Spring is a time for rebirth and growth, especially for a beautiful place like South Africa.
While tourists come and enjoy our beautiful landscape and animals, very few South Africans make a plan to enjoy it themselves. Many people forget that the road trip is a big part of the holiday and there is so much to see and experience on the way and not just at the destination.
Here is our list of amazing routes to travel in South Africa during Spring.
Most people imagine the Karoo as a dry and desolate place, but there is so much hidden beauty in this unique landscape. From rock formations to thousands of species of fynbos, there will be so much to see and do passing towns like Sutherland, Williston, and Beaufort West.
This same environment has been home to local people for thousands of years, so you might just get to see some ancient rock paintings and old shelter caves. Be careful of the baboons and snakes while you are exploring.
Remember that the Karoo is still a desert so you might just need a 4×4 with a Rhinoman Canopy to protect your belongings while trying to traverse the harsh conditions.
Rixile Bush to Beach Route
This popular route will take you on a magical journey from the South African bush to the crystal-clear waters of the Mozambican coast.
Start your journey in Phalaborwa and follow the bendy road through the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, then past the towns of Massingir, Chókwe, and Xai-Xai. Next, enjoy the beautiful landscape until you make a stop in Inhambane and Vilankulo. This may be the best way to enjoy this route, but you should be prepared for difficult conditions. A durable bakkie with a Rhinoman Canopy would be the best way to keep your belongings safe and explore this amazing landscape. Remember to dress warm and bring a lot of water.
If you are looking to spend your Spring closer to the beach, then the coastal journey from the Eastern Cape down to the Wild Coast will be perfect for you.
You can start in Tsitsikamma where you will get to see the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, and the Sunshine Coast before heading past the small village of Hogsback on your way to the world-renowned Wild Coast. Remember to bring more than 1 pair of swim clothes, a few towels, and a lot of sunblock.