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November 2018
Cathay Pacific commences non-stop Cape Town to Hong Kong flightsCathy Pacific Cape Town to Hong Kong


Book cheap flightsCAPE TOWN has clinched its first direct air link to Asia.  With the November 14, 2018 launch of Cathay Pacific’s first non-stop seasonal service between Cape Town (CPT) and Hong Kong (HKG).  Compare your flights online, remember always book well in advance and save.  Late bookings often cost more.

Itinerary schedule

Operating three times a week until February 18, flight CX794 departs Cape Town 11h05 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays to arrive 06h55 in Hong Kong. Flight CX795 departs Hong Kong 00h10 on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays to arrive in Cape Town at 08h30.  Flights are operated with the new 280-seat Airbus A350-900 in three-class layout.  Comprising 38 business class seats.  28 in premium economy and 214 in economy class. The aircraft is equipped with Cathay Pacific’s latest designer products.  Including new seats, a new in-flight entertainment system and in-flight WiFi.

The new service will add 11 760 seats in each direction on the CPT-HKG route during the season.  Complementing Cathay Pacific’s 27-year-old daily non-stop service between Johannesburg (JNB) and HKG.


Sutch said Cape Town had always been on Cathay Pacific’s radar.  Another consideration had been the availability of the right size equipment to service the route, said Flight Operations Director, Captain Chris Kempis.  The seasonal service would test the market, said Sutch, and a year-round service would depend on the route’s performance and whether the business travel market would pick up. “The new service creates exciting new opportunities for both the Western Cape and Hong Kong,” he said.

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris, said the new service signified an unprecedented connection between Asia and the Western Cape.  Both Hong Kong and Cape Town being gateways to their respective continents. It signalled increased opportunities for business, investment, travel and trade. “By connecting the Cape directly to China for the first time, we hope to see a marked increase in tourism and investment into our region,” he said.

Book cheap flightsCathay Pacific has expanded its long-haul network significantly in recent years. In 2018 alone, the airline launched new services to Brussels, Dublin and Washington DC.   Its regional subsidiary, Cathay Dragon, commenced flights to the Philippines, China and Indonesia.

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One of the most breathtaking coastal drives in the world

4th July 2018: Cape Peninsula tour
The Cape Peninsula is a spectacular region in South Africa that stretches from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope. A beautiful area to tour with the freedom of your hired car.
Hemmed in by the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay, the Cape Peninsula boasts magnificent scenery, quaint towns, beautiful beaches and lovely vineyards. It’s easy to explore the Cape Peninsula from Cape Town as a day trip (either in a tour group or on your own). I would recommend hiring a car in Cape Town as this will allow you to determine your own pace – you’ll want to take your time for one of the most breathtaking drives you’ll ever experience!  The Southern tip is also known as Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve  where various animals with be seen, including Eland, Zebra, etc as well as a few flightless Ostrich birds.  On the way down to the Peninsula be sure to stop off at Boulders Beach and view the large protected penguin colony

Car Hire:
Your car hire can be collected at the airport on arrival of have it delivered to your hotel the following day.  All the choices are yours!

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Garden Route self drive holidays

6th July 2018

Garden Route Holiday

 Garden Route Self Drive Holidays South Africa

Book your flight:
Book your flights online if required.  The sooner you book the greater the chance of obtaining a cheap economical flight that meets all your needs.  Last minute bookings can also lead to more expensive tickets.  Rather book as early as possible.

South African Car Hire:
Book your Car Hire on line and enjoy the freedom of travelling along South Africa’s Garden Route. This self drive tour showcases a multitude of attractions stretching from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and the Addo National Park over a distance of some 800 km. The Garden Route is amazing?

Garden Route Attractions:

You have the opportunity to enjoy many attraction, Table Mountain Cape Car, wine tasting farms, gorgeous scenery, mountains, rivers, forests, lagoons, walk with Cheetahs, boat tours, zip line through the forests, walk through the biggest Bird aviary in the world, watch whale in season, shark diving, Segway tours, to name but a few.

