The Ultimate South African Road Trip. Road trips have always been a highlight for our family, so my husband and I recently decided to embark on a 4400km, 2 week road trip to travel South Africa with our children, it was an incredible experience and a road trip I would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to explore some of what South Africa has to offer.

Our Road Trip Route:

Day 1:

Gauteng to Hythelands House Mooi River

468km

Halfway stop  Bergview

Day 2:

Travel from Hythelands House to Southbroom Kwazulu Natal (stay for 4 days)

291km

Breakfast stop Midlands Meander Kwazulu Natal

Day 5:

Southbroom to Intaba Lodge, Elliot, Eastern Cape

409km

Halfway stop Matatiele

Day 6:

Elliot to Hogsback, Eastern Cape

240km

Day 7:

Hogsback to Pezula Golf Estate, Knysna, Western Cape (stay for 4 days)

524km

First stop – Grahamstown

Second stop – Jeffreys Bay

Day 10:

Knysna to Ribboksfontein Guest Farm, De Rust, Western Cape

159km

Take the scenic route along the Prince Alfred pass from Knysna to Uniondale.

Day 11:

Travel from Ribboksfontein to Rainbow Glen Montagu, Western Cape

283km along Route 62

Halfway stop – the famous Ronnie’s Sex Shop, or at any of the quaint eateries in Barrydale

Day 12:

Montagu to Sutherland, Northern Cape

266km

Halfway stop – pack a picnic and stop off somewhere in the middle of nowhere 🙂

Day 13:

Sutherland to Honingkrats Guest Farm, Graaf Reinet, Eastern Cape (stay for 2 days)

Halfway stop – Beaufort West

Day 15:

Graaf Reinet to Bloemfontein Free State

422km

Halfway stop – Colesburg

Day 16:

Bloemfontein back to Gauteng

413km

Halfway stop Kroonstad


There you have it, 2 weeks of pure and utter road trip bliss, incredible South African views from the mountains to forests to oceans. Be sure to check out what we did in each of these incredible places.


The Ultimate Road Trip

Jacqui Bester

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