Cape Town to Johannesburg
Drive two hours from Cape Town to West Coast National Park, making a stop at Bloubergstrand on the way – the view back across Table Bay to Table Mountain is unmissable. Lunch within the national park at Geelbek Homestead (sanparks.org), which serves traditional Cape cuisine and also houses a natural history museum. In spring-flower season (August to October), continue to the park’s Postberg sector, where multihued floral displays are complemented by striking rock formations and plentiful wildlife. At other times of year, you can explore the two bird hides and several short trails around Geelbek. Follow the east shore of Langebaan Lagoon ...