DAY 3: Moun­tain Ze­bra to Camde­boo Na­tional Park

Getaway (South Africa) - - ROAD TRIP -

DIS­TANCE 220km AL­LOW 5 hours After break­fast, head to­wards Graaff-Reinet on the R61. Once you hit the N9, turn right and im­me­di­ately left on the 28km dirt pass that goes to Nieu Bethesda (sig­nage is very clear). Check out the fa­mous Owl House (5) and grab Karoo tapas at The Karoo Lamb (6). Leave the vil­lage, tak­ing the faster 24km tarred road out to the N9, and drive to Graaff-Reinet. Once in town, you can ex­plore the var­i­ous mu­se­ums or an­tiques stores, fol­lowed by good cof­fee and milk tart at Polka (7). If you have time to kill, do the game-view­ing loop in Camde­boo Na­tional Park (en­trance gate 4km out of town on the N9) be­fore dou­bling back to the Val­ley of Des­o­la­tion (8) for sun­set – 5km out of town on the R63. The park’s Lakeview Tented Camp (9) is a great bud­get op­tion to spend the night, or splurge at Sa­mara (10).

VAL­LEY OF DES­O­LA­TION

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