Great Drives Out #1


Do you Love Adventure?

The kind that few traditional tourists experience. That has an irresistible pull into the less explored and untainted. Where you meet real people with generous smiles, eager to share their homes, lives and culture with you…



Bushy Vales >> Izingolweni >> Shelly Beach

Enjoy a scenic drive from the start in Bushy Vales on a raod less travelled via KwaXolo Caves. Lake Eland and the beautiful Oribi Gorge ending a great drive out in Shelly Beach!

 

Start your trip at 0km. At each km reading you will notice a point of interest…


0 Km – 1

Just past the Outlook Farm, at the robots continue on the Bushy Valley Road, driving torwards KwaXolo caves


2.7 km > Pass Banana plantations


4.0 km > View of Sugar Cane plantation


6.5 km > Dimbane Eating Place and Jabula Tavern


7.4 km > View of Sports Complex KwaXolo being built on the left


8.5 km > Gcilima Church and Gcilima Clinic can be seen


14.6 km > Church of Christ


15.5 km > Photo oppurtuinity of KwaXolo Caves


16.8 km – 2

Turn off Tar Road to the Left and you will be able to park and walk past a school to a viewpoint of KwaXolo Caves


18.2 km  > Return to tar road. Turn off left to KwaXolo Caves. Turn left as you leave the Tar road and experience the Tribal Court and there are ablutions available


18.5 km > Turn right and continue to KwaXolo Caves


20.1 km > Turn Left at KwaVuka Centre and continue on dirt road


22.4 km – 3

Arrive at KwaXolo caves with KwaXolo Madumbes on the left. Turn around and backtrack to tar road. Turn left and continue to Izingolweni


32.3 km > Centre Point Supermaket


38.7 km – 4

You will meet the N2. Turn Left to Izingolweni


42.5 km > Turn right to Lake Eland (ROAD SIGN – ORIBI FLATS WEST)


43.0 km > Ezinqoleni Mission – rest rooms – right


48.9 km – 5

View of Lake Eland Zip Line to your right


51.9 km > Photo moment of Hell’s Gate on your right


56.7 km – 6

Nyanga Tavern on your left is a “must do” experience the local shebeen atmosphere


58.9 km > Lake Eland is on your right where you can book a trip on their 4×4 Trail or Zipline


63.6 km > 7 Tea Tree oil distillery – left


74.2 km > Turn Right and follow Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve Road through the Gorge


8

You can continue 1.5km to Leopard Rock for something to eat and drink. Return back to this point to continue on the route


78,00 km > View Point of the Gorge


79.4 km – 9

Nature Reserve (Scenic Hikes, Picnic Spot and Rest Rooms) before the picturesque low level bridge


83.3 km > Turn Right at the N2 towards Izingolweni


88 km > Gorgez View is on your left as you continue


88.9 km – 10

Turn Left into Paddock. Petrol Station is on your right. Pass Police station and bottle store


96.6 km > Church of Christ 102 km Turn Left off the tar road to the Shembe Church


102.3 km > 11 Arrive at Shembe Church


108 km – 12

Lutheran Curch and kc’s coffee shop for refreshments


Finish 13

Continue on the main road towards Shelly Beach passing the South Coast Mall to finish the tour