The Drive South Africa Blog

Upcoming Events and Festivals in South Africa (2020)

The festive season may have come to an abrupt end, but that does not mean the festivities have to end here. There is a whole year to plan for and we’re here to help you do it. South Africa has some amazing social activities happening all year round in each province. From music festivals and […]

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Is South Africa Safe?

South Africa – Two Countries in One If you are not from South Africa you may hear that South Africa is a beautiful country and that it is the most developed country in Africa or you may hear that it is one of the most dangerous countries in the world with a high crime rate […]

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Cape Town Wine Festival Guide [2020]

The Western Cape is one of the leading wine-producing regions in the world, come grape harvesting time and the Cape Winelands are buzzing with energy and communities come together to celebrate the harvest each year. You get to enjoy quality wine, great food music and participate in an endless list of activities at these wine […]

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Green Season: Sustainable New Year Resolutions You Should Put into Practice

This year we enter into an entirely new decade. Whether you love the chance to start fresh or are not too keen on it, New Year’s resolutions are a great way to change your habits, mindsets and goals. Carpooling/lift sharing Not only does carpooling reduce the strain on our planet’s oil resources and greenhouse gas […]

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Things to do in Cape Town: 62 Incredible Activities to do in 2020

Cape Town South Africa is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations and for good reason. It’s a vibrant cosmopolitan city with pleasant Mediterranean weather which draws in lots of visitors in the spring and summer seasons. The city is also a tech hub with many startups based there which draws in interns from all over […]

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What to Expect on a Self-drive through the Drakensberg

The Drakensberg is one of the most famous mountainous areas in all of South Africa and its towering peaks, beautiful rivers, ravines, streams and fields have kept people from all over South Africa and the world coming back year in and year out. It’s a land a mystic and wonder and this wild rugged and […]

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Cape Town Water Crisis: What You Need to Know

2018 Cape Town Water Shortage In 2018 there was massive panic in Cape Town because of a water shortage caused by a drought. The drought was caused by 3 consecutive wet seasons which did not produce enough rainfall from 2015 to 2017, resulting in low dam water levels as low as 22%.  The local government […]

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How to Spend 48 hours in Cape Town

If you are visiting Cape Town, for just 48 hours, there are still plenty of things that you can do. Cape Town is an amazing city that offers you various alternatives.  Here are some of the top experiences you should try on your brief visit to the Mother City:    Visit the Cape of Good […]

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Five of South Africa's Most Charming Towns

Not every traveller is keen on big city life. Some opt for a more tranquil and immersive experience. Thousands of tourists flock to South Africa every year to experience the diversity, people, food and the most breathtaking destinations.    For those keen to experience what life’s like living off the beaten path, we’ve curated some […]

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Travel essentials for your next self-drive

A self-drive safari is beneficial for various reasons as you get to travel at your own pace and see as much as you would like to see without being dictated to by someone else’s schedule. It gives you the option of going to unexplored parts of the country in which you are visiting. So why […]

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