David Bristow

David Bristow
David Bristow


  • Author of more than 20 books on South Africa and Africa 
  • Served as Editor of Africa's top-selling travel magazine Getaway


David Bristow, born in South Africa, was a travel writer for TripSavvy covering South Africa. He has covered Africa, mostly south of the equator, as a travel, nature writer and photographer.

He's been exploring South Africa since his early teens by hitch-hiking, hiking, flying and biking. For over 20 years he was editor of Africa's top-selling travel magazine Getaway. His main interest, besides environmental issues, is seeking out new and exciting places for adventures. 


Bristow has a Bachelors in Journalism (with honors) from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, SA, and an MA in environmental sciences from Cape Town University, SA.

Awards and Publications

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@tripsavvy.com.

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