There is a long tradition on this blog, presenting to you our itinerary after every rental car roadtrip.
This time we chose the southernmost country in Africa, so here’s our itinerary for a two weeks trip from Cape Town to the Garden Route. Maximum trip times were four hours and road conditions are great so it was always an easy ride!
Domestic flights on a two week trip?
You could visit Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park using domestic flights. But there’s enough beautiful to see in the south west and it would just be more stressful. Believe us, there’s more than enough to do and see in the Cape region.
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We decided for the following 6 stops on our roadtrip. This meant moving a lot, but no problem with a rental car and it’s just too far for day trips.
Our 6 stops including our accomodation
This was just perfect for the first days. Camps Bay is an amazing beach village, it’s quiet with decent infrastructure and you reach Table Mountain in a couple of minutes and any point in Cape Town in less than half an hour.
From here we discovered the Cape Peninsula including Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Cape of Good Hope and the Chapman’s Peak Drive. Just the perfect day trip from Camps Bay.
We spent three nights at Primi Sea Castle, located directly at the seafront. We enjoyed the seaview at the pool, the staff is super nice and our room was large enough.
The Stellenbosch wine region was like a dream. We visited some of the most beautiful Wine Estates and did some wine tastings.
We spent two nights at Marianne Wine Estate in an amazing loft room. It was spacious and stylish with a great bathroom and everything was clean. Staff were nice and helpful and each guest gets a complimentary wine tasting. The highlight is the view from the pool house. Just perfect for the sunset. Also worth a recommendation is the restaurant ‘Floreal Brasserie’. Delicious food with great atmosphere and decent prices.
We spent one night here having booked the Full Board package: lunch, high tea, afternoon game drive, dinner, morning game drive and breakfast. Service and game drive experience were excellent and the Kwena Huts are great. Unfortunately it was a bit cold in the morning in September.
We had two days on the Garden Route, visiting Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna.
We spent two nights at Mont Fleur B&B, a lovely villa with pool and sea view from our room. Breakfast was delicious as always and the hosts, Lou and Denise, were very nice, friendly and helpful.
Land-based whale watching as well as a boat tour where we saw whales, sharks and seals were on our itinerary here.
We spent one night in the Roundhouse Guesthouse, which is new and beautifully decorated. The house’s highlight is the jacuzzi on the roof top. We had it for our own for sunset and enjoyed a glass of wine from Stellenbosch. In theory you can even see whales from here.
The second time in Cape Town, we stayed in Bloubergstrand, north of the Mother City. We made a day trip to the West Coast National Park to see the Wild Flowers and to Paternoster. An amazing experience, you can only see during some weeks each year.
We spent three nights at Bay Sands Lodge, only some meters from the sea in a very exclusive residential area. Great villa and amazing rooms. While having breakfast you can enjoy a view over the sea and to the Table Mountain. The host, Janet with her two dogs Captain and Morgan, is very nice and helpful.
What are your experiences? How would you plan your itinerary?