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Drive via Drakensburg from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

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Drive via Drakensburg from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

My wife and I plan to take a leisurely drive from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth in September.

We love natural, scenic locations. I have been told that the Drakensburg is particularly special.

Is it feasible to make a detour that way? Any other route suggestions?

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1. Re: Drive via Drakensburg from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

Drive from Johannesburg to the Drakensberg (about 4 hours) then after a few days drive down to Shelly Beach on the KZN South Coast. If you like natural scenic locations, don't miss Oribi Gorge.

From there to Port Elizabeth have a look at my post -

tripadvisor.co.za/ShowTopic-g312595-i9828-k7…

and do it in reverse.

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2. Re: Drive via Drakensburg from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

Hello and yes follow the highway all the way from Jo'burg to the Drakensberg Mountains. It is as said 4 hours approx to the start of the northern berg. Well worth spending a few days there taking in the scenery. Plus you will find game, ancient rock art and lots of choices on where to stay.

Mark - Owner - SafariKZN

3. Re: Drive via Drakensburg from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

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