We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Johannesburg to Upington - Best route?

Which Johannesburg hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Fordingbridge...
Level Contributor
1,986 posts
160 reviews
Johannesburg to Upington - Best route?

Next year we're planning to drive from JNB to Cape Town via Upington & the west coast. I would like advice as to whether it's best to get to Upington via the N12 to Kimberley or to take the N14. We're in no hurry & are happy to make night stops along the way as long as it's worthwhile & interesting.

Manchester, United...
Level Contributor
1,000 posts
121 reviews
1. Re: Johannesburg to Upington - Best route?

I haven't a clue about the best route , sorry, but if you have plenty time don't miss the amazing Kgalagadi Trans frontier Park, north of Upington

Stanley, Falkland...
Level Contributor
31,149 posts
56 reviews
2. Re: Johannesburg to Upington - Best route?

I liked looking into the BIG Hole at Kimberley. The town has quite a history.

Do also try to see Augrabies National Park (1 or 2 nts), and around Clanwilliam and the Cedarberg Mts.

Lots of lovely empty roads.....except for the tortoises.

Fordingbridge...
Level Contributor
1,986 posts
160 reviews
3. Re: Johannesburg to Upington - Best route?

Thanks Peter, you've reinforced my thoughts. Kimberley is a great attraction because that's where my daughter started her career with De Beers on a 3 month placement from Durham University back in the 90s. We're stopping in Upington for the sole reason of visiting Augrabies & Clanwiiliam will be the next stop.

This will then complete a pretty good circumnavigation of this beautiful country.

4. Re: Johannesburg to Upington - Best route?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 1:21 am, September 01, 2014