Embarking on a road trip is undoubtedly the best way to explore the beautiful rainbow nation that is South Africa. This is a great way to see everything that the country has to offer and to soak in the beauty and friendly atmosphere of the different regions. South Africa is made up of nine provinces; each one offers something different and has a unique atmosphere. Explore South Africa province by province and be blown away by the astounding beauty of an incredible country.
There is a simple recipe for the perfect road trip: A reliable and comfortable car is absolutely essential as you’ll be travelling long distances at a time and will only be able to stretch your legs at destinations or petrol stations. If you have an exciting and new place to explore your road trip has a purpose, and being able to share it with others will make the experience so much more enjoyable. As getting lost in unknown territory can be dangerous, you’ll need to ensure that a map book has made its way into the side compartments of your car. With all these things you can be sure to have the road trip of a life time. If you’re travelling to South Africa from abroad your South African road trip can be made possible by using car hire.
South Africa is an incredible country to explore and makes for some of the best road trips in the world. Most road trippers start in Cape Town and make their way through the Cape Winelands and along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Once in the Eastern Cape it’s popular to stop off at a game reserve or stroll through the quaint University town of Grahamestown. From the Eastern Cape some head inland to the N2 up to Johannesburg through the Free State and Bloemfontein, or carry up along the coast to Durban where they enjoy surfing and lazing in the sun for a while before travelling through to Johannesburg.
After spending a couple of days enjoying resting in the city of Johannesburg and the exciting shopping malls and entertainment in Africa’s biggest city, make your way out of town through Middleburg to the Kruger National Park. Whether you decide to stay inside of the park or just on its outskirts, you’ll be blown away by the incredible beauty of this region. By staying in the Kruger National Park, however you’ll be surrounded by wildlife and get a true African safari experience. You can even go on self-drive safaris in the park, allowing you to make further use of your car hire.
South Africa has many international boarders which are easy to reach and pass through. If you decide to venture into a surrounding country for a couple of days, you should be able to do so easily.Public transport in Africa isn’t too reliable however, so you’ll need your own vehicle or will have to rely on car hire. South Africa has more than enough that needs to be explored; if you decide to stay in South Africa, your road trip will allow you to experience everything that this country has to offer and will show you just why it’s known as one of the most beautiful nations in the world.
Making your way from the top of South Africa back down to Cape Town will allow you to see parts of South Africa that usually go unnoticed; this is where some of the country’s best kept secrets can be found. Here, tradition and farmlands dominate the landscape, and in some places wildlife is greater than the number of people settled in the area. You’ll find this leg of your trip peaceful and inspiring. Soon enough will find yourself back in the Mother City for further sightseeing.
A truly amazing way to the see South Africa is to embark on a road trip adventure; this way you’ll see every beautiful and exciting thing on offer. If you are a tourist make sure to set off on your road trip in a comfortable car hire. South Africa is an incredibly beautiful, friendly and exciting place to discover; do it in style and comfort by having the wheels that will get you to every destination. Once you’ve completed your road trip you’ll be one of the lucky few to have seen the true and vast beauty of South Africa, and will tell stories for years to come about the time when you were swept off your feet by a truly gorgeous country.