As you’d expect from the name, this road trip has natural beauty to burn. Take Oudtshoorn, framed by the epic Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, this is the place to be if you want to get face to face with the planet’s biggest birds (and enjoy an authentic bush dinner under the stars – don’t worry, ostrich isn’t on the menu). But that’s not all: this region is also home to a Cape Floral World Heritage Site, and then, of course there’s the Cango Caves.
What’s that, you ask? En-route to Oudtshoorn, you’ll get to stop off at this 20 million year-old (!) cave system with spectacular hidden chambers cut deep into the limestone rocks. Inhabited since the Stone Age, it’s South Africa’s oldest tourist attraction and is legit one of the natural wonders of the world. And speaking of natural wonders…