With Spring just around the corner, we asked five travel writers to share their recommended South African spring destinations to visit in 2016 with us.
Numbi Valley, Klein Karoo
Founder at Eco Atlas
This hidden valley in the Klein Karoo is the ideal escape from the busy city life, providing travellers with crisp fresh air and incredible vistas. Numbi Valley is an active permaculture farm growing fresh vegetables, fruit and olives.
It also boasts a self-catering cottage which is completely off the grid, with water sourced from a natural spring and run on solar energy.
To book a stay at Numbi Valley, visit: http://bit.ly/2bbuHAH. Rhian recently stayed there as well. – http://bit.ly/2bwInnX
Numbi Valley is one of those places you dream of returning to, the beauty, the stillness, the vistas and the organic veggie garden out your back door! Take me back…. #latergram #KleinKaroo #NumbiValley #Permaculture #livingsimple #Livinglightly #holiday #MeetSouthAfrica #offgrid #organicgardening #weekendaway #roadtrip
The Garden Route, Sani Pass and the Panorama Route
Owner at Go & Travel Magazine
For me, the Garden Route is the childhood favourite, but moving to KwaZulu-Natal for five years, Sani Pass is truly amazing! I also travelled through the Panorama Route and that was right up there as well… afraid I can’t narrow it down to less than three!
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The Mossel Bay to Cape Town N2 route
Travel Writer at Tazz Discovers
The stretch from Mossel Bay to Cape Town on the N2 is so beautiful right now. The canola fields are so gorgeous, it makes you want to pull over whenever and take a gazillion pictures.
Postberg Nature Reserve, West Coast National Park
South African travel writer
Situated in the West Coast National Park, the Postberg Nature Reserve opens during the late winter / early spring months of August and September – the ideal time to witness the spring flowers in all their glory.
Roxanne visited the Postberg Nature Reserve in September 2015 – have a look at her experience here: http://bit.ly/2bCo46V
Augrabies National Park & the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Louise De Waal
Travel Writer at Green Girls in Africa
Louise visited the Augrabies National Park during a Northern Cape road-trip in 2015 and was blown away by its ever-changing scenery – http://bit.ly/2bR9xof
She also recommends the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (her very own bucket-list destination), which she explored in spring 2014 and was intrigued by its arid landscape of red dunes, dry river beds, and camel thorn trees – http://bit.ly/2bkT3Ik