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Scenic Drives in Africa

Scenic Drives in Africa

Africa is a continent that is rich in natural beauty and diverse landscapes, offering a wealth of opportunities for scenic drives. From the rolling hills of South Africa to the rugged terrain of Morocco, many picturesque routes are perfect for a one-day excursion.

One of the most popular scenic drives in Africa is the Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town, South Africa. This 9-kilometer route winds along the Atlantic Ocean coastline, offering breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains, and the famous Hout Bay. Along the way, you can stop at several viewpoints and picnic spots to take in the scenery.

Another must-see scenic drive in Africa is the Atlas Mountains day trip from Marrakech in Morocco. This route takes you through the High Atlas Mountains, where you can admire the stunning landscapes of red rock cliffs, fertile valleys, and traditional Berber villages. You can also visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village that has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood movies.

If you're looking for a scenic drive that combines wildlife viewing with stunning landscapes, then the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, South Africa is a perfect destination. This day trip takes you through the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, where you can see breathtaking vistas of the canyon, waterfalls, and lush forests. You can also visit the famous God's Window viewpoint, which offers panoramic views of the Lowveld region.

In Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater day trip is a scenic drive that offers the opportunity to see some of the continent's most iconic wildlife while enjoying stunning landscapes. The route takes you through the crater, which is home to a vast array of animals, including lions, elephants, and hippos. You can also admire the views of the crater's walls and the surrounding savannah.

Finally, the Sani Pass day trip from Durban, South Africa, is a must-see for those who want to experience breathtaking scenery and traditional culture. The route takes you through the Drakensberg Mountains, offering incredible views of the rugged peaks and valleys. You can also visit a traditional Basotho village and learn about the local culture.

In conclusion, Africa is home to many scenic drives that offer a perfect one-day excursion through picturesque landscapes. Whether you're seeking mountain vistas, coastal drives, or wildlife viewing, many routes in Africa will leave you in awe. So, pack your camera and hit the road to discover the natural beauty of this magnificent continent.

