Drive South Africa Travel Blog
Welcome to Drive South Africa's Travel Blog. The writers of the Drive South Africa Blog are passionate travellers and explorers, we present a collection of our experiences, knowledge and interests
So you only have a day or two in Luderitz? Now you can eat, drink, see and do all the best things Luderitz has to offer.Luderitz Highlights [Infographic]
To give yourself the best chance of tracking the Big Five while on a self-drive safari, have a look at these practical tips to make your safari adventure one to remember.Tracking the Big Five on a self-drive safari
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.Botswana Border Posts - The Crossing Guide
If you're a 4x4 enthusiast, this travel guide is definitely for you. MapStudio's 4x4 Routes through Southern Africa exposes you to every noteworthy 4x4 route that Southern Africa has to offer.4x4 Routes through Southern Africa [Book Review]
The electric Land Rover brings eco-tourism it's first solar powered safari game drive vehicle - eLandy.eLandy Electric Land Rover Launched 2013
Muazzam shares his amazing experience with us of him and his friends hiking on the Otter Trail - a five day adventure of endurance that is filled with the most breathtaking sceneries.Otter Trail - 5 Day Traveller Diary
Join Muazzam Rahim as he ventures toward Nature's Valley along the Garden Route on the final day of the Otter Hiking Trail. You won't want to miss this grand finale of Muazzam's five part traveller diary series.Otter Hiking Trail - Day 5 [Traveller Diary]
On day 4 of the Otter Trail, Muazzam Rahim and his mates brave the Bloukrans River crossing as they continue further along their Garden Route adventure.Otter Hiking Trail - Day 4 [Traveller Diary]
Join us in part three of Muazzam Rahim's Otter Trail diary as he tackles three river crossings on the third day on the hike.Otter Hiking Trail - Day 3 [Traveller Diary]
Journey with Muazzam Rahim and his mates as they tackle the second day of the Otter Hiking Trail which proves to be a rather steep challenge.Otter Hiking Trail - Day 2 [Traveller Diary]
Drive South Africa Blog Contributors
- Teresa Huyzers
Teresa loves to travel. Experiencing countless childhood road trips from the Southernmost tip of Africa to the lush tropics of Limpopo is where it all began. Even though a piece of her heart now lives in Florence, Italy, her love for Africa keeps her passion for travel and writing alive from her home in Cape Town, South Africa.
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EcoTraining is a passionate environmentally-conscious company specialising in the training of nature-guides and those with a deep appreciation of the natural world. Courses are run in simple unfenced bush camps in the middle of great wilderness areas where participants get to truly experience what it is like to live in wild places.
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- Muazzam Rahim
As a hobby Muazzam runs his own website, dedicated to providing information on the Otter Trail in Tsitsikama. By day he's an accountant and MBA graduate, family man by night and a Kingsley Holgate wannabe every other time. He aspires to have a braai whilst exploring every place in South Africa; two things he loves dearly.
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- Andre Cronje
Andre is an eager traveller who enjoys writing reviews when he's not off enjoying African festivals or networking in the travel industry.
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- Fiona Rossiter
Fiona is a Capetonian blogger with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. Her inspirational lifestyle blog, Super Mom Blog, focuses on everything from fashion to motherhood. She has also started another project called “a beautiful life” in which she explores and shares her love of cooking and photography.
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- Jacqueline Freer
Jacqueline has a career background consisting of nightlife eventing and entertainment fused with hospitality then blending with branding and business and over the past few years focusing on digital media. Her personal passions include the arts, travel, food, film and photography. Please visit the Inrichmint Media Studio website.
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- Ray Leathern
SAGMJ’s Magazine Motoring Journalist of the year in 2011 and SAGMJ COTY Jury Member. Contributing to SACarFan.co.za, CARmagblog.co.za, AutoCirca.com and Fleet Magazine. Published in the Mail & Guardian, Independent Newspapers, TopCar, GQ, TNA. Lover of anything automotive, lover of the open road. You can follow him on twitter @Ray_AutoCirca
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- Joe Lategan
Joe Lategan worked in the International tourism industry for more than 20 Years. During this period Joe's work entailed travelling through Southern Africa on a weekly basis and as far as the USA and was never far from his cameras or fishing rods. Today Joe is undoubtedly one of Southern Africa’s top fine art and wildlife photographers and run photographic workshops and fine art
photography safaris for small groups. For more visit www.JoeLategan.com
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- Stan Rogers
Stan Rogers is a recently retired Australian. He and his wife, Marianne decided that they want to explore Africa and in 2012 they will be driving from Cape Town to Cairo with their Land Rover Defender called “Tin Can” .
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- Dorette Marais
Dorette Marais has a degree in journalism and a postgraduate degree in media.
As a child she lived in the Kruger National Park, ran away to Spain for a gap year and dabbled with the idea academics before she braved the world of online media.
After a couple of years working for publications like Pasella, Nuus24 and Beeld she decided to leave everything behind to fulfil a lifelong dream of travelling Africa for an extended period of time. This journey will also be her honeymoon, a recipe for interesting stories and events.
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- Dalene Ingham-Brown
Passionate about travel, social media and making lists, Dalene is on a mission to nurture her love for camping in South Africa.
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- Michael Hammond
Michael Hammond is a photo-journalist based in Cape Town, providing images to various news publications. He is a nature lover and also an avid hiker. He regularly hosts photographic workshops around the country and earned his B-Tech Degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2008.
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- George van der Westhuizen
George is a South African that now lives in Tanzania. He is a professional hunter an also the owner of a fishing company (www.proselect.co.za) in the Selous Game Reseve. He loves travelling to African countries and has been to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana a few times. He has also travelled to Mexico, Australia and Canada in the past.
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- Anne du Plooy
Anne du Plooy is a retired teacher and markets a teaching programme that keeps her occupied as she visits schools and present workshops to teachers.
This gives her the opportunity to travel quite a lot and loves doing! And enables her to see the beauty in the created world.
She currently lives in WILDERNESS, GEORGE after having lived in a number of other places in South Africa.
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- Andre Van Kets
(Featured on the right in this photo) Andre's passion for exploration is complimented by his interest in integrating useful technology into the journey. From road trips to smart phone apps Andre's desire to bring innovative technological solutions to the industry will keep readers on the cutting edge of travel.
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- Steve Conradie
Some say he is more at home in the bush than beneath a ceiling, an observation easily attributed to the sheer amount of 4WD and safari experience Steve has accrued. Well versed in 4x4 lore and African off road travel, Steve's knowledge, insight and camp fire tales are a colourful addition to the DSA blog.
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