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Road Tripping

Features on where to go road tripping, what to pack, what’s required for your Mozambique trip, safety tips and more.

  • Road Tripping from Coast to Coast

    Road Tripping from Coast to Coast is something everyone should experience at least once in their life time. We look at the Wild Wander (Cape Town to Durban, 1700km) #Roadtripping Be sure to come past Randburg Midas for all of your camping, fishing and outdoor lifestyle needs for your trip! Most South African itineraries include a drive along the east coast, following the Indian Ocean to the Garden Route. This famous 300km stretch of beaches, lagoons and indigenous forests is loved by outdoor enthusiasts, with activities from surfing to ziplining. Vacationing Suffers flock to Knysna and Plettenberg Bay for seaside holidays, but laid-back Wilderness and Buffalo Bay have more rugged rural charm. A section of the route that demands more effort, but is eye-opening and rewarding, is the Wild Coast. Formerly the Transkei homeland, the aptly named area’s hills roll to rugged cliffs and empty beaches. Leave the freeway and venture into the country’s most quintessentially African spot, watching out for potholes and cattle between the green hills dotted with Xhosa rondavels (round huts with a thatched, conical roof). A few backpacker lodges in this area exemplify the local appeal of escaping South Africa’s Westernised aspects and experiencing Xhosa culture. Nelson Mandela was born here in the village of Mveso, and there are a few sights dedicated to the great man. The Nelson Mandela Museum is in the regional capital, Mthatha, and there are monuments and heritage centers to discover in the surrounding villages. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest   Source: www.lonelyplanet.com

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  • Road trip tip 6: Bring a CD

    Road trip tip 6: Bring a CD. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Yes, a real live CD. With 12 songs or less that you’d be semi-comfortable hearing for two weeks straight. Stick it in the car’s CD changer old-school style, and run through it every day without skipping tracks. It won’t seem like a big deal. But months later, when one of those special road trip songs comes on at the grocery store or in a bar, you’ll find yourself transported back to your trip in a way only a song could transport you. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 5: Pack light so there’s room to collect

    Road trip tip 5: Pack light so there’s room to collect. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping You’re going to find an Ostrich egg in the Karoo, and some awesome craft beer in Cape Town. And a year’s supply of hot sauce in pilgrims rest. It will be such a bummer if your boot is too full of suitcases to collect these finds. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 4: Bring a map

    Road trip tip 4: Bring a real, actual map and a Marking Pen. Before embarking on any road trip, make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Google Maps is awesome for driving directions, but it’s infinitely more fun to track your progress on a real, printed-out atlas. Trace your route on the map as you go along, then hang it in your bedroom or office to smile at every day. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 3: Find the smallest or largest everything

    Road trip tip 3: Find the ‘smallest or largest’ of everything. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Ok so if there’s one thing you’re allowed to map out, it’s all those places that claim to have the “world’s smallest/ largest” version of whatever, because they make for some hilariously off-beat sights. There will be tons of ‘smallest and largest’ things to see along your way. Highlights include food challenges (if you can beat them the meal is usually free so this is a great money saver, that is if you can do it) smallest churches, museums, trains, homes and largest vegetables, shoes, cars and machines the list could go on forever. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 2: Don’t research your stops beforehand

    Road trip tip 2: Don’t research your stops beforehand. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Click the link to read more. Ahh expectation, the grand crippler of many a road tripper’s happiness. On a road trip, your schedule has extra room, so you can afford to enter a new city with no prior knowledge of what you’ll find. Being relatively clueless has benefits: When you don’t know what to expect at a stop, you can’t possibly be let down by what you discover. And when you’re not bee-lining for the city’s most-visited tourist locales, you leave the door wide open for weird little discoveries… of the city’s true gems. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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