Road Tripping in South Africa: Part 1 – The Escarpment

I love it when a lack of a plan comes together

You may remember that in April I used frequent flyer points to fly to Johannesburg where I would meet the rest of the group for our Botswana safari. As is often the case when redeeming points for flights the choices were limited – there simply wasn’t availability on the exact dates I wanted to travel so I had to compromise. The outbound part of the journey would give me two nights in Johannesburg before flying to Maun; this was great as I wanted to get a taste of the city and stay at the fabulous Peech Hotel. Getting back after Botswana was trickier; but eventually I snapped up a seat back on the 28th. This left me with five days to fill – which I was sure would not be a problem.

Initially I considered staying in Jozi and really getting to know the city – this would have definitely been great but I wanted to see more. A road trip beckoned…

Read the rest of this article here: Self-driving in South Africa: Part 1 – Johannesburg to Graskop

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Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

Not meaning to brag, but here goes. I can say I’m a travel expert and have spoken at multiple travel conferences and trade shows.

I enjoy travelling all over the world but my big passion is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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