Our top tips for road tripping with kids

Are you planning a road trip with young children in tow? You might be panicking and wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into, but GoBundu is here to save the day with our tried-and-tested tips for road tripping with kids.

First thing’s first: give yourself ample time

Make sure that you plan your trip – as well as each rest stop – ahead of time. Schedule in regular stops for young ones to stretch their little legs (and for mom and dad to stock up on some much-needed coffee!) Plan on taking a rest stop roughly every two to three hours along your journey, and be sure to give yourself enough time for these stops.

Leave while the kids are still asleep

It’s a good idea to leave during the early hours of the morning while it’s still dark, as it’s likely that your children will fall right back asleep and it will shorten awake time during the journey considerably.

Pack extra clothes within easy reach

Make sure that you have spare clothes handy without having to unpack half the car – particularly helpful for younger children who are prone to spills or accidents. Also ensure that you have baby wipes for wiping sticky hands and faces, cleaning up messes in the car, and more!

It’s a good idea to also bring your little one’s blanket or teddy from home. Not only do these provide a familiar cuddle item, they can keep your child warm during naps or giving your child something to lean their head against in their car seat.

Pack cleverly

We love the idea of having each day;s outfit packed in a separate Ziplock bag, so you can just grab a bag and it’s filled with everything that your little one needs (shirt, pants, underwear, socks, etc). Makes planning and packing for your trip that much easier!

Stock up on snacks

There’s nothing worse than a hangry toddler, so make sure that you have plenty of snacks and juice boxes on hand for when your little one gets peckish. Mini cheese squares, grapes (cut in half to prevent choking), droe wors, cold meats, and Provitas are all great snack options for long road trips.

Create a pulley system for snacks

Use a bucket and rope to create a pulley system to easily hand over snacks, toys, or books from the front seat to the back. Beats having to turn around and lean over any day!

Do a countdown

Children love doing countdowns, so try offering them a new activity, toy, or book once every hour passes. This not only keeps them busy, but also helps to communicate how many hours have passed.

Try doing a Scavenger hunt

Before leaving for your trip, write down or draw pictures of things that your little ones can look out for throughout the journey, put it on a clipboard, and give them a pencil or crayon so that they can tick things off a they go. This is a great activity for older children, and can include things like a blue car, a wind mill, a specific border post, an ostrich, etc.

Create a DIY colouring case

Use an empty DVD case to hold a notepad and some crayons for a portable colouring case.

Download audio books for the road

Join Audible and download a few family friendly audio books for the road. These won’t only keep the kids entertained, but will also ensure that the driver is entertained and stays alert.

Download movies on Netflix

Sign into your Netflix account on your laptop, and download a few of your kids’ favourite shows and movies ahead of your trip. Be sure to charge your laptop before leaving, and let your kids enjoy their favourite film when things start to get a little hairy.

Do you have any great tips for travelling with young children to add to the list? Be sure to leave your advice in a comment below – who knows, you might just be a fellow parent’s saving grace!

#Lockdown recipe: deliciously fresh and easy Portuguese rolls

If you haven’t tried your hand at baking yet during this national #lockdown, now’s the time! We found this easy recipe to bake fresh Portuguese rolls in the comfort of your own home – pair them with a scrumptious Portuguese-style chicken (recipe here) and salad for a Mozambican-inspired feast!

Watch this space and we continue to share some of our favourite Mozambican-inspired recipes over the next few weeks. Let us know if you try them (better yet – share a pic on Instagram and tag us in it!)

