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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

Six Travel Hacks that Will Save You Time and Money

Longing to travel and to save money while you are at? We've listed six travel hacks to help you save!

Six Travel Hacks that Will Save You Time and Money

The Sanbona Wild Reserve: A little slice of heaven

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is situated along the Garden Route of South Africa, just about three hours away from Cape Town.  The reserve is about 58 000 hectares, at the foot of the majestic Warmwaterberg mountains. Guests are treated to the most amazing views of the Big Five and the vast landscapes, and raw beauty of the boundless plains is any photographers dream.

The Sanbona Wild Reserve: A little slice of heaven

Wake Up and Go: Why Hiring a Camper Van is Smart Choice.

Hiring a campervan to accommodate your holiday plans is a smart choice, especially if you're planning on taking a road trip throughout South Africa. We've listed five reasons why you should opt for camper hire this holiday.

Wake Up and Go: Why Hiring a Camper Van is Smart Choice.

Winter Wonderland: Where to Build a Snowman in Cape Town

Cape Town has turned into winter wonderland over the past month. The city has welcomed the much-needed rainfall after the drought. Even better, it has been snowing in some towns, just outside of the Central Business District.

Winter Wonderland: Where to Build a Snowman in Cape Town

Six Gadgets Every Traveler Needs in their Suitcase

We live in a fast-paced world, so technology is always part of us regardless of where we choose to travel to. Whether you are heading from one small town to another or traveling to far-flung areas of the world, you will need to haul along some important tech gadgets that will connect you to the rest of the world. At the same time, you don’t want to lug around heavy equipment, so you need to be especially choosy about what you decide to pack.

Six Gadgets Every Traveler Needs in their Suitcase

The Thrill Seekers Guide to Namibia

Did you know that Namibia is home to the largest population of Cheetah in the world? With nearly half of the country protected, Namibia takes conservation and wildlife very seriously. Besides its vast land and rich history, there are many adventurous activities taking place under the Namibian sun daily.  It is the perfect holiday destination for eco-travelers, wildlife enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies.

The Thrill Seekers Guide to Namibia

Adventure Time in the Garden Route

Planning a road trip to South Africa's Garden Route this Holiday and wondering what you can get up to while you're there? The Garden Route is full of adventure, from Mossel Bay to the Storms River. We've listed a few activities for adventure seekers traveling to the Garden Route: 

Adventure Time in the Garden Route

Taste the Lifestyle: The Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend

Autumn marks the start of an exciting month in the Robertson Wine Valley. Every year the picturesque town nestled between the Langenberg and Riviersonderend mountains hosts the famed Robertson Wacky Wine Festival. This year the festival celebrates its 15th anniversary from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June 2018, this weekend!

Taste the Lifestyle: The Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend

Eight Ways You Should Experience Namibia

Did you know that Namibia is the second least densely populated country on earth? If you’re keen on avoiding the crowds, here are 8 things you need to know about Namibia safaris:

Eight Ways You Should Experience Namibia

Johannesburg: The Big Seven

Are you planning a trip to Johannesburg this winter and not quite sure what you should include as part of your itinerary? Here are a few suggestions to help make sure you don't miss out on any 'must have' experiences: 

Johannesburg: The Big Seven

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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 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 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 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 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 (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 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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