Spring Guide: Best routes to follow this spring!

In South Africa, spring season is an indication that South Africans will now slowly ease into the festive season.  The land suddenly awakens during springtime as the hustle and bustle amplifies due to the longer days and shorter nights. 

Whether you’re looking for a field experience or a more luxurious feel…South Africa has a variety of spring-inspired destinations that you’ll love. Why not try one of these suggestions. 

Road trip to Namaqua

The Namaqua region of the Northern Cape is expecting a flower season of note this year! Although some of the flower-buds in the region started blooming, more flowers are projected to pop as soon as the air temperatures rise this springtime. Just imagine running through endless flower covered fields in perfect weather conditions…pure bliss. 

SEE: Namaqua Flowers: Recent rainfall promises blooming paradise 

As you travel along the Malmesbury route, you'll be able to see small patches of orange and white daisies along the tar leading to the Namaqua National Park

Read our full Namaqua road trip guide here

To stimulate your imagination for now, view this PICTURE GALLERY of the blooming Namaqua daisies... the real experience is even better!

Gone flower hunting recently? Please share your spring flower pics with us! E-mail them to: info@traveller24.co.za

SEE: Bring on spring: 50 reasons to get excited

Road trip to Robertson

From beautiful scenery to stunning accommodation and of course…fine wine. You do know that wine goes hand-in-hand with beautiful scenery, right? and maybe a delectable cheese too. Robertson wine valley is the perfect district to explore during spring time, especially since a number of winemakers in the valley are opting into producing fruit-blended wines that's great to enjoy in warm weather. 

Read our full Robertson Wine Valley spring experience here:

Visit the Robertson Wine Valley website for information related to the Robertson district.

Road trip to Green Kalahari

The Kalahari... where everything seems barren and deserted… and then the Great Orange River bursts through the moon-like landscape creating an oasis where one would think only rocks could survive.

Now, you're probably thinking, 'what on Earth should I do there?' Well, for those of you who might not kow, the Augrabies Falls National Park is actually located in the Green Kalahari... prominently known for its iconic quiver trees, and mind you, home to uniquely adapted animals such as mongoose, dassie and the Cape clawless otter. 

If you consider yourself an adventure junkie, then visiting this unique destination during spring should definitely be on your bucket list!

Read our full Green Kalahari overview here

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West Coast Road Trip

Visiting the West Coast district, indeed, is a senual experience that will get you attached to the people and their unique lifestyle. If you never had the pleasure of experiencing an oyster, mussel or even a pickled fish, the enticing,  new West Coast foodie route will definitely entertain your taste-buds.

Moreover, it is somewhat unusual for a smaller area to have staple foods...the people of the West Coast have a dedicated diet consisting of Bokkoms, kerrievis, roll mops and oysters.

The West Coast is definitely a destination worth visiting this spring, espcially with the addition of the new foodie route.

Read our full breakdown of destinations along the West Coast here

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Spring eats

Moreover, you simply cannot get through spring without satisfying your tastebuds! Therefore, we have identified a list of spring-inspired food destinations in the country that will complete your season, see that spring is one of the favourite seasons for eating in SA! Yes, the joys of eating is undeniable. 

Here is a full compilation of spring inspired food destinations that will have you diving into the flower season, head first!

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