The Drive South Africa Blog

Watch: A Breeding Herd of Elephant in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Extending over 750 square kilometres of North West Province, Madikwe Game Reserve was created from former ranchland in the early 1990s and is now home to over 8,000 individual animals belonging to 28 different large mammal species (including all the Big Five). Closed to daytime visitors, it now functions much like the private game reserves […]

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Where to Experience Malaria-free safaris in South Africa

There are certainly destinations in South Africa where it is possible to enjoy a wonderful wildlife safari without worrying about Malaria.    Although there are many preventative measures you can use when visiting malaria areas in Africa, the best way to avoid malaria is to visit a destination that is free from the disease completely. […]

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Five Great Destinations for a Family-safari in Africa

Traveling through Africa will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. It is the best option as it gives one quality bonding time in new surroundings. There is also a lot to learn out there in the African bush and it’s always a good idea to educate your children and loved ones […]

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What to Expect on a family Safari in Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park sits right at the top of family-friendly safari destinations in South Africa. The park prides itself on being accessible to young and old alike and many South Africans will confess to cultivating a life-long love for the African bush from an early age in the Kruger. Accommodation and Self-drive options A […]

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Your guide to choosing a suitable vehicle to travel through South Africa

What is great about travelling through SA in a car? It’s hard to make the most of South Africa without having your own vehicle for at least part of your holiday. Public transport within cities is very limited and between them, almost non-existent. Uber operates in the major centres, and it’s very useful for short […]

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Stellenbosch and the Winelands

The scenic Boland (literally ‘Upland’) immediately inland of Cape Town enjoys twin claims to fame. Not only is it home to some of South Africa’s oldest and most vivid towns (most notably Stellenbosch and Franschhoek), but it also forms the hub of the Cape’s burgeoning wine industry. Characterised by lush vine-planted valleys set below spectacular […]

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Why You Should Visit Kruger National Park

Picture this: A fierce red sun kisses the horizon as the last rays of daylight bathe the camelthorn trees around you in a warm glow. At the waterhole in front of you a mother elephant helps her newborn take a mud bath while an elegant giraffe kneels nearby for a drink. You sip a sundowner […]

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5 Reasons You Should Go on a Big 5 Safari in South Africa

The Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard, are known as South Africa’s Big Five. You have probably seen them on television, online or in books, but here are some reasons why you should go on a Big Five Safari in South Africa.  Everyone wants to see the “King of the Beasts” at least once in […]

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8 Reasons Why Botswana is the Ideal Destination for your Next African Safari

A herd of Elephants travelling through Botswana  Famous for its spectacular natural beauty, amazing wildlife and rich lineage to early African anthropology and culture makes Botswana a must for all African safari enthusiasts. If you’re planning a Botswana 4×4 self-drive safari, make sure to make a booking with 4×4 hire South Africa. Here are eight […]

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Botswana: National Parks, Game Reserves and Concessions

Like many first time safari-goers, you might have some questions about what the difference between game reserves, national parks, and concessions. We’re here to offer some clarity on how these designated areas differ, and what this means for your Botswana safari experience. National Parks vs Game Reserves The difference between these is quite straightforward. A […]

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