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Weekly Travel News Recap, 24 May: Fuel Price Cuts in June, New Affordable EV Coming to SA, AU Passport Call Intensifies

Catch up on all the latest travel news with Drive South Africa. Each week, our team scours the web for the most interesting, trending, and unusual travel news, conservation news, and motoring news stories. Here are this week’s biggest scoops. Travel News Push for African Union Passport Intensifies The call for the African Union Passport […]

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Weekly Travel News Recap, 17 May: SA international arrivals are booming, Maasai Mara flooding, and more

Catch up on all the latest travel news with Drive South Africa. Each week, our team scours the web for the most interesting, trending, and unusual travel news, conservation news, and motoring news stories. Here are this week’s biggest scoops. Travel News   UK overtakes US to become South Africa’s largest overseas travel market. Speaking at […]

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Weekly Travel News Recap, 10 May: Free public Wi-Fi at Victoria Falls, BMW 7 Series named Car of the Year, and more

Catch up on all the latest travel news with Drive South Africa. Each week, our team scours the web for the most interesting, trending, and unusual travel news, conservation news, and motoring news stories. Here are this week’s biggest scoops. Travel News 20 airlines under investigation for alleged greenwashing. The European Commission’s Consumer Protection Cooperation Network […]

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Drive South Africa Launches New Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Map

Drive South Africa, southern Africa’s leading online vehicle rental resource, has launched a new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Map to help drivers find their nearest electric vehicle charging station.   The new EV Map is a route-planning resource tool for our customers with one eye on the future of mobility. It lets drivers search for their […]

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Weekly Travel News Recap, 3 May: Flooding in Maasai Mara, fuel prices increase, and more

Catch up on all the latest travel news with Drive South Africa. Each week, our team scours the web for the most interesting, trending, and unusual travel news, conservation news, and motoring news stories. Here are this week’s biggest scoops. Travel News   Heavy rains trigger flooding in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The […]

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Have South African Car Rental Fleets Recovered Since Covid-19?

At the end of 2021, Drive South Africa conducted a South African car rental fleet survey and found that the total industry fleet size was half that of pre-pandemic levels. More than two years later, we have reassessed the industry and its recovery. According to the Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA), the […]

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The 5 Cheapest EV Cars in South Africa

Just a few years ago, you’d struggle to find an affordable electric vehicle (EV car) in South Africa. Today, more manufacturers are entering the market, giving us a wider selection than ever before.  But what do we mean by “affordable”, especially because manufacturers price their EV cars much higher than their petrol or diesel-fuelled counterparts? […]

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Weekly Travel News Recap, 26 April: ACSA mandates physical searches of all persons wearing head coverings, petrol station hijackings on the rise, and more

Catch up on all the latest travel news with Drive South Africa. Each week, our team scours the web for the most interesting, trending, and unusual travel news, conservation news, and motoring news stories. Here are this week’s biggest scoops. Travel News Lift to suspend flights between Cape Town and Durban for winter period. The local […]

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Different Types of EV Cars Explained

Electric vehicles (EVs or EV cars) are no longer limited to science fiction. Today, you can buy and drive a fully-electric vehicle right here in South Africa. That’s why we’re launching our Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map – you can use it to plan your route and ensure you never run out of juice. But […]

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Botswana Border Posts Crossing Guide

Our Botswana border posts crossing guide is geared to help you get in and out of Botswana with ease. That means less fuss and more time to focus on your African adventure.

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