Self-drive Tour: Cape Town and Aquila Private Game Reserve - South Africa - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discovering the Rainbow Nation, famed for its open-hearted people, extraordinary natural beauty and exhilarating wildlife.
  • Exploring the Aquila Private Game Reserve, a pristine reserve in Southern Karoo offering stunning mountain backdrops.
  • Getting ready to discover Cape Town and seeing unique South African wildlife in the reserve.

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Your Itinerary in Brief

8-Night Tour:


Embark on an exhilarating self-drive expedition to two distinct destinations, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of South Africa's landscapes. Uncover the country's natural wonders and partake in a journey that promises a tapestry of emotions and thrilling adventures.


Your itinerary is as follows:


Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town


Day 2: Cape Town


Day 3: Cape Town & included excursion to the scenic Cape Peninsula (Excursion in English)


Day 4: Cape Town (consider an optional extra: Franschhoek Winelands Meander Excursion)


Day 5: Cape Town


Days 6 - 8: Aquila Private Game Reserve


Day 9: Departure journey home


Your Itinerary in Detail

Day 1- 5

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town


On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a representative who will help you to your vehicle for your transfer to the Old Bank Hotel.


Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2: Cape Town


Take advantage of this day to explore Cape Town and in particular City Bowl, an interesting part of Cape Town in South Africa. This is an amphitheatre-shaped natural area bordered by Table Bay and defined by Signal Hill, Lions Head, Table Mountain, and Devil's Peak.


The area includes Cape Town's central business district (CBD), harbour, Companys Garden, and the residential suburbs of De Waterkant, Devils Peak Estate, District Six, Zonnebloem, Gardens, Higgovale, Oranjezicht, Schotsche Kloof, Tamboerskloof, University Estate, Vredehoek, Walmer Estate, and Woodstock.


Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3: Cape Town & Cape Peninsula Excursion


After an early breakfast, you will set off on a full-day excursion to Cape Peninsula. The tour departs from your hotel at approximately 7:30 am. The tour lasts 8 hours.


Cape Town is built on a mountainous peninsula. This tour is the ideal way to see the highlights of the city. Travel along the Atlantic coastline with its white beaches and mountains to Hout Bay. You can take a half-hour boat trip to Duiker Island to see a colony of Cape fur seals.


The return journey to Cape Town takes you along the False Bay coastline. You will pass through the naval village of Simon's Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Visit the Rhodes Memorial viewpoint and learn about the significance of this historic site before returning to the hotel.


Overnight at the hotel.


Day 4: Cape Town (Franschhoek Vineyard Tour - optional excursion)


Use this day in Cape Town to explore the city at your own pace or take a full-day tour of the vineyards. This tour lasts 6 hours.


An idyllic bike ride through the vineyards of Franschhoek offers memorable experiences in picturesque vineyards. Visitors discover Franschhoek, a picturesque gem just a stone's throw from Cape Town, by biking on butter-coloured trails.


Overnight in hotel.


Day 5: Cape Town


After breakfast, let your desires guide you as you continue your discovery of this bustling city where people love to bask on its golden beaches against the backdrop of the Table Mountains.


Situated on one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Cape Town is also the cradle of South African history. Several emblematic sites bear witness to this sulphurous past, which is still very recent. Neighbourhoods with a unique mix of cultures, such as Bo Kaap, can be explored on foot before admiring the last rays of the day on the sandy beaches.


Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 - 9

Day 6 - 8: Aquila Private Game Reserve


Enjoy a 'Big 5' safari experience, together with outstanding personal service. The award-winning Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa is set just 2 hours from Cape Town by road, and the 10,000-hectare conservancy is home to a variety of game, including the majestic 'Big 5'.


Included: Two game drives per person per day in the Aquila Private Game Reserve


Day 9: Departure journey home


After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport, ready for your flight home.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay in the following hotels (or similar):


  • Cape Town: Old Bank Hotel 4* - Superior Room (or similar)


  • Touws River: Aquila Private Game Reserve 4* - Karoo Cottage (or similar)

Your dining choices

You will enjoy a board type according to the itinerary as follows:


  • Old Bank Hotel 4*: Breakfast


  • Aquila Private Game Reserve 4*: Full Board

Your Optional Excursions

Optional Franschhoek Winelands Meander Tour with Included Transfers

Your Optional Excursions

An idyllic bike ride through the vineyards of Franschhoek offers memorable experiences in picturesque vineyards. Visitors discover Franschhoek, a picturesque gem just a stone's throw from Cape Town, by bike on butter-coloured trails.

