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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Hi! Welcome to our family travel blog. The TAZZ in TazzDiscovers doesn't imply we drive a Toyota Tazz. TAZZ stands for Tami, Anton, Zac and Zoe. We hope you enjoy the content we share here. We tried the nomad life in 2016 and, while we loved exploring 7 of the 9 regions in South Africa, we found it tough. We are back in Cape Town and enjoy going on mini adventures as a family. Our kids are 11 and 14 years old, and they love the outdoors. Anton is a stay at home dad and helps me to home school the kids, while I hold down a job and find time to write. One day when the kids are older and have settled into their own lives, we plan to explore the rest of South Africa in a 4x4, so that we can also visit Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Contact us for unique, family-friendly content about Cape Town, most of South Africa and what we have learned from our travels so far. You are most welcome to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tazzdiscovers) to see what we share on a day to day basis. We look forward to working with you. Our email address is

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