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Positioned at the Eastern tip of the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth is the perfect start to the ultimate South African road trip, but don’t rush though this underrated corner of South Africa. Stay a while in the ‘Friendly City’ and experience the adventure and family friendly fun available at every turn. Unspoiled beaches, warm Indian Ocean and famously diverse landscapes, PE is a nature lovers dream, mix in a fantastic city vibe and some great people and you have the …
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The Garden Route is easily one of the most spectacular road tripping options out there. Stretching from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River Mouth, the area is rich in biodiversity with dense forests, beaches, rivers, lakes and indigenous flora and fauna. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities as the Garden Route is full of interesting stop-overs, picturesque towns and action packed adventure. So when making your way along don’t forget to stop …
Offering a quieter alternative to the busy coastal N2 road, Route 62 stretches 850km from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. This inland route will draw you in with its small town charm and variety of breathtaking landscapes.
The Park was proclaimed in 1983, with more additions made after that, adding in Wilderness National Lake Area, and lands between Rondevlei and Swartvlei Lake.
It’s the recent proclaimed 22nd National Park of South Africa since 2005. The park now covers 19000 hectares.
The park was proclaimed in 1931 to protect the last remaining Eastern Cape Elephants. The park was then only 2230ha in size and today its covers 180 000ha and protect 5 diverse biomes.
Last week we left the adventure paradise and enchanted gardens of Hogsback for something a little more coastal – South Africa’s very own surf heaven, Jeffrey’s Bay. This little Afrikaans fishing town was discovered in the 60’s for its unbelievably perfect waves and since then the population has grown ten-fold as surfers came to settle down with their families.
Welcome to 2014 and the last leg in our Road Trip SA series, we hope you had a fabulous festive season and now that the New Year is firmly underway we were hoping to get your hearts racing with new travel goals for this year. For the foreigners reading this blog, we hope to reveal some of South Africa’s hidden gems to you and inspire you to visit this glorious country.
Last week we ended our adventures along the Wild Coast at Bulungula, which is (to me) one of the most special places in the country & an absolute must-see if there ever was one. Capetonians and Joburgers shouldn’t be put off by the distance, it is a trek, but it is more than worthwhile.
I have a strong desire to devote the rest of the articles in this series to the Wild Coast. Not enough can be said about this magical slice of South Africa. Last week we managed to tear ourselves away from Coffee Bay and head south to Bulungula, only something like 30km’s away the crow flies, but about 80km in terms of driving and almost three hours in terms of time due to the incredibly poor roads. Seriously, out here tarmac is just a distant memory and bedrock becomes the new reality. It’s tough and you need to devote time and caution to tackling it (unless you have a 4×4) but it’s oh-so worth it.