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South Africa is a country blessed with astonishingly beautiful landscapes. From the Kalahari’s arid plains to Knysna’s lush forests, there is an endless selection of remote areas to explore.

After all, when the wild calls, you answer.

But when exploring, you need dependable transportation, which means fitting your vehicle with South Africa’s most reliable battery.

Answering The Call Of The Wild – Requires A Great Battery

Taking in South Africa’s most beautiful landscapes means taking the road less traveled. Whether you’re off to a remote corner of the Kruger National Park, heading along the West Coast, or venturing into the heart of the Drakensberg Mountains, you must fit your vehicle with South Africa’s most reliable battery – SABAT.

Every SABAT battery comes with a 25-month warranty, and they have been the lifestyle battery supplier of countless South Africans for decades.

So, why are SABAT batteries perfect for South Africans exploring remote areas?

Durable And Long-Lasting

Our batteries were developed for use in the South African motor-racing scene, so SABAT batteries can endure the harshest conditions. This means whether you’re planning to drive through rugged terrain, cross rivers, or travel long distances on gravel roads, SABAT batteries are up for the challenge.

Reliable Power Source

The modern explorer needs to be able to power their devices. While having a paper map is always recommended, with a reliable power source, it’ll become the extreme backup option.

Also, with a SABAT battery, you can keep your convenient portable refrigerator running.

No Maintenance Needed

SABAT batteries are all Sealed Maintenance Free (SMF) units. This means there’s no concern about missing scheduled maintenance work.

Now that we’ve clarified why you want to have a SABAT battery installed when exploring remote areas, here are our suggestions for remote places to explore from SABAT Xpress locations around South Africa.

Exploring Remote Areas Of South Africa From SABAT Xpress Outlets!

If you’re looking at reaching South Africa’s most far-flung destinations, there’s no better jumping-off point than one of our SABAT Xpress outlets.

Let’s start with one of South Africa’s most unexplored corners: the Richtersveld.

Blouberg SABAT Xpress To Richtersveld

Starting your journey from our Blouberg branch, the trip to the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park takes the Cape Town to Namibia route, and it is worth it.

The Richtersveld is a desert wilderness like no other. Tucked away in the northwestern corner of South Africa, this arid and otherworldly landscape is characterized by its harsh, rocky terrain and is a place of extraordinary beauty and solitude.

It covers approximately 6,000 square kilometers in some of the most remote and pristine wilderness, offering a unique and captivating experience for those who venture into its harsh embrace.

The Richtersveld is renowned for dramatic landscapes featuring rugged mountains, vast plains, and the meandering Orange River, which forms the border with Namibia. An astonishing level of biodiversity sets this region apart, with various resilient plant species adapting to harsh desert conditions.

The Richtersveld is home to many succulents, including the iconic halfmens (“half-human” in Afrikaans) and the peculiar quiver tree.

This extraordinary desert landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique natural features and cultural significance. The indigenous Nama people have inhabited the Richtersveld for centuries and have a deep connection to the land, practicing traditional semi-nomadic livestock farming.

Visiting the Richtersveld is an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and immerse oneself in the pristine solitude of the desert. Travelers can explore its breathtaking vistas, witness the striking contrast between rocky outcrops and vibrant succulents, and experience the awe-inspiring night skies that only a remote desert wilderness can offer.

For adventurers seeking a truly unique and unforgettable desert experience, the Richtersveld beckons with its raw, untamed beauty and the promise of a remarkable journey into a remote and surreal world.

Heading Off From East London Into The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast is an untamed and beautiful region starting from our East London branch.

Stretching along the eastern coastline of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, the Wild Coast is a dream destination for adventurers and nature enthusiasts. With its pristine beaches, lush forests, rolling hills, and traditional Xhosa villages, this remote and relatively untouched region offers a captivating blend of natural wonder and cultural richness.

The Wild Coast is known for its dramatic landscapes, sheer cliffs, hidden coves, and secluded bays. Pristine beaches, such as Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall, beckon surfers, hikers, and beachcombers. If you enjoy coastal walks, there’s no better place to explore.

For the intrepid traveler, hiking the Wild Coast is a must. The Wild Coast Hiking Trail is a multi-day adventure that winds through some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa. The trail takes you through lush forests, coastal dunes, river estuaries, and iconic natural landmarks like the Hole in the Wall rock formation.

Exploring the Wild Coast offers a genuine escape from the modern world, a chance to reconnect with nature, and an opportunity to experience the rich cultural tapestry of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. This remote and enchanting region provides an adventure that will leave a lasting impression on all who venture into its wild and captivating embrace.

From Annlin Pretoria To The Blyde River Canyon

Nestled in northeastern South Africa, the Blyde River Canyon is a geological masterpiece that invites adventurers to immerse themselves in breathtaking scenery and natural wonders.

Starting your journey from our Annlin branch this is a long journey of around six and a half hours. But it is worth it.

Renowned as one of the world’s largest green canyons, this spectacular gorge cuts through the Drakensberg Mountains, offering a tapestry of cliffs, lush vegetation, and meandering waterways.

Exploring the Blyde River Canyon is a sensory journey through diverse landscapes. The canyon’s iconic viewpoints, such as God’s Window and the Three Rondavels, provide awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of the lush Lowveld. Visitors can witness the changing colors of the cliffs as the sun dances across the sky, casting a warm glow on the canyon walls.

Adventurers can embark on hiking trails that wind through indigenous forests, leading to hidden waterfalls and crystal-clear pools. For a unique perspective, boat trips along the Blyde Dam offer views of the canyon walls rising majestically from the water, creating a serene and reflective atmosphere.

The Blyde River Canyon is a geological marvel and a haven for biodiversity. The region has various plant and animal species, including eagles, baboons, and elusive leopards. Birdwatchers will delight in spotting multiple avian species amidst the canyon’s diverse habitats.

So, if exploring the Blyde River Canyon is something you’d be keen to do or any of the other off-road adventures mentioned, make sure to get your battery tested or replaced at a SABAT Xpress.


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