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South Africa Road Trip

Cape Town - Struisbaai - Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth - East London - Durban - Richards Bay - Mbabane - Kruger N.P. - Masvingo - Bulawayo - Livingstone - Kasane - Rundu - Etosha N.P. - Okaukuejo - Windhoek - Swakopmund - Sesriem - Seeheim - Springbok - Lambert's Bay - Langebaan

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South Africa Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages23 km8,271 h/stage5.0

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a South Africa Road Trip in Republic of South Africa?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,620EUR drive & more 1,113EUR sleep & more 1,584EUR eat & more 1,440EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,137EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,757EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 2,430EUR drive & more 1,488EUR sleep & more 3,168EUR eat & more 2,160EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 6,816EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 9,246EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,320EUR drive & more 2,013EUR sleep & more 5,544EUR eat & more 2,880EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 10,437EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 14,757EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 6,750EUR drive & more 2,238EUR sleep & more 1,650EUR eat & more 1,440EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,328EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 12,078EUR
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South Africa Road Trip Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable road trip through South Africa! This 30-day journey will take you from the vibrant city of Cape Town to the stunning landscapes of Struisbaai, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Mbabane, and Masvingo. With a total distance of 8,165km, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the unique culture and natural beauty of South Africa. The best time of year to embark on this journey is during the South African summer (November to February). During this time, the roads are in good condition, the weather is mild, and the scenery is breathtaking. Drive through the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape, the lush green forests of KwaZulu-Natal, and the majestic mountains of Swaziland. You will also have the chance to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Robben Island, the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, and the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape. This road trip is suitable for all drivers, and can be completed on a moderate budget. With its stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and abundance of natural attractions, this South Africa road trip will provide you with a wealth of experiences and memories.
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START Cape Town

Distance 8,271 km Driving time 115.6 h Pace: fast 2,481.4 kWh Airports CPT
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Cape Town, located in the Republic of South Africa, is an ideal starting point for the South Africa Road Trip. With its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and plethora of attractions, this city has something for everyone. The iconic Table Mountain National Park is definitely worth a visit; the views from the top are absolutely breathtaking. For the more adventurous, there are a number of outdoor activities - from surfing and windsurfing to mountain biking and hiking. The city is also home to some of South Africa's best museums and galleries, including the South African National Gallery, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, and the District Six Museum. For those looking for a unique shopping experience, the V&A Waterfront is the place to go. In terms of transport, Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT) is the closest international airport to the city. Car rentals are available at the airport, so travelers can explore the city in their own time. Cape Town is a great starting point for the South Africa Road Trip. With its stunning scenery, vibrant culture, and endless attractions, this city is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

1 Cape Town - Struisbaai

Distance 393 km Driving time 7.7 h Pace: modest 102.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a memorable road trip from Cape Town to Struisbaai! This 402km journey will take no more than 7 hours and will take you past some of the most stunning landscapes and historical sites South Africa has to offer. Start your journey in Cape Town, where you can explore the iconic Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Bo-Kaap district, and the beautiful beaches of the Mother City. As you make your way along the Garden Route, you'll come across some of the country's most beautiful beaches, forests, and lagoons, including the Wilderness National Park and the Knysna Lagoon. Once you reach Struisbaai, you'll be able to visit the nearby Agulhas National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a stroll along the beach and explore the nearby fishing villages. You can also visit the nearby Cape Agulhas lighthouse, the southernmost lighthouse in Africa. This route is one of the many stages of a larger tour, and more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the beauty of South Africa!

2 Struisbaai - Plettenberg Bay

Distance 405 km Driving time 5.0 h Pace: fast 121.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a road trip from Struisbaai to Plettenberg Bay, two of the most picturesque places in the Republic of South Africa. This 405km journey will take you less than 5 hours and offers some of the most spectacular views in the country. Start your journey in Struisbaai, a small fishing village with a beautiful beach and a unique harbour. At the harbour, you can watch the boats coming and going and the local fishermen selling their catch. From there, head to the Agulhas National Park where you can find the southernmost tip of Africa and the Agulhas Lighthouse. Continue your drive to the nearby town of Swellendam, a charming town with a rich history and beautiful Dutch colonial architecture. Make sure to visit the Marloth Nature Reserve, a beautiful reserve with a variety of wildlife. On your way to Plettenberg Bay, stop at the Nature's Valley, a small village surrounded by a stunning forest and the Indian Ocean. Here, you can take a peaceful walk along the beach or go on a hike in the forest. Finally, arrive in Plettenberg Bay, a stunning coastal town with plenty of activities to enjoy. Take a stroll along the beach or visit the nearby Robberg Nature Reserve for some spectacular views. This is just one stage of a larger tour, so make sure to check the "Itinerary" for more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your trip!

