The best routes and trips around South Africa
Cape Peninsula at dusk
Surely, one of the most beautiful regions on the planet, the Cape Peninsula is a treasure of mountains, beaches, scenic beauty and protected fauna and flora. Take day trips to its beaches, Table Mountain, Cape Point or immerse yourself in its natural splendour on the trip of a lifetime.
Lush with evergreen vegetation, beaches, rivers, lakes and friendly towns, the Garden Route is a region of extraordinary natural beauty. Play golf, dine, sunbathe and experience one-of-a kind marine, nature and adrenaline sports activities amid it's dramatic mountain scenery and ancient forests.
Anytime is a good time to tour the winelands in the Cape. Rated among the best in the world, our well-priced wines, and 16 diverse wine routes will leave devotees of the grape spoiled for choice.
From beginning to end, the Panorama Route is breathtaking – a joyride of geological wonders encompassing the splendour of the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck potholes, waterfalls, and sweeping lowveld vistas as far as the eye can see.
Johannesburg to Durban
From the City of Gold, follow the N3 all the way through varied landscapes - Highveld flower fields and farmlands, golden Free State grasslands near Harrismith, and the majesty of the Drakensburg Mountains near Ladysmith. The green hills of the Midlands lead you to Victorian elegance in Pietermartizburg, and your final destination: Durban – South Africa’s Golden Mile of sea, sun and fun. A detour to the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, and small town stops along the way are de rigueur.
Johannesburg to Cape Town
Head out on the N1 to the City of Roses, Bloemfontein. All the way, magnificent scenery and small towns filled with history and character beckon. From Beaufort West, spectacular mountain passes, nature reserves and lush farmlands keep you company until you arrive in Cape Town – one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Explore Pietermartizburg’s colonial heritage, then head for the Midlands scenic landscapes to explore its art galleries, craft studios, country pubs and bistro’s, old fashioned farm stalls, artisanal and organic farmers, micro-breweries and home-style hospitality.
Cape West Coast
Absorb the attractions of the West Coast at a gentle pace; relish the unspoiled coastline, acres of wildflowers, birdlife, lakes, fresh seafood and warm hospitality this coastal treasure trove at the southern edge of Namakwaland presents.
In northern KwaZulu-Natal, track the coastline to the World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso - a natural Eden where each season brings fresh wonders: whales in November, turtles in December, world-class scuba diving, and Big 5 reserves in landscapes barely changed since time began.
Laid-back adventurers will relish the world’s longest wine route. Lose yourself for a day, a week or more on a sybarite’s journey of discovery that includes wine tasting, dining, country shopping, homely hospitality and a host of unforgettable characters.