Why dawdle in a Dodge when you can cruise in a Cobra? Use our tips to score the car of your dreams – for a few days, anyway

Roll Old School

Tackle the South Coast meander in a vintage World War 2 sidecar. A road that rivals (and trounces) California’s legendary Route 66, you’ll hug the bends from Gordon’s Bay, to Rooi Els, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay. Stop for oysters, fish and chips in Kleinmond. It’s Biggles taking on the bad guys, only you don’t have a mounted machine gun. A good option for those tours with your mates that include the WAGS. sidecars.co.za.

Make an impression

Nothing says summer holiday like an open-topped car. Make it an iconic AC Cobra sports car and you’re styling. Head for the winelands of Paarl and Stellenbosch. From R900 to R1 300 per day excluding fuel, capecobras.com.

Rent for the Rough Stuff

Instead of destroying your city slicker wheels, club together and rent something designed for the job of taking you all the way to Lake Malawi and back. KEA Camper’s range of 4×4 bakkies and minivans also come with long-range tanks and in-built camping equipment. Forget pesky tent poles and late night camp assembly as your tent unfolds off the roof leaving you more time to stare at the fire, sa.keacampers.com.