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World Scratch Map [Book Review]

The new World Scratch Map from MapStudio is a fun, interactive scratch map ideal for both children and adults alike. It will most certainly broaden your knowledge of the countries of the world, their flags and capital cities.

World Scratch Map in Full view 

The Fun In The World Scratch Map
The map lets you answer the questions that cover each country, land mark or ocean and scratch off the top layer to reveal a beautiful, colourful map underneath. The scratch map can also be used by those who enjoy travelling. With a coin (or anything that is not a sharp object to damage your map) just scratch off the top coating covering the countries you have visited. In this way, you will be able to keep a tangible record of your trips and show your friends, family and even children in years to come.

DSA Staff Voyages
Since Drive South Africa is traveling agency at heart, we put the map to test. We asked our staff in the office, which is mostly comprised of travel consultants who’ve been to many interesting destinations around the world, to scratch off the countries they have already visited. 

Our Senior Tour Consultant, Megan Warrington has been to Mozambique, Swaziland, Namibia, Egypt and she’d love to scratch off a country in Europe in the nearer future.

Senior Tour Consultant, Megan Warrington, scratching away

Carel Verhoef who’s the East and Central Africa Manager scratched off Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, DRC (Congo), Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Sudan, Madagascar, England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey & Spain. We know it’s a mouthful. This is what happens when travelling is part of your job description. Next up, he has Gabon or Libya and Liberia on his list of countries he would still like to visit.

Chantelle Stork has also been to many destinations in the past 10 years. These are the countries she scratched off on the map - France, Brazil, England, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Bazaroute Island, Reunion Island, Mauritius, USA (various states). Chantelle loves to experience different cultures & sights whether with friends or family or alone and her next desire destination is Peru.

Veruschka Nel who is the Southern Africa Product Manager has been travelling since 1992 and has been to North America, Mexico, Israel, India, United Arab Emirates, Seychelles, Cyprus, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Veruschka looks forward to travelling the rest of the world.

Merijn, intern from The Netherland , scratching off his South America destination



Gert scratching off his homeland, The Netherlands.

Our two interns from The Netherlands, Gert Jan Priem & Merijn Rozema are also nomads of note. Gert has been travelling as a student since 2007 and for this reason has been to China.  He also travelled with friends, family and fellow students to Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa, Swaziland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Malta, Turkey, Egypt, England & Scotland. He will be visiting Mozambique in July. For almost every year or two, Merijn has been visiting countries for the past 20 years. He has been to Russia, South America, Europe, Africa, USA. He enjoys exploring new countries & their cultures and for the fun of course. After he returns home in Holland he is heading to the East coast of USA.

Trevor Everts, 4x4 expert scratching away

World Scratch Map is out on sale at all top book stores nationwide. Just stick your map onto the wall to make it easy for you to scratch away each time you return from your destination. You can share it with your family, friends as well as colleagues in the workplace.


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  1. Gravatar Kim says:

    hi this is really great, but how will one know which country is which without scratching them completely off, some of the countries are very confusing

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