The Drive South Africa Blog

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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May- September: The Best Time To Visit Namibia

Namibia has much more to offer than safari and 4×4 driving. The beautiful country’s coastal region is a hidden gem for surfers and is slowly gaining popularity for the large swells during June and August every year. The Winter swells in Namibia unleash perfect waves for surfing, transforming the coast into a surfers paradise. If […]

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Your Guide to Choosing a Suitable Vehicle to travel through South Africa

Self-drive is also the most affordable way to go on safari. Kruger National Park and most others are 100% accessible to normal cars. The only limitation with sedans is that they tend to be relatively low to the ground – not the ideal vantage point for game viewing. Most travelers opt for booking a vehicle […]

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Highlights of South Africa

South Africa attracts more than its fair share of repeat visitors. Some return every year or two to enjoy the familiar pleasures of a favorite beach or re-explore the vast expanses of the Kruger National Park, where no two days on safari are every quite the same. For others, it would be the fact that […]

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Where to Experience a Family Safari in South Africa

South Africa is one of the world’s best safari destinations for families. It’s mostly malaria-free and offers excellent infrastructure and relatively good road networks. There are also a number of parks that offer self-drive safaris, making it ideal for families wanting to holiday in the African bush. Amongst the best family-friendly parks is Pilanesberg National […]

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Exploring South Africa in April

Johannesburg and the highveld is warm by day, cool at night and might receive occasional rainfall. Cape Town and the Western Cape is mild by day, cool at night and might start receiving occasional rainfall to mark the start of the wet winter period. The Kruger Park and surrounds sees the seasonal shift towards autumn […]

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The 16th Annual Suidoosterfees- a Festival for Everyone

The annual Suidoosterfees is a celebration of Cape Culture, where cultural diversity and inclusivity are given a platform and a voice. Festival-goers can expect to be entertained by a diverse group of talented performers, ranging from music, historical tours, art exhibitions, and many more acts. The fest takes place from the 25th April- 1st May […]

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What You Should Know in Prep for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

It’s that time of the year again, where local and international athletes and sporting enthusiasts gear up for the annual Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. The sporting event has earned a sterling reputation over the years and has been crowned the world’s most beautiful marathon. Here’s what you need to know in preparation for the […]

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The Corona SunSets Festival Returns to Cape Town this April

The Corona SunSets Festival is back! The global music festival will take place on the 6th of April 2019 at the Bungalow and Oval Field in Cape Town.  The festival is a celebration of the sunset, music and culture, and is always set on the world’s most iconic beaches, mountains and city centers. This year, […]

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How to Prep for the Robertson Wacky Wine Festival

The Wacky Wine Weekend takes off on the 7th- 9th of June 2019, in the Robertson Wine Valley. The event has become a wine institution and the highlight of social calendars, both locally and internationally, attracting wine connoisseurs, novices, families, and friends. This year will be no different.  The Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend celebrates its […]

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