3 Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth

Distance 243 km Driving time 2.7 h Pace: fast 72.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an amazing road trip from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth! This 242 km journey will take you less than 3 hours, and along the way, you’ll get to explore the best of the two cities. Start your journey in Plettenberg Bay, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, visit the Robberg Nature Reserve, and explore the beaches. From there, make your way to Port Elizabeth, where you can visit the Donkin Reserve, explore the Port Elizabeth Museum, and take in the incredible views of Algoa Bay. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for historical sites along the way! As you explore these two cities, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites to choose from. For more information on attractions, accommodation, and other activities, please refer to the “Itinerary” section of this stage. So what are you waiting for? Get ready for an unforgettable journey from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth!

4 Port Elizabeth - East London

Distance 293 km Driving time 3.8 h Pace: fast 87.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready to take on the amazing road trip from Port Elizabeth to East London? This journey of 290 km will take you less than 4 hours, so you can make the most of your time and enjoy the picturesque landscapes along the way. Start your journey in Port Elizabeth, where you can visit the beautiful beaches, the Donkin Heritage Trail, and the Bayworld Oceanarium. Then, make your way to East London and explore the East London Zoological Gardens, the East London Museum, and the Nahoon Beach. Don't forget to take a break and enjoy the breathtaking views of the coastline and the lush vegetation. The route is full of surprises, so make sure to keep your eyes open and take in all the beauty that surrounds you. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check the "Itinerary" of this stage and make the most of your journey!

5 East London - Durban

Distance 660 km Driving time 8.6 h Pace: fast 198.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from East London to Durban, a 661km journey that can be completed in fewer than 9 hours. Start your journey in East London, a coastal city with a vibrant cultural scene, and visit the East London Museum, a great place to learn about the city's history. Then, head out to the Wild Coast, a stunning stretch of coastline with plenty of opportunities to explore the natural beauty of South Africa. Visit the Hole in the Wall, a natural rock formation that looks like a doorway to the sea, and the nearby Mbizana Valley, a lush valley with stunning views. Then, make your way to Port St. Johns, a beautiful coastal town with a great selection of restaurants and shops. After that, continue on to Durban, a vibrant city with plenty of attractions. Visit the Durban Botanical Gardens, take a stroll along the Victoria Embankment, or explore the city's vibrant nightlife. Along the way, make sure to take in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the Itinerary of this stage. So, pack your bags and hit the road – your journey from East London to Durban awaits!

6 Durban - Richards Bay

Distance 177 km Driving time 2.1 h Pace: fast 53.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Take a road trip from Durban to Richards Bay and enjoy the 179km drive in fewer than 2 hours! Start your journey in Durban, a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. Explore the Durban Botanical Gardens, renowned for its diverse plant collection, or take a walk along the Golden Mile, a stretch of beachfront promenade lined with shops and restaurants. Continue your journey to Richards Bay and make sure to visit the Zululand Birding Route, a paradise for birdwatchers with over 400 species of birds to spot. Take a boat ride on the Mhlatuze River and experience the unique wildlife of the area. Don’t forget to explore the beaches of Richards Bay and take a swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This is one of the stages of a larger tour, so make sure to check the “Itinerary” of this stage for more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your road trip!

