Mala Mala safari plus self-drive from Cape Town along the Garden Route
Spend 5 nights on a big five safari at Mala Mala in the Sabi Sands. Overnight in Johannesburg before flying to the town of George along the Garden Route. Collect your hire car and drive yourselves to the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay where you will be spending the next 2 nights. Your self-drive journey then takes you to Knysna for 2 nights before heading to the quaint town of Swellendam for an overnight stay. The final leg of your stay leads you to the Franschhoek Winelands for 3 nights, where wine tasting & good cuisine are in abundance.
A luxury Big Five Safari at Mala Mala in the Sabi Sands
Explore the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay
Elephant Back riding in Knysna and Oyster shucking during season
Enjoy wine tastings paired with chocolate and fine food in the Cape Winelands
Mala Mala Main Camp is possibly the most original private safari camp in the Kruger area, and everything in this Mala Mala camp reflects the surrounding history as well as the commitment to the preservation of its wildlife and pristine bushveld environment. With the emphasis on the safari experience, the thatched bungalows are unpretentious, and are set in unfenced lush gardens alive with birdlife with views of the Sand River and an ever-changing parade of animals that is a hallmark of Mala Mala as a safari brand.
An early morning flight takes you to George Airport where you collect your hire car and take a scenic drive to the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. Your accommodation for the next two nights will be at the Milkwood Manor, a Gregorian-styled manor set on the edge of a jetty near the Keurbooms River Mouth.
The Georgian-styled building of Milkwood Manor is designed for spaciousness, reflecting the vast unlimited landscape surrounding it, without sacrificing its ambience of intimacy. Enjoy views over the Indian Ocean, Keurbooms River Mouth, Keurbooms Lagoon and Tsitsikamma Mountains.
Due to its location this area is renowned for its beaches and adventure activities such as the Bloukraans Bungee Bridge and the Tsitsikamma Canopy Zipline Tour.
A short drive takes you to Elephant Hide Guest House in Knysna. This rustic guesthouse is perched on the Welbedacht Cliff Top, is the epitome of secluded luxury. Accommodation here is on a bed & breakfast basis. Elephant Hide is on the outskirts of Knysna, a popular coastal town in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. A landmark of the town is the Knysna Lagoon and its renowned sandstone ‘Heads’, which stand sentinel at the mouth of the lagoon. The indigenous forests of the Garden Route cover the Outeniqua Mountain range around Knysna and were once home to large herds of elephant.
A short drive takes you to Elephant Hide Guest House in Knysna. This rustic guesthouse is perched on the Welbedacht Cliff Top, is the epitome of secluded luxury. Accommodation here is on a bed & breakfast basis.
Elephant Hide is on the outskirts of Knysna, a popular coastal town in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. A landmark of the town is the Knysna Lagoon and its renowned sandstone ‘Heads’, which stand sentinel at the mouth of the lagoon. The indigenous forests of the Garden Route cover the Outeniqua Mountain range around Knysna and were once home to large herds of elephant.
Depart Knysna and return to the Southern Cape. Break up the long, scenic drive with an overnight stay at the Schoone Oordt Country House in Swellendam, an historic farming town situated in the Overberg region.
Schoone Oordt Country House is situated in the heart of the Overberg, in the picturesque farming town of Swellendam. This well-known and much photographed Victorian landmark presides over 5000m2 of lush grounds, incorporating eight magnificently crafted, luxurious suites and a romantic honeymoon hide-away. The grounds contain manicured lawns, secret woodland glades, vegetable/herb gardens, a sparkling swimming pool, tranquil fountains and a fragrant rose garden.
La Petite Ferme overlooks the splendid Franschhoek valley and its quintessentially romantic aura makes it an idyllic venue for a honeymoon in the winelands of the Cape. Franschhoek, or ‘French corner’, whispers tales of hidden beauty and simplistic charm and that’s what La Petite Ferme is all about! The five guest suites of La Petite Ferme are discreetly tucked away amongst a labyrinth of gardens offering complete privacy.
Take a drive to the various estates surrounding you for some wine tasting or hop onto the Wine Tram, sit back and enjoy the picturesque views of the mountains and vineyards as you hop on /off the tram at the various estates.
- Big 5
- Boat Cruises
- Game Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Wine Tasting