Freedom of the open road:
Most importantly with the freedom of your personal Car Hire you can plan your perfect holiday tour, just the way you want it.   Stop where you want for as long as you want!   South African offers some of the finest dinning experiences which are just a taste away.

Self drive holidays:
Generally good roads and usually great sunny weather lends itself to an out door, self drive, car hire holiday.  The wide open spaces of South Africa, offers you the perfect setting for a memorable self-drive holiday!

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Flights and Car Hire to tour Oudtshoorn

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4 days – cheap flights and car hire to tour Oudtshoorn

Book cheap flightsHoliday makers looking for an exciting holiday with a difference, book their cheap flights and car hire  online and fly into George.  Later travelling 64 km north to Oudtshoorn, South Africa..  Local South Africans and many other travellers from as far afield as France, Germany even Japan, fly into George Airport via Johannesburg or through Cape Town Airport.  Book your economical flights online to George Airport and at the same time pre-book your economical car hire all on line, from anywhere in the world, in minutes, it’s that easy!

By booking cheap car hire online, you can enjoy the freedom that comes with self-drive touring at your own pace. You get to choose where and when you would like to stop. Remember – your tour, your time.

Your 3 day tour of Oudtshoorn the Small Karoo

The Town of George

Day One – You fly into George and collect your pre-booked Car Hire.  George is known as the capital of the Garden Route and is situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The city, was first proclaimed a town in 1811.  George has the scenic, towering Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and is the perfect starting point for your self-drive tour.

On collection of your pre-booked cheap car hire you begin your trip by heading north over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain Pass to Oudtshoorn. The Pass, which rises 800m in 8km, is an easy scenic drive over the mountains with several viewing sights offering unforgettable vistas. The drive takes approximately one hour over a distance of 64km.

Overnight in Oudtshoorn

Places of Interest in Oudtshoorn

Day Two – Cango Ostrich Farm
Cango Ostrich Show Farm lies 14km north of Oudtshoorn, on your right, en route to the Cango Caves. The farm gives visitors an informative and fun-filled 45 min guided tour. You will get to hand feed the ostriches; sit on them and for the more adventurous, ride them!  If you wish to enjoy a short Ostrich ride you must weigh less than 75 kgs and be there before 11am after which it becomes too hot and exhausting for the ostrich to be ridden.  Tours depart every 20 min.

Cango Caves
The Cango Caves are situated 29km north of Oudtshoorn in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range. The caves are an extremely popular attraction for both foreign and local tourists. During high season, booking tours in advance is advisable.

Cango Wildlife Ranch
The Cango Wildlife Ranch is only 3km north of Oudtshoorn. The ranch is home to over 90 species of animals including Cheetahs, Leopard, Lions and Bengal tigers, Crocodiles and the like. Visitors have the opportunity to be photographed touching a cheetah as well as the chance to cage dive with crocodiles!
Overnight in Oudtshoorn

Day Three – Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort

Depart Oudtshoorn on the N12 to De Rust, a Victorian town on the edge of the Little Karoo. At De Rust the road takes you through the impressive Meiringspoort gorge being 25km long and crossing the river 25 times and on to Klaarstroom. At the small village of Klaarstroom turn left onto the R407 to Prince Albert, an ideal lunch stop. From Prince Albert you back track to the turn off, taking the scenic drive over the Swartberg Pass and back to Oudtshoorn on the R328.  Originally hand built by prison labourers without the use of cement or heavy machinery, costing the government £40000 and opened in March 1886.  This tour may be driven in reverse order.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Day Four – Further Optional tours from Oudtshoorn

Return To George and depart on your flight home out of George Airport.
For a more extended tour one might choose to travel along the Garden Route, through Knysna and the Tsitikamma forest and onto the capital of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth. Visit the Addo Elephant Park before returning to Port Elizabeth Airport. Another option would be to travel to Cape Town via Mossel Bay and the Overberg region.
Lastly, fly out of George onto the Kruger National Park or the warm beaches of Durban

Whether you are an international visitor from Britain, France, Netherlands, Italy, Germany or a South African tourist self-drive touring adds a new dimension of freedom of travel. So go online today and book your cheap flights and cheap car hire for collection at George Airport And you will be off on an exciting and amazing four day adventure.

