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Spring into Gear: 3 Destinations You Need to Drive to This Spring
There’s no better time of the year for a road trip in South Africa than in spring. Off the back of a relentless winter, this is the perfect season to embrace the rising temperatures and blooming foliage.
We want to get you out of the winter slumber and on to the open road, so we’ve selected three destinations in South Africa that will provide the fresh spring air and outdoor adventure that you so sorely deserve.
Chapman’s Peak (from Cape Town)
Start off by renting a car from Woodford at the Cape Town International Airport. Thereafter, work your way through to the City Bowl and then head to Green Point.
The coastal road descends into the famous Camp’s Bay and is framed by the iconic Twelve-Apostles to the left, and the Indian Ocean on the right. It then hugs the mountains and meanders south through Hout Bay, eventually meeting up with Chapman’s Peak Drive where steep cliff-faces extend above.
With picturesque and breath-taking views, this drive will show you the natural beauty of both the land and sea perfectly.
Sani Pass, Drakensburg (from Durban)
Not for the faint at heart, this drive requires a seasoned motorist and just the right type of vehicle. Get a rugged and ready 4X4 from one of Woodford Car Hire’s branches in Durban, and make for the Lesotho border.
This is the mountainous region between South Africa and Lesotho. It provides an enthralling trip, with equally fascinating sites to visit along the way. The road is unpaved and potholed, and there are sheer drops off the side in many areas, but the views are truly mesmerising.
Swartberg Pass, Klein Karoo (from Port Elizabeth)
If you’d like a longer road trip and a chance to take in some of the most beautiful natural attractions, rent a luxury vehicle at the Port Elizabeth International Airport. Get a car with free kilometres, as this will allow you to travel along the coast, where you should head on inland towards the Klein Karoo.
If you go far enough, you’ll find a road between Oudsthoorn’s Cango Caves and Prince Albert that creeps along the mountain’s edge. It offers sweeping views of the shrubby Karoo-landscape that is far below.
At this time of the year, you’re likely to see giant pink and yellow proteas flowering. You will also get a glimpse of an endless variety of the fynbos – a feature that is unique to the Klein Karoo area.
As you can see, a road trip is one of the best ideas this time of year. There’s adventure waiting around just about every corner of this beautiful country and, with the right car, you’ll have the best drive of your life.
Contact Woodford Car Hire today and let us put you in the driver’s seat.