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cape town road trip

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cape town road trip


My family and I are planning a road trip to Cape Town from Durban.We would like to depart on the 2nd of January and arrive in Cape Town by the 3rd of January 2014.I would like to know which places to stop at as a resting point and places to see on our drive to Cape Town.

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1. Re: cape town road trip

That is an enormously long drive to make in 1 day - certainly not for sightseeing as it appears to be +1600km. Is that what you intended in your post?

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2. Re: cape town road trip

1600 to 1700Km, depending on route.

18 hours driving, excluding re fueling and comfort stops!

A halfway stop ( probably overnight), would be advisable, but there would not be time for much sightseeing!

I would guess Gariep dam is about half way.

There are a number of guest houses and resorts:


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3. Re: cape town road trip

More than 18 hours driving if you stick to the N2. The roadworks - stops/gos near Kokstad and Qunu are probably still pretty bad and add hours to your journey. If you hit Mthatha at the wrong time of day, it can take forever to get through. Plettenberg Bay to George has many slow (60km/h) sections.

Best go inland.

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