4 Holiday Destinations You Should Seriously Consider

Your ultimate travel essential? A car. From leisurely roadies to jam-packed day trips, there’s no limit to how much you can see.



    Capetown

    Durban to Cape Town, South Africa

    WHEN TO GO: September-December.

    THE SCENERY: Lush rolling hills quickly change to wild coastal scenes.

    SUGGESTED LENGTH OF YOUR TRIP: 5-7 days.

    WHY GO? Including the famous Garden Route, this trip takes you down the breathtaking West Coast of South Africa. Outdoor enthusiasts should enjoy a day in Knysna, taking advantage of outdoor activities such as hiking and trail-riding. The Addo Elephant National Park is a must-see and you can’t go wrong with a scenic detour through the Transkei.

    'The Blues Highway' covered in snow.

    Route 61, United States

    WHEN TO GO: March-May.

    THE SCENERY: Follow the Mississippi River down open roads and swaying plantations.

    SUGGESTED LENGTH OF YOUR TRIP: 5-7 days.

    WHY GO? Follow Route 61 from Nashville down to New Orleans for a trip imbued with American history. It’s known as the ‘Blues Highway’ for a reason: Route 61 takes you through the birthplace of blues music, the same road many African-Americans escaped from the rural south on in search of better lives in the north. On your journey, stop at museums dedicated to showcasing the history and music of the area. In the evenings, head to the local bars and clubs to witness the soulful sounds first-hand and treat your taste buds to Cajun cuisine and a sip or two of whiskey.

    The Tasman Peninsula

    Tasman Peninsula, Australia

    WHEN TO GO: October-March

    THE SCENERY: Beautiful rock formations and idyllic sandy beaches.

    SUGGESTED LENGTH OF YOUR TRIP: 1-3 days.

    WHY GO? A scenic day trip from Tasmania's capital, Hobart, the drive to Port Arthur down the Tasman Peninsula offers must-sees aplenty along the way. Stop at the incredible rock formations such as the Tessellated Pavement, Devil's Kitchen and the Tasman Arch before diving into the history of Port Arthur's penal settlement at the UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Lake Tekapo

    South Island , New Zealand

    WHEN TO GO: All year.

    THE SCENERY: Snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes – there’s nothing quite like home.

    SUGGESTED LENGTH OF YOUR TRIP: 14-16 days.

    WHY GO? You could say the South Island roadie is a rite of passage for Kiwis, so what better way to tick it off the bucket list than during your honeymoon? Begin and end in Christchurch, following the coastline. From adrenaline-pumping adventure and delicious food and vineyards along the way, you’ll be astounded bythe diversity of what’s on offer in your own backyard.


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