7 Richards Bay - Mbabane

Distance 368 km Driving time 5.6 h Pace: fast 110.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Begin your adventure with a road trip from Richards Bay in the Republic of South Africa to Mbabane, a 368 km journey that will take you less than 5 hours! As you drive, take in the picturesque landscapes of the region, and don't forget to stop at some of the most interesting places along the way. In Richards Bay, be sure to visit the Maphelane Nature Reserve, a beautiful conservation area with a variety of wildlife, including hippos, monkeys, and even crocodiles. From there, you'll cross the border into Swaziland and make your way to the Malkerns Valley, where you can explore the Mantenga Cultural Village and learn about the history and culture of the Swazi people. Continue your journey to the Ezulwini Valley, home to the royal residence of the King of Swaziland, and the historic Somhlolo National Stadium. Finally, you'll arrive in Mbabane, the capital city of Swaziland, where you can explore the beautiful Mbabane Nature Reserve and the bustling city centre. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check out the itinerary of this stage of your road trip. Have a great journey!

8 Mbabane - Kruger N.P.

Distance 402 km Driving time 6.8 h Pace: modest 104.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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Set off on an exciting road trip from Mbabane, Swaziland and make your way to Phalaborwa, the gateway to the Kruger National Park. Along the way, enjoy the picturesque landscapes and take a break at the border crossing. With a distance of 397km and a driving time of fewer than 6 hours, you'll be able to take in the beauty of the area. Visit the Kruger National Park and explore the incredible wildlife and landscape. From the park, head to the nearby town of Phalaborwa and explore its history and culture. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip and have a great time!

9 Kruger N.P. - Masvingo

Distance 593 km Driving time 8.0 h Pace: fast 177.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an amazing road trip from Kruger National Park in Republic of South Africa to Masvingo, a distance of 594 km and a driving time of fewer than 9 hours. Cross the border and experience the best of both countries as you journey through the amazing landscapes. Along the way, you will find some UNESCO Heritage sites and other historical sites that you can explore. There are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained, so make sure you keep your eyes open for interesting sights. Accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites are also available along the way. For more information, please refer to the “Itinerary” of this stage. Enjoy your journey and have a safe trip!

10 Masvingo - Bulawayo

Distance 280 km Driving time 4.2 h Pace: fast 84.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Masvingo to Bulawayo? This route is only 343km and can be done in less than 4 hours. But don't let the short distance fool you, there are plenty of interesting places to visit along the way. Starting in Masvingo, you can visit the Great Zimbabwe Monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This archaeological site is the largest of its kind in Africa and is a must-see. As you make your way to Bulawayo, you will pass through picturesque landscapes, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife you might see. Once you arrive in Bulawayo, you'll be able to explore the city and its many attractions. Make sure to check out the Khami Ruins, another UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe. This road trip is just one stage of a larger tour. For more information about the attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check the Itinerary of this stage. So what are you waiting for? Get ready for your Masvingo to Bulawayo road trip and explore all the amazing sights Zimbabwe has to offer.

11 Bulawayo - Livingstone

Distance 455 km Driving time 6.0 h Pace: fast 136.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to Livingstone, Zambia! This 455 km journey will take you less than 6 hours, and you'll cross the border between the two countries. Along the way, you'll be treated to some of the most breathtaking views and historical sites in the region. Start your journey in Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe. You can explore the city's colonial architecture, the vibrant markets, and the National Art Gallery. As you drive out of the city, you'll pass by the Khami Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The road will take you through the rugged terrain of Matabeleland, and you'll be able to take in the stunning landscapes of the region. Make sure to take a break to explore the natural wonders of Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you reach Livingstone, you'll be greeted with the bustling city life. Here, you can visit the Livingstone Museum, the Maramba Cultural Village, and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. This stage of your road trip is sure to be an unforgettable experience. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, make sure to check out the "Itinerary" of this stage.

12 Livingstone - Kasane

Distance 73 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: fast 21.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Livingstone, Zambia to Kasane, Botswana! This 73km journey will take you less than one hour, and you will be crossing the state border. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and keep an eye out for interesting attractions along the way. You will find some of the most beautiful game parks in the region, such as Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls National Park. Chobe National Park hosts a wide array of wildlife, while Victoria Falls National Park offers spectacular views of the Victoria Falls. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. So, get ready for an unforgettable journey!

