Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Acc..@ AOL ☛☎18884823831☛☎ customer phno…
  2. 2 Acc..Recovery @ Yahoo** ☛☎18884823831☛☎ Tech** Sup** Phone Number
  3. 3 Acc..@ yahoo ☛☎18884823831☛☎ customer phno…
  4. 4 Johannesburg...?
  5. 5 Trip Report YAHOO MAIL TOLL FREE NO☛☎18005406830 ☛☎ CORRECT THE ISSUSE-
  6. 6 Trip Report WE SUPPORT YAH@@ MAIL TOLL FREE NO☛☎18005406830 ☛☎ CORRECT THE ISSUSE
  7. 7 Trip Report My message...WE SUPPORT YAH@@ MAILTOLL FREE NO☛☎18005406830 ☛☎ ERROR
  8. 8 Trip Report Acc..@ yahoo ☛☎18005406830 ☛☎customer phno…
  9. 9 Trip Report My message...Account yahoo ☛☎18005406830 ☛☎customer phno…
  10. 10 Trip Report Yahoo account ☛☎18005406830 ☛☎tech supp.. phno.
  11. 11 Trip Report Yahoo 18005406830 tech supp.. phno.
  12. 12 Trip Report Yahoo 1800 540 6830 error contact sup..ph.no.
  13. 13 call@@ 1800-540-6830 Yahoo technical phone no
  14. 14 Trip Report nepali customer 1800-540-6830 Yahoo technical phone no
  15. 15 South Africa planning next Feb/March
  16. 16 Luxury train ride
  17. 17 Is a riad pool in Marrakech usable in May?
  18. 18 Safari - Camera / Binoculars
  19. 19 1.5 hours layover Dubai-enough time?
  20. 20 Cradle of Humankind
  21. 21 Morocco Working Itinerary
  22. 22 Lag b'Omer: Tel Aviv - Meron after shabbat: how?
  23. 23 Petra from Israel
  24. 24 Draft itinerary for Morocco
  25. 25 Vaccinations and Traveling S Africa / Botswana / Seychelles
View next 25 » Back to the top

South Africa's Garden Route

Jump to last reply

We are thinking of spending some time in South Africa on our way to (or back from) Europe next year. We'd be going to Europe in August; returning to NZ in October. Something we might like to do in South Africa is hire a car and drive the Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Is one of those months (August, October) better than the other for doing this drive? Also, for terrain, impact of scenery, etc, is there a difference between driving the route east to west, as against west to east? (For example, I read that the views coming into Knysna from Cape Town are jaw-dropping - but perhaps they're just as good coming in from the other direction?).

A recommended detour is Oudtshoorn. A travel guide I read describes a beautiful mountain pass drive in from the N2 highway, but Google maps show me two roads in (if coming from the Cape Town end): one via George, and one branching off sooner, near Hartenbos. Are they both beautiful? Might one be more hair-raising than the other? (They both look quite challenging on Google "satellite" view).

Would appreciate any advice and tips from anyone who has already done this drive.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement