I just got back from the most incredible road trip last night. My boyfriend and I decided to hit the Garden Route with a few friends a couple of weeks ago. If any of you are planning a road trip in South Africa and feel like a bit of adventure the Garden Route is a definite must try. There’s just SO much to do!
For those of you that don’t know what the Garden Route is or you not from South Africa it’s a stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. Sounds amazing right!?
Every road trip needs a playlist, in our case we had two. One for chilling and of course some road trip cheese. I found this beautiful playlist about two years ago created by Miss Moss called “Six Months In A Leaky Boat” and absolutely fell in love with it, perfect for our Garden Route Road trip. Songs include Cat Stevens “But I Might Die Tonight” and Pink Floyd’s “Fearless”. You can listen to the playlist here. Our second road trip playlist was pure cheese featuring the likes of Dolly Parton and Vanessa Carlton. You can listen to that playlist here.
Road Trip Essentials:
1.) Snacks! Every road trip needs some yummy snacks. My ultimate favourite? Zoo Biscuits! If you trying to be more healthy try biltong, fruit or date balls.
2.) Camera. Be it your iPhone, a point and snap such as the cannon G12 or this adorable Fuji Instax polaroid camera, a camera on a road trip is an absolute must must must have!
3.) A road trip playlist or some road trip CD’s such as Pink Floyd or Arcade Fire.
4.) iPad. I’m addicted to Sims at the moment so an iPad is a definite must for me.
5.) A good book. At the moment I am reading ‘Brain on Fire’. It’s brilliant! Google it.
6.) Water. Make sure you drink enough water when travelling. It keeps you hydrated and if you the driver it helps to keep you fresh and awake.
7.) Comfy leggings. These ones are great, they from Mr.Price and they only cost R70.
8.) Warm jumper. Love this one from Kenzo!
9.) Comfy sneakers. These Flintstones one’s from Nike are super cute and fun.
10.) Wet wipes and tissues for the sticky fingers or unpredictable spills.
What are some of your road trip essentials?