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The Datsun GO: The perfect partner for the perfect road trip – even when the petrol price goes up!
ROSSLYN, SOUTH AFRICA (5 June 2019) South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to local holiday destinations. With upcoming Youth Day long weekend, school holidays that’s around the corner, as well as twelve public holidays on the calendar this year, intrepid excursionists have time in abundance to explore.
Whether you yearn to while away your evenings at the fireside, looking out on a mountain vista; soak up a little sun, sea and surf on the coast; or get lost in the majestic African bush veld - the Datsun GO is the perfect road-tripping companion.
This mighty A-segment car will take you almost anywhere your heart desires and with the impressive fuel efficiency of its 1.2-litre engine - which has a combined consumption of 5.2 litres per 100km - you can spend less of your money on reaching your journey’s end and more of it on enjoying your time once you’re there.
In fact, even though the petrol price went up by 9 cents per litre today, the Datsun GO is so fuel efficient that - depending on the driving conditions - you can get from Johannesburg to Durban, on a single tank of fuel.
Here are some more trips you could make on a single tank and worth considering when planning your next adventure.
You could get from the City of Gold to the City of Diamonds on a single tank of fuel, in the Datsun GO. One of the world’s largest hand-dug excavation sites, the Big Hole in Kimberly is utterly awe-inspiring, but it is the warm and welcoming people of this historic city that make it truly sparkle.
Alternatively, you could head to Kuruman: a lush desert oasis, in the Kalahari, where you will find the famed ‘Eye of Kuruman’. This natural spring supplies Kuruman with fresh water all year round and is the reason this little jewel of a town thrives, despite being surrounded by some of the harshest terrain imaginable.
In the mood for mussels? Then a trip to Mossel Bay is in order. The mussels in this coastal village are considered some of the best in the world. The drive from Cape Town takes roughly 4 ½ hours but on a full tank of petrol, the Datsun GO will get you there - no stops needed.
Budding ornithologists can also make it from Cape Town to the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, on a single tank. There is something for everyone in this charming Klein Karoo town, nestled between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges and flanked by undulating swathes of semi-arid vegetation. If wine is your thing, then be sure to visit the world-class vineyards here and the more daring try their hands at sky-diving.
For a taste of both the beach and the bush, fill up your Datsun GO and head north. Situated on the river mouth, some 30 kilometres outside of Mtubatuba, you will find St Lucia. This sleepy holiday town also provides easy access to a host of world-class game parks. It is not uncommon to spot hippo and crocodiles at the water’s edge or even wandering the town’s streets in the evenings.
Otherwise, head inland, for the Drakensberg. As you drive, watch the landscape morph. Swaying palm trees on the coast eventually make way for towering oaks, cutting a path through the delightfully eclectic Midlands, up to this majestic mountain range.
To find out more about the Datsun GO, book a test drive at your nearest Datsun dealership or visit www.datsun.co.za for more details.