Road Tripping South Africa (MapStudio)

MapStudio's Road Tripping South Africa will take you on quiet, scenic back roads to places that you probably didn’t know existed.
08.07.24 (end of company holiday)
€39.95 *

Title: Road Tripping South Africa (MapStudio)
Subtitle: Off-the-beaten-track detours
Scale: not available
Author: Thea Grobbelaar
Genre: Route proposals and travel guide
Publisher: MapStudio
Cape Town, South Africa 2017
ISBN 9781770269422 / ISBN 978-1-77026-942-2
Softcover, 21 x 29 cm, 208 pages, throughout maps and photos

About: Road Tripping South Africa (MapStudio)

MapStudio's Road Tripping South Africa is a selection of 20 great South African road trips. They traverse the country from north to south, east to west, but are by no means comprehensive. Rather, Fiona McIntosh and her fellow contributors have chosen some iconic routes that take you to places that you might otherwise never visit. The two things that all the routes have in common are that they follow back roads wherever possible, and that they are all perfectly manageable in a normal sedan. Sure, you might have to drive carefully on occasion but you certainly don't need a 4x4. Like slow food, slow travelling is an immersion, resulting in a very different level of satisfaction. The authors hope that these suggested routes will be the inspiration you need to hop into the car and discover back roads that you've never journeyed before.

Researching this Road Tripping South Africa they started exploring. Suddenly they saw landscapes that they knew so well with fresh eyes: the incredible rock formations; lofty peaks; orderly vineyards and orchards; little flowers that lined the roadways; the state of the farms and smallholdings. The authors, among them Fiona McIntosh, started to notice the seasonal changes, the condition of the roads, the quirky signs, the picnic spots and viewpoints; little things that they'd previously sped past. Best of all, most stopped and chatted to the people that they met along the way, the watermelon sellers, owners of the farm stalls, the craftsmen and women and the enthusiastic staff in the tourism offices. And fell in love with road tripping.

Content: Road Tripping South Africa (MapStudio)

Not the N1: Johannesburg to Cape Town
Land of Legend: Circular route around Makhado via Elim and Thohoyandou
The Great Trek Road Trip: Graaf-Reinet to Dundee and/ or Makhado
Frontier Country: Port Elizabeth & East London
Ultimate Safari: St Lucia through Swaziland to Kruger National Park
Surfing Road Trip: Cape Town to Mdubi via Lambert’s Bay
Route 62: The Passes & Beyond. Cape Town to Oudsthoorn
West Coast; Fossils & Fisherfolk: Riebeek-Kasteel to Lamberts’s Bay
Wild Coast: East London to Port Edward
Tumbling Waters: Long Tom Pass to Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest, Motlatse River Canyon & Grass Kop
The Dry North: Johannesburg to Cape Town
Golf Road Trip: Ballito to KwaZulu-Natal/ Wild Coast border
Cederberg: Round trip to Ceres via central Cederberg, Clanwilliam & Wuppertal
Winelands: Cape Town to Somerset West
Overberg: Somerset West to Riversdale
Meandering the Midlands: Hilton to Karkloof
Maluti Drakensberg Route: Ficksburg to Drakensburg Gardens
In Deep Water: Cape Town to Maputaland
Anglo-Zulu war battlefield route: Dundee to Durban

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