa cards.
  • Please check with our Holiday Consultant for Bank Details.
  • GST 5% applies on total cost