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Detailed Self-drive Adventure Travel Route Books from Southern Africa -  by Craig Marshall
South Africa | Namibia | Botswana | Victoria Falls

KZN, Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Highlands & Southern Lesotho.  ROUTE 1


Cape to Drakensberg, Route 62 & Route 56 | 100% Tar | 9 Days | 1965km | One Direction
- 100% asphalt road for all drivers and riders who prefer to travel on tarred road surfaces with all tarred roads
Suitable for 4x4, 2x4, Adventure Motorcycles, SUV & Cars.


Cape to Drakensberg, Route 62 & Route 56 | 100% Tar | 9 Days | 1965km | One Direction
ROUTE 1 - Accommodation Partners
Night 1. The Willow Historical Guesthouse
70 Wehmeyer St, Willowmore, 6445
Tel: +27 (0)44 923 1574

Ideally situated for stopovers when travelling from Gauteng to George, the Willow Historic Guest House offers excellent comfortable accommodation, fine food in it’s a la Carté Restaurant and a homely atmosphere – a real home away from home.

The Guest House is tastefully furnished with period furniture augmented by a large collection of Africana which will fascinate the discerning visitor, providing innumerable insights into the South African way of life in times long gone.

The walls are covered with South African memorabilia that offer guests ample topics for conversation about the “Old Days”.

Get to know some of your fellow guests and exchange interesting knowledge and discoveries and perhaps make new friends.

In the lounge, the genuine Victorian fireplace sets the atmosphere for winter nights in the Karoo.

This is an ideal pet friendly place with safe off street parking,  as well as lots of clean Karoo air!

Night 2. Villa Reinet Guest House, Graaff-Reinet
83 Somerset St, Graaff-Reinet, 6280
Tel: +27 (0)49 892 5525, +27 (0)76 723 4007

Villa Reinet is situated in the heart of historical Graaff-Reinet, is the perfect base for you to take your much needed break, and discover the rhythm and beauty that is the Karoo. From the birdsong in the early morning, till the sun disappears over the Valley mountains, experience the tranquillity and comfort we have to offer.

Night 3. The Forecourt B&B and Self-Catering
43 Grey St, Dordrecht, Eastern Cape
Tel: +27 (0)74 415 0184 
Email :
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The Forecourt B&B and Self-Catering is a family-run establishment, located in Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape. It is conveniently situated near the Forecourt Coffee Shop for all your meal requirements. 

All our luxury rooms are equipped with air-cons, DSTV, complimentary WiFi, bar fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. There is 24-hour security with off-street, undercover parking, and there is a braai area available to all our guests.

Our self-catering units are fully equipped, with DSTV, complimentary WiFi, and secure off-street parking. There is a braai area available to all our guests.

Night 4. Resthaven Guesthouse, Matatiele
77 Main St, Matatiele, 4730
Tel: +39 7374067 Mobile +27 (0) 83 775 3818 
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Resthaven Guesthouse is situated in the quaint town of Matatiele, set against the back-drop of the Southern Drakensburg. Resthaven Guesthouse is the ideal base from which to explore Lesotho. Resthaven Guesthouse has all the modern amenities to make your Business Trip or Weekend Adventure a comfortable and memorable one.

22 well-appointed rooms with DSTV, Aircon, Electric-Blankets, Tea/Coffee and En-suite Bathroom. Safe, Off-Street, Under-Roof Parking. Spectacular Buffet Dinners as well as Buffet Breakfasts available to our guests (BOOKING ESSENTIAL).

Night 5. Nottingham Road Hotel, Nottingham Road
R103 Old Main Road, Nottingham Road
Tel : +27 (0)33 266 6151, +27 61 024 5105

Established in the mid 1800s as a staging post between Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg it boasts the oldest pub in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Notties Hotel is a landmark in the picturesque KZN Midlands.
This quaint Hotel is filled with history and is renowned for its festive atmosphere, fine fare and warm Hospitality. The Nottingham Road Hotel offers 14 cosy en-suite rooms with DSTV and Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Our venue caters for up to 120 guests for weddings and/or functions with a private bar and dance floor. We also provide an excellent and convenient conference facility.

