Rarely does one region of a country have as much to offer as South Africa’s Cape. The landscape varies from rugged mountains to grasslands, vineyards to white sand beaches, and Southern Africa’s economic and cultural poster child -- Cape Town -- is in its midst.
The Eastern Cape is dominated by the dry Karoo, and the Addo Elephant and Tsitsikamma National Parks. The Garden Route cuts along much of the wild coastline, bringing drivers to Port Elizabeth with its grand Victorian architecture. Jeffreys Bay, one of the best surf spots in the world, is backed by spectacular sub tropical rainforest.
It’s the Western Cape which incorporates Cape Town, famed for its historic architecture, the waterfront, and Table Mountain. It’s essential you travel out of the city, however, sailing off the coast to spot whale, shark, and dolphin, visiting the stunning Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and driving west along the Garden Route to the vineyards of Stellenbosch. The vineyards boast a unique climate and topography, which combined with fertile soils produces some of the best wines in the world.