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About en route travel

Discover Southern Africa by road... En Route Travel was founded out of our clients' need for overnight accommodation en route to Mozambique. Most of these clients are self-drivers and have a passion for exploring the journey along the way. The original area of focus was Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, but this soon spilled over into further meanderings throughout the jewel that South Africa is to explore. With such diverse scenery, cultures, animal and birdlife as well as adventurous roads to travel, it is easy to see why "the roadtrip" has made a comeback. Send us your preferred route anywhere in South Africa or neighbouring countries and we will tailor-make a road trip that takes your breath away!

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Experience unspoilt nature at its best

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Beaches & Scenery

Amongst a wealth of natural treasures, South Africa boasts nearly 2000 kilometres of coastline to explore from the Southern tip of Mozambique around to the southern tip of Namibia. The warm Agulhas current coming down from Mozambique makes for a warm, tropical ocean experience on the Southern African East coast, whereas the cold Benguela current originating from Antarctic waters make for a rugged and somewhat cooler ocean on the West coast. The pristine beaches and lake systems in Kwa-Zulu Natal are a tropical paradise of crystal-clear blue water and marshland. Travelling South, the water gets gradually cooler, and you will find the world-famous road-trip known as the Garden Route, stretching 300 kilometres from Mossel Bay to the picturesque Storms River. Adrenalin pumping activities such as shark cage diving and bungy jumping complement the relaxed pace of living and exploring your journey in this region perfectly. Travelling further West, one can take the coastal or inland wine route, town-hopping via the majestic mountains of The Cape and eventually reaching the rugged West Coast. Here you will find a wave-swept coastline with brilliant white sand and cerulean water. The smell of salty sea air and kelpy water coupled with the nearby floral wonderland of the Namaqualand will leave you wanting more of this unspoilt paradise.

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Wildlife & Bushveld

Southern Africa is one of the best safari destinations in the world. Not only will you find the famous Big 5 game in abundance on your travels, but also hundreds of other mammal, insect and bird species. The ecosystem in which all these thrive together as one, is fondly known as the “bushveld.” As the stronghold of several endangered species, South Africa takes nature conservation very seriously to ensure the survival of, among others, the rhinoceros, pangolin and wild dog species. En Route travel can build conservation participation activities into your itinerary to ensure the experiential travel outing of a lifetime. The prolific marine life found off these shores is not to be underestimated and can be viewed on “ocean safaris” as well as in many scuba diving destinations. Several marine reserves in Southern Africa limit fishing and motorsport activities, which turns these pockets of ecological tranquillity into excellent viewing grounds of “nature as it should be.” Whilst the thrill of seeing the big 5 is undisputed, it is often the most unlikely species found in their natural state that capture our imaginations for hours. From stark bushveld and plateaus to mammoth mountains, there will be beautiful scenery abounding as you explore your journey. There is nothing like a road-trip to saturate every detail and En Route Travel makes it happen!

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Culture & People

With 11 official languages in South Africa alone and diverse cultures across the Southern African region, it is no wonder that we are described as the “rainbow nation.” Let En Route Travel plan your road trip to maximise time spent amongst the beautiful people that make this region unlike anywhere you have been. Experiential cultural excursions can be arranged to allow you as the traveller to enter the living space of locals whether it be in the remote bushveld or the bustling towns and cities. Visit Soweto and Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg to explore the busiest of metropoles; attend a traditional Zulu dancing ceremony in Kwa-Zulu Natal under the African stars or join the farm workers in the Cape Winelands in grape-stomping the harvest to make the finest of wines. En Route Travel takes your route into consideration to make sure that every focal point along the journey is explored and deeply inhaled. Along with diverse cultures, you will find diverse cuisines. The flavours of Southern Africa range from freshly prepared seafood, pap and wors on the braai and cheese tastings to world class fine dining restaurants hidden in breathtakingly beautiful locations. Gulp the experience down with a glass of well-rounded wine and let En Route Travel take care of the arrangements.