WATCH | Here's how you should pack your car's boot when hitting the open road in SA

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South Africans are among the world's ardent travellers. Whether it's leaving the Big Smoke for the luscious beaches of Kwazulu-Natal or swapping Cape Town for the open Karoo, we are a travel-loving nation. However, while we love hitting the road, we don't always pay close attention to how we load our vehicles.

Whether it is a car, bakkie, or trailer, we tend to shove everything in the boot and pack it as densely as possible. But did you know that there is a correct way to loading your vehicle's luggage compartment?

Arrive Alive and Mahindra South Africa teamed up to show just how one should pack your vehicle when going on a long journey, as well as what emergency items can't be left behind.

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Datsun GO's luggage area
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