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The Drive South Africa Blog

Best 4x4 self-drive holiday via Cape Town

4×4 in Africa, Specifically Southern Africa is a dream for most and a bucket list for many. It is often a long holiday and can be expensive. So when you finally get the chance to go you want to make the most of it! So you will start in Cape Town! But where to from […]

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Is Cape Town a Kid-Friendly Destination

With its abundance of activities and sights to explore, Cape Town is one of the best and most sought after places to visit with kids of all ages.  I have very close friends who travel yearly from all over to come and visit our beautiful mother city with their families. Because It is such a […]

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Why is Cape Town known as Africa's Gateway

For many years Cape Town has been known as Africa’s gateway. It is known as the start and end of your African Journey, and the link between places.  Alongside Johannesburg, Cape Town is one of the most developed cities on the continent. This means it offers the luxuries of a city including hospital care, hotels, […]

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The Best Time of Year to visit Kruger National Park

The best thing about Kruger National park is that it provides exceptional game viewing opportunities all year round so the decision on when to travel comes down to personal preferences and the experience you’re after.  Things to keep in mind Kruger National Park has a sub-tropical climate so temperatures during the day are pleasant to […]

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How To Spend Two Weeks in South Africa On a Budget

Budgeting for a holiday is one of the hardest and most stressful parts of planning a holiday. Budget too little and you could be forced to dip into Credit Cards and avoid the attractions you came to see.  According to budget your trip, you should allow R18,000.00 per person for a 2-week trip. This is […]

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Is the Garden Route Worth Exploring?

The Garden Route is popular amongst tourists as well as locals and once you’ve been and experienced the true local hospitality of this region you’ll understand why. This compact but spaced out route is perfect for long weekend getaways as well as lengthier holidays and has more than enough on offer to fill your days […]

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Ultimate Garden Route Travel Guide

The Garden Route is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in South Africa. It is used as both a route up to the Eastern Cape and as a destination itself. But how long does it take, where do I stop, and is it a good trip? Where is the garden route? The Garden Route […]

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The ultimate Botswana safari self-drive

Simply put, there’s just nowhere like it anywhere in the world.  Its deserts, salt pans, and deltas with their abundance of wildlife and bird species, really make Botswana one of the most beautiful places to explore.  Escape the hustle of everyday life and experience the feeling of freedom nature brings with her, at your own […]

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What is the cheapest month to fly to South Africa

South Africa is one of the most popular destinations of travel. Many reasons include its Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, breathtaking safaris, and cultural diversity. Cost savings are important when travelling and knowing which month to fly and when to book can save you money. How does South Africa’s tourist Season work? South Africa has year-round [...]

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Travelling Sustainably Through Botswana

Botswana’s primary attraction is its vast wilderness. From the endless palm-covered islands of the Okavango Delta to the moonscape saltpans of the Makgadikgadi region, it’s the perfect destination for anyone seeking pristine, unfenced surroundings. Botswana’s commitment to safeguarding its wildlife heritage is unparalleled in Africa. The country covers a total area of 581,730 sq km, […]

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