In this week’s episode of the South African road trips 5 week series, we look at Cape Town to Lambert’s Bay week 3 #Roadtripping Be sure to come past Randburg Midas for all your camping, fishing and outdoor lifestyle needs. South Africa is perfect for jumping in the car and hitting the tarmac. It’s easy to navigate, with tempting freeways leading out of the cities, and it packs a bulging lunch box of scenery – from snowy mountains to sandy beaches. With African villages and picturesque settler towns for resting your steed, you’ll never tire of the road on these trips. Go west (Cape Town to Lambert’s Bay, 240km/150mi) From Cape Town, head north along the west coast, which remains a local secret despite appealing spots such as Paternoster (www.paternoster.co.za). This whitewashed fishing village, on a peninsula north of Langebaan Lagoon (www.langebaaninfo.co.za), has long been known for its kreef (crayfish). In recent years, new restaurants and galleries have added a dollop of sophistication to the coastal hideaway. Source: www.lonelyplanet.comRead more
Features on where to go road tripping, what to pack, what’s required for your Mozambique trip, safety tips and more.
In this week’s episode of the South African road trips 5 week series, we look at Bloemfontein to Durban, Sunflowers and mountains (Bloemfontein to Durban, 670km/416mi) #Roadtripping This mission through farmlands and foothills in the heart of South Africa begins on the freeway from Bloemfontein, the Free State capital, to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. JRR Tolkien was born in Bloem, but Jack Kerouac will more readily come to mind as you zip through endless sunflower fields; the blue sky is immense, the tractors are rusty and the pastoral flatlands contrast with the mountains ahead. From Ladybrand, with its sandstone buildings surrounded by jagged peaks, the route winds along the Lesotho border and through the Free State’s Eastern Highlands. This is one of South Africa’s most scenic drives, passing snow-covered peaks in winter, amber foliage in autumn and relaxed country villages all year round. Overlooked by the Maluti Mountains, arty Clarens is a picturesque pit stop; some 20 galleries crowd for space on the town’s main street and grassy square, alongside boutiques, restaurants and a brewery. Nearby, antelope run alongside the road in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, famous for its sandstone outcroppings and spectacular sunsets. If you don’t fancy camping or hiking, drivable roads head high into the hills above the park’s shimmering grasslands. Leave a few days to travel from here to Durban on the coast, and meander through one of Africa’s greatest ranges, the Drakensberg. The peak-studded Royal Natal National Park is nearby, with plenty of walking trails – including a chain ladder up the 8km/5mi-long curtain of rock, the Amphitheatre. Source: www.lonelyplanet.comRead more
The winner of our Facebook competition is Zothani Latha. The winners for the Midas web site entries are as follows: Midas Tool Kits: Lindokuhle Zono Midas Liquid Gold: Aldine Marcus Midas Batteries:Anthony de Jager Winners will be contacted by a Midas representative shortly!Read more