Do you want to take your family on an extraordinary self-drive trip this holiday? Travel from George towards the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal for the ultimate unforgettable school holiday with your loved ones. These regions have some of the best tourist attractions in South Africa which will keep the whole family entertained throughout your entire trip! Remember to always plan ahead. Knowing where you are going will ensure a relaxed and enjoyable drive.
Start your trip in the beautiful town of George which is nestled at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains and in the centre of the breathtaking South African Garden Route. While in George, visit the Kaaimans River and the Goukamma Nature Reserve situated only 15 km east of the town. After your stay in George, make your way up the Garden Route towards the Eastern Cape, which will probably be the highlight of your trip! Before starting your adventure, get a good night’s rest to avoid fatigue while driving.
The Eastern Cape has an abundance of astonishing wildlife and diverse flora, which makes this province even more unique. Visiting the national parks is a must! Make your way to the Addo Elephant National Park or the Tsitsikamma National Park to experience the province’s unique fauna and flora.
After exploring the Eastern Cape, head on over to KwaZulu-Natal and visit places like iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and Umhlanga. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a huge protected area along the coast with the magnificent St. Lucia lake as a centerpiece, which is home to large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos.
Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, formerly known as Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Reserve, is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa! It consists of 960 km² of hilly topography 280 km north of Durban in central KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. KwaZulu-Natal is the perfect province for a safari holiday or beach holiday – get the best of both worlds!
Going on a long road trip like this can be difficult and tiring. Firefly has some tips to make your trip easier. Take a break from driving every two hours or 200 km when you are on a long-distance trip. Try to share the drive. If you are able to share the driving with someone else, you’ll be less likely to get tired behind the wheel. Dress the part. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes especially, and take a pillow if your back tends to ache when you’re in the driver’s seat for an extended period of time.
“Make your holiday memorable and visit these amazing places during the school holiday,” says Chanele van Tonder, Firefly’s marketing executive.
Travel to these amazing places and make use of Firefly’s valuable tips to make the most of your road trip. Planning a trip can be difficult and time consuming, but Firefly makes travelling easy. Rent a vehicle from Firefly to get you to your desired destination.