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
So spring has sprung and many South Africans are flocking to destinations where beautiful flowers and plants can be enjoyed in their entirety. The frost is starting to leave the bones and celebration is in the air as South Africa starts to experience, blue balmy days of breathtaking weather.
- Flowers are blooming and with this many of the previously barren fields are now covered with interesting and colourful plants and flora. Now it’s just up to you to get out there and enjoy them.
South Africa’s Northern Cape province is home to the Namaqua National Park, a colourful spring destination to add to travel itinerary if you’re planning a South African self-drive safari.
- Here are 10 reasons why you should visit the Namaqua National Park this spring.
South Africa is splitting at the seams with inspiring voices in the arts sector, art galleries can be found all over the country from bustling epicenters of creativity in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban to smaller towns also doing their thing when it comes to producing great artists and spaces for art and creativity.
South African culture is as diverse as it gets and its art is a clear reflection of this diversity.
Here are 10 galleries to visit on your next road trip through South Africa.10 art galleries to visit in South Africa
Cape Town with its towering Table Mountain really has a unique situation as nature and urbanity converge. This makes it great for anyone wanting to hike or trek but not venture too far from the city. This has made it a leading tourist destination for people wanting literally the best of both worlds, stay at boutique hotels, eat at world class restaurants and hike some of the most picturesque trekking trails in all of South Africa, this is the reality that is Cape Town.Great hiking trails near or in Cape Town
Kwazulu Natal is a lush and evergreen province situated within the Eastern Coast of South Africa.
- Durban its largest city is filled to the brim with greenery for an urban space and with this comes amazing hiking trails and nature reserves within the confines of the city or very nearby.
- When visiting KZN or Durban one really has no excuse not to visit one of the many natural areas.
- Here are 5 great hiking trails and nature reserves to consider visiting on your next KZN outing.
Located in the South Africa’s Limpopo province, Hoedspruit is ideally situated between the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park and picturesque Blyde River Canyon.
- If you’re planning a South African self-drive safari, here are 10 reasons why you need to visit Hoedspruit.
Namibia is the ideal self-drive safari escape if you're thinking of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to experience an authentic African safari.
- Track down the desert-adapted elephants of Damaraland, witness the massive seal colony at Cape Cross or explore the sand-ridden ghost town of Kolmanskop.
- A Namibia self-drive safari is an unforgettable experience. Here are 17 reasons why you should experience it for yourself.
- 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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