We were hot, tired and grumpy. So when the brittle brown landscape suddenly dissolved into a mirage of lush green grass, palm trees, ponds and cascading waters, we hauled a quick left and decided to bunk down for the night and start fresh the next morning.
If you love nature and the outdoors, and you’re looking for a peaceful weekend getaway from Cape Town, why not give the Rocherpan Nature Reserve a try? Last time we went was years ago and on our recent visit we were impressed with the changes that have happened since then.
Spend a few days on the Cape’s West Coast in April, as we did, and you’ll learn that autumn might just be the ideal time to visit. There were no summer winds, no overpowering heat, no crowds jostling to see the spring flowers the region is famous for. It was close to perfect. Here are some of the reasons why.
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I'm an independent travel writer and book editor with a passion for Africa - anything from African travel, people, safari and wildlife to adventure, heritage, road-tripping and slow travel. I'm happiest in the middle of nowhere, meeting the locals, trying something new, or simply watching the grass grow.
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