13 Kasane - Rundu

Distance 647 km Driving time 7.7 h Pace: fast 194.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for the ultimate road trip? From Kasane, Botswana to Rundu, Namibia, you will be crossing the border and embarking on a 647 km journey that will take you fewer than 8 hours. Along the way, you will be able to visit some of the most interesting places in the region, such as the Chobe National Park, where you can spot some of Africa's most iconic wildlife, including elephants, buffalos and lions. You can also visit the Mababe Depression, a unique salt pan in the Kalahari Desert, and the Popa Falls, a stunning set of rapids on the Okavango River. In Rundu, you can explore the Kavango River, the largest river in Namibia, and the Mahango Game Reserve, home to some of the most incredible bird species. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Let's hit the road!

14 Rundu - Etosha N.P.

Distance 418 km Driving time 4.7 h Pace: fast 125.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the exciting road trip stage from Rundu to Etosha National Park! This 418 km journey will take you less than 5 hours to complete, and you will be rewarded with some of the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes of Namibia. As you drive from Rundu, make sure to take in the stunning views of the Okavango River. You will also pass by the Kavango and Zambezi regions, which are home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the country. As you continue your journey, you will come across the Ndonga-Linyanti Game Reserve, a unique and protected area of Namibia. Here you can observe some of the rarest and most endangered species of animals in the world. Finally, you will reach Etosha National Park, one of the most popular destinations in Namibia. Here you can explore the diverse wildlife, including the Big Five, and experience some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for a memorable road trip from Rundu to Etosha National Park! Be sure to pay attention to the stunning landscapes you will encounter on your journey. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

15 Etosha N.P. - Okaukuejo

Distance 133 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: modest 34.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Etosha National Park to Okaukuejo, a journey of 133 km that will take you less than 3 hours. Your first stop will be at Halali, a tranquil campsite located in the middle of the park. Here you can take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch while admiring the lush vegetation and wildlife. After that, you can continue your journey to Okaukuejo, a small village located near the park. Here you can visit the Okaukuejo Waterhole, a popular spot for wildlife viewing, and the Etosha Pan, a vast salt pan that stretches over 4,800 square kilometers. You can also visit the Namutoni Fort, a historic German fort built in 1900. This is just a small part of your larger journey, so make sure to check out the "Itinerary" for this stage for more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the way.

16 Okaukuejo - Windhoek

Distance 435 km Driving time 4.7 h Pace: fast 130.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on the ultimate road trip adventure from Okaukuejo, Namibia to Windhoek! This 435 km drive takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes and historical sites in the country. Start your journey at Okaukuejo, home of the famous Etosha National Park. Here you can explore the unique wildlife and take in the majestic scenery. Make sure to visit the Etosha Pan, a large salt pan that is home to a variety of birds and animals. Next, head to Outjo, a small town with a rich cultural heritage. Here you can visit the Otjikondo village, a traditional Himba settlement, and learn about the Himba culture and lifestyle. Continue your journey to Otjiwarongo, known as the “Ostrich Capital of the World”. Here you can visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund, where you can learn about the conservation of these majestic animals. Heading south, you will come to the city of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Here you can explore the fascinating history of the city, including the Alte Feste, a 19th century fort, and the Christuskirche, a beautiful German-style cathedral. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour, so make sure to take in all the sights and sounds along the way. With fewer than 5 hours of driving time, you can easily fit in some sightseeing and make the most of your journey. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the “Itinerary” of this stage.

17 Windhoek - Swakopmund

Distance 321 km Driving time 5.3 h Pace: fast 96.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Take an exciting road trip from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, to Swakopmund, a coastal city! This 321 km journey will take you less than 5 hours and will take you through some of Namibia's most beautiful landscapes. Along the way, you'll get to explore some of the country's most interesting historical sites. Make sure you stop by the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest game park in Namibia, and the Tiras Mountains, a range of mountains with some of the country's most stunning views. You can also explore the Quiver Tree Forest and the Spitzkoppe, a group of granite peaks. Finally, you'll arrive in Swakopmund, a city filled with German architecture and culture. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the itinerary for this stage of your trip.

