The ancient sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate National Park, made up of desert sand from 200 million years ago, lie set in amongst over 50 species of grasses.
The rolling sand dunes bake in 40-degree heat, their high iron oxide content the reason for their colour. Lying on the southwestern tip of the Kalahari, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the last undeveloped places on the planet.
Formed over millions of years by the ocean’s tides, Klipgat has revealed among the earliest known Stone Age Homo sapiens fossils in the world. It also offers heart-stopping views over Walker Bay and Die Plaat.
One of the most beautiful dive sites in the world, and comparable with Red Sea dives, is alive with tropical reef fish, Moray eels, pelagic fish, turtles, whales and crystal clear water; just 11 km offshore of the launch site.
The sweeping peaks of the Drakensberg stretch over 1 000 km, forming the boundary between South Africa and the kingdom of Lesotho. The beauty of the basalt buttresses and sweeping vistas is enough to make you weep.