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8 Unknown Places in South Africa You Must Visit at Least Once
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8 Unknown Places in South Africa You Must Visit at Least Once

There is something about the unknown that stirs one to explore, take to the open road, and these unknown places in South Africa are no exception. We guarantee by the end of the article you’ll be contemplating which unknown place in South Africa you most lov...
10 of the Karoo’s most historically iconic towns
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10 of the Karoo’s most historically iconic towns

The Karoo conjures up a vista of wide open spaces, dusty back roads, historical churches and the endless overhead dome of the sky. It is South Africa's heart, occupying huge tracts of the country's inner, and more arid, land; often described as unforgiving. ...
10 Far-Flung Karoo Towns For Fabulous Festivals
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10 Far-Flung Karoo Towns For Fabulous Festivals

If you've ever looked at a map of the Karoo (the Groot and Klein Karoo) you may have noticed that it occupies a huge chunk of central South Africa. It stretches from Alexander Bay on the West Coast, encompassing the bulk of the Northern Cape, all the way to...
Exploring Calitzdorp in South Africa’s Klein Karoo
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Exploring Calitzdorp in South Africa’s Klein Karoo

I never imagined that I would spend any longer than a few hours in a one-horse town like Calitzdorp. I’d only heard the name a few times before my parents took my brother and I there for a few days. Being a lover of the sea, I didn’t quite understand the allur...
The R62 – South Africa’s Brandy Hotspot
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The R62 – South Africa’s Brandy Hotspot

Brandy is a traditional spirit made by distilling wine. In South Africa, brandy is widely enjoyed; whether as a mixer with Coca-Cola™ or on its own after a hearty meal with friends and family. Due to the fabulous grapes grown in South Africa, world-class wines...
I Love Calitzdorp Because …
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I Love Calitzdorp Because …

Hi, I’m Marie Holstensson from The Retreat At Groenfontein just outside Calitzdorp in the Karoo. Calitzdorp IS BEST KNOWN FOR its Port wine cellars and excellent wines, tranquil walks through the town admiring the intact vernacular architecture, interesting...
Route 62 – The longest wine route in the world
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Route 62 – The longest wine route in the world

Route 62  is modeled after the iconic US Route 66, made famous by the late, great Nat King Cole in the eponymous song of the mid 20th century. Travelers headed for the fabulous Garden Route will find that Route 62 offers a better alternative to the dull N2 mot...