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About Martins Drift

Martin's Drift is a border post situated between South Africa and Botswana. It's the post on the Botswana side and the starting point for an adventure into a new and interesting country.

Image by Derek Keats

Photo by Derek Keats

If you want to get a taste for the natural beauty that's on the other side of that border, you're going to need a valid passport and enough cash to show you can stay in the country for however long you intent on staying for.

 Image by Andrew Deacon

Photo by Andrew Deacon

If you're looking for a time guideline, both Botswana and South Africa work on GMT+2. That being said, the Martin's Drift border post is open from 06:00 to 22:00. An early morning drive to the border post may have you spotting wildlife along the way.

Image by Htonl

Photo by Htonl

On the South African side, the road that leads from Martin's Drift is the N11. 

Image by Mazzaliarmadi.it


The surrounding area has a few attractions. In the resume of things to do and see, there are mines, great bird watching, bushing camping spots, and brilliant hiking and walking trails.

Image by Greenwich Photography

Photo by Greenwich Photography

To make sure your African safari adventure doesn't come to a halt, make sure you're prepared with the right currency and method of payment. The Martin's Drift border post accepts both cash and credit card in both South African Rand (ZAR) and Botswana Pula (BWP).

Martin's Drift isn't a traveller's point of interest on its own really, but rather a gateway between South Africa and Botswana.


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