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Port Elizabeth to Durban Car Hire online and flight bookings

20th November 2018
Colourful Xhosa Villages
5 day  Port Elizabeth to Durban  self-drive tour
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Fights online
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Holiday makers looking for an adventurous holiday with a difference book their economical flights and car hire online and fly into Port Elizabeth Airport.  From Port Elizabeth you radiate north to Durban over an estimated 900 km.

Local South Africans and many other travellers from as far afield as the Germany, and the Netherlands fly into Port Elizabeth Airport via Johannesburg Airport or through Cape Town Airport.  Book your low cost flights online to Port Elizabeth and at the same time pre-book your economical car hire online all on line, it’s that easy!  Wow!

Day One
Arrive Port Elisabeth and Explore 

Fly into Port Elizabeth and collect your pre-booked car hire and head off to your beach hotel.  Depending on your arrival time you may want to visit the aquarium or spend some time relaxing on the beach.  You can dine at the waterfront casino and perhaps be entertained by “lady Luck” before retiring for the night.  For a different type of evening there is a theatre and a pub/bar opposite called the “Stage Door” where meals are served – old with a great atmosphere
Overnight Port Elizabeth.

Day Two
You leave Port Elizabeth and travel east on the N2 towards Grahamstown. The Addo Elephant Park, home to the Big 5 and over 400 elephants is situated only 40 km north Port Elizabeth, should you wish to visit the wildlife we would recommend you reserve at least half a day. Continuing your journey along the N2 for another 80 km, you will reach the town of Grahamstown, home to Rhodes University and the host town for the annual National Arts Festival.

The drive from Grahamstown through to East London takes you through the area known as Frontier Country, one of the most diverse ecological regions in South Africa.
The approximate distance between Port Elizabeth and East London is 285 km.
Overnight East London

Day Three
East London

Places of interest in East London

This coastal city on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast is the only river port in South Africa.
The city boasts some of the finest beaches in the world with Nahoon Reef being an international surfing destination.
The East London Museum is regarded as one of the best in the country and is home to the only known Dodo egg in existence.  There are a number of game reserves close to the city where one can view species such as lion and elephant.

There is a large selection of theatres, cinemas and restaurants to choose from when the sun goes down and the Bisho Casino is but a stone’s throw away.
Overnight in East London

Day four
Resume your tour along the N2 for 230km before reaching Mthatha. The drive will take you through rolling green hills dotted with small villages with colourful thatch Rondavels.  However, we strongly advise not to drive at night in the Ciskei as Cattle and other domestic farm animals will sometimes sleep on the warm roads.  This makes for a serious hazard.

Town of Mthatha

This is Madiba country as the former president Nelson Mandela was born in the nearby village of Mvezo.  Qunu, just over 30km from the city is the childhood home of Madiba. The Nelson Mandela National Museum can be found in Mthatha. The city is regarded as the gateway to the resorts along the Wild Coast.

There are two possible routes to take from Mthatha. One could carry on along the N2 towards Kokstad or alternatively take the R61 to the coastal town of Port St Johns. This route is thought to be one of the most spectacular drives in the country.

Overnight Port St Johns or Kokstad

Day Four
If you are leaving from Port St Johns travel inland on the R61 passing Lusikisiki and Flagstaff before linking up to the N2 near Kokstad. From Kokstad the road takes you to Port Shepstone on the Kwa Zulu Natal Dolphin Coast. The N2 continues along the coast.  The South Coast of Natal is famous as a holiday area.  You pass through many small towns Ramsgate, Margate and Amanzimtoti before arriving in Durban.
Overnight Durban

Day Five
If you are ending your tour in Durban and flying out you can drop the car off at Durban King Shaka Airport.