Your Journey to South Africa


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your Destination

South Africa

Bordered by two oceans, South Africa is a mosaic of extraordinarily beautiful landscapes: national parks and nature reserves, major cities, mountains and canyons, beaches, turquoise waters and small villages.


South Africa is an absolutely unique country, benefiting from its location at the southern end of the world's most fascinating continent, in a region that offers more scenery than the world's photographers could possibly capture.

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Price includes:

  • Superior Room at the Old Bank Hotel 4* in Cape Town and a Karoo Cottage at the Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa 4* in Touws River
  • Fifth night free for stays of 4 nights or more at the Old Bank Hotel (already included in our rates)
  • Board basis as per the program (see details)
  • Complimentary guided tour: a day in Cape Town with a visit to a nature reserve (with an English-speaking guide)
  • Two game drives per person per day in the Aquila Private Game Reserve
  • Included green seat
  • Included welcome & assistance at the destination
  • Included travel book
  • Included Category C car rental (see details)


Price doesn’t include:

  • Personal extras
  • Any gratuities
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Optional tours and transfers are not included in the total person package cost
  • Insurance – please contact your travel specialist for more information
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under “price includes”

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

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.

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.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Car hire:

Practical Voucher Information:

- Minimum Age of Driver: 23 years (additional cost of R 160.00 per day for anyone under 23) with a valid driver's license. Valid Code 08 (EB) licence, Code 10 (C1) licence or international driver’s licence issued by the applicable authorities.   

- The driver must have held the permit for at least 3 years.   

- A credit card in the name of the driver (the lead name of the Voyage Privé booking) will be required (Mastercard, Visa or American Express only; Visa Electron or Maestro cards are not accepted). 

- The driver must present a passport when collecting the vehicle and along with the residential, postal and physical addresses, banking details, mobile telephone number and e-mail address. A local contact address and telephone number must also be provided if not a citizen in the country in which the vehicle is rented. 

- Please note: You will pick up and return your rental car at the airport from the Europcar premises (office hours 08:00 – 17:00). 

- The fuel is the responsibility of the driver who must return the vehicle with the initial fuel level. 



The price includes:  

  • Theft and Collision Damage Waiver 
  • Personal Accident Insurance 
  • Unlimited mileage 
  • Airport surcharge 
  • Value Added Tax at 15% 
  • Carbon Emissions Tax 
  • Water and under-carriage damage to vehicles 

Price does not include: 

  • E-tolling fees 
  • ALL Additional Drivers per rental 
  • Young Driver surcharge per day, per driver 
  • One way drop off charges within South Africa 
  • One way drop off charges outside South Africa 
  • Delivery and Collection fees 
  • Cross Border Charges 
  • Traffic fine handing fee 
  • Claim handling fee 
  • Assessor’s fee 
  • Damage due to sandblasting 
  • Tyre and rim damage, hubcaps 
  • Windscreen 
  • GPS Unit 


Additional fees: 

  • Additional Driver fee: R 530.00 per rental 
  • GPS Unit: R 150.00 per day  (+ security deposit of R 1 500 applies) 
  • Young Driver Surcharge (applicable to drivers under 23 years, must have held a license for a minimum of 3 years) 
  • Child or Baby Seat: R 530.00 per seat (booster seats unavailable) 
  • A deposit, as required is payable when collecting the rental vehicle.  The deposit will be refunded when the vehicle is returned. 


Important Information: 

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).  

A deposit will be required when you pick up the vehicle. In case of refusal, the rental company is entitled to cancel your car rental (note that Visa Electron or Maestro cards are not accepted).  

Car rental is in 24h increments. Any additional hours may be subject to a surcharge. Rates are indicative and subject to change.  

For further information about your car rental, you will be contacted directly, providing you with all the information you need and voucher information. This should be sent a few days before your departure. 

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. 

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