We are a family of four (two teens) planning a trip for next June for two weeks and need help. I have gotten a couple of prices from professional planners and when looking at the hotels, excursions they were setting up for us it seemed really expensive, like close to $20,000 without international air. I don't want to do something un safe or stupid, but it seems like I can take advantage of great winter rates in June and plan the trip myself for about $6-8,000 less. Of course, they had us using private drivers etc, but I found specials on even nicer hotels and thought we can rent a car for a lot less. Please help with advice. I don't know how the roads are and am planning to drive the scenic route on the garden route. Here's our itinerary. Fly into Cape Town (4 nights), drive the garden route and stay in Knysna (3 nights), drive to Port Elizabeth and drop off car, take private transfers to one of the safari lodges in that area, i.e. Amakhala, Kariega, Pumba (3 nights) transfer back to Port Elizabeth and fly to Victoria Falls (3 nights). Return flights back from VFA to Miami. Thank you so much for your advice and recommendations.