South African Patchwork Self Drive Tour - Durban - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discover all South Africa has to offer, beautiful cities, battlefields, scenic safaris and beautiful beaches on this exciting self-drive adventure.
  • Unearth South Africa's majestic wildlife at Kruger Park or choose to stay on a private reserve at the lovely Bongani Mountain Lodge, embarking on safaris!
  • Our members will be accommodated in comfortable hotels and lodges throughout their stay, and will benefit from included car hire.

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Offer 1: Standard South African Patchwork Tour
Offer 2: Standard South African Patchwork Tour + Private Reserve Stay

Your Destinations

South Africa is an amazing country offering a remarkable diversity of sights and attractions, from beautiful beaches to exotic wildlife, soaring mountains and sprawling vineyards producing world class wine. 

On this self drive tour you will encounter some of the country's most loved highlights, including the vibrant city of Cape Town, the iconic table mountain, the wine roads filled with famed vineyards and an amazing safari experience at Kruger Park. 

Your Itinerary

Flight to Cape Town.

Arrival at Cape Town Airport.

Welcome by a representative, who will give you your travel documents and assist you to pick up your rental car.

Departure towards Cape Town, then check-in at the hotel.

Suggested excursions:

Cape Town City Tour : City Tour that will take you through the quaint Malay Quarter, charming pastel-hued low houses – The BO-KAAP MUSEUM gives a good idea of the lifestyle of a Malay family.

Castle of Good Hope: You will visit the Castle of Good Hope, one of the oldest European constructions in South Africa.

Get to the top of "Table Mountain" (Table Mountain) via cable car: This is only possible on days when the mountain is not covered by clouds or hidden in intense fog.

Overnight at Rosedene Guesthouse or similar.


Suggested excursions:

Visit the Cape Peninsula, and make your way towards the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to reach Hout Bay, a small fishing port posed in its fjord like a postcard landscape.

Jump aboard a boat to observe Duiker Island where an impressive colony of seals lives, the landscape is wild with its rocks beaten by the wind. You will stop at Boulders Beach to meet the penguin colony.

Visit the Cape of Good Hope and cross the Cape of Good Hope Reserve. This natural park covers 7,750 ha of native flora and fauna.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront: New renovation and development project that returned the harbour to its original state; enjoy enterainment, stores, restaurants, museums.  

Overnight at Rosedene Guesthouse or similar.


Suggested excursions:

Visit the wine road, the region of the famous South African vineyards where towering mountains dominate fertile valleys and one can marvel at wonderful properties and mansions imbued with Cape Dutch architecture, the "Cape Dutch".

Visit Stellenbosch, the main town of the vineyard region which today comprises more than 100,000 hectares of vineyards. Cape wines have a long-standing reputation worldwide. It is in this region that you will see many "Cape Dutch" style houses or Dutch houses.

Wine tasting in the winery.

Road to Franschhoek, the "corner of the French". It is in this beautiful valley that the French Huguenots and Dutch settlers in the 17th century undertook the culture of the vine. Visit of the city with the Huguenots and region museum.

Overnight at Rosedene Guesthouse or similar.

Drop off your rental car at Cape Town Airport.
Check in for your flight to Durban.
Arrive at Durban airport.
Pick up your new rental car.

Suggested excursions: 

Visit Durban, capital of the Natal region. A city with a subtropical climate, it remains a popular seaside resort for South Africans. Durban is also the first city in KwaZulu Natal and South Africa's third largest city after Johannesburg and Cape Town. During this city tour you will discover the Golden Mile seafront, sort of a South African "Miami Beach", the Indian market and botanical gardens.

Discovery of the Juma Mosque, nestled in the Indian quarter, a remarkable construction famous for being the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere.

Enter the heart of the Indian district to enjoy the community atmosphere.

Stop at the Indian market, a place filled with food and handicrafts of the Indian community (open from 07:00 to 17:30 on weekdays and from 09:00 to 15:00 on weekends).

Overnight at Hotel Benjamin 4*, Durban or similar.


Road to Maputaland, a large region of sugar cane whose fields you can see from the road, as well as huge plantations of eucalyptus and fir trees. All Maputaland lands are under the tutelage of "Zulu King".

The Zulus arrived in this region around the beginning of the 17th century. They planted cereals which they had brought with them, and lived on the hunt. Corn was brought to them by Portuguese traders. 

Elephants were very common in this region during the time of the "Nguni" people. For the Zulus, the elephant is "Ndlovu", or 'sacred'. 

Suggested excursions : 
Road to the Santa Lucia Wetlands Natural Park, 80 km of green paradise between SODWANA BAY located in the north of the Maputaland region and to the south of Lake St. Lucia.

The park alone brings together five interdependent ecosystems that give rise to a real interest in national protection. The territory of Santa Lucia Wetlands also meets the criteria for the selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Continue to the natural lagoon of Saint Lucia and embark on your flat-bottomed boat for an aquatic safari to meet crocodiles, hippos and other wading birds. During your 2-hour safari your ranger will explain the peculiarities of the biodiversity of the lagoon of Saint Lucia, translation will be provided by your local guide.

1 night accommodation in the Hluhluwe area with half board and 1 4x4 safari

Dinner included. Overnight at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge or similar. 

Departure for your 4x4 safari in the reserve. Back to the hotel and breakfast.

