Beyond Cape Town: six of the best places to explore on four wheels in South Africa
There’s nothing like the thrill of the open road, and when those roads take you to sun-drenched vineyards, through majestic mountain ranges, along deserted beaches and even into protected reserves where lions laze and elephants roam, then the thrills really are something special.
All this makes South Africa the ultimate road trip destination. The well-maintained roads are signed in English, and they drive on the left, so Brits find getting behind the wheel a cinch. Getting there is easy too; British Airways flies direct from London to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, and if you book through British Airways Holidays you can combine flights, car hire and hotels across the destination in one protected booking, with deposits from just £60pp for 2023 holidays.
Here is a selection of South Africa’s best road routes to help you plan your next fly-drive adventure.