How to make the most of a road trip

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How to make the most of a road trip

When you desperately need a holiday but don’t have the cash to fly to another country, why not explore all that South Africa has to offer? It’s a beautiful country with great scenery, wonderful places to stay and a lot to see.

But, when you head out on the road, you want to make sure you have the best time possible.

Here are a few tips on how to make the most of a road trip

Pick the right person

You can’t go on a road trip with just anyone. They have to be the kind of person you can stand spending long periods of time with. There’ll be times when you don’t want to talk, so you need to be able to sit in comfortable silence. Think carefully about who you invite because even your best friend could turn out to be a terrible travelling partner. You may also want to pick a good driver so you can share the responsibilities behind the wheel.

Get comfy in the car

Snacks are important. Good music is important. Comfy clothes are important. You’re going to be in that car for a long time so make sure you prepare. You don’t want to end up with a sore neck because you’re lounging in the backseat without a pillow. And, since it’s winter right now, grab a few blankets and a hoodie to keep you warm. Freezing in a car without a aircon is not going to make this an enjoyable road trip. 

Make sure your car is safe

From your tyres to your brakes, make sure everything has been thoroughly checked before you leave. Safety needs to come first. You don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road for half your trip. Or, even worse, have an accident. Always get your vehicle looked at properly before heading out on the open road. You never know what may be wrong with your current car and you may end up in the market for used Volkswagen cars for sale before you hit the open road.

Map out your route beforehand

It may seem like you’re taking the spontaneity out of your adventure, but not planning can end up ruining your trip. You don’t have to prepare for everything but it’s a good idea to at least know where you’re going. Do you want to go the coastal route or do you prefer mountain passes? Do you want to sleep at backpackers or bed and breakfasts?

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