From a breathtaking safari experience in the Kruger National Park to scenic views in the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa has it all when you are looking for the perfect road tripping destination. There is something about hitting the road that we just can’t resist, all we know is that it brings us excitement and satisfaction. If you are seeking to explore the beauty of nature using your recreational vehicle, you need to pack smartly to fully enjoy your trip. Here is what to pack for a comfortable road trip.
Camping furniture for maximum relaxation
Although your RV may not fit your home’s cosy furniture, you can still have epic moments of relaxation. Camping furniture is a must-bring item when it comes to comfort when road tripping. Whether you want to bask in the sun, have your meal as you enjoy the breathtaking landscape or relax on the banks of a calm stream, camping furniture guarantees you luxury and function. To save space and to avoid overloading your RV, pack foldable and lightweight chairs and tables.
Proper beddings for better sleep
We all want every bit of the road trip to be exciting and full of memorable experiences. But no one wants to rest on a bed that feels like lying on a pile of stones every evening. With thin padding and pokey springs, RV beds are not always as comfortable as those in our homes. Fortunately, you can easily mimic your own bed by packing your favourite pillow, beddings and sleeping bag. You can also bring an air mattress that fits the size of the bed.
Food to keep you full and active
When you are thinking about how to maximise on your road trip, packing enough food may evade your radar. How you plan to eat can make or break your road trip. Just because you are away from your home’s kitchen, it doesn’t mean you can’t create some hearty meals. For your long road trip, stock foods that are easy to prepare and have a longer shelf-life such as pasta and cereal. Pack canned goods such as tomato sauce, fruits, tuna, and beans. For perishable foods such as meat and hot dogs, you can bring along a mobile refrigerator. Remember to carry the right cooking equipment including pots, pans and utensils.
Entertainment gadgets to stay engaged
During your road safari, not every moment will be full of spectacular sceneries. With miles and miles of the open road awaiting you, you need to keep everyone comfortable and engaged. To keep boredom at bay, pack deck cards, board games, colouring books and a musical instrument such as a guitar. Embrace digital technology and bring along a tablet installed with your favourite games or movies. Music can also help to lighten the mood during dull moments, therefore, don’t forget to pack several music CDs that contain playlists that everyone can enjoy.
A road tripper who takes the time to plan what to pack will invariably be the one who gets the most out of the trip. When you are comfortable, you will be able to solely focus on the adventure and enjoy the safari. Start planning early, think of what you will need and focus on the essentials. Whether you are looking for thrilling game sightings or perfect coastal sceneries in the Rainbow Nation, the above tips guarantee you an unforgettable road trip.
Written by: Jackie Edwards