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6 awesome weekend road trips in and around Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa has many opportunities for a day trip or weekend adventure, with roads spiraling out in all directions from the city centre. Whether you're looking for a day in the winelands or quaint little towns on the fringes of the desert, there's something within driving distance. From the West Coast to Cape Point, Sea Point, Hout Bay, Kalk Bay, the Cape Winelands and the Karoo, here are some of the top road trips in and around Cape Town.

Wanderings: The stars and stillness of Sutherland

On the fringes of the Northern Cape, nestled in between mountains, sheep farms and seemingly endless plains of desert shrubs, lies a tiny town. It is home to one main road (one of the only streets that is actually tarred), a population of 2030 (according to the sign), and the largest single optical telescope in the Southern hemisphere. Hello, Sutherland!