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Skeleton Coast Route Skeleton Coast Route
Skeleton Coast Route
Africa - Namibia
48 km 50 km/h 1 days scenic
King Nehale Gate Route King Nehale Gate Route
King Nehale Gate Route
Africa - Namibia
43 km 53 km/h 1 days scenic
Khaudum Offroad Route Khaudum Offroad Route
Khaudum Offroad Route
Africa - Namibia
75 km 40 km/h 2 days scenic
To the Namib Naukluft Scenic Route To the Namib Naukluft Scenic Route
To the Namib Naukluft Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
301 km 50 km/h 1 days scenic
Sossusvlei Scenic Road Sossusvlei Scenic Road
Sossusvlei Scenic Road
Africa - Namibia
62 km 60 km/h 1 days scenic
Fish River Canyon Road Fish River Canyon Road
Fish River Canyon Road
Africa - Namibia
201 km 36 km/h 1 days scenic
Swartbergpas Scenic Drive Swartbergpas Scenic Drive
Swartbergpas Scenic Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
217 km 35 km/h 1 days scenic
Towards Marakele NP. Scenic Drive Towards Marakele NP. Scenic Drive
Towards Marakele NP. Scenic Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
177 km 45 km/h 1 days scenic
iSimangaliso Scenic Drive iSimangaliso Scenic Drive
iSimangaliso Scenic Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
178 km 40 km/h 1 days scenic
Explore Pyramids Scenic Drive Explore Pyramids Scenic Drive
Explore Pyramids Scenic Drive
Africa - Egypt
79 km 32 km/h 1 days scenic
Okavango 4WD Road Trip Okavango 4WD Road Trip
Okavango 4WD Road Trip
Africa - Botswana
439 km 35 km/h 3 days scenic
Sani Pass Scenic Drive Sani Pass Scenic Drive
Sani Pass Scenic Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
42 km 41 km/h 1 days scenic
Etosha Safari Road Trip Etosha Safari Road Trip
Etosha Safari Road Trip
Africa - Namibia
269 km 37 km/h 3 days scenic
West Etosha Safari Drive West Etosha Safari Drive
West Etosha Safari Drive
Africa - Namibia
262 km 40 km/h 2 days scenic
Chapman's Peak Drive Chapman's Peak Drive
Chapman's Peak Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
8 km 26 km/h 1 days scenic
Le Morne Scenic Drive Le Morne Scenic Drive
Le Morne Scenic Drive
Africa - Mauritius
48 km 39 km/h 1 days scenic
Clarence Drive Clarence Drive
Clarence Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
72 km 44 km/h 1 days scenic
Epupa Falls Scenic Route Epupa Falls Scenic Route
Epupa Falls Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
173 km 40 km/h 1 days scenic
Kunene Valley Scenic Route Kunene Valley Scenic Route
Kunene Valley Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
162 km 33 km/h 1 days scenic
Joubert Mountains Scenic Route Joubert Mountains Scenic Route
Joubert Mountains Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
148 km 40 km/h 1 days scenic
Grootberg Pass Road Grootberg Pass Road
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Africa - Namibia
115 km 38 km/h 1 days scenic
Great Table Mountains Scenic Route Great Table Mountains Scenic Route
Great Table Mountains Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
208 km 38 km/h 1 days scenic
West Coast Scenic Route West Coast Scenic Route
West Coast Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
309 km 51 km/h 2 days scenic
Burnt Mountains Scenic Route Burnt Mountains Scenic Route
Burnt Mountains Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
142 km 34 km/h 1 days scenic
Waterberg Scenic Drive Waterberg Scenic Drive
Waterberg Scenic Drive
Africa - Namibia
91 km 70 km/h 1 days scenic
Khomas Panoramic Road Khomas Panoramic Road
Khomas Panoramic Road
Africa - Namibia
327 km 57 km/h 1 days scenic
Kuiseb Panoramic Road Kuiseb Panoramic Road
Kuiseb Panoramic Road
Africa - Namibia
157 km 91 km/h 1 days scenic
Gamsberg Pass Panoramic Road Gamsberg Pass Panoramic Road
Gamsberg Pass Panoramic Road
Africa - Namibia
191 km 44 km/h 1 days scenic
To the Naukluft Mountains Scenic Route To the Naukluft Mountains Scenic Route
To the Naukluft Mountains Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
218 km 69 km/h 1 days scenic
Tiras Mountains Scenic Road Tiras Mountains Scenic Road
Tiras Mountains Scenic Road
Africa - Namibia
384 km 39 km/h 1 days scenic
Duwisib Panorama Route Duwisib Panorama Route
Duwisib Panorama Route
Africa - Namibia
285 km 52 km/h 1 days scenic
Orange River Scenic Route Orange River Scenic Route
Orange River Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
268 km 61 km/h 1 days scenic
Kalahari Dunes Scenic Route Kalahari Dunes Scenic Route
Kalahari Dunes Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
311 km 32 km/h 1 days scenic
From N7 to Calvinia Scenic Drive From N7 to Calvinia Scenic Drive
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Africa - Republic of South Africa
120 km 84 km/h 1 days scenic
Towards Kgalagadi NP Scenic Drive Towards Kgalagadi NP Scenic Drive