The above is a basic tour idea leaving you to fill it out with extra days here and there.  The wildlife is great in Addo and is a Malaria free area.  Most of the beaches are also ‘Blue flag’  So its freedom & fun all the way.

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Book early and get even cheaper flights. Last minute bookings are often more expensive. You can also book your car hire online to suit your personal requirements.

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Tour George to Port Elizabeth 3 day tour

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3 Day Tour –  Tour George to Port Elizabeth
with cheap Flights & Car Hire

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A 3 day tour from George to Port Elizabeth with optional extensions. Economical  flights to George with  budget car hire rates from George airport. Tour the Garden Route, on through the Tsitsikamma forest and into Port Elizabeth – for 3 days longer….. Wow for 3 days!


Day One
You fly into George Airport and collect your pre-booked Car Hire. From George Airport take the N2 and travel through Wilderness and Sedgefield before arriving in Knysna. This stunning drive lends itself to many photographic opportunities.  You pass the endless beaches of Wilderness and the Lake District surrounding Sedgefield.   The distance covered is only 63km before crossing the Lagoon into Knysna, but with photo stops along the way it may take as much as 2 or 3 hours.


Knysna is situated in the heart of the Garden Route exactly 34 degrees south of the equator. The town lies on the banks of a beautiful lagoon. The entrance to the lagoon is guarded by two massive cliffs known as the Heads.

Places of interest in Knysna

Knysna Waterfront
The Knysna Waterfront is a vibrant hive of activity. There are a number of shops & restaurants in the complex offering exquisite views of the lagoon and The Heads. Ferries and yacht charters offer lagoon cruises departing daily, weather permitting, from the Waterfront.

Forest Trails
Knysna is surrounded by lush indigenous forest. There are a variety of walking and hiking trails in the area to choose from.

Overnight Knysna or continue to Plettenberg Bay.

Day Two
Depart Knysna for Plettenberg Bay approx 33 km. As you drive along the N2 towards Plettenberg Bay    you will pass the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary, Wolf sanctuary, Rapture sanctuary and various country shops that will draw your attention’ daily tours are offered.

Plettenberg Bay

This seaside town is only 33km from Knysna and is one of the most popular destinations for both local and overseas visitors. The town lies very close to the border between the Western and Eastern Cape provinces.

Places of interest in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay boasts some of the best beaches on the South African coastline. Boat cruises offering whale watching in season while surfers will find a break at two of the main beaches.

Birds of Eden
Situated a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay.  The Birds of Eden Sanctuary is the largest single span aviary in the world. The sanctuary covers an area of 2 hectares and is home to over 2000 birds.

A must for the little ones as well as the (big ones) fun for the whole family.  The primate sanctuary offer guided tours and was created by the same people as Birds of Eden.

The Elephant Sanctuary
Located to the right before entering Monkeyland and Birds of Eden – get up close to an Elephant

Continuing on the N2 past Nature’s Valley one comes to The Tsitsikamma National Park, a forested area with an 80km coastline. The Storms River mouth, starting point for the Otter Trail, can be found in the park.  The Park is worth a visit where a short walk up along the river to the Pedestrian suspension bridges can be intriguing before return for lunch in their restaurant.

BlouKrans Bungy Jump
The Bloukrans Bridge on the Eastern Cape, Western Cape border is well known for being the highest bungee jump in the world, as stated in the Guinness Book of Records.  Even if you don’t take the plunge;  but only to observe, it is a heart stopping experience for most of us.

Continue east on the N2 passing the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay and on to Port Elizabeth. George to Port Elizabeth is approximately  324 km
Overnight Port Elizabeth

Day 3
Addo Elephant Park

To appreciate the National Park we recommend a full day is for this wildlife experience.   The Park is situated 40km north of P.E. in the malaria-free Sundays River valley. Home to the Big 5, the park also boasts over 400 elephants. 
Overnight Addo or return to P.E.

