Driving from Cape Town to Johannesburg with a 4 x 4 Rental
Many 4×4 enthusiasts decide on taking self-drive holidays by driving from Cape Town to Johannesburg – a journey that basically spans the entire country. Driving between South Africa’s two largest cities is rather simple; you can look forward to well-marked and -maintained roads all the way there. But if you really want to test your 4×4 diving skills, it’s all about the detours and scenic routes that get you from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Whether you take up a 4×4 rental or decide on using your own vehicle to tour South Africa, the journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg is a popular one for many reasons. Johannesburg, South Africa’s crown jewel, offers a gateway to some of our country’s most beautiful national parks in the region, as well as being only a short drive away from Botswana and Namibia. The journey certainly doesn’t need to be a chore! In fact, you’re in for a grand adventure if you take the right routes and know all the best places to pull over for a break. Here are our top tips for a self-driving adventure from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Camdeboo National Park
En route from Cape Town to Johannesburg, make a point of stopping off at the Camdeboo National Park. Here you experience mind-blowing landscapes sure to be a highlight of your holiday. There are also scatterings of truly fascinating geological features, such as the dolomite columns at the topmost part of the hill. The breath-taking Valley of Desolation also lies in wait of exploration.
A must-see for every 4×4 enthusiast, if you are into the extreme sports scene, Beaufort West is an unmissable stop. This town offers everything from quad biking to paintballing and even hunting. Enjoy world-class star-gazing and horse-riding, or go fossil exploring. For the 4×4 fan, there are trails to give you your adrenaline fix.
Calitzdorp’s Warm Water Springs
You’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience when stopping off at Calitzdorp, where you get to bathe in real hot springs created by none other than Mother Nature herself, while taking in the beauty around you. Spend your holiday hiking and cycling around the area, or spend a perfect day going on an exciting 4×4 adventure.
Ivory 4×4 Hire provides 4×4 rentals in South Africa at excellent rates, as well as free route planning assistance, complementary airport transfer and no second-driver fee. These are only a few of the reasons why, if you want to rent a 4×4 to travel across South Africa, we are your first choice.