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


Halfway stop  Bergview

Day 2:

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


Breakfast stop Midlands Meander Kwazulu Natal

Day 5:

Southbroom to Intaba Lodge, Elliot, Eastern Cape


Halfway stop Matatiele

Day 6:

Elliot to Hogsback, Eastern Cape


Day 7:

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


First stop – Grahamstown

Second stop – Jeffreys Bay

Day 10:

Knysna to Ribboksfontein Guest Farm, De Rust, Western Cape


Take the scenic route along 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


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


Halfway stop – Colesburg

Day 16:

Bloemfontein back to Gauteng


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.