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
The Eastern Cape offers camping sites in popular holiday destinations - in or near nature reserves and wildlife parks, near famous landmarks, on the coast and on popular tourism routes.
We’ve put together a list of five campsites. Some of them provide you with tents so that you don’t have to lug yours along, and others are just sites we thought you should know about. Most of them are smallish, so private and quiet. However, regardless, we know you’ll enjoy them.Five Unique Campsites To Visit In Eastern Cape
South Africa, one of the most popular countries in Africa is a must-see destination for any international traveler. From diverse cultures, eleven official languages to learn, breathtaking mountains and world class beaches make this part of world impossible to ignore.
If you’re planning a South African holiday, here are five great destinations you have to visit on your next trip to the deep south.Five places to visit during your next South African holiday
You might be in inclined to grab the nearest blanket and sleep through this cold winter season, but you would be definitely be missing out. From cool activities to explore indoors to the cave golfing in the Waterfront. Here are our top eight things to do in Cape Town this winter - and the best way to experience it all is to hire a car in Cape Town.Eight Exciting Things To Do In Cape Town This Winter
If you are visiting Cape Town, in South Africa, for just 48 hours, there are still plenty of things that you can do. Cape Town is an amazing city, that offers you various alternatives. The following are some of the top things you can see while in this South African city.How to Spend 48 Hours in Cape Town
Paternoster is a small coastal town in South Africa. It is amongst the most popular fishing village turned into a holiday destination.A traveller’s guide to Paternoster
South Africa is endowed with great natural beauty, and its scenic rivers and streams, nestled in mountainous landscapes, and lush forest vegetation, provide some of the best fly-fishing spots in the world.Five Of The Best Fly Fishing Spots in South Africa
South Africa has a world of natural beauty to explore and some of its locations are some of the best in the world for hiking and trekking. The Otter Trail situated in the famous and iconic ‘Garden Route’ is considered to be one of the most scenic in the world and stretches for 26 kilometres from Storms River Mouth in the east to Nature's Valley in the west.Five things to pack when going on the Otter Trail (Tsitsikamma)
South Africa is a travel destination that is often part of everyone’s bucket list. As the globe’s second largest continent, it holds untold secrets, wonders, and treasures that are as old as time itself.Five South African Hotspots to Visit Before You Die
- 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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- 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
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
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 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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