At this point you have a choice:-
1. To drop your car hire at Port Elizabeth and catch your pre-booked cheap flight back home.
2. Continue to Drive north to Durban. Approximately 850km
3. To drop your car hire at Port Elizabeth and catch your pre-booked cheap flight up to Durban airport  Collect your pre booked car hire and extend your holiday to either the Drakensburg Mountains or north through Swaziland to Kruger Park.

Book cheap flightsTo assist you with your decisions, there are Airports and Car Hire depots at, Port Elizabeth, Durban and the Kruger Park area, (Hoedspruit in the north and Nelspruit KMI in the south).  Avoid last minute bookings, they often turn out to be expensive.   So what are you waiting for?  

Kruger Park Tour

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Car Hire tour Swaziland to Kruger Park

Book cheap flightsThe Kruger Park was first established by the President of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger, in 1898.  Originally known as the Sabie Game Reserve, where hunting took place.  He realise the importance of protecting the wild life from hunters and proclaimed it a National Park.  The size of the Kruger National Park extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west.  This amounts to a surface area of 19,633 square kilometres and plays host to more than 753 species of animal and 1982 species of in the park. There are 254 known cultural heritage sites in the Kruger, including 130 rock art sites. But firstly compare and book your economical flight and car hire well in advance online.  Fly into one of three airports servicing  Kruger Park, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit or Nelspruit  Airports.  Collect your pre-booked car hire on arrive and head off on your self drive safari.  Enjoy the Magic of Nature at its Best.

Day One

Either you will fly or drive from Johannesburg or continue from Swaziland north to Kruger Park.
Leave Swaziland through the Jeppes Reef border post. Travel for just over 41km on the R570 before entering the Kruger National Park at Malelane in the South.  We suggest travelling slowly north staying at various camps to avoid having to back track.
Overnight Kruger Park

Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park admitted the first three tourist cars in 1927. The park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and is bigger than the state of Israel. Home to Africa’s Big Five, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino, the park is also home to hundreds of other mammal species. Birds such as eagles, vultures and storks are plentiful. It is advisable to bring along a good pair of binoculars and a zoom lens to capture unforgettable creatures in their natural habitat.

The park is ideal for self-drive safaris with the main routes all being tarred. There is a 50kmh speed limit on the tarred roads while the limit is 40kmh on the gravel roads. Should you encounter a group of animals, try to be as quite as possible so as not to disturb them. This will give you more time to observe them in their environment. The park is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park linking to the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.


When planning your trip remember that driving in the park at night is not permitted. Always ensure that the route you choose will give you enough time to reach your overnight accommodation before dark. The park has 21 rest camps to offer along with two private lodge concessions. Camping has become a favourite amongst many of the park’s visitors and requires no special permission within controlled camping areas.

In the area are a large variety of private game lodges bordering the Kruger Park.

Kruger Park Wild Life

Overnight Kruger Park

For your return to Johannesburg.   You have the option of travelling to Johannesburg either via the N4 from Mbombela or the N1 from Polokwane.

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Why wait to escape back to nature ?
Plan ahead – Flights, Car Hire and Kruger Park accommodation are always limited, always book well in advance.  The cooler months in the middle of the year are the better times to see the wildlife.

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Flights and Car Hire – George, Mossel Bay to Cape Town

30th October 2018
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3 days tour George to Cape Town
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Book cheap flightsWith the current high fuel prices. Holiday makers know that booking affordable flights and Tempest car hire online works out cheaper than driving all the way from home in the family car.  Looking for an exciting holiday without the long haul road trips?  Look no further, book it all online and fly into George, touring back towards Cape Town, South Africa.  See our blogs for interesting extensions to your holiday.

Local South Africans and many other travellers from across the world including Europe and UK fly into George Airport via Johannesburg or through Cape Town Airport to enjoy the warm sun, sea and sand.  Book your affordable flights online to George Airport and at the same time pre-book your Tempest car hire all on line, it’s that easy!

Day one
You fly into George airport and collect your pre-booked Car Hire.  George, known as the capital of the Garden Route is situated roughly halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. First proclaimed a town in 1811, George lies in the shadow of the imposing Outeniqua Mountains.

