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Road Tripping this Spring? Here’s What to Ride & Where

2 min readJul 11, 2022


Spring is the season for fresh, new adventures. And with a country of picturesque coastlines, exotic plants and wildlife and unmatched cultural experiences, it’s easy to get your getaway fix from a road trip. That’s why we’re sharing the best places to enjoy spring in South Africa — long with the best road trip cars for the journey!

1 | Garden route:
Lush valleys, azure lakes, game reserves, spectacular mountains, and colourful vistas — need we say more? There are also dozens of quaint towns and seaside resorts to enjoy along the way.

Best vehicle:
You’ll do just fine in a Hyundai, Toyota or Ford — just test the boot space so you don’t have visible luggage while on the road. Garden route roads are great and the driving is easy — just look out for speed cameras! Smaller cars have lower fuel consumption, so you can save money there too.

2 | Game parks: Part of our county’s magic is that it encompasses every possible landscape — from deserts to forests to mountains to coastlines — each home to its own variety of wildlife. Game reserves and national parks offer exquisite views into the splendour of our country, especially in spring!

Best vehicle: You’ll do well in a sedan or an SUV. The SUV will come in handy for the extra height — it can help with game viewing and a little more space under carriage to accommodate for unmade and potholed roads.

3 | Seaside City: Spring is a great time for a stay-cation or to visit one of SAs most popular coastal cities — whether that’s the lush vegetation, killer waves and delicious Bunny Chow in Durban or the two oceans, world-famous mountain and unmatched sunsets in Cape Town.

Type of vehicle: A VW Polo or a Toyota will take you all the places you need to go — both comfortable and with fuel efficient options. You will no doubt find pot holes in some places but careful driving will avoid them.

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