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Our article section provides further detail and insight into the products and services offed by Drive South Africa. Learn more about what Drive South Africa offers in the way of vehicles and information regarding travel and driving routes throughout Southern Africa.

Things you didn’t know about our chauffeur and transfer service

Get transported from point A to point B and even C without any hussles the next time you visit Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg with our chauffeur and transfer services. 

Things you didn’t know about our chauffeur and transfer service

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What to eat on your South African road trip

One of the great joys of travel is trying new and exciting foods, and a South African road trip is no exception. The country’s multi-cultural society makes for a tantalizing hodgepodge of flavours and tastes – so instead of sticking to pizza and toasties, seize the opportunity to embark on a gastronomic adventure.

What to eat on your South African road trip

Six reasons to do a self-drive holiday in South Africa

Instead of joining an organised tour for your annual getaway, why not do a self drive holiday in South Africa this year? Granted, organised tours save you a couple hours of planning and research – but we reckon the benefits of the do-it-yourself approach more than make up for it.

Six reasons to do a self-drive holiday in South Africa

Why road trips in South Africa will make you happier

We’ve long known that there’s no better balm for the soul than a few days on the road exploring this diverse and beautiful country. But you don’t have to take our word for it; adventure travel consultants G Adventures surveyed their global network and used the results to compile an enlightening infographic detailing the connection between happiness and travel. The numbers don’t lie: satisfying your wanderlust is paramount to keeping the blues at bay.

Why road trips in South Africa will make you happier

What type of car do I need for a self drive in South Africa?

So you’ve decided to do a self drive in South Africa for your next holiday – congrats! You’ve got the trip of a lifetime ahead of you. The next question, of course, is what kind of car you should hire. The answer to that will depend on a few key things. Where exactly are you going to self drive in South Africa? How many people are coming along for the ride? What’s your budget?

What type of car do I need for a self drive in South Africa?

What to see on a road trip from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, encompassing almost two million hectares of real African wilderness. Home not only to the famous Big Five – the African elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard – the park boasts a staggering variety of plant and animal species as well as ancient rock art and fascinating archaeological sites. Kruger National Park truly offers visitors one of the best wildlife experiences on the planet.

What to see on a road trip from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Stumped on how to plan your route around South Africa? Help is here.

South Africa is a big country; boasting gorgeous scenery, wide open spaces, vibrant cities, quirky villages and heaps of things to see and do. With all that variety at your fingertips, you may feel as though you have your work cut out for you when you sit down to plan your route around South Africa. How on earth are you going to see it all? Read on to find out!

Stumped on how to plan your route around South Africa? Help is here.

How to plan a road trip in South Africa

Here are tips to help you plan your next road trip in South Africa. A road trip that'll leave you feeling unbridled with adventure.

How to plan a road trip in South Africa

Car hire in Durban South Africa at the tip of your fingers

Car hire in Durban South Africa is the best way to explore surrounding areas such as Umhlanga.

Car hire in Durban South Africa at the tip of your fingers
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