Stop in Vryburg and take a pic for me of the street named after my late grandfather. He practically ran that town in the early 60's, so the chamber of commerce honoured him by naming a street after him.
I have a pic of it hanging on my wall but would love to go there one day and see it for myself
I once took the family on holiday to KNP from East London. On the last day we left Sabie at 8am, drove around the park for the day, then left for EL at 4pm via a stop at the Wimpy. Drove right through and arrived home just in time to get into the bath before work at 7:30-8am the next day. Was my first proper outing with the fam. I was younger then.
With young kids we don't do more than 10 hours in one trip, preferably 8. If I did not have another driver to swap with I don't even do more than 4 hours. When we do distance its generally family road trip and I do 2 hour stints with the wife taking turns of between 1 and 2 hours depending on convenient stops.
Would not recommend anyone done 1300km without break.
Personally wouldn't - inevitably on a trip that long there's periods where your concentration takes a big dip; normally nothing will happen during that period but no need to risk it.
Can be cheaper though, saving on the accommodation costs.