This year our Epic driving tour gives you the chance to discover the culturally and geographically diverse landscape of South Africa.

Famous for its spectacular wildlife, fine wine and scenic drives, South Africa offers adventure at every turn and you can experience it for yourself with McLaren.

 

The Experience

Everything in South Africa is on a grand scale and our Epic Drive is no exception. A track experience at the legendary Kyalami circuit, an enthralling 48-hour safari in the wilds of Sabi Sand, private air charters, the spectacular Garden Route, exhilarating roads through the Cape Winelands, and finally, iconic Cape Town, gateway to some of South Africa’s greatest scenic drives.

This is a wonderful opportunity to embrace the open road and experience the very best that South Africa has to offer. The variety of spectacular landscapes is unmatched and our route balances engaging driving with luxury properties and unique experiences, a lifetime of memories in nine days.

 

Day 1

On your arrival into Johannesburg you will be transferred to the first hotel. Its hillside location and panoramic views over the green hillsides and bright blue Jacaranda trees make this the perfect place to begin your African adventure and meet your fellow guests.

 

Day 2

A day of exhilaration exploring the full potential of your McLaren around the technical corners and sweeping bends of the phenomenal Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit before returning to the comfort of the next hotel to prepare for the next stage of your extraordinary journey.

 

Day 3 & 4

As your McLaren is transported to the Western Cape you head by private charter to Sabi Sands private reserve and one of the most prestigious safari destinations in the world – Singita. Staying in one of two lodges your private suite features a plunge pool and balances luxury with authenticity and the natural environment. Bordering the Kruger, this is big cat country and you’ll have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife as you dine in the bush and embark on daily game drives.

 

Day 5

Today reunites you with your McLaren in Port Elizabeth, the gateway to the fantastic Garden Route. Snaking along the Indian Ocean today’s drive showcases breathtaking views before reaching your next hotel on a rocky headland in the bay. The striking panorama provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation with award-winning food and wine.

 

Day 6

Continuing on the Garden Route we head to George and our next stop the Fancourt Estate. Here you’ll have time at leisure to enjoy the state-of-the-art spa, play a round on the championship golf course or simply relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

 

Day 7

Today’s picturesque drive takes us to Hermanus, an expanse of blue ocean and whale watcher’s paradise. Whether you prefer to get up close to the spectacular sea life or watch from afar you can expect to glimpse Southern Right Whales, shoals of playful dolphins and event Great White Sharks. Our next base is one of South Africa’s most spectacular coastal hotels.

 

Day 8

With a fine day’s driving ahead, sweeping curves with craggy mountains and lush vineyards pave the route to the Cape Winelands. One of the world’s great food and wine destinations our stop is the next hotel in Paarl. Here you’ll sample some of the world class local wines the area is renowned for as the sun sets over lush vineyards.

 

Day 9

Where better to end your South African adventure than in its most cosmopolitan city with iconic Table Mountain, vibrant waterfront areas and an internationally-celebrated cultural scene. On your way to Cape Town your drive winds towards the Cape Peninsula via one of the area’s most scenic roads – Chapman’s Peak. This area boasts endless beaches, some of which are home to African Penguins. Your stay in Cape Town will on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront with captivating views of Table Mountain. As the sun sets on one of the most remarkable locations on the planet you will enjoy a grand spectacle of light and colour as you and your fellow guests reminisce about the lifetime of memories made during your South African adventure. .

 

Available Packages

McLaren Owner's Package
• Nine nights 5-star accommodation (double occupancy) including a suite at the exclusive Singita Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
• Kyalami circuit experience including professional McLaren driver coaching
• Two days of group game drives at Singita
• Activity in Hermanus
• Wine tasting at Cape Winelands
• All meals on each day including world-class menus and wines
• Private charter flights from Johannesburg to Singita and from Singita to Port Elizabeth
• Private airport transfers as required from Johannesburg Airport on Day 1 and to Cape Town Airport on Day 9
• Private transfers to/from Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
• Expertly designed driving routes including any road tolls
• Transfer of McLaren from Johannesburg to the Western Cape
• Nightly valeting of your McLaren

Supplement for Vehicle Hire
• A McLaren provided for the experience (model TBC) – transported to and from South Africa including insurance, valeting each night and all fuel to drive the route.

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