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The theme of a road trip has been have been a regular feature in numerous novels plays, films and performance pieces over the years (see Summer Holiday (1963), Easy Rider (1969), When Harry met Sally (1989), Thelma and Louise (1991), The Long Way Home (1998) and Sideways (2004) as random examples).

The term road trip has similarly been used for the titles of a number of songs, videos, plays and films over the years in titles such as Road Trip, A Road Trip, Die Roadtrip , The Road Trip and so on. Among the more recent films for example have been Road Trip by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong (2000[1]), Road Trip: Beer Pong by Steve Rash (2009), Holiday Road Trip by Fred Olen Ray (2013) and Road Trip by Samuel Wofford (2015 [2] and Road Trip by Leann Lei (2018[3]). Also found "Road Trippin'", a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999).

A number of stage plays and films have been created and/or performed in South Africa.

See also the pop-video Roadtrip by the Afrikaans pop group Kaleidoskoop[4].

Road Trip by Corné Joubert (radio drama, 2018)

The original text

Written in 2017, this is an Afrikaans radio drama, a thriller about two women driving through the Karoo to escape their personal issues. It was recorded and broadcast by Radio Sonder Grense (RSG) in 2018. Directed by Frieda van den Heever with Charlton George, Roeline Daneel, Cintaine Schutte, Geon Nel and Chris Madjiedt, with technical assistance from Cassi Lowers.


Die roadtrip ("The road trip") by Ferdinand Bekker (stage play, 2019)

Also found as Die Roadtrip and Die Road Trip

The original text

A satirical Afrikaans stage comedy about the travails and revelations that arise when two friends, Jaco and Belarus, take a road from Cape Town to Johannesburg to "get away from everything".

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2019: First performed in the Drostdy Teater, Stellenbosch from to 3 March during the Stellenbosch Woordfees by Stercus Produksies, directed by Gaerin Hauptfleisch, with Brendon Daniels and Waldemar Schultz. Set and lighting by Gaerin Hauptfleisch.

2019 Performed in the ATKV Griesselsaal at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (23rd-27th March) in Oudtshoorn

2019 Performed in the St Peters School at the Inniebos Laeveld Nasionale Kunstefees on 26, 28 and 29 June. Venue:


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