Forget the Western Cape. South Africa has more unusual, warmer whale-watching destinations you should head to this winter.
Home to places such as the Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province is better-recognised for its wilderness, but what about the personalities on the peripheries? Go beyond the stereotypical safari and discover one of South Africa's most cultural corners.
The Cape is renowned for exceptional whale sightings each winter. Beat the busier hubs (sorry Hermanus) with a quieter road trip along Overberg backroads and discover a more tranquil trail of whales.
Modelled after America's legendary Route 66, South Africa's own version perfects this unrivalled arid road trip. Immerse yourself in sublime scenery, pull over for marvellous milkshakes and embrace the wide-open spaces of the quintessential Karoo with this guide to Route 62.
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?
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.
Optimism seems to be in short supply these days.
However, 22 April is Earth Day and this year recognition seems particularly poignant as the globe is held captive by a pandemic. I want to use it to share some good news from across this remarkable planet.
A journey to the Bo-Kaap sheds light on the neglected history of Cape Town's signature spicy dishes.