The one thing I learnt during lockdown is that in my house there is a real possibility of going insane with 2 toddlers. Right when the lockdown was downgraded to level 3 in South Africa, we were out exploring. We packed snack bags and blankets, changes of clothes plus toys for the kids – and off we went… We didn’t get out of the car or speak to anyone. We had 5 masks per person, liters of sanitiser.
There will never be a perfect time to travel with your children, so do it now, before the opportunity passes you by. You can’t turn back time.AJ and Natasha, The 2 Idiots Travel Blog
We have seen so many rhinos, lions and bucks that’ve we lost track. The kids are even starting to know what they are too and Lexa is so happy when she sees Zebras! The kids have learnt to keep a little more quiet when we stop to look at animals and Lexa has even taken to snapping them with her tablet.
Having kids is reason to travel, never a reason to stop.Unknown
So here I am at 41 with 2 kids under 4 and I’m putting mileage on my Kia Sportage – and I really don’t even mind. I do however mind when my husband wants to drive my car… He never stops when I spot something to look at and never gets the perfect angle for photos (I just don’t know how that is even possible.)
When you travel with children, you are giving away something that can never be taken away. Experience, exposure, and way of life.Pamela T. Chandler
I was probably raised a little more nomadic than most people, so the lockdown was exceptionally hard. Who knows what will happen next year. All I know is that if we don’t keep on roadtripping now, I might swim to China and Hulk out.
Here are some of the places you can visit in Gauteng with kids:
- Little Paris & the (faux) Eiffel Tower in Harties
- Upside Down House South Africa near Harties
- Visit Rietvlei Nature Reserve near Pretoria
- Visit the Lion Park
- Visit Groenkloof Nature Reserve
- Visit the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve and read about our first visit there too
- Visit Modderfontein Nature Reserve
- Visit the Voortrekker Monument near Pretoria and see it in pictures
- Cradle of Humankind: Visit Maropeng
- Cradle of Humankind: Sterkfontein Caves
- Visit Nan Hua Buddhist Temple, Bronkhorstspruit
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.Bob Talbert