Road to SWAZILAND, a small independent kingdom. The current King H.M. KING MSWATI III, was crowned in April 1986.

SWAZILAND owes its picturesque character to the prevention of its traditions, its habitats, its ceremonies and its political institutions. The language of the country is SISWATI.

It is traditional Africa. Most of the inhabitants will still consult the "INYANGA", healing wizard, or the "SANGOMA", a traditional healer.

Suggested excursions: 

Visit many markets, craft shops (candle and glass in particular).

Visit Swaziland National Parks such as the Mlilwane Reserve where you can enjoy the scenery during a mountain bike ride, a walk with a specialized guide.

Visit the "Mantenga Cultural Village" to discover the customs and language "Swazi". The passion with which this community will share its indigenous knowledge and practices will charm you. 

Overnight at Maguga Lodge or similar.

Departure for Kruger Park in South Africa.

Suggested excursions:

Interaction with elephants
Get closer to these beautiful creatures and discover their intelligence, compassionate nature and curiosity when interacting with their human counterparts. This activity gives you the opportunity to pet elephants, greet them and offer them delicacies. 

NOTE: Entry into Kruger Park not included

Overnight at Skukuza Rest Camp

Kruger Park is one of the largest nature reserves on the continent. It is home to 300 different tree species, 450 birds, 106 mammals and a multitude of fish, snakes, iguanas, turtles.

Suggested excursions:  

Safari aboard your vehicle or 4x4 vehicle grouped in the Kruger Park

With English speaking ranger / in open vehicle 30 seats / not private

Overnight at Skukuza Rest Camp

Departure to the Blyde River Canyon area

Suggested excursions:

See the pots of giants "Bourke's Luck Potholes", deep cylindrical cavities formed by fluvial erosion and action of floods; here you'll discover a panorama that extends over kilometers of mountains covered with dense forests ...

The “Blyde River Canyon”, a gigantic gorge of 26 km long dug into the rocky escarpment and its sumptuous landscapes.

The "three Rondavelles" which are rocky massifs looking like traditional Zulu huts. This is one of the most beautiful views of the canyon and the lake.

Cruise on the Blyde: Cruise of 01:30 on the dam lake. You will have the opportunity to observe crocodiles, hippos and birds in their natural environment. You will have a vision from the lake of 3 Rondavels and the beautiful landscapes of this region.

Visit of Pilgrim’s Rest : this former village of orpailleurs, which was very well restored, dates from 1873. offers a perfect reconstruction of the small city built by the first pioneers during the gold rush. During the El Dorado era, more than 1,400 gold miners washed the riverbed in search of a few grams of gold. Classified as a historic monument, the old houses of the city have been restored and transformed into a living museum of the gold rush of the last century.

Overnight at Graskop Hotel.

Road to Johannesburg.
Drop of your rental car at OR TAMBO JOHANNESBURG airport

Please note: the vehicle is rented by 24 hour periods. The vehicle must be returned before the time it was taken in Durban otherwise extra charge will be applied

Check in to catch your flight back to the UK.

DAY 12: UK
Arrival in UK and end of your stay.

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Offer with Private Reserve Stay

On day 8 of your trip, you have the option to stay at Bongani Mountain Lodge instead of spending 2 nights within the Kruger. Please see itinerary for a description of your time at Bongani Mountain Lodge. 

Arrival at the Lodge
Lunch served until 1:00pm
Installation in rooms around 2:00pm
Free time
Tea or coffee  + snack around 4:00pm
4x4 open vehicle safari in the reserve around 4.30 pm
Return to the lodge around 7:00pm
Dinner and night

Early waking around 5:30 am and snack
4x4 open vehicle safari in the reserve around 6.30am
Back to the lodge around 9:00 am and breakfast
Free time
Lunch around 12:30pm
Free time
Tea or coffee  + snack around 4:00pm
4x4 open vehicle safari in the reserve around 4.30 pm
Return to the lodge around 7:00pm
Dinner and night

Early waking around 5:30 am and snack
4x4 open vehicle safari in the reserve around 6.30am
Back to the lodge around 9:00 am and breakfast
Check out around 10:00am

Your Hotels

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Cape Town: Hôtel Rosedene Guest House 4* or similar
Durban: Hôtel Benjamin 4* or similar
Hluhluwe: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge 3* or similar
Swaziland: Maguga Lodge 3* or similar
Kruger Park: Skukuza Camp 3* or similar OR Bongani Mountain Lodge 4* 
Graskop: Graskop Hotel 3* or similar

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are included as per the itinerary

Car Hire: Car hire is included

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What's Included?

  • Accommodation based on a standard double room in the hotels mentioned
  • Meals according to program
  • Domestic flight Cape Town / Durban
  • The rental of vehicle according to the program with unlimited mileage / insurance / contract fee / Johannesburg-Durban abandonment fee (car categories based on number of participants)
  • Local taxes (14% to date and likely to result in a price revision in case of increase or decrease of the applicable rate)

Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • For car rental, extras to know (estimated prices, per rental): about ZAR 400 per additional driver per rental / petrol / GPS about ZAR 100 per day (a deposit of R1000 for GPS will be charged and a deposit of R2800 per rental which will be returned to the return of the vehicle)
  • Park entrances (The Kruger Park: R 328 PP / per day)

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in South Africa is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.
Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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