The Drive South Africa Blog

Maun

Maun is conveniently positioned at the southern tip of the famed Okavango Delta and as such, it benefits from the delta’s unique ecological wonders. The Thamalakane River, which bisects the town, attracts a wide variety of birdlife and antelope species, while hippos and crocs can be found in the waterways themselves. Agriculture is paramount here […]

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Gaborone

With a population of just over 230,000, Gaborone is Botswana’s capital and largest city. At its centre – known locally as ‘The Mall’ – tall, glass-faced commercial buildings glitter in the sun while below one of the fastest growing capitals on the continent stretches out in every direction. There’s significant sunshine here, with average temperatures […]

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Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve is one of Botswana’s most famous parks, and the only place self-drive visitors can access the Okavango Delta. The park sits on the delta’s eastern edge, with two campsites at its main north and south gates and another two further in, on the waterways. The area receives rainfall in summer which runs […]

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What to Expect on a Photography Safari in South Africa

South Africa is a highly photogenic country, especially in the summer months (November-April) when the air is least hazy and landscapes are at their greenest. The coastline and mountains all make great subjects, but the country’s most popular venues for photography are its game reserves, with their magnificent array of wildlife, which tends to be […]

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Exploring the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa

Collectively protecting around two-thirds of South Africa’s phenomenal coastline, the country’s two most southerly provinces also incorporate several of its oldest and most characterful settlements. The main regional travel hub (and administrative capital of the Western Cape) is the city of Cape Town, which boasts an incomparable setting on the Atlantic coastline below the slopes […]

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South Africa in January

Johannesburg and the Highveld is hot by day, warm at night and receives regular rainfall often in the form of afternoon thunderstorms. Cape Town and the Western Cape is hot and dry, cooling down at night. The Kruger Park and surrounds is very hot by day, warm at night and receives occasional rainfall. January is […]

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Top Five Self-drive Travel Apps for Your Trip to South Africa

South Africa is among the most popular destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. A country diverse in culture, demographics and scenery, South Africa makes for unforgettable travel memories. As the country is so rich, it is only logical to visit as much of it as possible during your travels. Road trips across the country have thousands […]

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Toll Roads in South Africa

Getting around South Africa should be a pleasant and stress-free experience. Being pro-active prior to travelling is the best way to get out on the road and enjoy your trip without any set-backs.

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Why You Should Visit the Kruger National Park this Holiday

Extending over a mind-boggling 19,485 km², the Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest and most iconic safari destinations, comparable in area to Wales or the state of New Jersey, and sharing open borders with several smaller private reserves as well as two transfrontier national parks in the form of Gonarezhou (Zimbabwe) and Limpopo […]

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Value-for-Money Holiday in South Africa

An excellent option for those who want to travel in reasonable comfort whilst keeping down costs is to self-drive some or all of the time. Rental cars can be arranged in all major centres (as well as at all airports) and roads are generally up to international standards, though potholes are increasingly prevalent in smaller […]

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