Routes & Trails

Rovos Rail

A highlight of the Rovos Rail experience is the observation car at the back of the train. Big windows and open-air balconies give you a magnificent view as you sip your bubbly and gaze out over South African landscape, from the Karoo plains to the Mother City of Cape Town. more

The Panorama Route, Mpumalanga

On the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, with its breathtaking vistas around every mountain corner, waterfalls plunging down faces of sheer rock, memories of the gold rush following you as you meander down an endless river canyon, and eagles hovering above your head – you can't help walking with your head in the clouds. more

Cape Winelands

The Cape's 18 official wine routes, and two brandy routes, are among the most scenic in the world, featuring many historic wine estates that date back centuries. Take your time exploring this magnificent part of South Africa's Western Cape province and enjoy sampling its magnificent wines and brandies. more

Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Town

Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town, which takes motorists on a 9km winding route from Hout Bay to Noordhoek, is widely regarded as one of the most scenic stretches of road anywhere in the world. Take a drive and see what all the fuss is about. more

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind in South Africa holds the deeply buried secrets of the origins of our species. Now a high-tech visitor centre traces our evolutionary path from distant past to future. Couple this attraction with a visit to an excavation site and make the most of this intriguing World Heritage Site. more

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artist communities, retirement estates, modern malls, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays. A large number of interesting and creative people have come to live down here, drawn to this magnificent stretch of coastline. more

The Friendly N6 Route

Along the N6 route which connects the Free State and the Eastern Cape, you will be warmly welcomed by local B&B owners, restaurateurs and residents who enjoy meeting travelers. Take the small detour to Zastron to find San engravings. more

Midlands Meander

Showcasing world-class hospitality and agricultural industries, the Midlands Meander offers the visitor country flair with stunning surroundings. The area is well-known for its arts and crafts, and a highlight includes watching craftsmen at work amidst magnificent views. more

Wine Routes of South Africa

South Africa boasts 18 official wine routes and 2 brandy routes – 99% of them in the country’s wine capital – the Western Cape. The bloodlines of the South African winemaking industry, our wine routes reflect not only the development of our winemaking tradition, but like a fine vintage, our country’s maturation into a full-bodied, flavourful democracy. more