Another trip that could be nice is to drive along the Garden Route on the southern part of South Africa. The distance from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east is just over 200km, yet the range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor activities is remarkable.
Our first stop was in Plettenberg where we stayed at Tsala Treetop Lodges that were treehouses. Unique in every sense and despite quite expensive it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. After that, we headed to Knysna where we spent three days at Head over Hills which was a bed and breakfast owned by a Swedish couple. Great food, beautiful beaches, and activities such as one of the highest bungee jumps in the world. The trip continued towards Cape Town with the stop in Stellenbosch as mentioned above.