Places of interest in George

Outeniqua Transport Museum
This fascinating museum houses 13 steam locomotives including the Emil Kessler, Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive. The Royal Train used during the 1947 visit by the Royal Family as well as Paul Kruger’s coach are also on display. The exhibition includes vintage motor cars and a model train room.

Victoria Bay
Just over 12km from George is the secluded resort of Victoria Bay. Vic Bay, as the locals call it, offers safe bathing, excellent angling and some challenging waves for surfers. The bay is an excellent place to view dolphins all year round while Southern Right and Humpback whales are seasonal visitors.
Overnight George

Day Two
Depart from George on the N2 south past Groot Brak River and on to Mossel Bay. This harbour town on the Southern Cape coast is best known for being the first landing place of Europeans on South African soil in 1488.

Places of Interest in Mossel Bay

Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex
This museum complex is situated close to the town centre, just above the beautiful Santos Beach. The complex houses the Maritime Museum containing the Caravel ship that Bartholomew Dias arrived in from Portugal.  You will also find the Shell Museum and Aquarium. The oldest Post Office in South Africa, the Post Office Tree is located just outside the museum. Travellers would leave letters in a shoe under the tree from as long ago as 500 years.  Passing ships would collect and carry the mail to further destinations.

Santos Beach
As seen above is a must.  Soft sand with warm ocean waters, just the perfect place to relax for a while and enjoy it

Botlierskop Game Reserve
This is a well-stocked Game Reserve with guided game drives, helicopter tours and horseback safaris. Over 1800 animals roam the reserve where one can see over 25 species including rhino, buffalo and giraffe. The reserve is situated a  20 km from Mossel Bay. The game reserve is also home to two Prides of Lion
Overnight Mossel Bay

Day Three
Depart Mossel Bay on N2 South for Cape Town. As an alternative route to Cape Town one can turn off the N2 at Swellendam and continue through Ashton and Robertson before connecting the N1 at Worcester.
Your Car Hire is returned to the depot at Cape Town Airport.  From Cape Town you can board a flight to Durban and do the Durban to Johannesburg or Durban Swaziland up to Johannesburg section.

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So why are you waiting?  Spoil him/her on that special 
The earlier you book the better your chance of obtaining affordable flights  and Car Hire.  We all know last minute bookings are expensive

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Flights & Car Hire to enjoy a Garden Route tour

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Garden Route 3 Day tour
Low cost Flights & budget Car Hire

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You can fly in to George and collect your pre-booked Car Hire to enjoy the Garden Route.  From the airport drive 7 km into the city centre of George. This city which was first proclaimed a town in 1811 is known as the capital of the Garden Route. It is the ideal starting point for a self-drive tour towards Knysna.  Sometimes also called the Lake District of South Africa.  Travellers from far afield as Britain and Australia travel to South Africa to enjoy the exciting beauty and freedom, with so much to do and see along the Garden Route.

Depending on your arrival time we might suggest that you overnight in George.  Giving you a refreshing and early start in the morning. The one way distance is approximately 65 Km with much to see & explore.
Overnight George

Day Two
There are two suggested Scenic Routes to choose from:-

1. George to Knysna via Seven Passes Road.
From George follow the Saasveld Road towards the Nelson Mandela University (George Campus) and onto the Seven Passes Road. The road was completed in 1882 and remained the main road connecting Knysna and George until the N2 was opened in 1952. The Seven Passes Road is a national monument that crosses 10 rivers and goes through 7 Gorges on its way to Knysna. You will pass through villages such as Hoekwil, Karatara and Rheenendal as you wind through the Outeniqua Mountains. Phantom Pass is the final pass and brings the traveller out on the N2 roughly 7 km from Knysna.

2. George to Knysna via Wilderness and Sedgefield. (most popular)
Depart from George on the N2. The road winds though the Kaaiman’s River Pass and up to Dolphin Point, a popular whale watching viewpoint. From here one can gaze down on the seemingly endless beach at Wilderness. Your route continues past Wilderness to Sedgefield, an official ‘Slow Town’ surrounded by lakes or vleis on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. From Sedgefield the road continues winding through the hills and valleys for another 28km to Knysna.

