Route suggestions - Joburg to Cape town via Karoo then to Durbs





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    Default Route suggestions - Joburg to Cape town via Karoo then to Durbs

    Apologies if this question has been posted before. I tried searching before posting.

    The plan is to drive two 4x4's and a corolla from joburg to cape town/somewhere close to CT via the Karoo and then to Durban via the garden route.

    I'd like to travel on some gravel and get out to the middle of nowhere. unfortunately we cannot do anything too hectic coz of the Corolla with us.

    The intention is to get out and see stuff which may not be on the commercial routes. Take a slow drive over a few days staying in self catering chalets along the way.

    Any advise on routes, what to see and what to avoid would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Route suggestions - Joburg to Cape town via Karoo then to Durbs

    JHB-DBN-CT would imply DBN before Karoo

    -I'd look at a route through the Drakensberg to DBN, then south to E.Cape, inland again to Karoo , then CT

    -you should be able to drive some well off-the-beaten-track routes and passes

    - a few to consider including: Oliviershoek pass into KZN, Naude's Nek pass in E Cape, Baviaanskloof, -all easy with a Corolla ( + 2 support vehicles!)
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    Default Re: Route suggestions - Joburg to Cape town via Karoo then to Durbs

    Day 1 I would head for Graaf Reinet. Wonderful small town and you can go to

    https://www.graaffreinet.co.za/listi..._of_desolation

    Some good scenic routes to CPT from there.
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