Memorable South African road trips for the whole family

2 April 2019

If you’re looking to spend some quality family time over the holidays, why not take the family on a road trip to see some beautiful spots and share even more great memories together.

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If you’re looking to spend some quality family time over the holidays, why not take the family on a road trip to see some beautiful spots and share even more great memories together. We’ve rounded up some special road trips using our South Africa road trip planner, the Ultimate Journey website.

Our website is full of fantastic South African destinations, all voted for by like-minded South Africans. Visit the website to get access to our free download of South Africa’s top road trip route and to explore the road trips we’ve created, featuring destinations that received the most votes from visitors to our site.


There are lots of stops and possible stayovers while heading to Kruger National Park. There are charming towns such as Dullstroom and Sabie and lovely places of interest to stop at before you reach the park, as well as spectacular waterfalls, Pilgrim’s Rest and the Blyde River Canyon.


The Waterberg region in Limpopo is around three hours from Johannesburg. It’s a popular safari destination, and is considered by locals as “Africa’s Eden”.

The Waterberg Meander is a 350km route that takes you through the Waterberg Biosphere, and includes Welgevonden Game Reserve and Marakele National Park. The route also passes community projects, and several historical, cultural and environmental sites.