Who could resist a last walk to catch the dying rays of the setting sun on the beach? Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha.
The drive down to the Cloof Wine Estate for Rocking the Daisies has the potential to be an unbelievable experience all on its own. 

Whether you're driving to the Western Cape all the way from the East Coast, near the north of Limpopo or from Gauteng, there's plenty of wondrous locations to take your breath away.

Perhaps the most spectacular route to take is the Garden Route. This popular coastal stretch extends from the south-western coast from Mossel Bay to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape.

The Garden Route is characterised by lush vegetation (hence the name), beautiful lagoons and lakes, and the 2nd mildest oceanic climates in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.  


This route extends across 300 kilometres that wind through towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and George. Despite it only being 300 kilometres, the extraordinary scenery seems to stretch hundreds more. The beaches are amazingly diverse, and the Outeniqua/Tsitsikamma mountains offer some dynamic views. 

Knysna, which is in the heart of the route and its biggest town, is perhaps the most picturesque stop on the route. You may want to leave a day early so you can stay overnight at some of its excellent hotels. 

With several world class golf courses and hiking trails ideal for several outdoor activities - such as hiking, kayaking and fishing - there's plenty to get up to.