Listen here: Breaking down the perfect Easter road trip
Micro-manage your time in the car and enjoy the ride
Often the best way to get across the country is to snub the airline seat and take to the car seat. Not only will you see a lot more beautiful countryside, you’ll also get quality time to yourself – time to catch up on your favourite audiobook or podcast, or to listen along to some songs with your family.
Let the road take you on a journey during which you can stop at many lovely places to enjoy your favourite padkos, sure to bring up nostalgic memories. If you need any advice about what to do on the road this holiday season, we’ve made a list to help you out:
CITY TO CITY: Johannesburg to Cape Town
2 Dope Queens: A hilarious take on contemporary city living from Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams.Playlist
Sylvan Esso, What NowThe xx, I See YouFleetwood Mac, RumoursAudiobook
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, read by Claire Danes.Recommended snacks
Roasted pepper, avocado, and hummus sandwiches on whole-wheat bread.Lightly salted kale chips.Home-made iced coffee with coconut milk.CITY TO CITY: Pretoria to Polokwane
The New Yorker Fiction: The best writers of our time read stories from the magazine’s archives.
America, AmericaPaul Simon, GracelandThe War on Drugs, A Deeper UnderstandingAudiobook
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion, read by Diane Keaton.Recommended snacks
Cold, savoury avocado soup Homemade breadsticksMint-infused water with cucumber and raspberries Seasonal fruit saladCITY TO CITY: Durban to Maputo
PodcastYou Must Remember This: US film critic Karina Longworth delves into Hollywood’s secret histories.Playlist
Beach House, Beach HouseSZA, CtrlLittle Dragon, Ritual UnionAudiobook
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, read by the author.
Homemade popcorn with oregano and garlic.Homemade lemonade.Smoked salmon and avocado wraps.FOR YOUR KIDS
Brains On! A quirky, fun-filled science podcast for kids, produced by Minnesota Public Radio.Playlist
Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Sing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Audiobook
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, JK Rowling, narrated by Eddie RedmayneBring alongA Polaroid camera, or a disposable camera.A small, metal-based whiteboard, magnets and coloured markers.Window shades (for napping).Finger puppets (make your own).
Peeled hardboiled eggs.Baby carrots.String cheese. Avocado mash and rice-cakes.THE APPS YOU CAN’T MISS OUT ONWaze: A real-time, data responsive application that will steer you clear of the worst traffic on your way.
Packpoint: An application that advises you how to pack your bags, based on what the weather’s like at your destination.
Netcare Assist: It’s free, and, in the event of a medical emergency, it simplifies the process of reaching a doctor, calling an ambulance and locating the nearest Netcare hospital.Wolfram Sun Exposure: This inexpensive app keeps sun damage at bay by calculating how long you should spend in the sun based on your location, your skin tone and your choice of SPF.