Cape Town to Durban in 2 weeks - where to stop/stay?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 11:21 AM Last Post By: CapeTownSuperFan
Nov 11, 2012 11:39 AM
Nov 11, 2012 1:20 PM
1The only game park between Capetown and Durban to talk about is the Addo Elephant park, but if you add a 2,5 hours drive north of Durban you have the Imfolozi Park and optional the St. Lucia Wetland Park.
There are so many nice places worth a visit that i just want to point out two things.
1.Outshoorn is a massive tourist trap. I didn't like it.
2. For hiking or horseriding i had a very good experience in Pondoland with Amdadiba, but that is 12 years ago.
for general information about the wild coast: http://www.wildcoast.co.za/adventure
Nov 12, 2012 10:19 AM
2Hello and if this helps, and I only know KwaZulu Natal, the south coast of KwaZulu Natal is a row of seaside type towns. But depending on when you are travelling you might be lucky enough to see whales or the sardine run. Durban is a great sub tropical city with good accommodation on the sea front and a little further north at Umhlanga Rocks. I contribute to a web site dedicated to the province where there is a lot of free information and maps. There is also a review of when I stayed on the south coast. www.safarikzn.com
Nov 12, 2012 12:20 PM
3The basic stops would be Coffee Bay, Addo, Tsitsikamma, Knysna.
I'd recommend also Bulungula and Wilderness. Jeffrey's Bay if you're into surfing.
There are some wonderful hikes along the way - including the Otter Trail (though you probably don't have 5 days to spare or can get a booking anyway). How long are the hikes you're looking to do? The Coffee Bay area is great for hikes.
The winelands will mostly be just before you hit Cape Town. Drive the R62 from George via Oudsthoorn so that you can go via Robertson. Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch are your other wineroute stops. I'd choose Franschoek and Robertson as stops.
Nov 13, 2012 1:26 PM
4I would add Nature's Valley / The Crags to your list. Second the recommendation for Coffee Bay and Bulungula. Look into Hogsback as well for good hiking / riding options. I much preferred the stops between Durban and Port Elizabeth.
As far as wildlife, i'm not too certain about where Craddock Zebra falls in geographically but it was recommended to me. I couldn't make it there so don't know how it is. Also, by Addo is Schotia game reserve. HluHluwe Imfolozi has great reputation. They also do wilderness hiking trails in the park.
Nov 14, 2012 11:36 PM
5You are in for a great time, so much to do along the way, Ghalied and sjk373 are on the money.
You could also go see the great white's at Gaansbai, I loved Plettenburg Bay and Tsitsikamma. Bungy off the bridge at Bloukrans...216m awesome. St Francis Bay is worth a detour also, beautiful. Jeffreys is great if your a surfer.
Nov 25, 2012 11:21 AM
6Make sure you spend some time on the Wild Coast if you can. The good parts are harder to get to (roads etc.) but the beaches are amazing and the beauty is untouched!
En route, I would suggest seeing: Coffee Bay, Hole in the Wall, Nature's Valley, Plet, St Francis, Storms River, South Broom... so much to see!
Have a great time,
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