6 of the most scenic routes in South Africa
You miss out on so many things when having to drive yourself. One of the best things about travelling by bus is the fact that you can enjoy the passing scenery without having to worry about keeping your eyes on the road. So, without further ado, here are our top 6 most scenic routes in South Africa.
Nothing but sprawling mountains and a curving road ahead… going down … down … The Swartberg Pass runs from East to West along the Klein Karoo. We would advise that you start at Oudtshoorn and travel in the direction of De Rust. Turn to Prince Albert and follow the path all the way down as this is the safe side of the mountain.
Meringspoort Road – Klein Karoo
Another Klein Karoo gem. The Meringspoort Road is not only a gorgeous path to travel on but offers ample picnic spots along the way to sit, relax and enjoy the view. Go on short walks to stretch your legs and take some time to admire the plant life and fynbos.
The Garden Route is probably one of the most famous routes on this list, stretching along the south-eastern coast of South Africa. Drive along the N2 between Mossel Bay and Storms River to experience the full beauty of this route. As you drive, you have your pick of lakes, beaches, lagoons, hills and Tsitsikamma to stop at.
This is by far our number one pick. The breathtaking Panorama Route reveals a bit of everything such as mountains, waterfalls and forests until you reach the startling Blyde River Canyon. A few other noteworthy attractions along the way includes Pilgrim’s Rest, Sabie, Mac Mac Pools and Falls and, of course, God’s Window.
Chapman’s Peak is regarded as one of the most picturesque routes in the world. Follow the M6 coastal road linking Hout Bay to Noordhoek, you will thank yourself for it. The route is only 9km in length making the impact that much forceful. Stunning as it may be, it was difficult to keep it open due to the frequent rock falls.
Also known as Route 26, the Moloti Route takes you between Phuthaditjhaba and Rouxville, just along the Free State border and Lesotho. While driving on this route, make some time to visit the quaint towns situated in the Free State.
These are but a few reasons why taking the bus is so much better. We would like to dare you to see more and do more this year. Go somewhere special, somewhere you’ve never been before this year so pick a route and book your bus ticket. Our door is always open.