Cape Karoo

For wide open spaces and the ultimate escape this region invites the road trip – but a trip that is slow and leisurely giving you time to drink it all in.

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Taking the train in Cape Town means beating the traffic, using a more environmentally friendly method of transport and it’s unbelievably affordable too! Using Cape Town to kick off an inland trip is an exciting way to see the country too. Here are ten train adventures we highly recommend you try. The Forgotten Route to Matjiesfontein Travel back in time…

Just over two hours from Cape Town, Inverdoorn Game Reserve is home to 29 different species of free-roaming wildlife, including cheetah, rhino, the rare Cape Barbary Lion, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, letchwe and oryx. Whether you’re just visiting for the day, or staying for a while, Inverdoorn provides an experience that’s impossible to forget.

Oudrif is a tranquil and spiritual retreat found in the Cederberg Mountains, a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. This incredible Cape Town accommodation functions off-the-grid, choosing to focus on the purity and healing power of nature.

If you’re looking to experience something that is truly off the beaten track, situated in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by natural beauty, then look no further than |Ai- |Ais/Richtersveld National Park.

Listen to the mesmerizing thunder of the 56m high Augrabies Waterfall, for which the national park was named, as you take in the sight of lush surroundings. Augrabies Falls National Park stretches a whopping 55 383 hectares, split by the Orange River.

The Valley of Desolation is the most well-known draw card for visitors to Camdeboo National Park, but the park has so much more to offer. Don’t let its ominous name fool you, the Valley of Desolation is an awe-inspiring place where the views from atop tall rectangular cliffs could easily make one believe they’re on top of the ...

Escape manic city life with a visit to the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Replace sitting in traffic with self-drive game viewing and 4x4 trails and swop out watching TV for bird watching and stargazing in the clear night sky.

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