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Why Go?

Breathtakingly scenic road trip, a mix of Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Cotswolds.

The long, secluded beaches outclass Cape Town's, with warmer water—plus whales and dolphins

Bungee jumping and canopy tours up your heart rate; wineries and artisanal cheese-makers bring it back down

What To Skip

The recent proliferation of animal "sanctuaries" that pale in comparison with the teeming wildlife of Eastern Cape game parks

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Luxury, Outdoors + Nature

When To Go:

January, February, March, December


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