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No family road trip is complete without an Engen Wimpy pit stop. This is where you’ll find us along the way. We’ve even added some local attractions that are worth a visit, just to ensure you enjoy every step of the journey.

How to Plan a South African Holiday

Jealous down: Few things offer the same sense of adventure and memories as a family trip. School holidays, long weekends, and the December holiday are the best times to hit the open road with your windows down and the music up, especially if you’re joined by family.

If you’re craving the ultimate South African holiday, a bit of planning will do you a whole world of good. Here are a few tips to help make your family holiday one worth remembering.

Decide Where to Go

There’s no shortage of scenic routes to explore, which is why you’ll need help choosing a destination. Here’s the thing: there’s a lot to keep in mind before you hit the road. What kind of experience is everyone looking to have? What would they like to see? And more importantly, how much are you willing to spend? Keep these questions in mind to help you narrow down your options.

Plan Your Pitstops

It’s reasonable to assume that you’ll need a break every two to three hours. Instead of making stops at a random backroad garage, plan your stops to include any interesting landmarks or tourist destinations. If you have an idea of how much fuel you’ll consume along the way, make sure a trip to Engen Wimpy is part of your itinerary. Not only will you get the opportunity to refuel your car, but you’ll also have the chance to grab a delicious meal and a refreshing drink before you get back on the road. Use our store locator to find a Wimpy on your route.

Sort Out the Entertainment

The driver obviously needs to focus their attention on the road. The same can’t be said about the passengers, especially kids. Your passengers’ biggest enemy is boredom, so make sure to pack plenty of gadgets and fun activities to keep them occupied. Music, crossword puzzles, and books are just a few of the ways to help your passengers pass the time. If your kids are big on books and stories, you can keep them occupied with a reading of a local story. Head to our kids’ page to play author readings of South African short stories written by local authors.

Proper planning is a big part of having the perfect summer holiday. A bit of planning can do you a world of good, so start making the necessary arrangements!

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