Tips on how to keep hydrated while road tripping through South Africa

The Three Rondavels peaks from the God's Window.

The Three Rondavels peaks from the God's Window.

Published Dec 12, 2023


Embarking on a road trip through South Africa is a journey through a landscape of unparalleled beauty and cultural diversity.

Amidst this captivating adventure, finding the perfect healthy travel companion to keep you hydrated is essential. Enter A1 Fruit Water, a refreshing and healthy sparkling water that not only quenches your thirst but elevates your road trip experience.

A1 Fruit Water infuses fresh sparkling water with real South African Fruit, creating a healthy, tasty and refreshing drink. A1 Fruit Water is sugar-free, has zero calories, no sweeteners or preservatives, and is available at most FreshStops across the country.

Discover South Africa's road trip wonders with A1 Fruit Water – your perfect travel companion.

Let’s explore some of the most enchanting wonders of South Africa's open roads and how A1 Fruit Water becomes the ideal sidekick for your unforgettable journey.

1. Sterkfontein Caves, Gauteng: Explore a world-renowned archaeological and paleontological site with guided tours that unveil its rich history. Consider a detour to the Tswaing Meteorite Crater nearby for hiking and geological insights, and grab your A1 Fruit Water at Krugersdorp West Freshstop.

2. Camdeboo National Park, Eastern Cape: Marvel at the dramatic Valley of Desolation's towering dolerite columns. This remote park offers incredible stargazing opportunities due to minimal light pollution. Freshstop nearby: College Motors

3. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Zululand: Discover one of South Africa's oldest and most renowned game reserves, home to diverse wildlife and excellent birdwatching. Keep an eye out for the southern ground hornbill and martial eagle. Freshstop is available nearby in Saint Lucia.

4. Albert Falls, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: A nature lover's paradise offering water sports, peaceful picnics, and wildlife encounters. Whether you seek adventure or tranquility, Albert Falls is a must-visit on your South African journey. Freshstop nearby: Freshstop Bird Sanctuary

5. Drakensberg Amphitheatre, KwaZulu Natal: Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg Mountains, renowned for dramatic cliffs, hiking trails, and the stunning Tugela Falls – one of the world's highest waterfall complexes. FreshStop nearby: Star Stop Monte Vista North N3, Harrismith, South Africa

6. Pinnacle Rock, Mpumalanga: A striking vertical spire of quartzite rock, shaped over millions of years by nature's forces. FreshStop nearby Riverside R40, Riverside park, Mbombela

7. Sudwala Caves, Mpumalanga: A 240-million-year-old cave system with stunning crystal formations, including aragonite and calcite, in the "Crystal Chamber." FreshStop nearby: FreshStop Downtown Service Station, 3 Paul Kruger St, Nelspruit, Mbombela

8. Bourke's Luck Potholes, Mpumalanga: Unique geological formations at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde rivers, named humorously after a gold prospector's "Bourke's luck." FreshStop on the way: FreshStop Bushbuckridge. A319, Cnr R40 & Main Road Bushbuckridge

9. God's Window, Mpumalanga: A renowned viewpoint in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Lowveld and the dramatic cliffs of the Blyde River Canyon.

10. Bloukrans Bridge, Eastern Cape: Known for its 216-meter height, it's a thrill-seeker's paradise with the world's highest commercial bungee jump, Bloukrans Bungy.

11. Cape of Good Hope, Western Cape: This historic cape, originally named the Cape of Storms, played a vital role in trade history. Experience the cleansing "Cape Doctor" winds, which clear the air and support marine life. Take advantage of the iconic Cape Point lighthouse and a visit to Boulders Beach for African penguins. Fresh stop on the way: Fish Hoek, 31 Main Road

12. Hartbeespoort Cableway, North West: A peaceful retreat offering scenic views, hiking trails, and dining in a serene setting. Enjoy panoramas of Hartbeespoort Dam, the Magaliesberg Mountains, and lush countryside from the cable car. FreshStop nearby: Xanadu, R511 Main Road, Xanadu Eco Park Estate

13. Spier Wine Estate: Dive into adventure with Segway tours amidst an outdoor art collection. Ride through vineyards for a unique experience suitable for ages 10 and up. A1 Fruit Water available at Pick n Pay Stellies - Stellenbosch Square