Ranging from East London, the rugged sea cliffs, shore-beaten beaches, and rolling golden hills of South Africa’s Wild Coast are a beauty to behold. You can explore this untouched region in a sturdy 4x4, saddle a horse, or pop on your hiking boots. Just don’t forget your camera.
Located in the Great Karoo and entirely surrounding the town of Graaff-Reinet, Camdeboo National Park offers stark and arresting views of a landscape shaped by its intense geological history and notable local fauna. Mainly consisting of semi-desert scrubland, the open views, as well as its unusual rock formations, make for some excellent hiking terrain.
The massive Amakhala Game Reserve spreads across 7,500 hectares and offers a highly renowned safari experience. You'll likely see lions, elephants, rhino, buffalo and cheetahs, amongst plenty of monkeys and antelope. Perhaps best of all, the reserve gives you the chance to see some of Africa's animals in their natural habitat.
In spite of its intimidating name, the Valley of Desolation is actually a geological phenomenon that sees mighty dolerite columns rising from the valley floor for up to 120 metres. This site is a national monument, and despite South Africa’s many vaunted attractions, this isn’t one you’re going to want to miss, because 'The Cathedral of the Mountains' doesn't disappoint.
This coastal reserve features idyllic beaches and the Otter Trail - renowned as one of the best walking trails in the world. If lazing on white sand beaches isn't your thing, you’ll find Bloukrans Bridge, home to the world's highest bridge bungee jump, and ideal for action seekers looking for excitement.