Family relationships on the road

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After road tripping around South Africa for the last two weeks, we have faced many, many (many) ups and downs (aka screaming matches) as a family. The first 1.5 weeks were easily the hardest weeks EVER.

We all had a tough time adjusting to being away from everything that we were used to and the kids were missing the pets that had become accustomed to connecting with. We have had resident pets at 3 out 5 accommodation venues over the last 2 weeks and every cat, dog and horse has been loved to death. This helped a lot.

Home school has more or less gone out the window but they have been doing other kids of learning. Like how to swim and how to play table tennis…and darts. I have seen the kids maturing faster than i can keep up with. They are taking responsibility and trying to help out where they can.

So, in a nutshell, despite all the ups and downs, this road trip is a success. It’s now less about whether we check all the regions off on our list this year and more about growing closer as a family. No matter what happens, this is a trip we will never forget.

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This is a family travel blog and we are based in Cape Town South Africa. Our daughter is 9 years old and our son is 12. We sold our house, switched mainstream school for home school and headed out on an 11 week road trip around South Africa in our Volkswagen Polo, to encourage others to invest in our beautiful country. We plan to explore Limpopo and the North West Province once we've managed to secure funds and a 4x4 so that we can also visit Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Contact us for unique, family friendly content about 7 of the 9 South African provinces

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