Road Trip Ideas In South Africa

What is a Road Trip?

A road trip, sometimes spelled road trip, is a long-distance journey traveled by automobile.

Road Trip Ideas In South Africa


This route, along South Africa’s southwestern coast, showcases some of the best coastal landscapes the country has to offer.

As the name suggests, following this trail is like traveling through South Africa’s garden, with spectacular flora and fauna and a diverse range of ecosystems where you will find abundant wildlife viewing opportunities as well as spectacular views at every turn.


This route is all about spectacular scenery and the natural landscape! Centered around the world’s third largest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon, you’ll pass through some stunning scenery like the Three Rondavels and see impressive waterfalls such as the Mac-Mac Falls near the town of Graskop and the Bridal Veil Falls near the town of Sabie.

3. ROUTE 62

This is the big one! If you want to drive South Africa then this amazing 850km route is the way to do it. 

Route 62 takes in wineries, cultural sites, epic wildlife opportunities, and some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Along the way, you’ll find history and culture as well as have the chance to get off the beaten track. 


The Kruger National Park is probably the best-known and most visited National Park in South Africa. You’ll need an official guide to make the most of your trip here with many parts off-limits to the casual tourist.

There are numerous Kruger National Parks tours on offer, allowing you to see the Big 5, the best of the big game, and some of the more unusual wildlife that this area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer.


The Sani Pass lies between South Africa and its small landlocked neighbor Lesotho. This drive is not for the faint-hearted, and should not be attempted except by experienced drivers.

From the South African side, you will be stopped if your vehicle is not deemed suitable (4×4 capability being a minimum requirement). Nevertheless, if you are properly equipped, and have the right vehicle, the reward is an incredible drive through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in South Africa.

What is the most beautiful road in South Africa?

1. Chapman’s Peak Drive. It’s breathtaking, panoramic scenery from the stuff of films with huge craggy passes and bright blue horizon.