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Ten Great Drives in South Africa.

o    Nelspruit, Sudwala Caves, Long Tom Pass, Sabie: Drive through forests to the ancient Sudwala Caves. Cross the Crocodile River and view Montrose Falls. From Lydenburg drive over Mauchsberg and then down the full length of the magnificent Long Tom Pass to Sabie. Mpumalanga NLP
o    Sabie, Hazyview, Graskop, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest: This route leads from the forest and waterfall country of Sabie to the tropical fruit plantations of the Lowveld. Mpumalanga NLP
o    Golden Gate National Park: The eastern Free State is renowned for its magnificent sandstone mountains, the most spectacular of which are in the Golden Gate National Park. Eastern Free State BFN
o    Durban, Valley of 1000 Hills, World’s View: The breathtaking Kloof Falls set the tone for this drive. Drive along the edge of the spectacular “Valley of 1000 Hills” and then follow an old Voortrekker route to the coast. Kwa-Zulu Natal DUR
o    Karoo Nature Reserve: The “Valley of Desolation” is noted for its bizarre dolerite formations, a marvellous illustration of wind erosion. Magnificent view of Graaff-Reinet from the summit. Eastern Cape BFN PLZ GRJ
o    Knysna, The Heads, Belvidere, Milkwood, Wilderness: One of the most romantic regions. The emerald green landscape of Knysna, the old gold mines and the sting of glittering lakes that stretches towards Wilderness. Western Cape Garden Route GRJ
o    Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, Meiringspoort: Covered in indigenous flowers, the Swartberg pass is one of South Africa’s most spectacular mountain passes. Western Cape. GRJ
o    Cape Town (Capetown), Sir Lowry’s Pass, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch: The Boland mountains are crossed by several easy, scenic passes. They overlook fertile valleys blanketed with vineyards, fields and orchards where gracious homesteads nestle beneath craggy peaks. Western Cape. CPT
o    Cape Town, Fish Hoek, Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak: Explore the Cape Peninsula’s scenic shores where the waters of the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet, creating gentle bays and beautiful beaches. Western Cape. CPT
o    Namaqualand: This drive will take you into the wonderland of the South African wild flower region on the West Coast of the Northern Cape Province. UTN CPT AKTeng

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