The Drive South Africa Blog

Six reasons why you should experience the Elgin Valley

The Elgin Valley is renowned for its apple and pear orchards and the production of high quality, cool-climate wines. The valley is a treasured location off the beaten track, circled by mountains in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Travellers who are looking to beat the crowds are in for a treat, especially since […]

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What to Expect When Visiting Chief's Island in Botswana

Chief’s Island, in the heart of Moremi Game Reserve, is a massive sand island or “sandveld tongue” that covers 1,000 km2 of the central Delta region. On the northwestern tip of Chief’s Island lies one of the Okavango’s most famous game-viewing areas, the Mombo Concession. Mombo is known to BaYei locals as “the place of […]

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Is Johannesburg Safe?

Background information about Johannesburg Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa and the economic capital of Africa. The city is home to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange which is Africa’s largest stock market. The ‘city of gold’ is the richest city in Africa with the highest concentration of high net worth individuals in Africa, but […]

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51 Things to do in Johannesburg

A brief introduction to Johannesburg, the “city of gold”   Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest city and the most visited city in Africa. It usually has 2 times the amount of international visitors as the second most visited city. It is the economic capital and the heartbeat of trade in Africa. Johannesburg was formed during […]

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21 Romantic Things to do in South Africa

If you are living or are heading to one of the 3 most popular South African cities as a couple, there are a few activities that would make for a memorable date. We have put together 7 unique experiences from each city. From a date with the penguins in Cape Town, stargazing at Africa’s first […]

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Why You Should Visit the Overberg & Pringle Bay

Steeped in history, with rolling hills and dramatic mountain landscapes the Overberg seduces those who love road tripping. Offering a staggering array of “dorpies” filled with history and culture and South Africa’s diverse population. Base yourself in Pringle Bay and you are surrounded with a diverse array of activities to fill up your day if […]

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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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5 South African 4x4 routes worth exploring

The South African landscape is filled with places to explore; the fact that the country has many rural or less populated areas is an absolute blessing for so many reasons. This has ensured a country where the outdoors and nature are respected and in turn, this has enabled 4×4 enthusiasts to have fantastic places in […]

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Is South Africa Safe?

South Africa – Two Countries in One Public safety initiatives have been implemented in large cities to help curb crime | Credit: The CapeTowner   If you are planning on visiting South Africa, you may hear that South Africa is a beautiful country and that it is the most developed country in Africa or you […]

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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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