Get your fix on Route 26

On-a-budget Thrill

Route 26, also referred to as the Maloti Route, is a glorious road trip that takes you from Rouxville to Fouriesburg tracing the south-western Free State border with Lesotho, with the mountains as a spectacular backdrop the entire way.

The route is 280 kilometres of crisp blue skies against yellow and red rock formations, pretty sandstone houses, cherry orchards, rolling hills, windmills and easy hikes to look up and plan beforehand. Because you'll just want to keep on driving, you can add on the R711 and end up in Clarens for a beer, coffee, meal and browse around the quaint local shops.