Behind the Wheel with...

Tanya van Graan

Tanya van Graan

My most favorite spot in South Africa is the bushveld in Mpumalanga . That’s where I grew up and it is a place of intense natural beauty.

I found adventure at Val de Vie Polo Club in Cape Town. Who knew that horses could be so much fun!

I've discovered a hidden gem at De Waterkant area in Cape Town, I absolutely love the vibe there.

"The last time I had a flat tyre I changed it. I’m not a girly type of girl. I grew up on a game farm after all."

The most comfortable bed I’ve slept in (that wasn’t my own) was at Kaggakamma Game Reserve. There is something about the bush that makes you sleep like the dead anyway but that bed was something else.

As a kid, we would holiday at Umhlanga. Now when I go to there I still turn into a seven year old. My inner child is live and well there.

Road trips are cool because you get to spend quality time with who ever you are travelling with … whether you like it or not. It’s a part of the adventure.

My worst road trip experience was when I was little and my family drove all the way from the Lowveld to the Victoria Falls … and back! It was a long drive and I was bored.

The best game to play in the car is still a mystery to me. I’m not a big fan of Eye Spy or counting white cars. I need to be taught.

Other driver's irritate me when they throw cigarette butts out of the window. And also when they think they’re the only ones on the road.

Foreigners should visit South Africa because it's such a diverse country with so many beautiful places to see. And to top it off the people are really nice too — nothing like Paris.

The three things you simply must have on a road trip are good music, good snacks and good company.

The last time I had a flat tyre I changed it. I’m not a girly type of girl. I grew up on a game farm after all.