Local or global – which road trip is best for you?

Roads trips are often considered to be filled with spontaneity, letting you experience an adventure on the go. After all, the general idea behind a road trip is taking to the open road and seeing where it takes you, allowing you the freedom to stop, explore or stay in a place anywhere on your own terms.

Here are some of the things you will need to consider when planning a road trip locally or one abroad;

Travel costs and logistics

Whether you’re taking the smooth open road or taking the rough and rugged route, you’ll need the right car for your journey, be it…
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Local or global – which road trip is best for you?

Seven South African road trips to add to your bucket list

After months of collecting data from South Africans, MotorHappy, a subsidiary of Imperial, has created the ultimate road trip route around South Africa. Knowing that few South Africans can enjoy the privilege of completing the entire route all at once, the MotorHappy team analysed the data further to outline seven mini-routes along the main route.

“We asked South Africans to tell us about their favourite road trip destinations and we had an overwhelming response, with more than 2 000 locations added to the Ultimate Journey website,” says Barend Smit, Marketing Director of MotorHappy. “Participants could also vote for locations already…
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Seven South African road trips to add to your bucket list

PHOTO GALLERY: Carpets of colour

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Take a flower safari through the West Coast for the ultimate South African road trip.

September is Heritage Month and what better way to pay tribute to our incredible natural heritage than by planning a roadtrip to see “the greatest wild flower show on earth”, along our Cape West Coast. During spring the veld bursts into bloom in a wide array of bright, brilliant colours.

Your perfect guide for planning a flower safari is a new travel book called: Visitors’ Guide: Flower Route, by well-known photojournalist Marion Whitehead (published…
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Ponta Malongane

Mozambique, Ponta Malongane

Keen photographer and visual artist, Shaun Mallett (aka Sawubona‘s Art Director) took a road trip to Ponta Malongane in Mozambique – an area known for incredible beaches, diving, local culture and laid-back holidays. Ponta is an eight- to ten-hour drive from Johannesburg, depending on whether you take the scenic route or not. Borders can be challenging, but it’s pretty and the pristine beaches, incredible food and beautiful people are worth the drive.

Football on the beach, Ponta Molangane. Football…
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