Leading between Ceres and Calvinia, the R355 is reported to be South Africa’s longest uninterrupted gravel road. For some 250km, it runs more or less dead straight through the stark beauty of the Karoo. Reason enough to detour off the highway? Dirt road lover Johan Heyneke thinks so.
Wildlife, water birds and lakeshore views… camping at Tashinga puts you at the heart of the action in Matusadona National Park. Intrepid self-drivers with a soft spot for the wild and thirst for adventure will adore this mesmerising protected area in Zimbabwe. By Melanie van Zyl
You can’t beat mountain passes for beauty, interest and excitement. When you circumnavigate Lesotho – the Mountain Kingdom – you get mountain passes for days. Keen overlander Willem Rudolph shares his route through South Africa’s mountains and along the Lesotho border.