Route 56 Information
Try something different when travelling from Cape Town to Durban. Take the scenic Route 56 from Middelburg to Pietermaritzburg.
For those who like to travel on gravel stay on the N1 until Richmond and then turn of onto Route 56 towards Middelburg. It is gravel for about 110km to Middelburg. From there tar all the way to Pietermaritzburg.
Should you prefer tar all the way turn off towards Murraysburg and then to Graaff Reinet. From there carry on with the N9 to Middelburg.
Along both routes you will find ample accommodation ranging from Hotels, B&Bs, Farm Stays and Camp sites.
For your convenience we list some below.
Route 56 Map
Route 56 Points of Interest