The only way to truly experience South Africa is by doing a road trip. I’m talking about a big road trip that goes from Johannesburg to Cape Town or vice versa. Why do a road trip instead of taking the Baz Bus (South Africa’s hop on hop off bus for backpackers)?

Because you want freedom of movement to drive and go wherever you want whenever you want. Riding the bus is also uncomfortable compared to being a car.

Click here to see the entire road trip map.

 

 

This is the route that I took for a total of three weeks in South Africa:

Johannesburg, Kruger National Park and, Swaziland Segment

 

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(I then went to Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe Bridge and, Namibia for about a week then I flew back to Johannesburg.)

Johannesburg, Cradle of Humankind Segment

 

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Drakensberg, Amphitheatre Backpackers, Lesotho Segment

 

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Durban Segment

  • 2 days, 1 night in Happy Hippo Backpackers in Durban
  • Witnessed a city wide cycling event

 

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Coffee Bay Segment

  • 2 days, 1 night in Sugarloaf Backpackers
  • 2 days of horrible drive in the Coffee Bay area

 

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Garden Route, Jeffreys Bay Segment

  • 4 days, 3 nights in Cristal Cove Guesthouse and Backpackers
  • Played in the beach and relaxed in our awesome hostel

 

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Gaansbaai, Shark Cage Diving

 

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Cape Town, Table Mountain, Bo-kaap

  • 4 days, 3 nights in Cape Town
  • Day trip to Table Mountain and Bo-kaap (colourful buildings)

 

South Africa

 

Moving Forward

The road trip was overall amazing and I look forward to coming back to South Africa one day to do another road trip following a different route. Next time, I will probably start in Cape Town and work my way to Johannesburg visiting areas that I missed and returning to places that I absolutely loved.

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