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Fly drive South Africa holidays

Fly drive South Africa holidays

South Africa is one of the most advanced African nations and, as such, it has an excellent network of roads from which you can explore the country at your pace. The country has rich natural beauty in the form of stunning landscapes such as the Blyde River Canyon, Table Mountain and the Oribi Gorge. Add to that a wealth of iconic wildlife which can be found at some of the best Safari parks in the country and you have the perfect recipe for the road trip of a lifetime.

The Garden Route and Eastern Cape

Running for 30om along the South coast of South Africa. It’s starting point is in Cape Town then it runs through the beautiful Cape winelands, seaside towns such as Hermanus – where you can spot Southern Right whales, Humpbacks, Bryde’s whales and 37 different dolphin species, nature reserves such as Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Elephant Park as well as spectacular coastal scenery. The route finishes in Port Eleizabeth, a coastal city known for it’s beaches and proximity to great wildlife watching opportunities.

Incorporating Safari

When people think of an African holiday it’s almost impossible not to conjure up images of quaint tented camps, spotting Lions, Elephants and Giraffes through savannah scrubland from and getting serenely re-acquainted with nature. On a garden route road trip there is ample opportunity to experience South African Safari. The most famous option is Shamwari Game Resort – a luxurious private conservation initiative that offers a luxurious safari experience, another good option is Addo Elephant National Park – the third largest national park in South Africa where you can view Buffalo, Elephants, Zebra and lions.

Kwa-Zulu Natal

The coastal province of Kwa-Zulu Natal sits adjacent to the Indian Ocean and is a less explored region of South Africa. However, it is the perfect place to experience the best of South Africa on an epic road trip. The spine of the UNESCO world heritage Drakensburg Escarpment runs through this province and provides some spectacular scenery to drive through. Kwa-Zulu Natal is also not short of great wildlife experiences, off the coast at Aliwal Shoal Reef you can see dolphins, manta rays and sharks and in the North you can view whale migrations and the world-famous sardine run where 7km of the silver fish migrate up the coast of Africa.   

Kruger and the Lowveld

One of the most infamous national parks in Africa, and the largest national park in South Africa the Kruger has it all. The park has a high density of wild animals including the big 5: Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffalos and a selection of superb accommodations within, and just outside the park. You can drive into the park in your own vehicle so it’s perfect for a fly drive itinerary. A short drive from the Kruger National Park is a multitude of spectacular landscapes such as the Blyde River Gorge, the three Rondavels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.