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

Steve and Sally Blackman’s South African 4x4 safari [Traveller story]

Steve and Sally Blackman went on a 4x4 adventure at the beginning of this year. This is their traveller story.

Steve and Sally Blackman’s South African 4x4 safari [Traveller story]

Drive South Africa launches South Africa’s first Child Visa Checklist app

Child Visa Checklist Questions Drive South Africa launches South Africa’s first Child Visa Checklist app

Ashley Kleinhans Vic Falls safari in pictures [Traveller story]

Ashley Kleinhans went on a safari to Zimbabwe with her family and friends. In this story she shares her travel memories and pictures with us.

Ashley Kleinhans Vic Falls safari in pictures [Traveller story]

Road Tripping Namibia [Book Review]

The Road Tripping Namibia adventure map book is a must-have guide to 15 iconic road trips to help you explore the sun-scotched rolling sand dunes and breath-taking landscapes that never end.

Road Tripping Namibia [Book Review]

Things ewe never Kn’ewe about South African place names [Book Review]

Things ewe never Kn’ewe about South African place names

Ever wondered where some of the places in South Africa got their funny names from? Well wonder no more and let "Things ewe never Kn'ewe about South African place names" educate you.

Things ewe never Kn’ewe about South African place names [Book Review]

MapStudio’s Botswana Adventure Road Map [Map Review]

MapStudio Botswana Adventure Road Map

MapStudio's Botswana Adventure Road Map is the ideal travel companion for adventure travellers heading into one of the most prolific and diverse wildlife destinations in Africa.

MapStudio’s Botswana Adventure Road Map [Map Review]

MapStudio’s Cape Town & Surrounding Attractions Map [Map Review]

List of regional activities to embark on. by Akhona Siyolo

MapStudio's Cape Town & Surrounding Attractions Map is an easy-to-read and a traveller-friendly guide to Cape Town.

MapStudio’s Cape Town & Surrounding Attractions Map [Map Review]

South Africa’s first interactive toll fees calculator from Drive South Africa

The toll roads cost calculator tool

Drive South Africa has created a toll road cost calculator that is the first of its kind. Check out the calculator we're hoping will be every road trip budget-planner's new best friend.

South Africa’s first interactive toll fees calculator from Drive South Africa

Meet Rehana Seedat form our Facebook community

Meet Rehana Seedat form our Facebook community

The Best Road Trip Food Ideas

Mixed Nuts - Road Trip Food by Channah

When embarking on a journey in a car rental you want the best snacks for road trips packed in your cooler box. We have the best road trip food ideas that will ensure a no mess, fun, convenient, flavoursome journey.

The Best Road Trip Food Ideas

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Teresa Huyzers
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 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
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 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 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 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
Ray Leathern SAGMJ’s Magazine Motoring Journalist of the year in 2011 and SAGMJ COTY Jury Member. Contributing to,, 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 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

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Stan Rogers
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 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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Corlia Goosen
Corlia Goosen Corlia Goosen is an avid traveller and foodie. She exchanged the media industry for the dynamic world of tourism. The marriage of the online world and her love for travel fits her like a glove and her diverse work environment ensures that she’s got a fresh outlook on things.

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Dalene Ingham-Brown
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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Cheréne Pienaar
Cheréne Pienaar Born and bred in Bloemfontein, this Free state gal is an obsessive reader and hiker and loves discovering... all the time. As an e-marketing assistant and copywriter she believes social media is the future and plans to conquer Africa one word at a time.

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Michael Hammond
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 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 ( 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 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
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
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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