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Joburg to Port Elizabeth.

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Joburg to Port Elizabeth.

We are regular visitors to South Africa usually in February and have driven from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and back several times. We have also driven over the Karoo from Joburg to Cape Town - all amazing drives with varied wonderful landscapes. Next year 2011 we want to drive from Joburg to Port Elizabeth via the Drakensburg Mountains, maybe having a look at Durban. We are planning a stop at Port Alfred for about a week to play golf and finish in Port Elizabeth before flying back to Joburg. What should we not miss over a four week period - we like driving in South Africa but no more than 3 hours a day.

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1. Re: Joburg to Port Elizabeth.

The Midlands Meander is worth considering when in Drakensburgs http://www.midlandsmeander.co.za/. Give Durban and the South Coast a miss, but you can stay in Port Edward at The Estuary on your way to the Transkei.

You should visit the Wild Coast, stay in Mbotyi River Lodge

http://www.mbotyi.co.za/, it should be listed in TripAdvisor in the next week or so, as I have just visited it, not to be missed. Coffee Bay and Hole-In-The-Wall worth considering. This should get you started.

Edited: 09 April 2010, 09:20
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2. Re: Joburg to Port Elizabeth.

You must def stop in the Drakensberg area and then come down to Durban for a night and then down the South Coast and veer off at Port Shepstone and drive through the Transkei and on to PE, good roads, par for the odd cattle in roads and overtaking driver, some lovely rural scenery. Or if you want to skip Durban then travel from Southern Berg (Underberg) through the Swartberg to Kokstad which is the start of the eastern Cape and the Transkei route. www.kimssouthafrica.blogspot.com

3. Re: Joburg to Port Elizabeth.

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