Road trips are some of the best escapes to the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s no wonder why so many people love the idea of spending days driving and exploring the gem that is South Africa. Road trips are so much better with company, and in some cases, the more the merrier!
If the group you’re travelling with is too large to fit in a seven-seater, you may want to consider using a luxurious coach. There are so many attractions in South Africa that are accessible by bus, here’s are three of our favourites!
The Garden Route
As South Africa’s most popular road trip destination, The Garden Route sees you enjoying a 200km joyride along the N2 highway between Mossel Bay in the Western Cape and the Storms River Mouth on the Western borders of the Eastern Cape.
The Garden route is well-known for its diverse lush and leafy vegetation and gives travellers easy access to several stunning beaches, forested mountains, beautiful lagoons and lakes in the midst of the freshest air you’ll ever breathe.
The enthralling Knysna Forest is a well-known destination for campers, bikers and hikers around the country. The enchanting forest is full of lively wildlife that includes an elusive population of forest elephants.
Next up on our list: a journey through the voluminous vineyards of the Cape Winelands. Route 62 is a refreshing ride through the heart of South Africa’s wine industry before taking you over thrilling mountain passes and into the Little Karoo, a wild and dusty region of shrubland, livestock and rural towns.
The historic town of Montagu is popular for its spas, hot springs and glamorous architecture, while its delightful counterpart of Barrydale has several good roadside cafes that will have you wanting to take your time travelling through the town.
The Panorama Route
Last but not least, it’s time to take a trip north-eastward from the Garden Route and R66 to Mpumalanga along the pleasant route of The Panorama. This joyride is centred around the always beautiful Blyde River Canyon and the legendary mining town of Graskop. It’s the perfect detour on the way to the province’s main attraction, the Kruger National Park.
The Panorama Route takes your though South Africa’s highest tar road while offering stunning views of mountains, canyons and valleys. This attraction is one of the most peaceful drives you’ll ever have on any road trip.
So, if you’d like to organise a road trip along one of these routes with a group of 5-50 people, don’t hesitate to contact us today!