In South Africa, there are various transportation options in which you can utilize such as taking busses, taxis, trains as well as flying or hiring a car. With the use of the various transport options that South Africa offers, you will be able to explore the beauty and rich diversity of the country.
There are many city busses such as Greyhound and Mega bus which run through various urban areas such as Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. Bus fares are very affordable and bus routes are easy to find and understand. These bus services can be utilized for long-distance travelling within South Africa and are significantly cheaper than flying between cities. There are both economy class and luxury bus options which are available.
Minibus shared taxis run throughout the cities, suburbs and neighborhoods. Although taxi fares are very cheap and taxis are widely and easily available, there are many safety concerns. Therefore, this public transportation option it is not recommended.
Private taxi services such as Uber are available in the larger cities. Taxi fares differ from city to city as they range from around R10-R30 per kilometer. Although these fares are more expensive, private taxi services are safer and more reliable, especially when travelling at night or during peak hours.
The “Gautrain” is a train service which offers rapid railway services between Johannesburg and Pretoria and provides a safe and reliable commute between Johannesburg, O.R Tambo International airport in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Economy class and luxury coaches such as the Blue Train are also available and provide scenic views whilst travelling through the country.
Flying is another option if you plan on travelling between the cities in South Africa. There are many airline and domestic flight options, providing business and economy class tickets to suit your budget and travel plans.
If you wish to take traveling in to your own hands, hiring a car may suit your travel requirements. There is a wide range of both international and local car hire companies in South Africa and you will have the choice of hiring a variety of vehicle types to suit your needs such as a 4X4, minibus or sedan.