With enough heart-pumping activities, from abseiling to paragliding, as well as more relaxed outings to beaches, vineyards and museums, Cape Town easily fills an extended visit. But many, if not most, visitors venture much further east, out along the Garden Route, whose enticements include some of the best land-based whale-watching in the world, crashing seascapes, dappled forests and, at its culmination, lions and elephants in the best game reserve in the southern half of the country. The Rough Guide to Cape Town and the Garden Route is the definitive guide to Cape Town, its stunning environs (including Table Mountain, Cape Point, the Winelands and the Whale Coast) and the Garden Route all the way to Port Elizabeth and the Addo Elephant National Park.
Tony Pinchuck and Barbara McCrea live in Cape Town. They are also the co-authors of the Rough Guide to South Africa.