Don't miss these top five things to do in South Africa, this month
Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZulu-Natal
The Drakensberg range is dotted with original San rock art – over 22,000 paintings in recent counts. Clear spring conditions are perfect for tackling the web of hiking routes, and for hunting out your own masterpieces.
Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape
October brings clear skies and warm days – perfect for hiking. Keep a keen eye out for baboons, caracals and rheboks among the craggy sandstone formations.
The Langkloof, Eastern Cape
Sandwiched between the Tsitsikamma and Kouga mountains, the Langkloof is a deep, lush valley. Spring conditions are excellent for cycling – and, if starting from the west, the gradient is almost entirely in your favour.
Outeniqua Choo Tjoe, Western Cape
The Outeniqua steam train is a charming way to see the impressive coastline between George and Mossel Bay. Forest fires often disrupt services in the summer, but trains run smoothly in spring.
Pretoria, Gauteng Province
Every spring Pretoria’s streets are dusted with the lilac blooms of jacaranda trees. Life runs slowly here, so adjust your pace and take in the city’s leafy terraced gardens and the glorious Burgers Park.