Mzansi Jive

If you’re looking for our Matric Vac Trip for 2016, you’ve come to the wrong place. You’re looking for the Rumble. This way.



Eight stops. Four universities. Bring your drinking hand.

Although our road tripping schedule is pretty lenient, as it should be, there are a certain amount of kilometers we need to travel every day to complete the Mzansi Jive and get to our rest points every night. How long you take to get there on various days and what you do before the rest points is your own business. As guides, we can only guide, not demand. It’s your road trip, after all.

Rest Points will be shared in the detailed itinerary after booking.

Rest Points Minimum amount of kms you will need to drive every day to get through it. Yes, road tripping is not for the faint-hearted!
Day 1 Johannesburg 0
Day 2 Orange River 593
Day 3 Grahamstown 399
Day 4 Jeffreys 201
Day 5 Plettenberg Bay 163
Day 6 Oudtshoorn 151
Day 7 Stellies 469
Day 8 Cape Town 53

Below are some of the awesome things you might want to do on the trip. Remember, these things will cost extra cash and you may choose not to do some of them. If so, there are many other things in the vicinity you can do and see instead and you will be recommended these by your guides. We do however, recommend the bulk of the below excursions as we feel they will enhance your road-tripping experience. You can find out how much spending money you require for all of the below in the Road Trip Starter Kit.

Road Trip Starter Kit

Remember though: these awesome things are embedded into the very essence and spirit of the road trip itself and the many free and epic views, people, animals and towns we meet and see along the way – and of course, the parties we rock!

More details about itineraries will be shared with road trippers closer to the time.

Resting Point Some of the things that may tickle your fancy.
Day 1 Johannesburg It’s Friday and its lunch time in Soweto. Perhaps some will bungee jump – others certainly won’t. Newtown party that night perhaps? Hold onto your hats round 1.
Day 2 Orange River We’ll be on the river. Hungover campfire stories of the night before, no doubt.
Day 3 Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Party at Rhodes University. Hold on to your hats round 2.
Day 4 Jeffrey’s Bay Maybe we’ll surf, maybe we won’t. We’ll stop in at the White Lion Park on the way to a beach bar. This part of South Africa is hauntingly beautiful.
Day 5 Plettenberg Bay The crazy among us will Bungee jump off Bloukrans on the way to Plett. Others will enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden route. We’ll end at a beach bar, almost guaranteed.
Day 6 Oudtshoorn We’ll stop in at the Cango Caves beneath the karoo stars and sneak into the depths of the continent. We’ll probably ride ostriches (if you’re brave enough) before we settle around a Karoo camp fire.
Day 7 Stellenbosch It’s a university party here. Hold onto your hats round 3.
Day 8 Cape Town Perhaps we’ll enjoy a wine tour before we enter Cape Town. If not, we’ll go straight to Table Mountain and take in the awesomeness at the tip of the continent. A long Street Party is on the cards that night. Immense.

No matter how boring they look, it’s where they go that matters. Any road tripping enthusiast will tell you, it’s all about the music and the crowd. Sit back and chill my friends. It’s going to get silly.

the boss


As a general rule, most accommodation will be camping with hostel accommodation favoured in the bigger cities. Not to worry though, all of your camping gear (except sleeping bags!) will be provided to you by your guides and carried by them throughout your journey.

Details about each rest spot will be shared in your itinerary as your road trip approaches.

Starting venue will be shared in our detailed itinerary to be distributed to our road trippers. Accommodation is included the night of the end date. Sunday morning we will part ways.Please note that there are two Mzansi Jives. Please pay careful attention to their start and end dates.

Road Trip Closing Date For Entries Starting Date Ending Date Seats to fill until we trip!
Paradise Loop Friday, 22 April 2016 Friday, 24 June 2016 Saturday, 9 July 2016 Fully Booked
Khaki Trek Friday, 13 May 2016 Friday, 15 July 2016 Saturday, 30 July 2016 7
Mzansi Jive

(Jhb – Cpt)

Friday, 3 June 2016 Friday, 5 August 2016 Saturday, 13 August 2016 9
Mzansi Jive

(Cpt – Jhb)

Friday, 17 June 2016 Friday, 19 August 2016 Saturday, 27 August 2016 12
Khaki Trek Friday, 12 August 2016 Friday, 14 October 2016 Saturday, 29 October 2016 12
Mzansi Jive

(Jhb – Cpt)

Friday, 9 December 2016 Friday, 10 February 2017 Saturday, 18 February 2017 12
Khaki Trek Friday, 3 February 2017 Friday, 14 April 2017 Saturday, 29 April 2017 12
Paradise Loop Friday, 7 April 2017 Friday, 16 June 2017 Saturday, 1 July 2017 12
Khaki Trek Friday, 12 May 2017 Friday, 14 July 2017 Saturday, 29 July 2017 12
Mzansi Jive

(Jhb – Cpt)

Friday, 9 June 2017 Friday, 11 August 2017 Saturday, 19 August 2017 12
Mzansi Jive

(Cpt – Jhb)

Friday, 23 June 2017 Friday, 25  August 2017 Saturday, 2 September 2017 12
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hungover as hell