What's your dream car for a little road trip?
Updated: May 7
A while ago, I had to have a medical home visit and was taken aback by the priority service. Quite an extraordinary dedication, I thought, considering the fact that this house visit meant covering a modest distance of 100 kms and another 100 kms back.
I've never seen my doctor so happy in all the times I've met him at his practise. On the contrary, he usually seems rather tired. What is it that makes him look so content and light and sparkling? Turns out he came in a nifty Porsche 911 Carera... What a beauty!
Clearly, this was a not-to-be-missed opportunity to take out his favourite toy. "The scenery is breathtaking, isn't? I checked him out. "The mountain pass, the vast open plains and more mountains on either side of the road." "Not to mention how the road meanders through hills and dale," he added. "Taking on these awesome bends and feeling your tyres' tight grip on the road is sheer driving pleasure. It was a no-brainer to come and do this home visit," he grinned.
This is the advantage of living in one of the most beautiful and picturesque places of South Africa. You'd think you'd be isolated here in Greyton, but nothing is less true. On the contrary, those who know it will take any opportunity to hit the road – be it by car or on a bike – and marvel at its scenic splendour. And, this is typically what 'grown up' kids of nature do... carpe diem and turning challenges into not-to-be-missed adventures to unleash the inner child. It's the art of living, the essence of being a free spirit, no matter how old or young or where you are.
So, if you were to hit the road in magnificent countryside, just for fun, what would you be driving? An exhilarating BMW Adventure or a laid back Harley Davidson? A more family-oriented Audi Q8, a Mercedes GLC, a BMW X7 perhaps? Or would you leave the road altogether with a Toyota Fortuner 4x4 or a fully kitted Land Cruiser?
During lockdown we may only be allowed to dream, but this is also an excellent time to plan for the moment when you can physically unleash that wild child in you again.