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South Africa

Cape town to port Elizabeth

€8487 per person

8 nights: 4-12 may, 2024

Explore South Africa’s rugged beauty from behind the wheel of one of our rugged 4X4s. We’ve planned the ultimate South African adventure, to take you from the country’s vibrant capital, to Addo Elephant National park in the east. Gaining exclusive access to private estates, you’ll pass through a variety of biomes showcasing the diversity of South Africa, each with its own unique climate, flora and fauna adapted to thrive there. And experience some of the best food, wine and hospitality this welcoming nation has to offer. 4X4 adventures. Five-star luxury. Countless memories. Join us in South Africa on the journey of a lifetime. This is the first of many Grenadier adventures we’ll be organising for the community, inspired by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Namibian adventures.

Day one – Saturday, 4th May

Cape Town

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport in the morning, collect your INEOS Grenadier, and drive a short distance to your hotel in Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront. After lunch, a short walk to the East Pier and our Sub-Saharan Africa HQ, for a full trip briefing, and the chance to hone your off-road skills around our custom-built 4X4 track. After, dinner and drinks at one of Waterfront’s 100 acclaimed restaurants.


Spend your first night at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront’s ultra-chic Victoria & Alfred Hotel.

  • Cable car to Table Mountain*
  • Shopping at the V&A Waterfront*
  • Trip briefing at INEOS HQ
  • 4X4 test track

*Depending on flight arrival time


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24 minutes
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airport>hotel road
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30 km

Day two – Sunday, 5th May

Cape Town to Bushman’s Kloof (306km)

Head out of Cape Town on national route, N1, and turn north after 57km, to enter the Western Cape Winelands. Enjoy the stunning landscape as historic towns, farmsteads and hamlets rush by, in the shadow of jagged Cape peaks. On to the Drakenstein mountains via Bain’s Kloof Pass. Down to fruit-farming town, Ceres, before climbing again into the Cederberg mountains. Here, the tarmac ends, and our final climb of the day starts, through Wuppertal and the Bidou Valley to Bushman’s Kloof.


Spend two nights at Bushman’s Kloof Reserve and Wellness Retreat. Discover more using the hotspots below.

  • Western Cape Winelands
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Bushman’s Kloof for lunch
  • Choice of activities in afternoon
  • Dinner under the stars
  • Night cap around the camp fire

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3 hours
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260 km
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Cape Town
Western Cape Winelands
Bain’s Kloof Pass
Cederberg Wilderness
Bushman’s Kloof

Day four – Tuesday, 7th May

Bushman’s Kloof to Rogge Cloof (248km)

After breakfast, you’ll head east out of the Cederberg mountains, on a beautiful gravel track called The Old Postal Route. Into the Tankwa Karoo valley, a remote, tranquil national park featuring its own unique flora and fauna. Then, you’ll climb through the Roggeveld Mountains onto the plateaus of the Great Karoo, South Africa’s own Gobi Desert, the size of Germany.


Spend the night in Rogge Cloof Estate.

  • Entering the dry Karoo biome
  • Tankwa Karoo National Park
  • Visit to the SALT Telescope
  • Dinner around the camp fire

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5 hours
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dirt roads
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250 km
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The Old Postal Route
Tankwa Karoo
Rogge Cloof

Day five – Wednesday, 8th May

Rogge Cloof to Fancourt Manor (314km)

Descend out of the Roggeveld Mountains into the expansive plains of the Great Karoo. Then, a steep drive up the Swartberg Pass, through the town of Prince Albert and on to the Cango Caves, before winding down Montagu’s Pass to George. If the weather’s good, we'll take a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean, before retiring to the Manor House.

Spend the night at Fancourt Manor.

  • Hearty South African breakfast
  • Coffee in the Karoo
  • Flying visit to the town of Prince Albert
  • Through the Prince Alfred Pass

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5 hours
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350 km
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Roggeveld Mountains
Great Karoo
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves
Montagu’s Pass
The Manor House

Day six – Thursday, 9th May

Fancourt Manor to Zandvlakte (263km)

Take the historic 7 Passes route through rich mountain forests to the quaint lagoon town of Knysna. You’ll then ascend the Prince Albert Pass, cutting through the expansive Outeniqua Mountains to reach Uniondale. Then rugged, dusty tracks into the timeless Baviaanskloof Mountains. Before reaching your evening retreat: Zandvlakte, a working farm where you’ll dine under the stars.

Spend the night at Zandvlakte.

  • Mountain ranges
  • Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
  • Stay at a working farm
  • Dine under the stars

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3.5 hours
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back country
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250 km
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7 passes
Prince Alfred Pass
Outeniqua Mountains
Baviaanskloof Mountains

Day seven – Friday, May 10th

Zandvlatke to Riverbend Lodge, Addo (307km)

The best for last? Steep mountain passes. River crossings. The Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area offers your toughest challenges yet. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of Cockscomb Peak, as you descend to the Karoo plains and into Addo Elephant National Park, the country’s third largest game reserve. For two nights at RiverBend Lodge. And a whole day for a guided game drive, wine tasting, or the chance to unwind in a sensational setting, where 5-star luxury meets old-world charm.


Spend two nights at Riverbend Lodge.

  • Stunning mountain passes
  • Addo National Park
  • Population of over 600 elephants
  • The Big Five
  • Two nights to unwind

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5 hours
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light trails
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230 km
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Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area
Addo Elephant National Park
RiverBend Lodge

Day nine – Sunday, May 12th

Addo to Port Elizabeth (75km)

After a relaxing breakfast, a short, easy 75km on-road drive to Port Elizabeth and the end of your trip. Catch a plane straight home, hop on a connecting flight, or continue your South African adventure however you want. We’d be happy to recommend options.

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35 mins
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hotel>airport road
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75 km
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Please be aware that your contract for the expedition shall be through an external company and not with INEOS Automotive, who disclaim liability to the fullest extent permitted by any applicable law for your participation in this activity. The provision of your personal data in the form above is a request by you to provide this external company with your personal information in order for you to take steps to enter into a contract for the expedition.

External company details: Magalena Corporation, 203 Allied Building, Francis Rachel Street, P.O. Box 381, Victoria, Seychelles.


Images included above are purely indicative, and do not specifically depict photography from the expedition route.


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