That old adage ‘the world is your oyster’ has never rung more true. Flights link once remotedestinations, luxury trains add opulence and romance to cross-country routes, and indulgent cruises have become as popular and easy to plan as that annual road trip, especially for those who travel on an unlimited budget.
Everyone thinks that there really isn’t much more to this province than good lamb, a big diamond mine and seasonal daisies, but just like the treasures hidden in Kimberley’s Big Hole, the Northern Cape has a plethora of magical things to do and see.
Between heaving crowds, snaking queues and inflated admission costs, some iconic global hot spots just don’t live up to the hype. For a more authentic experience, skip these five tourist traps and visit our alternatives instead.