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Johannesburg to Upington - Best route?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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