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Cape Town - There's nothing like an old-school road trip to get the family love flowing freely...

Yeah, we know. The term 'family love' often means screaming, hitting, pinching and fighting with your siblings on the backseat of the family sedan. But it also means having these best of friends right by your side. Even if it's All. The. Time. 

If there's one thing we can teach you about family road-tripping, it's to keep it short and simple. 

If you're in the Western Cape this festive season, there are plenty of exquisite and relatively short road trips to embark on from the hub of Cape Town. 

Whether you're after a foodie road trip around Chapman's Peak, or perhaps prefer a scenic drive along the West Coast to its secret, quiet beaches, the Western Cape literally has it all. 

Here are some of our favourite family road trips to do. 

Franschhoek and the Winelands

Interested in more of a day outing than a breakfast run? Franschhoek and its stunning Winelands surrounds is the perfect place to spend the day. 

For road trip lovers, the 160-year-old Franschhoek pass masterpiece is as stunning today as it was back in the day, offering some of the most spectacular Winelands views. 

Stretching between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp, the pass is the oldest properly engineered road in South Africa. Accessible to all vehicle types, it offers exquisite views and remains extremely well maintained.  

The West Coast and Tierberg Pass

If you're after a little adventure on your road trip, Tierberg would be the go-to spot. 

Apart from the adrenaline kick you'd get out of summiting this steep pass, the road to the Tierberg pass is also a Western Cape must. 

Opt for the R27 meandering all along the Atlantic Ocean up the West Coast, rather than taking the national highway or N7. Along the way you'll stumble across iconic West Coast classics like Veldrift, Paternoster, Yzerfontein and Melkbosstrand.

Bains Kloof Pass, or Constantia Nek 

This is also known as the oldest pass in SA. When Jan van Riebeeck crossed it on 23 March 1657, he named what we now know as Constantia Nek, Kloof Pass.

Back then it was mainly used to transport timber from the Hout Bay valley to the settlements at the Castle of Good Hope and Woodstock Beach. Nowadays, however, it leads to the lovely Cape Town winelands of Constantia. It is also home to the highly acclaimed Constantia Nek restaurant - a must for foodies. 

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