Western Cape’s Top Scenic Drives

Time to fuel up and give your car a BLAST!  

Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive

This world-renowned scenic drive is enthralling. You’ll understand why it is a toll road when you see the ingenious road engineering. Chapman’s Peak Drive winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. The drive offers stunning 180° views.

Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass

The spectacular Swartberg Pass (read: favourite Western Cape mountain passes) runs through the Swartberg mountains which runs from East to West along the Little Karoo in the Western Cape. The best route to do the Swartberg pass will be through Oudsthoorn in the direction of De Rust and then turn to Prince Albert, have lunch there and return to the pass and follow the directions all the way down. This way arround, you will be on the safe side of the mountain coming down and end at the Cango Caves where you can stop again and stretch legs.

Cape Town to Grabouw via Franschhoek and Villiersdorp

franschhoek-pass

Franschhoek Pass

Heading from Cape Town to Grabouw via Franschhoek and Villiersdorp is a fantastic drive that winds its way through the scenic winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek (read: Driving East: a road trip of landscapes, wine and whales). Take the R45 over the Franschhoek Pass for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. Follow the R45 and then take the R43 to the N2. Take the N2 back to Cape Town via Elgin and Grabouw. This route offers a combination of beautiful sights from sweeping vineyards and rugged mountains to apple and peach orchards.

Meringspoort Road through the Klein Karoo

Klein Karoo

Klein Karoo

There’s nothing boring about the Little Karoo. Meringspoort Road is beautiful and drivers who have been there millions of times are thrilled every time they are on this road. Stop at the picnic spots, do the short walks and enjoy the indigenous plant life and the stunning fynbos and restios.

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