The Drive South Africa Blog

The KKNK -Why You Should Attend South Africa's Biggest Arts Festival

Every year, the Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn comes alive as locals and international travelers make their way to the Klein Karoo Kunste National Art Festival.  This year, the festival will take place from the 21st-27 March 2018. The street festival provides an opportunity for South African artists to showcase their arts, culture, and heritage […]

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The Cape Town Cycle Tour-The world's largest timed cycle race

The 41st annual Cape Town lifecycle week is the highlight of every sporting enthusiasts calendar. The nine-day celebration starts on the 2nd of March and aims to promote and celebrate healthy lifestyles and freedom of movement through cycling. The MTB Challenge The week kicks off with the MTB challenge, which is a one-day event,  with […]

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Up the Creek- it's all about having fun!

Every year, around 3000 music lovers gather in the historic town of Swellendam, on the foot of the Langenberg Mountains, for a four day, intimate, outdoor music festival. The festival aims at honoring South Africa’s best music talent while providing festival-goers with outstanding facilities and a comfortable camping experience on the banks of the Breede […]

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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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