Quick and Easy 2 Day Road Trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg

Road Trip Itinerary From Johannesburg to Cape Town

Quick and Easy 2 Day Road Trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg

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Road Trip Highlights

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2 days

1405 km

  • Marveling at the vast expanse of the Gariep Dam, especially in the soft glow of the late afternoon.
  • Exploring Richmond, Africa’s only book town, and discovering a treasure trove of South African historical memorabilia and rare books.
  • Passing by the iconic Three Sisters landmark and staying in Beaufort West.
  • Visiting Matjiesfontein, a historic village with a rich past, and taking a tour on the original London Beefeater Bus.
  • Transitioning from the desolate Karoo to the vibrant vineyards of the Cape, culminating in the arrival in the majestic Cape Town.
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Sara EssopAfrique du Sud FlagAfrique du Sud

I am a travel blogger and writer based in Johannesburg, South Africa and I've been blogging for about 10 years. I have a strong social media presence too. I've been to 48 countries thus far but I especially love showcasing the best of Africa.


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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Depart from Johannesburg. Stop at Gariep Dam in the Free State, enjoying the views and taking photographs. Visit Richmond in the Northern Cape, Africa's only book town. Arrive and stay overnight in Beaufort West at Die Herehuis. 936 Die Herehuis
Day 2 Visit Matjiesfontein, a historic village in the Karoo, and explore its museums. Drive through the Karoo landscape, transitioning to the vineyards of the Cape. Pass through the Huguenot tunnel and arrive in Cape Town. Stay at the Royal Boutique Hotel for your desired amount of nights. 469 Royal Boutique Hotel

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