Night 6. Swallowfield Rondavels, Self-Catering Chalets
Swallowfield, R600, Cathkin Valley
Tel: +27 (0)82 925 5508
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SELF-CATERING COTTAGES (FEATHERS AND SPADES): Swallowfield offers two beautifully appointed self-catering rondavels. Moreover, both of these have en-suite bathrooms, kitchenette counters and dining room tables. In addition, they have dedicated braai areas. Coupled with beautiful views of some of the core peaks of the Central Drakensberg.

These include Sterkhorn, Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle. In addition, it is situated directly adjacent to the Drakensberg Boys Choir.
COTTAGE: Swallowfield also has a three-bedroom cottage – Swallowfield Cottage. This cottage has a large lounge and dining room. Furthermore, it has a fireplace. In addition, it has a well-equipped kitchen and laundry. It has a separate toilet and a bathroom. Finally, Swallowfield Cottage has a large patio area. Swallowfield is located on the R600 some 32km from Winterton and opposite the Drakensberg Boys Choir and the Dragons Peaks Resort.

Night 7. Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort
D117 off R74, Bergville, 3550
Tel: +27 (0)36 438 6308
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With the Tugela Falls and the Amphitheatre as our backdrop, with the sound of the passing Tugela river, on the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg is where you will find us,

Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort.


Beautifully set in the  Drakensberg, with 20 fully equipped

self-catering chalets, and spacious grassed caravan stands overlooking the Tugela River and Amphitheatre. Only 10 km from the WORLD FAMOUS royal natal national park

Amphitheatre Golf Course is situated next door to Hlalanathi. This challenging Nine Hole boasts the Amphitheatre as a backdrop, and has been developed with minimum impact on the ‘berg environment. In and around the resort  indigenous vegetation has been encouraged and the water features have attracted an array of local bird life.

Night 8. Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge & Backpackers
Phuthaditjhaba, Freestate
Tel: +27 (0)58 713 6361/2
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Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge in South Africa is situated in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains at the foot of the magnificent Sentinel Peak. The lodge looks across to the Drakensberg Mountains Mont-Aux-Sources and Amphitheater, with endangered bearded vultures soaring overhead and the sounds of Tugela Falls, Now officially the highest waterfall in the world, not far away.

This beautiful mountainous area is home to a variety of landscapes, rich flora and fauna and some incredible Drakensberg accommodation in the heart of it all. Whatever your fancy, you’re sure to find plenty of ways to enjoy the real great outdoors while enjoying our accommodation at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge.

Night 9. Knock out View  Guesthouse, Clarens
75 Main Street | Clarens | Free State
Tel: +27 (0)82 084 2863

Accommodation consists of self-catering units with the view on the mountains sleeping 4, as well as overnight units without views for couples. All the units have comfortable beds and a bathroom.
Facilities on-site include a barbecue area and free WiFi, as well as secure parking on the premises. We can also arrange for breakfast vouchers at an additional cost. Here you can escape from reality and relax and enjoy the peace and have joy. The ideal break away for everyone. As Knock out View sleeps 14, it is ideal for family or friends gatherings.

PEACE and JOY - are self-catering units, fully equipped. For an extra there is a fireplace in each unit and braai facilities. The three bachelor's rooms -

HOPE, LOVE and FAITH - have an outside deck overlooking the mountains. These are ideal for a couple or a single person to overnight or even stay for a few days. These units have the basic kitchen utensils (microwave, fridge, kettle) and a weber outside on the deck.

BCSA Route Book Full Series:
1. Garden Route & Route 62 
2. Cederberg & Karoo
3. West Coast, Richtersveld & Namaqualand 
4. KZN, Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Highlands & Southern Lesotho
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