South Africa, with its excellent road and tourism infrastructure, is one of the best countries in which to do a road trip. And, of all the routes you could chose to drive, the Garden Route, which stretches from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is particularly enticing. We love the Garden Route because it passes through some of the country’s best coastal towns, takes you through magnificent scenery and some spectacular mountain passes. The Garden Route has something for everyone; from the winelands, to the Karoo, to whale watching and the country’s premier beaches.

Recommended length: 10 nights

Indicative cost: From USD 1,400 per person sharing, depending on your choice of accommodation. Excludes international flights.

Cape Town — Franschhoek — Hermanus — Prince Albert — Knysna — Plettenberg Bay — Addo Elephant