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BUS JOHANNESBURG

BUS JOHANNESBURG– in recent years, Johannesburg has been phasing in a new public transportation bus system, with 10 routes going to various parts of the city and outerlying areas (from Eldorado Park to Ellis Park East and elsewhere). The service is called Rea Vaya, and has a fare system which progressively increases according to distance. […]

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Taxi JOHANNESBURG

Taxi JOHANNESBURG– in Johannesburg (Jo’burg to locals) there are two kinds of taxis: the minibus taxis, and car taxis. Because of Johannesburg’s poorly-organized public transportation system, locals get around via minibus taxis (going back to the Apartheid period). Such minibuses, though, have a poor safety record and they don’t necessarily follow a fixed route, so […]

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CAR RENTALS JOHANNESBURG

CAR RENTALS JOHANNESBURG — since public transportation is limited to bus lines and questionable minibuses (and their service often tapes off during the evening), renting a car may be a preferable (if pricier) option to getting around in Johannesburg. Those renting a car should certainly get a map to familiarize oneself with the main streets […]

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BUS CAPE TOWN

BUS CAPE TOWN– in Cape Town, privately-run bus lines are, for all intents & purposes, one of the main public transportation options available (for both locals and visitors). Unlike other major cities, there is no metro train system here (only a regional Metrorail line that goes from Cape Town to various suburbs and rural areas). […]

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TAXI CAPE TOWN

TAXI CAPE TOWN – unlike other major cities, available taxis are not readily found in many of Cape Town’s streets (perhaps with the exception of the tourist-friendly Waterfront area). Visitors should plan ahead, and pre-program some reputable local taxi companies on their smart phones, so that they can arrange a taxi by phone:     […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – since public transportation is limited to bus lines (and their service often tapers off during the evening), renting a car may be a preferable (if pricier) option to getting around in Cape Town. Those renting a car should certainly get a map to become familiarized with the main streets and routes (such […]