Flights & Car Hire to enjoy a Garden Route tour

6th November 2018Knysna-lagoon

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

Book cheap flightsDay One

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.

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Hertz East London Airport Car Hire

East London Car Hire

Hertz East London Airport Car Hire – Through our affiliation with Hertz Rental Car, we offer East London Airport Car Hire.
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Between 20 and 30 flights land at East London
each day with 346,000 people welcomed each year. The airport is crucial link in the Holiday market, playing an important role in the growing economy of the Eastern Cape.  With lovely beach hotels lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.  You will be guaranteed a great holiday.



This is Hertz East London Airport Car Hire

Hertz East London Airport Car HireEast London Airport

Built in 1966 and is 9 km west of the city centre of East London.  The modern airport serves the domestic airlines.  This is a small but very popular destination for local holiday makers with sub tropical weather and moderate climate.  Endless beaches and surfing for the more adventurous.

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What are you waiting for?  Enjoy your next Holiday at this pristine beach holiday destination.  Don’t leave it to a last minute holiday booking.  Avoid disappointed.  Be an expert and get the job done, now.

Hertz East London Airport Car Hire - beach front hotels
Once again you can fly into East London collect your Hertz Rental Car at East London Airport and head north to Durban 660km or South to Port Elizabeth some 290 km.  Inland to The Addo Elephant National Park.

Hertz East London Airport Car Hire is a small depot.   Being a small town, your rental cars can be limited.  We therefore strongly recommend you to book your car online.  Advance booking will insure your wheels are ready and waiting for you on arrival.

Flights can also be booked directly online through our affiliates  Travel Start or Car Hire on-line now.

What are you waiting for?  The pristine beaches of East London is your next holiday destination.  The Blue Flag beaches await you.  Last minute bookings will cost you more and could leave you disappointed.

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Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire

Johannesburg Hertz Car Hire

This is Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire

The gateway to South Africa.  Johannesburg Airport caters for both international and domestic flights up to the modern Airbus A380.  Above all over 18 million passengers pass through the airport annually.   Feel free to book both your Car hire and Flights right here online.  Johannesburg is the cross roads and/or springboard into Africa.  Passengers arrive and reconnect to various parts of Southern Africa.  Included are some out lying destinations in South Africa such as Kimberley, Polokwane, Mthatha, Phalaborwa, East London, Upington.  Not to be forgotten, Hoedspruit Airport gateway to the Kruger National Park.   


Should you wish the to travel from Johannesburg Airport to Pretoria you can hop on the high speed Gautrain at the airport station.  You may collect your Pretoria Car Hire or have it delivered to your hotel at a later date.  There are also connections to neighbouring country’s like Windhoek, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and anywhere else in the world.

People from all over the world travel to Johannesburg and continue on into Africa.  Travellers include Britain, Australia, America, and more recently the Eastern countries.

Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire – OR Tambo Airport Car Rentals

Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire

Johannesburg Airport also called OR Tambo International Airport has the largest Hertz car rental fleet of cars.  The Johannesburg airport branch of Hertz is open 24/7  365 days of the year – it never closes.  Assistance is always available either in person or over the phone from anywhere in South Africa.

Transport available at Johannesburg Airport

Johannesburg airport is the hub for International flights and domestic flights. From here onward connections are often made to surrounding provinces and countries.  Taxis, Car Hire, and Trains, the high speed Gautrain will whisk you to various destinations at 160 kph. It services both Johannesburg & Pretoria.  Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire is housed in the multistory car park in the centre right of the photograph.

Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire

Johannesburg airport is located on the M1 Motorway next to the town of Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa.

Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire
Johannesburg Airport opened to commercial flights in 1952.  Jan Smuts Airport was the original name after Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts.  Smuts was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher.  Remembered for bringing South African strength into World War two.  Later he escorted the King & Queen of England and their two Princesses on their South African tour in 1949.  The Airport was renamed on October 2006 to Oliver Tambo Airport, or OR Tambo Airport.    Oliver Tambo was an anti-apartheid revolutionary who was the President of the African National Congress (ANC)

Hertz Johannesburg Airport Car Hire is your Gateway to South Africa

In 1886 George Harrison found Gold on a farm called Langlaagte.  Johannesburg sprung up as a small town on the Gold Reef.  Mining commenced and gold laden rock extracted.  To separate the gold from the rock it was first crushed.  Gold extraction was far from perfect.   Large amounts of Gold remained in the ore and mine dumps grew as the waste piled up.

These momentously large dumps found another use as the filling to level the streets and paving of Johannesburg.   As a result the streets of Johannesburg still contain large amounts of gold.

 “The streets of Johannesburg are paved in gold”

From Johannesburg Airport you collect your Car Rental and radiate out to Sun City, Kruger Park, or Drakensberg holiday resorts.

