Four hours east of Johannesburg, just before the Swazi border, the town of Barberton offers a perfect blend of history and natural beauty.
Whether it's the crowing roosters, the church bells or the fact that there's just so much to do in this Swartland town, you might find yourself up early when you visit.
Soon the iconic Sani Pass that connects South Africa to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho will be tarred. Thankfully there's still time to traverse it in its rawest, purest form. Here's why you need to drive this breathtaking gravel route – and beyond – before it's inundated with family hatchbacks.
The scenic yet challenging Four Passes – a 140 km round trip through the picturesque Overberg region of the Western Cape – is gaining traction as one of SA's most popular driving routes.
From candles and antiques to beer and gold, this area on the northern edge of Gauteng offers a wealth of quirky attractions.
The newly tarred Shaw's Pass gets you to Hermanus faster – and offers a great drive experience too.
When it comes to coastal routes, Chapman's Peak drive hogs the limelight. But these gorgeous roads deserve a look-in too, too. Especially during the holidays.
By: Lance Branquinho
Many of us can't find it on a map. But Magoebaskloof in the mountains of Limpopo offers all you need for a great weekend – or week – away.
Designated driver? Order virgin at these cool spots – and get your festive party home without a hitch.
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