18 Swakopmund - Sesriem

Distance 343 km Driving time 3.8 h Pace: fast 102.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Start your road trip in Swakopmund, Namibia and explore the stunning landscapes of Namib-Naukluft National Park. On your way to Sesriem, you will be amazed by the picturesque views and the unique wildlife. This stage of the journey will take you about 4 hours, as the distance between the two points is 343 km. While driving, you will come across some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, so make sure to take some photos. This is only one of the stages of this incredible road trip, and you will be able to find more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites in the "Itinerary" section of this stage. So don't forget to check it out and make the most of your journey. Enjoy the ride!

19 Sesriem - Seeheim

Distance 559 km Driving time 9.9 h Pace: modest 145.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip in Namibia? Your journey starts in Sesriem, Namibia and will take you through the stunning Namib-Naukluft National Park, ending in Seeheim, 416 km away. You can expect to drive for fewer than 9 hours, so make sure to bring some snacks and drinks for the ride. Along the way, you will be able to witness some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of the UNESCO Heritage sites that you will pass along the way. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour, so you can expect to experience even more awe-inspiring views and attractions. To get the most out of your journey, make sure to check out the "Itinerary" for this stage, which will provide you with all the information you need on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. So get ready for an unforgettable road trip in Namibia and start planning your adventure today!

20 Seeheim - Springbok

Distance 405 km Driving time 6.6 h Pace: fast 121.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip? Start your journey in Seeheim, Namibia, and drive through the majestic Fish River Canyon, a stunning natural formation that is sure to take your breath away! This 405 km journey will take you less than six hours, and you will even cross the Namibia-South Africa border as you make your way to the end of your journey in Springbok. Along the way, you will be rewarded with picturesque landscapes, so be sure to keep your eyes open for the perfect photo opportunity! Make sure you also take the time to explore the natural wonders of the Fish River Canyon and get a glimpse of the unique wildlife that inhabits the area. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for an unforgettable road trip!

21 Springbok - Lambert's Bay

Distance 400 km Driving time 4.9 h Pace: fast 120.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome, road-trippers! Get ready for an exciting journey from Springbok to Lambert's Bay, a 400km drive that will take you fewer than 4 hours. Start your trip in Springbok, a small town in the Northern Cape of South Africa, by visiting the Namaqualand Flower Reserve and the Goegap Nature Reserve. Here you can see the spectacular wildflower displays that come to life every year between August and October. On your way to Lambert's Bay, make sure to stop at the iconic Skilpad Wildflower Reserve. This reserve is home to some of the most beautiful wildflowers in the world, and it's a great spot for bird watching. The final stop of your journey is the charming seaside town of Lambert's Bay. Here, you can explore the pristine beaches, go fishing, or take a boat trip to Bird Island. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour, and more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. Have a safe and enjoyable journey!

22 Lambert's Bay - Langebaan

Distance 132 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: modest 34.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! Get ready for a fantastic adventure! Our journey starts in Lambert's Bay, a small fishing town in the Republic of South Africa. From here, we will drive 132 km to Langebaan, a beautiful coastal town. The drive will take you less than 2 hours, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and make stops along the way. One of the most interesting places to visit in Lambert's Bay is the Bird Island Nature Reserve, which is a protected area and home to many species of birds. You can also take a walk along the beach, where you can admire the stunning views of the ocean. On the way to Langebaan, you can take a break at the West Coast National Park. Here, you can enjoy the beauty of the park's nature trails and the stunning views of the lake. You can also take a boat ride or go birdwatching. When you arrive in Langebaan, you can explore the town's many attractions, such as the Langebaan Lagoon, the West Coast Fossil Park, and the West Coast National Park. You can also take a stroll along the beach, where you can admire the beautiful views of the ocean. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please consult the "Itinerary" of this stage. Have a great trip!

23 Langebaan - Cape Town

Distance 136 km Driving time 1.7 h Pace: fast 40.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a 144 km road trip from Langebaan to Cape Town and discover the best of the Western Cape. This scenic drive will take you less than two hours and offers numerous attractions along the way. Begin your journey by exploring the beautiful West Coast National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and take in the picturesque landscapes and abundant wildlife. Next, make your way to the quaint fishing village of Paternoster for a taste of traditional South African culture. Don't miss out on the chance to visit the oldest lighthouse in South Africa, Cape Columbine, and the nearby Tietiesbaai Nature Reserve. Your journey will end in the vibrant city of Cape Town, where you can explore its many attractions, including the iconic Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage.