Spoil her with some retail therapy in the vast shopping malls of Johannesburg
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Cheap flights to Polokwane


Cheap Flights to Polokwane

Book cheap flightsView and compare cheap flights to Polokwane, the capital of South Africa’s Limpopo province. Compare prices and book online from anywhere in the world, saving you time and money. Consider booking your Car Hire in Polokwane now as well.  There are regular daily flights to Polokwane from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport. Booking your cheap flight online in advance will save both time and money. Remember, last minute bookings will always cost you more.

Airport Car Hire
Book your cheap car rental at Polokwane online in advance and avoid disappointment, especially in season. Car rentals are available at Polokwane International Airport which is situated only 5km north of the city.  Last minute bookings always cost more so book as far in advance as possible

About Polokwane

Polokwane, the capital of the Limpopo province, formerly known as Pietersburg. The town gained city status in 1992 and has become the hub of the northern areas of South Africa. Polokwane is situated close to the neighbouring states of Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique and Botswana, making it an ideal business destination.

There are a large number of attractions to be found in and around Polokwane including museums and historical monuments. Modern shopping centres with restaurants, coffee shops and banks are plentiful. The Farmyard offers a range of fresh produce.  Whereas hand made curious crafts can be found at the Bush Craft.

Why not book your car rental and explore the region on a self-drive tour. Polokwane is just over 200km from the Kruger National Park via the R71, which passes through the town of Tzaneen. The road takes one through Magoebaskloof or ‘the Land of the Silver Mist ‘.  The Magoebaskloof Pass is a popular scenic drive through forested hillside terrain. The Modjadji Cycad Reserve is home to some of the largest and oldest cycads on earth situated 40 km from Tzaneen.  Passing the homestead of the fabled Rain Queen, Modjadji.

Queen Modjadji

The Modjadji or Rain Queen is the hereditary queen of Balobedu.  A people of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The Queen succession is matrilineal and so, therefore, her eldest daughter will be the only heir to her throne.   Males may not ascend the throne at all.

polokwane attractions

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Tempest East London Airport Car Hire

East London Car Hire

Welcome to East London Airport Car Hire.
When you think of East London its all about warm seas and long white beaches making for a perfect relaxing South African getaway.

East London Airport Car Hire
Save time and book your Flights to East London and  Car Hire directly online.

From our East  London airport car hire depot the Eastern Cape of South Africa awaits you to explore the mountains, forests, and wild coast of South Africa

We strongly advise to always book as early as possible to avoid disappointment, Cars are not unlimited !
Book on line and avoid disappointment.  East London car hire is often under pressure from holiday makers. This is due to the many months of warm weather and perfect beach conditions.  To insure you get to build that sand-castle on the beach, you would be well advised to pre-book your required Car hire as early as possible.

You can also obtain direct flights to Johannesburg,  Durban and Cape Town Airports

The City of East London is on the East Coast of South Africa.   The East London harbour is in the protected mouth of the Buffalo River.  Tempest Car Hire at East London Airport is less than 4 km from the city centre.  The area with its warmer climate is famous for fun in the sun holidays.

If you have collected your Tempest Car hire you are ready to head north into the Wild Coast area of South towards Port Elizabeth and onto Cape Town.   Or you my choose to head inland to the beautiful “Hogs Back” Region.


Hogsback is a mystical place, with dense and tall forests, the mountain is frequently shrouded in mist. South African born author J.R.Tolkien is said to have been inspired by these forests when he wrote the book, Lord of the Rings in the early 1950’s

East London Airport Car Hire

About East London Airport

East London is a domestic airport receiving 20 to 30 flights per day with approximately 500000 passengers per year.   Originally founded in 1927 it has grown and become a part of South Africa’s thriving net work of airports.  The airport and the Harbour supports this little piece of peaceful paradise on the East coast of South Africa. On arrival at East London Airport  collect your car hire and head of to your beach hotel.

East London Airport Car Hire

Wow, this could be a great place to tour and explore into the back woods of the Hogs Back
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Flights and car hire to tour Oudtshoorn

22 October 2018oudtshoorn-holiday-tour

4 days – flights and car hire to tour Oudtshoorn

Book cheap flightsHoliday makers looking for an exciting holiday with a difference book their economical flights and car hire  online and fly into George, before travelling 64 km north to Oudtshoorn, South Africa.  Local South Africans and many other travellers from as far afield as France and Germany, 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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Hertz Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire

Port Elizabeth Beach fun

Hertz-Rent-a-CarHertz Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire ideally situated within five minutes drive from the central business district, the beach front hotels and amusement parks.  Port Elizabeth airport mainly serves domestic flights and it’s the perfect airport to arrive at. Collect your rental car and head to your Beach hotel.  The sun drenched beaches of Humewood await you, relax or visit the, Aquarium.  By night the Casino and theatre are there to entertain you in the evening.  Later in your holiday head north for an hour to the famous Addo Elephant National Park. Have you camera at the ready to capture some of the greatest Elephant shots in Africa as well as herds of other wildlife.  Do you need Cheap Car Hire or Cheap Flights  click here to get them?

The popular Beach Front at Humewood beach.

Hertz Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire

Humewood Beach is South Africa’s oldest blue flag beach and situated between Kings Beach and Hobie Beach along the main beachfront. The beach is ideal for families and is adjacent to Happy Valley.

