The Western Cape’s Wine and Garden routes offer holidaymakers beautiful rolling scenery, great wine and fantastic local towns.

The Western Cape is well-known for its immense natural beauty and is one of the most visited parts across the whole of Africa.

However, the area around Cape Town also has its fair share of secrets for holidaymakers to discover, with the South Africa tourism agency highlighting some of the best ways to spend time in the region.

At the tops of its list is the journey along Route 62, which runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. This 850km journey up the western coast isn’t just serene and brimming with beautiful natural scenery; it also happens to be the world’s longest wine route.

Of course any trip to the Cape wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of its world-class wines and you’ll have plenty of chance to do this while journeying around the region, as well as visiting the vineyards themselves. Now that certainly beats a trip to the supermarket, doesn’t it!

The Garden Route is another delight, taking people through many stunning towns, their streets lined with fresh produce. If you travel through Yzerfontein, the tourism authority recommends stopping off for a genuine South African beach braai – that’s a beach barbecue to you and me.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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