Easy Portuguese-style rolls

Preparation time: 2 hours and 15 minutes | Baking time: roughly 20 minutes


  • 180 ml warm water
  • 140 ml milk
  • 20 g butter
  • 7 g dried yeast
  • 7 g sugar
  • 500 g bread flour
  • 7 g salt


  • Add milk, water, sugar and yeast to a mixing bowl and leave to stand for 5 minutes so that the yeast can start to activate.
  • Add flour, butter and salt, then mix in a stand mixer for roughly 5 to 10 minutes – until you have a soft dough. This dough will be softer than normal bread dough, thanks to the addition of milk and butter.
  • Place dough into a well-oiled bowl and cover with cling film or a clean dish cloth. Leave it to stand in a warm spot for about an hour.
  • After an hour, split the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Pinch each side for a traditional, Portuguese-style look and placeonto a lined baking sheet.
  • Slash each piece of dough with a sharp knife and cover with a clean dish cloth for another hour. In the meantime, pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  • Once your rolls have doubled in size, sprinkle them with flour and bake in the centre of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until brown.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack.

TIP: These rolls are best served fresh and warm. (Otherwise leave to cool completely for storage)

Last chance to get 20% off select holiday homes in Moz!

GoBundu is offering travellers 20% off selected holiday homes when you book on or before 15 April 2020 – that’s today!

This special applies to travel dates between 15 April and 31 July 2020.Midweek, low season dates only, and a minimum 2 night stay.

Here are some of our top picks…


Campismo Ninho Estate is situated in Ponta Malongane. The estate consists of privately owned houses, as well as a communal swimming pool, restaurant and bar overlooking the sea. House 41 is a tastefully decorated, double-storey beach house, which boasts 5 en-suite bedrooms. The house can be rented as a whole or separately – click here for more info or to book.


Mar Azul 27A is a 3 bedroom cottage situated on the highest point of Mar Azul Estate in Ponta Malongane.  This cottage has breathtaking sea views. Click here for more info or to book.


This beautiful house is situated in Ponta Mamoli in Baleia Azul Estate. The accommodation is built in the form of a lodge with 4 bedroom cottages standing separate to the main living area. Click here for more info.

Click here to see all our specials!

INSIDE LOOK: Aloha 1 has had a stunning revamp!

One of GoBundu’s most popular properties, Aloha 1, which is situated right on the beach in Aloha Estate, Ponta Mamoli, has recently undergone a beautiful transformation.

The house boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a stunning living area, as well as a private wooden walkway – elevated above the dune vegetation – that leads directly from the private pool onto the beach.

It also has its own private gazebo with a table and chairs, which is situated on the beach and is the perfect spot for relaxing – a cocktail in one hand and good book in the other – while watching the kids play on the beach.

For more information on this stunning house – or to make a reservation – click here.

#Lockdown Recipe: Portuguese-style chicken

We’re just over two weeks into #lockdown here in South Africa, and it seems that just about everyone has taken to the kitchen to bake and cook up a storm!

If you’d planned on spending the Easter break in Mozambique and you’re looking for a way to bring a little bit of Moz to your life, look no further! We’ll be sharing some of our favourite Mozambican-inspired recipes for you to try over the next few weeks. Let us know if you try them (better yet – share a pic on Instagram and tag us in it!)


Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus 6 hours to marinade) | Cooking time: 40 minutes


  • 2 small (about 550g each) whole chickens, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) fresh lemon juice
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons oregano 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli – deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  • Place 1 chicken, breast-side down, on a clean work surface. Use kitchen scissors or poultry shears to cut down both sides of backbone and discard. Turn chicken, breast-side up, and push down to flatten. Tuck wings under. Pat dry with paper towel. Repeat with remaining chicken. Use a knife to make several 5mm deep and 4cm long cuts into chicken meat. Place in a glass or ceramic baking dish.
  • Combine the lemon juice, oil, paprika, oregano, sugar, garlic, chilli, and salt in a bowl. Season with pepper. Pour over the chicken and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 6 hours to develop the flavours.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Place chicken and marinade in a roasting pan. Roast in oven, basting occasionally with pan juices, for 40 minutes or until brown and juices run clean when chicken is pierced with a skewer. Remove from oven and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 minutes to rest.
  • Cut each chicken in half and serve with lemon wedges, salad, and fresh Portuguese rolls.

Image source: Taste.com