The Drive South Africa Blog

The People and Culture of the Okavango

Another highlight of Botswana is its people. Batswana are a mesh of many different tribes with unique origins and beliefs. The dominant group is Tswana (79%) whose language Setswana (or Tswana) is spoken by 90 % of Batswana. The Tswana have a deeply entrenched system of chieftainship and a rich cultural heritage rooted in deep […]

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The Highlights of a Holiday in Botswana

People who return to Botswana over and over again give many reasons for their preference but high on the list is the warmth and peace-loving nature of the local Setswana-speaking people, the incredible diversity of wildlife, exclusivity, and the large variation of safari activities on offer. People of Botswana, known collectively as Batswana (singular: Motswana), […]

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Where to find adventure in South Africa

South Africa is a brilliant destination for adventurous travelers. Hard to beat, in fact. Depending on your tastes, interests, age, and level of fitness, activities on offer range from week-long rafting excursions along the Orange River as it follows the border between the Northern Cape and neighboring Namibia, to multi-day coastal hikes such as the […]

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South Africa vs Botswana

Botswana is a more pure wildlife destination than South Africa. Its main safari reserves, for instance, the Okavango and Chobe, are less accessible than their South African counterparts, far wilder in feel, and tend to cater more to high-cost, low impact fly-in tourism. Botswana thus offers more of an overt wilderness experience than anything in […]

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Your 10-day Safari Itinerary to Exploring South Africa

This popular itinerary can be customized to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges. Day 1-2: Welcome to South Africa On Arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and transported to The Dock House Boutique Hotel. The hotel has been transformed into one […]

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Elephants in South Africa

Visiting South Africa in March?

Johannesburg and the highveld is warm and mild by day, cool at night and receives occasional rainfall often in the late afternoon. Cape Town and the Western Cape starts cooling down with regular windy spells, cooler evenings and crisp early mornings. The Kruger Park and surrounds is still hot during the day, cooling down at […]

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Eight New Experiences You Should Try in Cape Town

Cape Town is a city full of new experiences, hot spots venues, clubs, restaurants and bars just waiting to be discovered. While new venues and hot spots open and close with surprising regularity, there just something about a new spot that makes for a special experience that you should enjoy even if you do not […]

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The Cape Town International Jazz Festival

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in South Africa. The Jazzfest welcomes local and international guests every year, with it’s stellar line-up of guest artist. This year the Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place on the 29th-30th March 2019. Music  fans, jazz enthusiasts, and festival-doers can expect […]

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The KKNK -Why You Should Attend South Africa's Biggest Arts Festival

Every year, the Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn comes alive as locals and international travelers make their way to the Klein Karoo Kunste National Art Festival.  This year, the festival will take place from the 21st-27 March 2018. The street festival provides an opportunity for South African artists to showcase their arts, culture, and heritage […]

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The Cape Town Cycle Tour-The world's largest timed cycle race

The 41st annual Cape Town lifecycle week is the highlight of every sporting enthusiasts calendar. The nine-day celebration starts on the 2nd of March and aims to promote and celebrate healthy lifestyles and freedom of movement through cycling. The MTB Challenge The week kicks off with the MTB challenge, which is a one-day event,  with […]

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