The Best Road Trip Itinerary For South Africa

1 Month Self Drive Around South Africa Including Itinerary

The Best Road Trip Itinerary For South Africa

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa

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37 days

4638 km

  • Explore the vibrant city of Cape Town.
  • Indulge in exquisite wines in Franschhoek.
  • Witness majestic whales in Hermanus.
  • Encounter the Big Five in Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
  • Explore the thrilling Kruger National Park.
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Author Bio

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We are Simon Fairbairn and Erin McNeaney, a digital nomad couple who sold everything we owned and left the UK in 2010 to travel the world indefinitely.

https://www.neverendingvoyage.com/

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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 Fortuner Automatic Transmission

Toyota Fortuner Automatic Transmission

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

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Drive to Graskop for a 2-night stay at Havana Nights. 396 Havana Nights
Day 3 Drive to Timbavati Private Game Reserve for a 1-night stay at the Umlani Bushcamp. 136 Umlani Bushcamp
Day 4-6 Drive to Klaserie Private Nature Reserve for a 3-night stay at Klaserie Sands River Camp. 73 Klaserie Sands River Camp
Day 7 Drive to Olifants Rest Camp in Kruger National Park for a 1-night stay. 131 Olifants Rest Camp
Day 8-9 Staying in Kruger National Park, drive to Lower Sabie Rest Camp for a 2-night stay. 151 Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Day 10 Drive to Wakkerstroom and stay at Forellenhof Guest Farm for 1 night. 452 Forellenhof Guest Farm
Day 11-13 Drive to Champagne Valley for a 3-night stay at Inkosana Berg Lodge. 259 Inkosana Berg Lodge
Day 14-15 Drive to Underberg for a 2-night stay at Khotso Lodge. 246 Khotso Lodge
Day 16 Drive to Coffee Bay and stay 1 night at Geckos B&B. 387 Geckos B&B
Day 17-19 Drive to Chintsa for a 3-night stay at Buccaneers Backpackers. 263 Buccaneers Backpackers
Day 20-22 Drive to Hogsback and stay for 3 nights at The Edge Mountain Retreat. 176 The Edge Mountain Retreat
Day 23 Drive to Storms River Mouth for a 1-night stay at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp. 446 Storms River Mouth Rest Camp
Day 24-27 Drive to Plettenberg Bay and stay at Village du Pecheur for 4 nights. 67 Village du Pecheur
Day 28-29 Drive to Wilderness for a 2-night stay at the Wilderness Beach Resort. 77 Wilderness Beach Resort
Day 30-31 Drive to Oudtshoorn and stay at De Oulde Meul Country Lodge for 2 nights. 95 De Oulde Meul Country Lodge
Day 32 Drive to Robertson for a 1-night stay at Orange Grove Farm. 310 Orange Grove Farm
Day 33 Drive to Franschhoek for a 1-night stay at The Corner House Guest House via Babylonstoren. 110 The Corner House Guest House
Day 34-35 Drive to Hermanus for a 2-night stay at Auberge Burgundy via Steenbras Nature Reserve. 104 Auberge Burgundy
Day 36 Arrive in Cape Town for a 1-night stay at The Constantia Mist Cottage and explore the sights of the city. 127 Constantia Mist Cottage
Day 37 Drive to Cape Town for the end of the road trip and stay at The Villa Rosa. 23 The Villa Rosa

Photo Gallery

Elephants at Kruger National Park | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Hole In The Wall at Coffee Bay | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Inkosana in Drakensberg | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Lazy Leopard at Umlani Bush Camp | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Orange Grove Farm | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Panorama Graskop | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
SA Road Trip Map Itinerary | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Sculpture in Soweto depicting the uprising of school children in 1976 | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Wakkerstroom Accomodation | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Elephants at Kruger National Park | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Hole In The Wall at Coffee Bay | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Inkosana in Drakensberg | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Lazy Leopard at Umlani Bush Camp | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Orange Grove Farm | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Panorama Graskop | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
SA Road Trip Map Itinerary | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Sculpture in Soweto depicting the uprising of school children in 1976 | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage
Wakkerstroom Accomodation | Photo Credits- Never Ending Voyage

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