This tour is ideal if you’re a returning traveller who has previously ticked off the most popular destinations in South Africa – Cape Town, the Garden Route and a Kruger safari – and you’re keen to explore a different side of the country. It’s also a real treat for nature lovers who enjoy exploring independently on a self-drive holiday.
Starting your journey in Cape Town, you’ll spend time in the Deep South, the region close to Cape Point which is full of hidden beaches, craggy coastlines and bohemian villages. You’ll then head off to the West Coast, a treasure trove of quaint seaside towns dotted along the languid Atlantic coastline that will give you a taste of the “slow life”. From there you’ll make your way to the Northern Cape where you’ll take in the beauty and stillness of the Cederberg Mountains, the Karoo charm of Calvinia and, if you’re here in season, the splendour of the wild flowers of Namaqualand. You’ll finish your trip in the Cape Winelands for a few days of gourmet eating and drinking.