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Africa - Republic of South Africa
246 km 96 km/h 1 days scenic
Via Tradouw Pass to Northern Cape Road Trip Via Tradouw Pass to Northern Cape Road Trip
Via Tradouw Pass to Northern Cape Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
533 km 55 km/h 2 days scenic
Through the Eastern Cape Road Trip Through the Eastern Cape Road Trip
Through the Eastern Cape Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
740 km 71 km/h 2 days scenic
Via Naudesnek Pass to KwaZulu-Natal Road Trip Via Naudesnek Pass to KwaZulu-Natal Road Trip
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Africa - Republic of South Africa
732 km 61 km/h 2 days scenic
To the Golden Gate Highlands NP Road Trip To the Golden Gate Highlands NP Road Trip
To the Golden Gate Highlands NP Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
297 km 79 km/h 2 days scenic
Whalers route Road Trip Whalers route Road Trip
Whalers route Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
332 km 67 km/h 1 days scenic
Mokala Road Trip Mokala Road Trip
Mokala Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
622 km 48 km/h 2 days scenic
Seder Mountains Scenic Drive Seder Mountains Scenic Drive
Seder Mountains Scenic Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
268 km 48 km/h 1 days scenic
To South Luangwa  Road Trip To South Luangwa  Road Trip
To South Luangwa Road Trip
Africa - Zambia
703 km 65 km/h 2 days scenic
Flower Route Road Trip Flower Route Road Trip
Flower Route Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
400 km 78 km/h 2 days scenic
Makgadikgadi Pans Safari Drive Makgadikgadi Pans Safari Drive
Makgadikgadi Pans Safari Drive
Africa - Botswana
301 km 64 km/h 2 days scenic
Avenue of Baobabs Scenic Drive Avenue of Baobabs Scenic Drive
Avenue of Baobabs Scenic Drive
Africa - Madagascar
13 km 31 km/h 1 days scenic
Ongenga Scenic Route Ongenga Scenic Route
Ongenga Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
105 km 50 km/h 1 days scenic
Gemkarab Scenic Route Gemkarab Scenic Route
Gemkarab Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
158 km 83 km/h 1 days scenic
Nyae Nyae Scenic Route Nyae Nyae Scenic Route
Nyae Nyae Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
100 km 31 km/h 1 days scenic
Dorsland Offroad Route Dorsland Offroad Route
Dorsland Offroad Route
Africa - Namibia
278 km 33 km/h 1 days scenic
Windhoek Getaway Road Trip Windhoek Getaway Road Trip
Windhoek Getaway Road Trip
Africa - Namibia
351 km 39 km/h 2 days scenic
Karas Mountains Scenic Road Karas Mountains Scenic Road
Karas Mountains Scenic Road
Africa - Namibia
161 km 30 km/h 1 days scenic
Auob Panoramic Route Auob Panoramic Route
Auob Panoramic Route
Africa - Namibia
356 km 38 km/h 2 days scenic
Olifants Scenic Route Olifants Scenic Route
Olifants Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
289 km 34 km/h 1 days scenic
R62 Scenic Drive R62 Scenic Drive
R62 Scenic Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
309 km 87 km/h 2 days scenic
Through the North Road Trip Through the North Road Trip
Through the North Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
1,128 km 93 km/h 2 days scenic
Drakensberg Road Trip Drakensberg Road Trip
Drakensberg Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
278 km 42 km/h 2 days scenic
Wild Coast Road Trip Wild Coast Road Trip
Wild Coast Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
669 km 70 km/h 2 days scenic
Klein Karoo Road Trip Klein Karoo Road Trip
Klein Karoo Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
476 km 77 km/h 2 days scenic
Karoo Road Trip Karoo Road Trip
Karoo Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
556 km 64 km/h 2 days scenic
Cabo Verde Road Trip Cabo Verde Road Trip
Cabo Verde Road Trip
Africa - Cape Verde
194 km 29 km/h 2 days scenic
Equatorial Guinea Bioko Road Trip Equatorial Guinea Bioko Road Trip
Equatorial Guinea Bioko Road Trip
Africa - Equatorial Guinea
250 km 39 km/h 3 days scenic
Omatako Valley Scenic Route Omatako Valley Scenic Route
Omatako Valley Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
275 km 49 km/h 1 days scenic
Dinosaur Tracks Road Dinosaur Tracks Road
Dinosaur Tracks Road
Africa - Namibia
73 km 65 km/h 1 days scenic
Nossob Scenic Route Nossob Scenic Route
Nossob Scenic Route
Africa - Namibia
273 km 33 km/h 1 days scenic
Swellendam to Langebaan Road Trip Swellendam to Langebaan Road Trip
Swellendam to Langebaan Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
359 km 76 km/h 2 days scenic
Johannesburg Getaway Scenic Drive Johannesburg Getaway Scenic Drive
Johannesburg Getaway Scenic Drive
Africa - Republic of South Africa
186 km 60 km/h 1 days scenic
Eastern N1 Road Trip Eastern N1 Road Trip
Eastern N1 Road Trip
Africa - Republic of South Africa
557 km 93 km/h 2 days scenic
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