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The Top 10 4x4 Routes in the Western Cape

Ready to let your 4×4 fall in love with the Western Cape's seductive slopes? Test out some of the best 4×4 routes in the Western Cape.

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The Best 4x4 Rentals to use in Botswana

Botswana is one of the best places in the world to go on a self-drive 4×4 adventure. Here, you can explore the endless sands of the Kalahari one day and the lush, life-filled channels of the Okavango Delta the next. These protected areas also preserve unique cultures like that of the San people. Best of […]

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The DSA Botswana Border Posts Crossing Guide

Our Botswana border posts crossing guide is geared to help you get in and out of Botswana with ease. That means less fuss and more time to focus on your African adventure.

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The 5 Hottest Car Launches in 2024

Car manufacturers are ramping up their offerings in South Africa. This year, the market is packed full of exciting new launches, from bundu-bashing Chinese 4x4s to the latest generation of the iconic BMW M5. We’ve put together five of the most notable car launches in South Africa in 2024, including pricing, features, and expected launch […]

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Essential Tips for Using Your Car’s Safety Features in Stormy Weather

Driving in stormy weather can be challenging, but modern vehicles are equipped with safety features designed to help you navigate through adverse conditions. Here are some essential tips for making the most of your car’s safety tech during stormy weather, ensuring a safe and smooth journey. Wet Weather Driving Basics Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) ABS […]

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Our Picks for Family-Friendly Road Trips in South Africa

South Africa is a treasure trove of stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural experiences, making it an ideal destination for family road trips. Whether you’re exploring the coastline, venturing into the mountains, or experiencing the buzz of city life, there’s something for everyone.  We’ve put together a nifty guide to share the best family-friendly […]

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5 Best Places to See the West Coast Wildflowers in 2024

Each year in August and September, South Africa’s West Coast transforms from an arid, dusty landscape into an explosion of colourful wildflowers. When spring arrives, countless floral species take their cue and burst through the ground, putting on a show that’s renowned the world over. “Wildflower Season” is a festive time for Cape residents, but […]

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6 Outstanding Botswana Campsites to Visit in 2024

Botswana is a warmhearted and welcoming country in the centre of southern Africa. Thanks to its diverse and pristine landscapes, it offers exceptional camping and self-drive experiences in unspoiled wildernesses. It’s a top destination for adventurers seeking to immerse themselves in nature on their own schedule. The country has many areas and reserves with camping […]

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Two Local Events You Won't Want to Miss in July 2024

July in South Africa welcomes two iconic events: the Franschhoek Bastille Festival and the Durban July. They might be on opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of style and purpose, but they both showcase spectacular aspects of culture in South Africa. Let’s take a closer look at what’s happening at this year’s Bastille Festival […]

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5 South African Campsites to Visit in a Suzuki Jimny 5 Door 4x4 Camper

The hype around the Suzuki Jimny is real. This boxy, compact 4×4 has taken South Africa by storm, swapping city streets for gravel trails at the twist of a dial thanks to its incredible off-road capabilities. It’s no surprise, then, that this unique SUV is in high demand for camping enthusiasts. Here at Drive South […]

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