Hertz Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire

There was a need to strengthen the border region between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa Tribe.  Settlers migrated into the border area and established the town or Port Elizabeth in 1820.  This group was name in history as the 1820 settles.   The acting Governor Donkin, of the Cape Colony named it in memory of his late wife Elizabeth.

The Port Elizabeth Airport was officially opened in 1936, it boasting a single runway, one hangar and a concrete apron.  It has since undergone several upgrade from 1955 till current times.
Hertz Port Elizabeth Car Hire

Hertz Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire

Having collected your car hire from Port Elizabeth Airport you can travel westwards to enjoy an 850 km self drive tour along the Garden Route to Cape Town over a few enjoyable days.  Perhaps you would rather travel north, through the Transkei to the holiday beaches of Durban.  Allow 2 or 3 days to enjoy the beauty of the Eastern Cape.  Rolling green hills, where local Rondavel huts are painted various bright colours, yellow, green, blue or pink!  

The Port Elizabeth Airport is the gate way to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Serving the east coast of South Africa

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PS: Booking 6 months in advance gets the cheaper flights – Last minute bookings are always expensive

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Durban to Johannesburg via Drakensberg Mountains

4th December 2018

3 Day Tour – Durban to Johannesburg via Drakensberg Mountain resort

Book cheap flightsHoliday makers looking for an exciting holiday with a difference book their Low cost flights and car hire online and fly into Durban.  After enjoying the Blue Flag Beaches you head into the green mountains of the Drakensberg Mountains.  Delighting your taste buds with some great exotic Eastern dishes. You travel north west to the Great Drakensberg Mountain Range.  Where hiking, horse riding, rock climbing, exploring caves, rock paintings and just relaxing in the fresh mountain air is very invigorating & rejuvenating.  The expected distance from Durban to Johannesburg Via Drakensberg Mountains is less than 700 km.

British Airways Launches Inaugural direct flight to Durban

Local South Africans and many other travellers from as far afield as the U.K. & Netherlands fly to Durban for a warm Summer Holiday.   One of South Africa’s popular seaside holidays resorts, with almost everything one would expect.  British Airways launched its Inaugural flight direct from London Heathrow to Durban International direct on the 1st November. Search our economical airfares and low cost car hire rates to meet your budget and fly direct from UK to Durban South Africa – Wow – that’s a winning combination, the seaside has just moved closer to Britain and Europe!

Day One
Arrival in Durban

You fly into Durban’s King Shaka International Airport and collect your pre-booked cheap Car Hire. Travel south from the airport on the N2 for 36km to Durban, one of South Africa’s major tourist destinations.  We recommend you pre-book your accommodation with a sea view room for incredible views.   The famous Marine Parade situated between your hotel and the beach.  Durban Marine Parade where every sort entertainment is found irrespective of age.  Along the Parade your find an abundance of restaurants and Hot snack takeaway shops / carts to choose from.

You do not need an expensive car hire to get around.  A economic car hire will meet all your needs which will also include Air Conditioning, Power Steering and above all Fuel Economy.  Most hotels provide underground Parking for their guests.

Places of Interest in Durban

uShaka Marine World is a massive theme park situated on the beachfront. The Marine park is divided into eight sections. This includes an aquarium, a snorkelling lagoon and the chance to cage dive with sharks.

The futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium that was constructed for the Football World Cup boasts a panoramic viewing platform.  A large arch over the stadium with a small railway takes you up to the apex for great views.

Overnight Durban

Day Two

Depart from Durban on the N3 north freeway towards Pietermaritzburg, the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal. From here the road takes you through the Natal Midlands, an area of farmlands linked by a number of quaint little towns. The region is well known for its arts and crafts trails.  Woollen items and designer candle made by the Zulus are sold from road side shops.

Northern Drakensberg

This impressive mountain range lies roughly halfway between Durban and Johannesburg. Its best known feature is the famous Amphitheatre where the mountains rise up a 1000m over a length of 5km.

The Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world, after Angel Falls in South America, drops off the escarpment in a series of five cascades. Many of the large number of caves found throughout the Drakensburg contain rock paintings.

This is the perfect area for some hiking and shopping at road side Zulu shops.  Candle, crafts and woollen products are fabulous & famous.

Accommodation is both widely available and varied. Whether you are looking for a hotel, bed and breakfast or self-catering option, the Berg has it all.  You might consider the family Cavern Resort on the mountains with hiking trails leading out the back gate, as well a bushman paintings etched into the rocks
Overnight Drakensberg

Day Three

Depart from the Drakensberg travelling north on the N3. The route takes you through the Free State and on to Gauteng. Johannesburg is 352km from Ladysmith and the drive takes approximately three and a half hours.

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So why wait?
The earlier you book the cheaper flights are,
Last minute booking can be expensive.
Spoil her – shes worth it!

Your Time – Your Tour
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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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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
Book Car Hire  & low cost
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 40km 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 as Cattle and other domestic farm animals will sometime 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 freedom & fun all the way.

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