Don’t get me wrong – I love Stellenbosch and day tripping to Cape Town now and again. But sometimes this Vaalie girl needs a proper road trip along the coast, and that’s exactly what we are doing this holiday.

 My best mate, Lourens, is picking me up at the airport in Port Elizabeth, and then off we go, exploring the coast until we are back in the beautiful Stellenbosch.

 I’ve compiled a list of the best road trip songs to give our journey that kick start – because thinking about Lourens’ music taste gives me flat tyre.

 Here are the songs that I will crank up while I roll down the windows and breathe in the fresh sea air.

 Turn up the volume to this road trip playlist!

  1. Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
  2. Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
  3. Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  4. 50 ways to leave your lover – Simon and Garfunkel
  5. Ai My Lam – Ryno Velvet
  6. American Pie – Don McLean
  7. Follow The Sun – Xavier Rudd
  8. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  9. Kopskudkinders – Die Tuindwergies
  10. P.A.R.T.Y – Jack Parow
  11. Ben Ten – Early B
  12. The Best Summer Yet – Scouting For Girls
  13. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  14. Jungle – Tash Sultana
  15. Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
  16. Eiland Styl – Van Pletzen
  17. The Heart Is A Cannibal– The Cat Empire
  18. Cocaine Jesus – Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  19. Holiday – Yo Grapes
  20. Cringe – Matt Maeson
  21. Daarsy Boys – Francois van Coke
  22. The Dance – Aking
  23. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
  24. Eagle Birds – The Black Keys
  25. Easy Baby – Gerald Clark
  26. Found What I’ve Been Looking For – Tom Grennan
  27. Genhis Khan – Miike Snow
  28. Great Heart – Johnny Clegg
  29. Green Light – Lorde
  30. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
  31. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
  32. Let You Know – Flume feat. London Grammar
  33. Mexico – December Streets
  34. Mr Polite – The Jungle Giants
  35. Naïve – The Kooks
  36. Om Te Kan – Lukraaketaar
  37. Pierre – Ryn Weaver
  38. Quarter Past Midnight – Bastille
  39. Runaway – Elle King
  40. Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine
  41. Follow Me – Uncle Kracker
  42. I Just Want To Make Love To You – Etta James
  43. I Sat By The Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age
  44. I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers
  45. It Girl – Elle King
  46. Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
  47. Madness – Muse
  48. Magic in the Hamptons – Social House
  49. One Republic – Rescue Me
  50. Green Day – Still Breathing
  51. Walk The Moon – Surrender
  52. My Chemical Romance – Teenagers
  53. Rudimental – These Days
  54. Kings of Leon – Waste A Moment
  55. King Charles – Missisippi Isabel
  56. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
  57. Sunset Sweatshop – Move It 
  58. Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way

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