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South Africa's Most Incredible Road Trip Routes

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Written By Thato

South Africa is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is fairly easy to navigate with tempting freeways leading out of the big cities packing an insane amount of scenery. From snowy mountains to sandy beaches, Authentic African villages and picturesque settler towns, you'll never get tired of the scenery on these trips. Here are a few snap shots of South Africa’s most fabulous routes.

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn - 850km

This hidden route starts in the mother city and swishes past the cape winelands to the Great Karoo. It passes the vintage town of Matjiesfontein, a 19th century railway village filled with deep history and culture. Passing through Price Albert, the Swartberg mountains and the Meiringspoort Pass can be seen.

Cape Town to Durban - 1700km

This is route is long but worth cruising through. It features a stretch of lagoons and famous beaches and passes through the Wild Coast. Passing though Port Saint John’s is a plus as the area opens up a world of opportunities for surfers, backpackers, artist and even hippies.


Visit the village of Mveso, where former president Nelson Mandel was born.


Cape Town to Lamberts Bay - 240km

Starting in Cape Town, head north along the west coast, to will find the fishing village of Paternoster just north of Langebaan Lagoon. A section of newly built restaurants, galleries and Cafes make it a good tourist destination.

Bloemfontein to Durban - 670km

This route will lead you through open farmlands and hills. Just off Bloem onto the highway, will lead you through fields of Sunflowers which, combined with a blue sky, count for an amazing scenic view. Sand stone building swill be in view past Ladybrand and snowy mountain peaks past the Lesotho border can also be given the look over.


Crooks Corner to Pont Drift - 160km

Catch a view of the Big Five as the route runs passed the Kruger National Park with a specific view of the graving ground populated by elephants, lions and leopards.

Closer to the end of the route, the Mapungubwe National Park is located. The park is home to ancient iron remains and wildlife.

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