The Drive South Africa Blog

Spring is near – 5 places to see beautiful plants and flora this Spring:

So spring has sprung and many South Africans are flocking to destinations where beautiful flowers and plants can be enjoyed in their entirety. The frost is starting to leave the bones and celebration is in the air as South Africa starts to experience, blue balmy days of breathtaking weather.

  • Flowers are blooming and with this many of the previously barren fields are now covered with interesting and colourful plants and flora. Now it’s just up to you to get out there and enjoy them.

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10 reasons why you should visit the Namaqua National Park this spring

South Africa’s Northern Cape province is home to the Namaqua National Park, a colourful spring destination to add to travel itinerary if you’re planning a South African self-drive safari.

  • Here are 10 reasons why you should visit the Namaqua National Park this spring.

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10 art galleries to visit in South Africa

South Africa is splitting at the seams with inspiring voices in the arts sector, art galleries can be found all over the country from bustling epicenters of creativity in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban to smaller towns also doing their thing when it comes to producing great artists and spaces for art and creativity. 

South African culture is as diverse as it gets and its art is a clear reflection of this diversity.

Here are 10 galleries to visit on your next road trip through South Africa.

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Visitors guide – Flower Route, by Marion Whitehead and MapStudio

Spring is here and South Africa is blessed with some of the most picturesque destinations on the planet to witness fields and fields of blossoming flowers. The one issue is how one gets to all these locations and when is the optimal time to visit. This is also largely due to the diverse weather patterns […]

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Great hiking trails near or in Cape Town

Cape Town with its towering Table Mountain really has a unique situation as nature and urbanity converge. This makes it great for anyone wanting to hike or trek but not venture too far from the city. This has made it a leading tourist destination for people wanting literally the best of both worlds, stay at boutique hotels, eat at world class restaurants and hike some of the most picturesque trekking trails in all of South Africa, this is the reality that is Cape Town.

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A Visitor's Guide to Durban and Surrounds - MapStudio

MapStudio has a 55 year history in the mapping industry of South Africa. Hence over the years they have also expanded in being involved with travel and lifestyle publications. Recently they have launched a series of books and magazines which will help one to become more accustomed to certain locations within Southern Africa. Today we […]

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Life’s a Beach – Your round-the coast guide to South African beaches

The coastal areas of Southern Africa are widely regarded to be some of the most pristine in the world. With diverse landscapes, colorful salt encrusted locals, world class surf breaks and a diversity of marine life and vegetation, it really does present itself as some kind otherworldly realm of wonder, possibility, tranquility and the devastating […]

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Great hiking trails near or in Durban

Kwazulu Natal is a lush and evergreen province situated within the Eastern Coast of South Africa.

  • Durban its largest city is filled to the brim with greenery for an urban space and with this comes amazing hiking trails and nature reserves within the confines of the city or very nearby.
  • When visiting KZN or Durban one really has no excuse not to visit one of the many natural areas.
  • Here are 5 great hiking trails and nature reserves to consider visiting on your next KZN outing.

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10 reasons why you need to visit Hoedspruit

Located in the South Africa’s Limpopo province, Hoedspruit is ideally situated between the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park and picturesque Blyde River Canyon.

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17 reasons why you should go on a Namibia self-drive safari

Namibia is the ideal self-drive safari escape if you're thinking of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to experience an authentic African safari.

  • Track down the desert-adapted elephants of Damaraland, witness the massive seal colony at Cape Cross or explore the sand-ridden ghost town of Kolmanskop. 
  • A Namibia self-drive safari is an unforgettable experience. Here are 17 reasons why you should experience it for yourself.

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