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Cape Town, located at the southern tip of South Africa, is the perfect ending point for the "South Africa Road Trip". With its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture and history, and numerous activities, it is the perfect place to relax, explore, and enjoy. Start off by taking a scenic drive along the coast. Enjoy the picturesque views of the coastline, from the rolling hills and winding roads to the sparkling waters of the Atlantic. Stop and take photos of the iconic Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, three of the city’s most popular landmarks. Continue your journey and explore the city’s culture and history. Visit the colorful Bo-Kaap district, home to the city’s Muslim community, and the District Six Museum, a memorial dedicated to the thousands of people who were forcibly removed from their homes in the 1960s. Be sure to visit Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Nelson Mandela was famously held prisoner. For a taste of the city’s vibrant nightlife, head to the V&A Waterfront. Here you can browse through the many shops, restaurants, and bars before catching a show at the theatre. Finally, be sure to visit the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Take a dip in the cool waters, relax in the sun, or take a romantic stroll along the shore. For travelers by air, the closest international airport is the Cape Town International Airport (CPT). With its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and numerous activities, Cape Town is the perfect way to end your "South Africa Road Trip".

South Africa Road Trip at a glance

We hope that the presented journey idea gave you multiple inspirations for your future holiday excursions.
The itinerary we’ve suggested can be used as a foundation that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original highlights.
If car travel is a travel option you prefer, there are a number of important road rules to follow and a bunch of elements to bear in mind to ensure safety. These tips will surely become useful for tourists who are interested in car hire or camper rental in Republic of South Africa.
In Republic of South Africa, there are a number of traffic rules to be bore in mind while sightseeing. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any price when travelling around Republic of South Africa. Drivers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that the driver can consume is extremely low and cannot exceed 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum allowed speed limit, which is 60km/h, inside the cities may result in a speeding ticket. When it comes to non-build-up areas, you cannot exceed the maximum car speed of 120km/h. Remember that the speed limit is 120km/h on highways in Republic of South Africa. Driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit increases the safety of you and your passengers.
How about the costs of the trip? Of course, depending on the budget option that you’re interested in, the amount of money that you have to spend on your travel expenses may vary. A wide range of budget configurations is showed below.
If you’d like to benefit from the cheapest offer to cover the planned 24 stages across Republic of South Africa, it can be roughly 1,113 EUR. Economy accommodation options can cost holidayers around 1,584 EUR. Holidayers who opt for this option will spend roughly 1,440 EUR on food and restaurants. If your aim is also the budget car rental option, you will pay approximately 1,620 EUR. Thus, going for car rental will increase the costs of the road trip from around 4,137 EUR to about 5,757 EUR.
Drivers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 1,488 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the trip. Cost amounting to 3,168 EUR can be expected by all holidaymakers who are considering standard overnight stays. Holidaymakers can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost about 2,160 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle should expect a cost of about 2,430 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay around 9,246 EUR for the whole tour, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend roughly 6,816 EUR.
Tourists who seek the highest level of comfort will be pleased with the premium option. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay around 14,757 EUR for the whole South Africa Road Trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend about 10,437 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a premium rental vehicle should expect a cost of approximately 4,320 EUR. When it comes to the top standard version of the adventure, the cost of the fuel needed to cover all stages around Republic of South Africa is about 2,013 EUR. Tourists who are interested in top services in all aspects of their tour should expect to pay roughly 5,544 EUR for hotels and more or less 2,880 EUR for food and restaurants.
South Africa Road Trip will also live up to the expectations of all camper fans. If you are considering this transport option, the expenses may amount to roughly 6,750 EUR. Travellers will spend more or less 2,238 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the South Africa Road Trip. Holidaymakers who are interested in camper rental should expect to pay approximately 1,650 EUR for overnight stays and approximately 1,440 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the presented costs in detail.
The best travel opportunity when visiting the part of Republic of South Africa presented in our road trip idea is between August and February. There are countless interesting journeys that we offer on our website if South Africa Road Trip has sparked your creativity. Even the most demanding of tourists will surely be surprised by the great variety of road trips that we offer.

Facts for safer driving in Republic of South Africa

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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