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Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip

Cape Town - Struisbaai - Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth - East London - Durban - Richards Bay - Mbabane - Kruger N.P.

Expect on your Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip Itinerary

Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Wildlife Wildlife
Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
ACTIVATE MAP Stages8 km2,786 h/stage4.2

Best months to drive Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip in ?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
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Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
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Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
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On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
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Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip Itinerary

Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip is a perfect treat for avid lovers of road adventures. This excursion was created with family in mind. The route takes you through such beautiful places as Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay, and Port Elizabeth. In spite of the fact that the recommended number of days for this trip is 10, you can also complete it in 7. There is always a possibility to extend your adventure if you are tempted with the picturesqueness of what offers. If you are wondering about the time spent on the road, it will be approximately 4.2 hours each day, and drivers will travel 2,786km . Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s hit the road!
number of days 10 number of days
route length 2,786 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level fair accident level
During Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip, travellers will spend plenty of time outside the cities where they will have the opportunity to marvel at splendid natural jewels. The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of exciting places at a relatively reasonable price and stress-free. The high density of green areas on our trip gives you with an opportunity to spot multiple wildlife examples. Tourists should not expect top comfort from the accommodation on the way, yet it is still good value for money. The region is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, however, do not worry, staying cautious while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. When in , you will be moving on the left. When it comes to accident level it is fair. The period between August and March are recommended for the trip.

START Cape Town

Distance 2,786 km Driving time 33.8 h Pace: fast Airports CPT
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Your journey starts at the Cape Town Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Cape Town - Struisbaai

Distance 250 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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2 Struisbaai - Plettenberg Bay

Distance 399 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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3 Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth

Distance 242 km Driving time 2.6 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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4 Port Elizabeth - East London

Distance 290 km Driving time 3.5 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 East London - Durban

Distance 661 km Driving time 8.1 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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6 Durban - Richards Bay

Distance 179 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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7 Richards Bay - Mbabane

Distance 368 km Driving time 4.6 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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8 Mbabane - Kruger N.P.

Distance 397 km Driving time 5.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip Summary

Surely, the presented itinerary idea has become a great inspiration for your future travels.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a template that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting stopovers.
If car travel is a means of travel that you prefer, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a bunch of things to bear in mind to turn your trip into pure pleasure. The following road rules will surely become useful for all tourists who are considering car hire or renting a camper.
Holidaymakers who choose as their holiday destination should definitely pay attention to the local traffic rules. In , if you are planning to drive, try avoiding alcoholic beverages at any cost. Holidaymakers ought to remember that the legal alcohol limit for drivers is extremely low and equals only . In order to avoid a speeding ticket, it is best to never exceed , which is the maximum car speed when travelling around the the city streets. On the other hand, the maximum car speed in undeveloped areas is . On highways, is the maximum car speed that you should be mindful of in . In order to stay safe, it is best to drive with your headlights on at daytime and equip your vehicle with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip. The amount of money that you have to pay during the whole adventure depends on budget option that you choose. A wide range of budget possibilities is presented below.
If you go for the budget option, you have to pay the maximum of 0 EUR for gasoline to cover the planned 2,786km while travelling around . Economy accommodation options may cost tourists around 0 EUR. The travel expenses connected with food and restaurants within this option can cost up to more or less 0 EUR. Travellers will have to pay about 0 EUR if they are interested in the budget hire car offer as well. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be roughly 0 EUR without vehicle rental and 0 EUR with car rental.
Tourists who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay roughly 0 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the tour. Cost amounting to 0 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are looking for standard hotels. The slightly increased standard in comparison to the budget option entails expenditures amounting to approximately 0 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire vehicle should expect a cost of more or less 0 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total approximately 0 EUR for holidaymakers who would like to try vehicle hire and 0 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
Tourists who are considering the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total approximately 0 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering car rental and 0 EUR for those who do not need a rental vehicle. Travellers who would like to cover the trip in a premium rental vehicle can expect a cost of roughly 0 EUR. When it comes to the top standard version of the road trip, you need to spend the maximum of 0 EUR on the fuel needed to cover the tour. You should expect to pay more or less 0 EUR for food and restaurants and about 0 EUR for accommodation options if you opt for the exclusive standard of services during your trip.
Our tour will also be perfect for all camper fans, as it can be easily adjusted to their needs. If you choose this means of transport, the expenses are roughly 0 EUR. You will spend more or less 0 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip. Travellers who would like to go for camper rental should expect to pay about 0 EUR for overnight stays and approximately 0 EUR for expenses connected with food.
You can check all of the costs in the Road Trip Costs section.
The period between August and March is superb to explore the part of described in our adventure idea. If you like Cape Town to Kruger NP Road Trip, you should see other beautiful scenic drives and road trips that are available on our website. We hope that the great diversity of trips will surely measure up to the expectations of the most demanding tourists.

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