3. George to Mossel Bay.
Depart George on the N2 travelling westwards towards the Blue Flag beaches of Mossel Bay.  The first European explorer, Bartholomew Diaz, dropped anchored in the Bay in 1488.   Bartholomew Diaz Caravel is on view in the museum.

4. George to Oudtshoorn.
Depart George heading north to Oudtshoorn up and over the 800m Outeniqua Pass.

Knysna is a charming little town.  Situated on the shores of the Knysna lagoon, home to over 200 species of fish as well as the famous endangered Knysna seahorse. Two immense sandstone cliffs known as the Heads guard the the lagoon’s entrance. The first record of settlement goes back to the late 1700’s.  Although George Rex who is regarded as the town’s founder only arrived in the early 1800’s.  He is buried in a solitary grave next the N2 as you head west out of Knysna.

Places of Interest in Knysna

The Knysna Waterfront is a hive of restaurants and entertainment where one can book a ferry trip,  yacht charter or perhaps a dinner cruise aboard the famous Paddle cruiser. Knysna lagoon does a few beaches such as Bollard Bay.  Others  are only reachable by boat on the opposite shore.

Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Elephant park is situated on the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Daily tours offer visitors an up close experience with these magnificent gentle giants.
Overnight Knysna

Day Three
Return to George or you can choose to your extend journey onto Port Elizabeth.
Both George and Port Elizabeth have domestic Airports and car hire depots where you can return your rented car hire.

The Cape Garden Route not only attracts local South Africans but international visitor from Britain, France, Netherlands, Italy, Germany wanting a self-drive holiday tour adding a new dimension to your freedom of travel. So go online today and book your low cost flights and budget car hire for arrival and collection at George Airport.  You will not be disappointed, your time and your fun is all yours to keep, a memorable adventure.

Last but not least – where to next.  The next leg could be A Garden Route Tour on your way to Port Elizabeth.  Or being at George Airport you could decide to catch a flight to do a Kruger Park Tour

Book cheap flightsSo what are you waiting for?

Always book your flights and car hire well in advance.
Last minute bookings are very often more expensive.
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Cape Town Airport

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Book cheap flightsView and compare some of the cheap flights to Cape Town International Airport, the second busiest airport in South Africa. Compare prices and book online saving you time and money today. From here one can connect onto flights to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein and Durban as well as a number of smaller centres. Direct international flights are available to a number of destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, New York, Australia and the Middle East.

Airport Transport

Road transport by car to the city centre is via the N2 freeway and is 20km from the airport. The MyCiti bus service departs every 20 minutes between 04:20 and 22:00 and connects directly to the main station. Currently, there is no rail service available at this stage from Cape Town Airport. However  Cape Town airport car rental is open 24/7 – Book your Car Hire Rental online and save time before departures.


Several Foreign Airlines flight directly into Cape Town international and on return offer direct flights to the hub.  Qatar airlines operate daily flights between Doha and Cape Town

Cape Town International Airport

The airport opened in 1954.  Originally named as D.F. Malan Airport.  In 1990 the name was changed to Cape Town Airport.   Cape Town Airport was extensively expanded and renovated in 2010

There are two terminals linked by a central terminal which handles all check-ins after which passengers split into domestic and international. Most of the facilities such as banks, shops and restaurants are available here. The International terminal has these facilities plus duty-free shops, to enjoy some retail therapy.

Cape Town

Also known as the Mother City, Cape Town’s beauty begins with the famous Table Mountain. The V&A Waterfront is one of the most well-known tourist destinations near the city centre. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Constantia wine farms and the Cable Car to the top of Table Mountain are also popular with tourists. Cape Town is also the natural starting place for a road trip. The West Coast and the Garden Route are obvious options but have a look at the Cape Wine lands.
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Why wait?
Go online today and book your cheap flight to Cape Town the Mother City,

Cape Town South Africa.   Reserve and confirm your car hire needs in advance..