West Coast & Northern Cape Karoo

Look beyond the beaten path and discover a grand country of dramatic vistas, remote towns and stunningly unique landscapes. South Africa’s less visited west coast takes you away from the tourist trail and rewards you with unspoiled vistas, delicious cuisine and wide open roads. Stop at Blaauwberg Nature Reserve for a leisurely walk through the fynbos and a view back to both Table Mountain and Robben Island before heading to coastal Yzerfontien with its small harbour and long stretch of white sand. Enjoy fresh seafood from the white washed fishing village of Paternoster before heading inland to the dramatic Cederberg Mountains.

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  • Springbok jumping in the Karoo landscape of Mountain Zebra National Park

  • Forest of aloe in the Karoo region of South Africa

  • Tankwa Karoo Desert

  • Meerkats in the Western Cape

  • Cederberg landscape

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