Pitch your tent under a baobab on Botswana’s Kukonje Island and enjoy the surprising beauty of the stark salt pan. It’s just as beautiful as the more well known Kubu Island. By Boudewijn de Roo
You can cruise to the Drakensberg along the highway, but then you’d be missing out. Turn off onto back roads to Giant’s Castle for beautiful panoramas and charming spots. By Melanie van Zyl
The Namaqualand coast is characterised by windswept white beaches and lonely tracks. It’s the type of place where you can still camp simply by the shore and revel in the serenity.