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Epic Panorama Route

Hoedspruit - Graskop - Matibidi

Expect on your Epic Panorama Route Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Wildlife Wildlife
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Culture Culture
Urban life Urban life
ACTIVATE MAP Stages3 km282 h/stage2.0

Best months to drive Epic Panorama Route

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Epic Panorama Route 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 135EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 132EUR eat & more 108EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 278EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 413EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 203EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 264EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 446EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 648EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 360EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 462EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 728EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,088EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 675EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 88EUR eat & more 108EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 259EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 934EUR
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Epic Panorama Route Road Trip Itinerary

Road trips enthusiasts will be be surely pleased with the many tourist gems that Epic Panorama Route hides. It is an ideal option for tourist. Hoedspruit, Matibidi, and Hoedspruit are places that you will have a chance to explore. The trip described in this article will take 3 days to complete, but depending on your free time, you can also complete it even in 2 days. There is also a possibility to extend your tour, especially if you are charmed with the allure of the region. The average time that you will spend behind the wheel daily is 2.0 hours, and travellers have more or less 282km to travel. If you are ready to begin your journey, jump behind the wheel and let’s set out
number of days 3 number of days
route length 282 km route length
budget fair budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
Epic Panorama Route is riddled with opportunities allowing travellers to marvel at awe-inspiring natural landscapes. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit a range of interesting highlights. The high density of green areas on our trip provides you with an opportunity to spot many wildlife examples. The accommodation options on the way are not that luxurious, yet they still are good value for money. Despite the fact that the trip is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, staying cautious while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. While travelling around Republic of South Africa, you will be driving on the left. When it comes to accident level it is moderate. The period between November and March are the recommended months for the adventure.

START Hoedspruit

Distance 282 km Driving time 6.0 h Pace: modest Airports PHW , AAM
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1 Hoedspruit - Graskop

Distance 114 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
4WD recommended stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations dining venues scenic road accommodation options
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2 Graskop - Matibidi

Distance 65 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
4WD recommended limited number of petrol stations dining venues scenic road
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3 Matibidi - Hoedspruit

Distance 102 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
limited number of petrol stations dining venues scenic road accommodation options
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  Hoedspruit

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Epic Panorama Route Road Trip Summary

Hopefully, the presented itinerary idea has become a great inspiration for your future holidays.
We’ve given you a base that can be easily expanded with your own original trip ideas.
If travelling by car is your plan when moving around Republic of South Africa, there are a number of important traffic regulations to follow and a number of things to remember to make your road trip smooth. These tips will surely become useful for holidaymakers who are considering hiring a car or hiring a camper in Republic of South Africa.
It is important to keep in mind the local road regulations when driving around Republic of South Africa. In Republic of South Africa, if you are planning to drive, try to stay away from spirits at all costs. Tourists should remember that the allowed consumption limit is not very high and is only 0.5‰. In order to avoid a speeding fine, it is best to never exceed 60km/h, which is the maximum car speed when travelling around the urban areas. If you are aiming for non-build-up areas, you should bear in mind that the maximum permissible speed is 120km/h. When driving along highways, you cannot exceed 120km/h. In order to stay safe, we recommend equipping your car with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher and driving with your headlights on during the day.
But what are the costs of the whole trip. Depending on the budget option that you are interested in, the amount of money that you have to pay during the whole itinerary may vary. Below, you will find the budget possibilities.
The cost of gasoline for the cheapest option to cover the planned 4 stages while travelling around Republic of South Africa can cost around 38 EUR. Holidaymakers will have to spend the average of up to 132 EUR on budget hotels. Food and restaurants in this option may cost roughly 108 EUR. If your aim is also the cheapest car hire option, you will pay approximately 135 EUR. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from roughly 278 EUR to more or less 413 EUR.
Holidayers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 38 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, expect that the expenses may amount up to around 264 EUR. Travellers can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost approximately 144 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire car can expect a cost of roughly 203 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 648 EUR for holidayers who would like to try car rental and 446 EUR for those who are not interested in rental.
The available premium option has been prepared with the most demanding holidaymakers in mind. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 1,088 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering vehicle rental and 446 EUR for those who do not need a rental car. Travellers who want to cover the road trip in a premium hire car can expect a cost of about 360 EUR. When it comes to the premium configuration of the tour, you should expect the average cost of more or less 50 EUR when it comes to fuel. Drivers who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their trip should expect to pay more or less 216 EUR for food and restaurants and roughly 462 EUR for accommodation.
Our itinerary will also be ideal for all camper enthusiasts, as it can be easily adjusted to their requirements. Holidaymakers have to pay approximately 675 EUR for camper hire service. You will spend more or less 63 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the itinerary. Holidayers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay roughly 88 EUR for overnight stays and about 108 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section presents all the above-mentioned details in a straightforward way.
The part of Republic of South Africa described in our Epic Panorama Route is superb to be visited between November and March. Check out other intriguing road trips and scenic drives that we offer on our website. Hopefully, the great variety of travel opportunities will surely measure up to the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers.

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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