…however, if you’re looking for something a little less mainstream and a little more quirky, you’re in luck!

South Africa has an abundance of off-the-beaten-track, out-of-the-ordinary gems to add to your travel bucket list – and Cheapflights got off the highways and onto the byways to find them for you!

1. Set your sights on Sutherland

Sutherland is in the heart of the Roggeveld region in the Karoo, and is home to its own unique architecture, with buildings incorporating the area’s distinctive grey stone.

There are graveyards dating back to the Anglo Boer war, including two gravestones for the same soldier… Sutherland also boasts the youngest (inactive) volcano south of the Equator, as well as rich findings of fossils.

The town is not only famous for the depth of its history – this is the place to go if you want to see some of the most amazing night skies, unspoiled by light pollution. There are guest houses aplenty for visitors, who would do well to spend a few days exploring this gem.

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Take your warm clothes though – it may be in a very dry area, but Sutherland is often noted on the weather report as the coldest place in South Africa during winter.

Large Astronomical Telescope in Sutherland, South Africa