We all have our travel habits and even our best routes to visit South Africa may not be suitable for you if you have very special desires or very specific needs. We are thinking in particular of families with children who are not inclined to spend too much time in the car or to visit museums on Apartheid… We also think of road trip enthusiasts who like long distances covered by car with a new destination at each stop. And finally, we think of motorhome enthusiasts who only travel in this very practical rolling house. If you recognize yourself in one of these categories, we have an itinerary written especially for you in this article! Discover the 3 best tailor-made itineraries to visit South Africa:
The best tailor-made itinerary for visiting South Africa with the family: a tour suitable for children
The best route to visit South Africa with family is a circuit without whole days spent in the car. The program we recommend is based in Cape Town so you don't have to travel every day. You will discover the unmissable sites of its superb region with excursions always adapted to the children: visit of the districts of Cape Town on the roof of a red bus, ascent of Table Mountain with the cable car which turns 360 degrees, walk with picnic in the Kirstenbosch National Garden, discovery of the Cape of Good Hope and its penguin colonies or even swimming and sand pies on the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. And since there is nothing better than a safari to give children memories for life, this route will take you along the beautiful Garden route to Addo Elephant Park (the only safari in West Africa with the Big 5). This short journey has many stops in grandiose national parks like the Wilderness where you can kayak up the river or Plettenberg Bay which has a must-see monkey sanctuary. To help you with your planning, we've even listed the best activities for families at every stop on our itinerary.
You will find day by day details of this itinerary in South Africa tailor-made for children in the article below: The best route to visit South Africa with family
The best tailor-made itinerary to visit South Africa on a road trip: from Cape Town to Johannesburg
If you are in love with long distance driving, you will be served in South Africa. The best route to visit South Africa by road trip covers 2800 km! You set out from Cape Town or Johannesburg on an epic journey that will take you to all corners of the country. You will visit the Cape Peninsula, the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Wine Route, the Garden Route (also called Garden Route), Johannesburg and Soweto, the Blyde river canyon area, the mythical Kruger National Park on a self-drive safari, the Swaziland (now called Eswatini), St Lucia, Durban and the whole Zulu country, the Drakensberg mountains and finally Lesotho.
We give you all the advice so you can prepare un tailor-made itinerary in South Africa in our detailed article below: The best route to visit South Africa by road trip
The best tailor-made itinerary to visit South Africa by motorhome: safaris and safety rules
There are diehard motorhomes, which is why we thought of them when we started to write the best itineraries for visiting South Africa. This tailor-made tour gives you all the keys to a successful holiday in autonomy in a motorhome. South Africa is conducive to this kind of vehicle. Who wouldn't be up for a safari with their own motorhome in a South African reserve !? But you have to respect essential rules for your safety ...
We explain everything to you in our tailor-made itinerary for motorhomes in South Africa : The best route to visit South Africa by motorhome
Consulting : If you like motorhome travel and road trips, Namibia is also a beautiful playground. But you will have to exchange the motorhome for a 4 × 4 fitted out with a tent on the roof! You can easily plan a tour on both countries by following our guide: The best routes to visit South Africa