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25 photos that will convince you to add South Africa to your bucket list

written by Bex Shapiro August 17, 2018
South Africa trip photos

There’s some pretty famous road trips out there: California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Iceland’s Ring Road, Australia’s Great Ocean Road… but if you haven’t driven South Africa’s Garden Route, you haven’t seen the best of ’em.

This beautiful route – from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth – encompasses everything from white-sand beaches to mountain passes to endless vineyards. And it’s so special that it serves as the inspiration for Intrepid’s 14-day Garden Route Adventure. Though the trip encompasses wildlife aplenty (and lots of scenic camping – you have been warned!), it shows just how much more there is to South Africa than safari.

We sent pro photographer Ryan Bolton on the trip to capture some highlights. We’re talking rafting in Swellendam, a wine tour in Hermanus, a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park, and a picturesque half-day hike in Drakensburg. Oh, and bonus hikes in Lesotho, a country encircled by South Africa you’ll be very happy you didn’t leave out.

Scroll on to see this wonderful adventure in photos:

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Read to adventure through this stunning country? Check out Intrepid’s range of small group trips in South Africa.

(All images taken by Ryan Bolton on Intrepid’s 14-day Garden Route Adventure tour.)

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RONALD D MORGAN August 22, 2018 - 7:32 am

Since I’ll probably only get one shot at Africa, I want to choose the right trip. I want it all and know that’s impossible. Wildlife is the most important thing to me and on this one, as much as everyone seems to be having, I only see elephants and meerkats.

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Beamer Smith August 26, 2019 - 9:44 am

I took the Vic Falls to J’berg 9 day trip and saw Lots of critters.. from beatles the size of a dollar coin to elephants and a hundred in between. It’s your job to keep your eyes open but the guides and the itinerary make critter spotting easy. There are no guarantees (I missed out on the lions) but I saw more than enough
Take the plunge!

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Carlo van Niekerk August 18, 2018 - 12:37 am

Globe trotters that have visited South Africa have one thing in common; they all admit that South Africa was amazing. Thank you for sharing this article, I am a South African myself!

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