Lonely wind pumps and serene sheep suggest a more humdrum countryside, but this route takes in the best views of this vast region and returns to its untouched spaces.
What is it that makes a perfectly iconic Karoo road trip?
Every year, there's a bloom of incredibly-coloured carpets on the West Coast of South Africa and travellers migrate to catch the impressive spring spectacle. Here's how to find those astonishing wildflower fields in an easy weekend road trip from Cape Town.
Imagine a place where hippos and humans live side by side. A place where Humpback whales breach just beyond the breakers in the Indian Ocean and the endangered Black rhinoceros finds safe harbour.
The name ‘iSimangaliso’ means miracle and wonder, and you certainly find it in spades when exploring this precious park.
Prefer scenic and sedate escapes or adventurous, adrenaline-filled capers? South Africa’s most scenic route caters for both leisurely and ballsy road trippers. Buckle up for a epic road trip.
There's only one national park in the country that exists purely to protect grass.
Defending grass might seem an odd intention, but these tiny treasures are vital to South Africa’s survival.
My first job at South Africa’s oldest travel magazine, Getaway, was as the Gear Editor. I learnt loads about tech and admired the specs of all travel kit while compiling features on everything from hiking boots to solar panels, tents to blow-up mattresses, cameras to paper maps and more.
That's why the lovely folks at Hi-Tec asked me to check out the new Lady Lizzy 3-in-1 jacket. I took it for a spin in the wintry Drakensberg Mountains.
The wide open spaces of the sparse Karoo never fail to stir my soul and there's an authentic farm feel of this patch of paradise close to Niewoudtville.
Set high above the Sabie River valley with abundant emerald views lies an extraordinary Balinese-cum-Moroccan-styled romantic getaway inspired by Timimoun of the Sahara.
The Timamoon Lodge complex is a bushveld paradise with a difference that's pretty much faultless – and it should be for its hefty price tag.