We needed a couple of repairs done to our 'van which could be done in the Bush Lapa main factory in Paarl or at their new Johannesburg branch. As we've not been to the Western Cape for nearly 3 years (where does the time go??) we decided to book the 'van in at Paarl in the middle of January so that we were mostly travelling after the school holidays.
We took a week to drive down to Paarl, then spent 2 1/2 weeks in the winelands and cape peninsula, before returning to Richmond.
Magenta route: Richmond to Cape Peninsula
Blue route: Cape Peninsula to Richmond.
1. Richmond to Cape Peninsula via Golden Gate National Park, Karoo National Park, and the Sutherland Observatory.
2. Cape Peninsula. Kommetjie, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens.
3. Cape Winelands. Tulbagh, Stellenbosch and Worcester.
4. Cape Peninsula to Richmond via Matjiesfontein, Sutherland, the Karoo, Melton Wold and Gariep Dam.