- Mar 12, 2008
SO and I have a 1556km trip coming up. I wanted a 3 day trip but he convinced me to settle on 2. I hate long distance drives. Your arse gets soreWhen I moved to CPT I drove from Kempton Park, right through to Gordon's Bay, in one go. Only stopped for fuel and food and toilet
1551km in one go
Judging by the thread title I'm gonna assume he's driving from Oranjemund, which makes Windhoek a 900km drive. For what it's worth, there is an airport in Oranjemund but I don't know how often flights run from there.I assume the remoteness of his location makes it stupid to drive many hours to the airport instead of just taking her directly.
Limited stuff you can travel with and then you need a rental car if you're going to drive around at your destination.silly question,
cant one fly? or are you/kids afraid of flying or something daft like that?
distances like that in a car become quite expensive when compared to a flight.
as one has to take a break, toll roads, petrol, ect ect...
I mean bush pilots, in a small plane, or even a general aviation plane, sure its possible.
Then leave at 0430 latest.Nope, but she knows how to change the music on the USB.... she can drive but has no licence ..
I have driven from Johannesburg to Cape Town, in a single go many times. No issue with it. I prefer to drive at night though then it's not so hot in the Karoo and there are less cars / cops on the road.In a few days from now, I will be taking FirstBornMoose back to varsity in Potch.
We usually drive the 1300km journey over two days, breaking it in Upington where we have a few toots and a meal at a local watering hole.
We leave here around 06H00 and land up in Upington around 12H30 where I lament the fact that there is still plenty of daylight left and could have pushed on.
So on the next trip we made our night stop in Vryburg, a mere three hours from our destination. Vryburg is a dump and I hate staying here. We arrived there around 16H00 and once again I bitch that the sun is still shining and I could have made Potch in one go.
This year FirstBornMoose wants me to do the trip in one go. Everyone I know are all concerned, saying we should do this journey in two stages.
The roads from Alexander Bay to Olifantshoek, are long, boring, straight and one can go at a nice pace......
What would you do?
You beat my longest drives! I traveled from Sutherland to Phalaborwa (and vice versa) which is about 1600km. I was 18/19 at the time during my national service 81-83.Did Cape Town to Phalaborwa in one go, was about 1900km. Was 22 at the time, would not try it now, will probably fall asleep!
I’m not sure his daughter regaling him with stories of the debaucherous life of a college student are what he needs when he’s drivingIn that case my advice is the rule is firstborn moose has to be awake and talking, especially if you are feeling tired. Having a conversation wakes one up nicely so regardless of boredom/fatigue at least the co-pilot can keep you awake but regaling you with tales of varsity life in Potch or something.
I concur, passenger should not be snoozing.In that case my advice is the rule is firstborn moose has to be awake and talking, especially if you are feeling tired. Having a conversation wakes one up nicely so regardless of boredom/fatigue at least the co-pilot can keep you awake but regaling you with tales of varsity life in Potch or something.