14 Day Eastern Cape Self Drive Road Trip Itinerary

An overlanding adventure through and around the Eastern Cape

14 Day Eastern Cape Self Drive Road Trip Itinerary

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa

4x4

14 days

2900 km

  • See the Big Seven at Addo National Park, the only spot in South Africa.
  • Take in the beautiful mountainous landscapes, such as on the Klipspringer Pass.
  • Experience the scenery at the Valley of Desolation.
  • See all sorts of wildlife in arid areas, dense woodlands, and vast open plains within Mokala National Park.
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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 2 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

5 Seats | 5 Doors | 2 Medium Bags | 2 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Drive from Johannesburg to Mokala National Park. See all sorts of wildlife in arid areas, dense woodlands, and vast open plains. Stay two nights at Motswedi Campsite. 570 Motswedi Campsite
Day 3-4 Drive from Mokala National Park to Karoo National Park. Take in the beautiful mountainous landscapes, such as on the Klipspringer Pass. Spend two nights at Karoo Rest Camp. 447 Karoo Rest Camp
Day 5-6 Drive from Karoo National Park to Camdeboo National Park. Experience the scenery at the Valley of Desolation. Participate in bird watching at the watering holes. Stay two nights at Nqweba Campsite 212 Nqweba Campsite
Day 7-8 Drive from Camdeboo National Park to Mountain Zebra National Park. Visit the quaint village of Nieu-Bethesda. See all sorts of wildlife in Mountain Zebra National Park. Stay two nights at the Mountain Zebra Rest Camp. 125 Mountain Zebra Rest Camp
Day 9-10 Drive from Mountain Zebra National Park to Addo Elephant National Park. See the Big Seven at this park, one of the only of its kind in South Africa. Stay two nights at Mvubu Campsite. Spend some time fishing on the Sundays River. 210 Mvubu Campsite
Day 11-12 Drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. Make sure to drive through the many scenic mountain passes, valleys, and roads in the Baviaanskloof area. See wildlife at the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve. Stay two nights at Makkedaat Caves. 167 Makkedaat Caves
Day 13 Drive from Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area to Gariep Dam. Do some fishing and camping as you break up the journey back to Johannesburg. Stay one night at Gariep A Forever Resort. 590 Gariep A Forever Resort
Day 14 Drive back to Johannesburg as the road trip comes to an end. 582 Johannesburg

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Photo Gallery

Addo Elephant National Park - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Addo Elephant National Park Wildlife - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Bridge - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Landscape - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Landscape 2 - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Landscape 3 - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Zebra National Park - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Addo Elephant National Park - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Addo Elephant National Park Wildlife - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Bridge - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Landscape - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Landscape 2 - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Landscape 3 - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mountain Zebra National Park - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo

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