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knysna to cape town best route?

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dublin
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knysna to cape town best route?

we are travelling from knysna to cape town and were planning on doing it in 1 day but many people seem to be advising against?? 2 adults,3 children(15,14 and 8yo) and are starting in Kariega for 2 full days then on to Pezula(knysna) for 4 full days and remainder of holiday in Cape town. are we rushing between knysna and Cape town and how long would the journey take between the 2 ?????? any help appreciated as we are travelling 16th October. thanks

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1. Re: knysna to cape town best route?

Whilst you don't want to leave yourself too short of days in Cape Town, I do suggest that you take this journey over two days. In one day only you will need to stay on the fast but boring N2. In two days you now have the option to drive one of the great roads in the world, the R62. From Knysna go along the coast to George, then inland over the Outeniqua pass to Oudtshoorn and then west along the R62 - overnight in Montagu. From there along the Breede river valley to Robertson and then Villiersdorp, over the pass to Franschhoek and onwards to Stellenbosch and Cape Town - two days of fantastic scenery and empty roads !

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It is very possible to drive Knysna to Cape Town in one day if you drive straight along the N2. It should take less than 6 hours. However if you want to explore the country, then you could take more time and drive inland via Oudtshoorn and the more scenic R62. Stop overnight at Barrydale or Montagu, then the next day explore the Robertson Valley area.

Rather depends on your interests.

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Snap!

dublin
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thought i would be getting replies along those lines:-) many thanks and will discuss with the family. seems to be plenty to do in and around Cape town for families also but would be a shame to miss the opportunity to see the countryside at its best.weather will be good for last 2 weeks of October also which is a plus.

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The Route 62 option offers plenty for families and kids - check out www.route62.co.za

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thats a great website for the 62. many thanks. dots.

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